When James W. Watterson talks about the history of Oxford and the newly installed historical marker on Wesley and Fletcher streets, the stories come alive.
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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.
Oxford Councilman Frank Davis, a longtime city resident and active volunteer, passed away Sunday
Working for a city has its dangers.
Given their inability to read the city code, some dogs in Oxford have been causing consternation by wandering off into the property of other residents.
Oxford College will hold an open house for its new library and academic commons next Saturday, Aug. 24, at 3:30 p.m. to formally celebrate the end of a year-long construction project.
The Oxford City Council officially approved raising its millage rate Monday to 7.85 to offset declining property values.
Update, 12:58 p.m. - Oxford is canceling its Fourth of July parade this year because of weather concerns for the entire week.
Oxford College did some very late spring cleaning this week to prepare for its new residence hall and helped out some local nonprofits in the process.
Cellphone reception for Verizon customers in Oxford and the surrounding communities may get a little better, as the city and company are in negotiations about adding an antenna to the city's water tower, which may boost Verizon cellphone signals in the area.
College is a time of transition, a time for students to begin to figure out who they are and what their place is in the world. But as impactful as higher education is, it is not the only thing that can make such a difference in students' lives. For Oxford College sophomore Hana Ahmed, there was another significant journey recently: her pilgrimage to Mecca, an important religious journey for Muslims.
In recent times, supplying aid to Africa has been a special interest of American citizens. Everyday, we watch TV segments or hear the stories of the starving children who cannot attend school and immediately want to help. In many cases, we give money, but what we do not see is where that aid and money go. Oxford College sophomore Arome Obende understands that there is a lot more that needs to be done for Africa than just donating money.
If one were to ask an average 19-year-old about the work force, most young adults would go on to talk about their long hours bussing tables in a restaurant or folding clothes in retail, but not Farina Wares. If Wares were to answer this question, she would go on to talk about the unfair working conditions and practices in parts of the world and how she hopes to change them someday.
On the outside, Oxford College freshman Grace O'Duffy appears to be a typical American college student, but when she speaks, her Irish heritage is revealed.
Students at Oxford College of Emory University are seeking volunteers, sponsors and food distribution centers for a community-wide project that will provide more than 40,000 pounds of food to the communities of Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties.