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Remembering Miss Kitty

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.

February 03, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford


Living legacies

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.

February 02, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Oxford


Oxford council meets tonight

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.

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford Lions donate toys for local children

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.

December 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford reconsidering college zoning

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.

December 08, 2010 | Tharon Giddens | Oxford


Oxford council discusses proposed 2011 budget

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.

November 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford Cares offers help for local children

For the sixth year, alumni, faculty, students and supporters joined together at Oxford College to provide for those less fortunate in the foster care system this holiday season.

November 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Oxford asks NCSS to keep the name Palmer-Stone

The Newton County Board of Education is expected to discuss the naming of the new elementary school at its meeting Tuesday night, and members of the Oxford city council are working to make sure that even though the school will take the place of Palmer-Stone Elementary, it will not go by that name.

November 06, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Phantom Folklore: Orna Villa

The oldest home in Oxford is currently for sale. It's Orna Villa, and it stands a bit off the main road through the small town. A peek inside the windows of the Greek Revival mansion show peeling wallpaper and a home in need of a loving family to bring it back to life. But although the home is devoid of furniture, if the rumors are true, it does come with its own ghosts.

October 24, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Coming soon to Oxford College

Oxford College sponsors several free or low-priced events throughout the year. Here is a schedule of cultural events for fall. Call Cathy Wooten at (770) 784-8331 for more information.

October 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Oxford


Performing Arts Center offers show for children

You can enjoy a picnic and a child-friendly play today and Saturday at the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center in Oxford.

The Learning Center is sponsoring the event, which includes stagings of a one-act comedy, "Happily Never After." The plays begin at 6:30 p.m. and picnicking begins at 5 p.m.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Oxford


Into the fields

It's easy to lose yourself on 2-1/2 miles of paths in a seven-acre maze, but that's part of the fun at the Colonel Cob's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Oxford.

September 15, 2010 | Tharon Giddens | Oxford


Open for business

The new Oxford City Hall officially opened its doors at 3 p.m. today.

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford City Hall almost open for business

Less than a year after starting construction, an open house will be held at the new Oxford City Hall on Aug. 26.

August 18, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Auditors: Oxford in good financial standing

The city of Oxford is in good financial standing according to a report released by Treadwell, Tamplin & Co. at Monday night's work session.

August 18, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


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