Cellphone reception for Verizon customers in Oxford and the surrounding communities may get a little better, as the city and company are in negotiations about adding an antenna to the city's water tower, which may boost Verizon cellphone signals in the area.
College is a time of transition, a time for students to begin to figure out who they are and what their place is in the world. But as impactful as higher education is, it is not the only thing that can make such a difference in students' lives. For Oxford College sophomore Hana Ahmed, there was another significant journey recently: her pilgrimage to Mecca, an important religious journey for Muslims.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Sue Dale 1. When and why did you move to Newton County? We moved to Oxford in June 2006 when my husband became pastor of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. 2. Please list the names of your spouse and children. I am married to Brian Dale, pastor of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, and have two children, Michael and David. Michael is an Oxford College graduate and currently attends Emory ...
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 ...
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 ...
Oxford resident Sue Dale has announced her plans to run for a seat on the city council in the upcoming November election.
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.