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.
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Oxford City Councilors last week approved a bid to repair the roof on the former City Hall and fire station, the next step in readying the building for prospective tenants.
Officials and members of the community on Sunday afternoon watched the dedication and unveiling of an historical plaque for the Oxford School, an all-black school built in 1921 partially with funding from the Rosenwald Fund. Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson, next to the sign, emceed the dedication ceremony. Speakers included Rev. Harold Cobb, state Sen. Ronald Ransey, former teacher Emma Jean Williams, Leroy Nolley, Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry, attorney W. D. Ballard and alumni who ...
The first things many of the alumni of the Oxford School mentioned when asked about their time there were the vignettes of elementary school life in many places in many times: certain teachers who still stand out in memory, the principal, the café down the street that sold hot dogs at lunch time, someone giving out fresh apples and oranges occasionally.
While Hoyt Oliver has studied and incorporated tenants from several major religions into his worldview, the Christian Bible has played an outsized role in life changes voluntary and seemingly incidental.
Oxford city officials plan to build a park for young children and parents on a vacant city-owned wooded lot in the Oxford Square neighborhood, though some residents there fear it would be taken over by teenagers if not patrolled well.
Oxford will dedicate an historical plaque marking the site of an all-black three-room school built mostly through private donations that operated in the city for more than 35 years.
A Covington man was arrested last weekend and charged with setting fire to an Oxford woman's house while she was away from home.
Oxford College announced that Kenneth L. Anderson, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of philosophy, has been named dean for academic affairs and chief academic officer, effective May 2012. Anderson will assume the role currently held by Dean Kent Linville, who has announced his retirement at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.
While other Newton cities decided key competitive races, all four of Oxford's candidates won their seats in unopposed races Tuesday.
Finding a tenant for Oxford's community building is a key step toward engendering a downtown district in a city that lacks a commercial or civic center, according to city officials.
Authorities with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for three armed robbers.
The sounds of twang and bluegrass will return to the Old Church in Oxford Saturday during the second annual Harvest Picking celebration. This event, provided by Newton Trails, will feature local musicians and food in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Food will be served at 5 p.m., and the performances will begin at 6 p.m. Musical guests include traveling storyteller and singer-songwriter Andy Offutt Irwin, Dan and Perri Walden performing Appalachian music as The New ...
An unused Oxford city building will be getting a roof repair soon to open the way for leasing the space and turning it into a component of the city's downtown plan.
You've probably heard that when you turn 100, you get a birthday card from the president. Bet you didn't think that was true, did you?
CultureFest, a celebration of the world's diverse cultural expressions, will be presented on the square in Covington on Saturday.