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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Allen KenKnight has a collection like no other. Ever since his dad took him on his first Disney trip when he was 8-years-old, Allen has been collecting Disney memorabilia by the numbers. He has different rooms in his home decorated top to bottom with all things Disney, along with his mortgage office in Loganville. In his home there is a Winnie the Pooh, "Cars" and a Mickey Mouse room.
The Amitié Club of Oxford was organized in 1951 and is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The charter states, "The object of this organization shall be to strengthen the civic, social, moral and spiritual life of the community, to promote projects and to meet the needs of the community, to unite the citizens of the community in a mutual trust and faith and to keep its members appraised of the day." Meetings are held at members' ...
Don Russell made every piece of wood furniture in his Oxford home, and there's a lot of it. Tables, chairs, chests, cabinets and two tall grandfather clocks.
Wood craftsman from around the Southeast are in Oxford today, and the public is invited. Don and Patsy Russell will play host toa woodworking and woodturning gathering from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at their home, 2025 Gum Creek Road. Experts and vendors will both be in attendance and more than 100 people could attend, Patsy said. Woodturning is where a block of wood is placed on a lathe, a machine tool that rotates, ...
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.