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Sour grapes influences furniture selection for new Oxford City Hall

Unofficial minutes from a called meeting of the Oxford city council show that a grudge against former Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey's desire to expand the Covington Municipal Airport influenced at least one vote for selecting an out of town vendor for the new city hall's furnishings.

June 04, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

Oxford selects furniture provider

Oxford city council voted five to one to award a bid to provide office furniture for the new city hall building to Office Creations out of Suwannee for $41,361.29.

May 27, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

Council briefs: City of Oxford signs resolution

Members of the Oxford city council passed a resolution Monday night in support of purchasing the railroad corridor from Norfolk-Southern.

Erick Oliver spoke on behalf of Newton Trails and read a petition that requested the Newton County Board of Commissioners and the city of Covington send a letter of interest to Norfolk-Southern to get the answer to several questions posed by concerned citizens in a recent meeting.

May 07, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

Oxford council kicks off new year on Jan. 6

The Oxford City Council held its first meeting of the New Year on Jan. 4 with a new member. Sue Dale, employed by Oxford College as its Human Resources Manager was elected last November to a four-year term, replacing the retiring Emma Lou Patterson. Dale was joined by newly re-elected members Jim Windham and Terry Smith. The terms of the remaining council members George Holt, Hoyt Oliver and Frank Davis will expire in 2012.

January 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Oxford

City Hall on the move

Due to the construction of the new Oxford Community Center and City Hall, the City of Oxford is moving operations to the building currently used as a Community Center and Police Department at Emory and Whatcoat Streets. Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry said the City had originally planned to continue to operate from its current city hall building but construction requirements for the new building have made the change in plans necessary. Beginning Monday, Dec. 7, all city business will be conducted from the new location. Business hours will remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All ...

December 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Oxford

Trees make way for new City Hall

The City of Oxford is preparing to start construction on its new two-story city hall, and as a result four oak trees were cut down Wednesday to clear the lot. Oxford Resident Claude Sitton lamented that the trees were cut down and asked why the Oxford Tree Board did not protest the event.

November 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Oxford Lions keep busy

November 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Oxford

Your Candidates: Oxford City Council

Sue Dale

October 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Oxford College publishes history of campus architecture

The old wish, "If these walls could only talk," has come almost literally true for Oxford College and Emory University. Oxford announced today that it has published "Cornerstone and Grove," a history of the campus where Emory University, established in 1836, began. Subtitled "A Portrait in Architecture and Landscape of Emory's Birthplace in Oxford, Georgia," the book was written by Erik Oliver, who is a native and current resident of the city of Oxford.

"There is a special affection that everyone associated with Oxford, especially our alumni, feel for its beautiful campus and its historic buildings," said Stephen Bowen ...

October 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford to receive $500K grant

The office of Gov. Sonny Perdue is awarding 23 Georgia communities a total of $10.3 million in stimulus funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the State Community Development Block Grant Recovery Act program. The city of Oxford is a beneficiary of some of that money and will receive $500,000 for water improvements in the city.

"That'll be a good shot in the arm for the community with that money coming in," said Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry, "and the money will be spent pretty rapidly once it's received."

August 19, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Oxford

Sue Dale plans city council run

Oxford resident Sue Dale has announced her plans to run for a seat on the city council in the upcoming November election.

August 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

City of Oxford to use Newton fire departments

After disbanding its volunteer fire department in December, the City of Oxford is in the process of reaching a permanent 50-year agreement to pay Newton County to handle Oxford's fires.

June 10, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Oxford Farmer's Market starts today

Locally grown: Local produce, such as the strawberries on the Mitcham farm in Oxford, are coming into season and will be sold at the Oxford Farmer's Market, which starts today and will be held on the green space near the post office. To apply to participate in the market, or for more information, contact City Hall located at 110 W. Clark Street, at (770) 786-7004.

May 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Oxford

Celebrating Earth Day

The entire community was invited to attend Oxford College's annual Earth Day celebration Saturday afternoon. Held on the lawn of the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center, the day featured a variety of activities, including a band and snacks, demonstrations on environmentally-focused topics presented by organic chemistry students such as how to make Silly Putty were available and children were invited to decorate cookies and tote bags and plant seeds to take home, among other things.

April 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

Top Dog

An Oxford dog made a great showing on the national stage at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, winning the prize of "Best in Breed."

March 08, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Oxford

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