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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

Oxford trail extended by 1,100 feet

The Oxford community continues to pursue its goal of creating an extensive multi-use trail system and recently added another 1,100 feet of paved path, or two-tenths of a mile.

As in previous years, the additional section was a joint effort between the City of Oxford and non-profit Newton County Trails-Path Foundation; the two groups evenly split the $40,000 cost. Oxford business Designed Installations by Jim Williams did the work.

August 01, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Oxford adopts rollback rate

The Oxford City Council has decided they will not raise taxes and has elected to go with a rollback rate, which has increased the millage rate, but will ultimately cost homeowners less money due to a decrease in property values.

June 30, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

Oxford votes to replace master water meter on Cook Road

The Oxford city council voted five to one with council member Jim Windham opposed, to replace the master water meter on Cook Road at a called meeting Monday night.

June 23, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

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

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