The City of Oxford has begun work on plans for one of its biggest projects ever, the 175th birthday celebration for the historic city in 2014.
Oxford College will play host to a concert featuring pianist Teresa Walters at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 in the college's Williams Hall. Admission to the performance, sponsored by Ramsey's Furniture, CRI CPAs and Advisors, and the Arts Association of Newton County, will be free.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office continues to seek information on the whereabouts of Robert "Bobby" Weaver III, an Oxford man who's been missing since Sept. 6.
Oxford Councilman Frank Davis, a longtime city resident and active volunteer, passed away Sunday
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Oxford mayor Jerry Roseberry and the Oxford City Council are seeking to fill a vacancy on the municipality's planning commission. Planning commission member Forrest McCanless, who has served on the board since 2006 and who was replacing Emma Lou Harris in her term, will resign from his position effective Dec. 31. A new member will be appointed at the Oxford City Council's annual organizational meeting, held 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Oxford community room.
Newton County Fire Services has assumed the responsibility of providing fire services to the city of Oxford after the city decided to close its own volunteer fire department.
According to Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry at the Oxford City Council meeting Monday night, November delinquencies dropped 18 percent in comparison with November 2007. Roseberry attributes the improvement to what he referred to as a no-nonsense collections approach employed by staff members at Oxford City Hall. Roseberry commended the City Hall staff for their efforts during the council meeting.
Oxford College of Emory University kicked off their fundraiser campaign with a dinner Sept. 26, which coincided with the school's homecoming week, at Burge Plantation.
The Oxford Volunteer Fire Department turned out in force for the resignation of OVFD Chief Jason Stribling at the city council meeting Monday.
Oxford's city council received a sneak peak at the plans for the new two-story city hall and police station at the Sept. 22 work session.