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Oxford celebrates 4th, 175th

An Independence Day full of activity in Newton County began with Oxford's annual Fourth of July Parade Friday.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Oxford


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Oxford man arrested for hit and run

An Oxford man was arrested last week for leaving the scene of an accident in which a Conyers woman was injured.

December 07, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | Oxford


Balancing two different cultures

For college freshman Leon Fan, the American culture is nothing new to him. While he did spend the majority of his 18 years in Beijing, China, his parents sent him off to an American boarding school in high school for a brighter future.

November 27, 2012 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford


Festival of Lights

Oxford College students experienced a colorful ceremony Monday night as the Hindu Student Association celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) with the community. The free event taught attendees about Diwali through theater, song and dance and HSA served up Indian Food. The Hindu festival of lights is the most popular of all festival from South Asia and extends over five days. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The actual legends that go with the festival vary in different parts of India.

November 22, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Oxford


Experiencing the Southern life

For Oxford College sophomore Yugenderan, or "Yugen" Balamohan, his arrival to Oxford, last year was a complete culture shock. Before leaving his home in Malaysia, he was expecting to attend college in a big Manhattan-type city; what he got was the complete opposite.

November 06, 2012 | Nicole Goetz | Oxford


Teen pleads not guilty in deadly crash

McKenzie Farrow Crowe pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of vehicular homicide, DUI and failure to maintain lane. The 18-year-old is accused of causing an accident that killed 56-year-old Allison M. Bell in January.

October 02, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Oxford


Meet Oxford’s new city manager

Bob Schwartz was hired this week as the new city manager of Oxford and brings with him a wealth of municipal management experience, which he hopes will help him move the small city forward.

September 15, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford


Oxford hires Monticello’s city manager

Oxford has hired a new city manager, as the council voted unanimously Monday to offer a contract to Bob Schwartz, the current city manager in Monticello.

September 13, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford


Historic Oxford property to be park

The historic all-black Oxford School property on Mitchell Street will soon be converted into a small public park after the property's owner, attorney Don Ballard, agreed to lease the property to the city for 10 years.

September 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford city manager to retire

The city of Oxford is looking for a new chief executive following City Manager Clark Miller's announcement early this week that he is retiring.

August 23, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford


Oxford hosts annual Fourth parade

The city of Oxford hosted its annual parade Wednesday morning, and adults, children and pets alike came out for the festivities. For those looking for more Fourth of July activities, Covington is having a concert on the square at 5 p.m., while Porterdale and Social Circle have a full slate of events planned all day with fireworks at night.

July 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Oxford


Oxford chooses project for ’13 budget, votes to privatize sanitation services

Oxford City Council will vote June 18 on the finalized budget for the 2013 fiscal year, said Mayor Jerry Roseberry.

June 09, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford


Oxford College gets a facelift

Oxford College will do extensive construction totaling $16 million to some of its oldest buildings starting this summer.

May 24, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford


Oxford to choose projects for '13 budget

Oxford City Council members continue to form the budget for the upcoming 2013 fiscal year but must first pare down $1.2 million in project requests, ranging from equipment for a fourth police officer to new parks to cemetery improvements to more advanced electrical and water meters.

May 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford


Oxford resident selected as state finalist for Miss Georgia USA 2013

Oxford resident Charlia Larsha was selected as a state finalist in the Miss Georgia USA pageant.

A graduate of Newton County High School, Larsha is a sophomore at Gordon College working towards her associate's degree in business administration. After completing her associate's degree, Larsha plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in business management with a minor in finances. She is currently employed at the KFC in Conyers.

May 19, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Oxford


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


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