The City of Oxford has begun work on plans for one of its biggest projects ever, the 175th birthday celebration for the historic city in 2014.
Oxford College will play host to a concert featuring pianist Teresa Walters at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 in the college's Williams Hall. Admission to the performance, sponsored by Ramsey's Furniture, CRI CPAs and Advisors, and the Arts Association of Newton County, will be free.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office continues to seek information on the whereabouts of Robert "Bobby" Weaver III, an Oxford man who's been missing since Sept. 6.
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The property taxes paid by City of Oxford residents will basically remain unchanged next year, but the city's millage rate will go from 6.28 to 7.06 mills to make up for declines in assessed valued.
A comprehensive regional development plan for Newton County and northeast Georgia will be the subject of a stakeholder hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Oxford City Hall. Planners with the Northeast Georgia Regional Planning Commission will conduct the session on its Plan 2035, a guide on managing growth and development in the 12-county district through the year 2035. The plan covers all facets of life. The Thursday meeting is an ...
Fun in the mud: Sophomores at Oxford College recently staged a Mud Fest fundraiser, raising $400 at the event. The tug of war in a mud pit brought together student, faculty, staff and alumni, and marked the return of a school tradition of the 1960s and 1970s. To make a donation to the Oxford Sophomore Class Gift, contact Tammy Camfield, senior director of alumni relations, in the Oxford College Development and Alumni Relations Office at ...
Mitcham Farms has been a family business for more than 100 years. Kevin Mitcham and his parents, Tommy and Emy, look at the farm as their livelihood, considering its history as a centennial farm.
Work in progress: Oxford College art students paint large blocks of color on a wall next to Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, in preparation to paint a mural of Academy Springs Park with the Oxford College sightline in the distance. The mural is being sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, and the design was created by Oxford student Meredith "Mimi" Hacking and ...
The proposed zoning ordinance remains a work in progress for the city of Oxford, but the document that's been more than a year in the making should be ready for a council vote by spring.
You can learn about proper tree-planting techniques and take home seedlings at the city of Oxford's Arbor Day observance from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at City Hall.
Emotions ran high on Sunday at Old Church in Oxford as descendants of a slave, Kitty Boyd, received a formal apology from Emory University for the college's history with slavery.
The fabric of society is continuously unraveled and rewoven as each generation crafts its identity.
Local lecture: Mark Auslander, a Brandeis University anthropologist, talks about the history of slavery in Oxford and the story of Kitty Boyd, an enslaved woman who once belonged to Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew. The free lecture was attended by around 100 local residents and Oxford College students and was followed by a discussion about the statement recently released by the Emory University Board of Trustees, which expressed regret for the school's role in slavery.
The complex legacy of slavery will be the subject of two events this week in Newton County that focus on the story of Kitty Boyd, an enslaved woman who lived in Oxford and was the property of Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew.
The Oxford City Council has a full agenda for Tuesday, with public hearings on a change in the form of government for the city and a proposed homestead exemption, and a called meeting on changes to the city's retirement plan.
The Lions share: Oxford Lion Richard Henderson readies toys for delivery to the Department of Family and Children Services for distribution to children in need.
The city of Oxford's proposed zoning ordinance revision will get a tweak to address concerns raised by Oxford College at a public hearing on Monday.
The Oxford City Council reviewed the proposed budget for 2011 at a work session Monday night. Council members requested additional changes to the budget and will meet again on Nov. 29 to discuss it further . They also reviewed amendments to the 2010 budget during their meeting.