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Oxford College breaks ground on new library, academic commons

For Oxford College two milestones were met Saturday.

First, the annual commencement, second, groundbreaking on a new library and academic commons at the historic college.

May 15, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Oxford Circle K honored

Oxford Circle K, the college version of Kiwanis, was named Oxford College's service organization of the year for the 300 hours the group dedicated to various causes during the year.

On an individual basis, members contributed more than 700 hours to a variety of service projects and Circle K members accounted for more than half of the top 10 volunteers on campus.

May 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford resident to run for Congress

Greg Pallen of Oxford announced that he will be campaigning for District 4 Representative to the U.S. Congress.

Pallen is a longtime Oxford resident and local Conyers businessman. He will be running on the Republican ballet on campaign theme, "Honest, Effective Government...for a Change."

April 24, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford


Military panel comes to Oxford College

It's been one year since First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden launched Joining Forces. Joining Forces is a campaign that shares the hardships encountered by our military and their families all the while gearing up support and understanding from the larger community.

April 17, 2012 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford


Neighbors start women’s jail ministry

The Rev. Diane Walton doesn't preach from a pulpit because she says many people in churches aren't the ones in real need. Instead, she and her neighbor Sharlene Smith minister to the troubled women in the Newton County Detention Center.

April 08, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford


City homestead tax exemption deadline Friday

Homeowners within the city limits of Oxford have until Friday to file for a $10,000 homestead exemption at the Newton County Tax Commissioner's office.

March 28, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford


Three Oxford students robbed at gunpoint

Authorities are searching for two masked men who reportedly robbed three Oxford College students at gunpoint on campus early Thursday morning.

February 09, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Oxford mulls subdivision ordinances

Builders in Oxford could be required to secure a bond guaranteeing that infrastructure will be completed in new subdivisions before construction can start.

December 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford


City approves conservation ordinance

The Oxford City Council Monday night approved a new conservation subdivision ordinance to encourage developers to leave more land as open space, but declined to purchase a plot for a new park.

December 07, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford


City mulls new subdivision ordinances

Oxford is considering creating new conservation subdivision rules to encourage developers to leave a greater percentage of the total project as open or green space.

December 04, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford


Southern Folk Advent Service returns Dec. 3

Prominent theology professor and award-winning author E. Brooks Holifield will speak at Meridian Herald's eighteenth annual Southern Folk Advent Service on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. at Old Church on the Oxford College campus. Admission is free.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford


Roof for former city hall to be replaced

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.

November 30, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford


Oxford School dedicated

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 chose to share their memories.

November 30, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford


Old Oxford School dedicated Sunday

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.

November 27, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford


Stepping down: Hoyt Oliver retires

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.

November 23, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford


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