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January 28, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Oxford


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Patel in the business of peace

Oxford freshman Kahaan Patel knew from a young age he wanted to be a businessman. In 2011, Patel made the move from Mumbai, India, to America, the world's most capitalistic country. If he wanted to be the best in business, he knew he had to learn from the best.

January 22, 2013 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford

Oxford lays out 5-year project plan

Oxford plans to review its list of planned projects for the next five years during a public hearing on Monday night.

The mayor and the council will hold a public hearing and an annual organizational meeting on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at city hall to discuss and adopt its 2013-2018 Short-Term Work Program.

January 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Oxford

Oxford man arrested for hit and run

An Oxford man was arrested last week for leaving the scene of an accident in which a Conyers woman was injured.

December 07, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | Oxford

Balancing two different cultures

For college freshman Leon Fan, the American culture is nothing new to him. While he did spend the majority of his 18 years in Beijing, China, his parents sent him off to an American boarding school in high school for a brighter future.

November 27, 2012 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford

Festival of Lights

Oxford College students experienced a colorful ceremony Monday night as the Hindu Student Association celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) with the community. The free event taught attendees about Diwali through theater, song and dance and HSA served up Indian Food. The Hindu festival of lights is the most popular of all festival from South Asia and extends over five days. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The actual legends that go with the festival vary in different parts of India.

November 22, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Oxford

Experiencing the Southern life

For Oxford College sophomore Yugenderan, or "Yugen" Balamohan, his arrival to Oxford, last year was a complete culture shock. Before leaving his home in Malaysia, he was expecting to attend college in a big Manhattan-type city; what he got was the complete opposite.

November 06, 2012 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford

Teen pleads not guilty in deadly crash

McKenzie Farrow Crowe pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of vehicular homicide, DUI and failure to maintain lane. The 18-year-old is accused of causing an accident that killed 56-year-old Allison M. Bell in January.

October 02, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

Meet Oxford’s new city manager

Bob Schwartz was hired this week as the new city manager of Oxford and brings with him a wealth of municipal management experience, which he hopes will help him move the small city forward.

September 15, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Oxford hires Monticello’s city manager

Oxford has hired a new city manager, as the council voted unanimously Monday to offer a contract to Bob Schwartz, the current city manager in Monticello.

September 13, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Historic Oxford property to be park

The historic all-black Oxford School property on Mitchell Street will soon be converted into a small public park after the property's owner, attorney Don Ballard, agreed to lease the property to the city for 10 years.

September 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford city manager to retire

The city of Oxford is looking for a new chief executive following City Manager Clark Miller's announcement early this week that he is retiring.

August 23, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Oxford hosts annual Fourth parade

The city of Oxford hosted its annual parade Wednesday morning, and adults, children and pets alike came out for the festivities. For those looking for more Fourth of July activities, Covington is having a concert on the square at 5 p.m., while Porterdale and Social Circle have a full slate of events planned all day with fireworks at night.

July 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford chooses project for ’13 budget, votes to privatize sanitation services

Oxford City Council will vote June 18 on the finalized budget for the 2013 fiscal year, said Mayor Jerry Roseberry.

June 09, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford

Oxford College gets a facelift

Oxford College will do extensive construction totaling $16 million to some of its oldest buildings starting this summer.

May 24, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford

Oxford to choose projects for '13 budget

Oxford City Council members continue to form the budget for the upcoming 2013 fiscal year but must first pare down $1.2 million in project requests, ranging from equipment for a fourth police officer to new parks to cemetery improvements to more advanced electrical and water meters.

May 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

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