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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Authorities are searching for two masked men who reportedly robbed three Oxford College students at gunpoint on campus early Thursday morning.
Builders in Oxford could be required to secure a bond guaranteeing that infrastructure will be completed in new subdivisions before construction can start.
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.
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.
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.
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 chose to share their memories.
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.