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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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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


New Oxford city hall design discussed

 At the January city council work session, Oxford residents took a second look at plans for a new two-story city hall building and safety complex that would serve as a cornerstone for a potential town-center area.

January 27, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Oxford


Oxford appoints new member to planning commission

The Oxford City Council has appointed Patsy Burke to replace Forrest McCanless on the municipality's planning commission.

January 06, 2009 | Carrie Huenke | Oxford


Car troubles lead to meth arrest

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a Conyers man Dec. 6 and charged him with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines.

December 31, 2008 | Tisa Smart Washington | Oxford


Masked man attempts armed robbery in Oxford

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are investigating an attempted armed robbery Dec. 11 at a home on Oxford Way in Oxford.

According to the incident report, the victim was at home when he heard a noise at the back door. When he went outside to investigate, he heard a gun cock and a man with a blue bandana covering his face emerged from the bushes with a shotgun. He said the man put the weapon in his face, after which the victim lay on the ground.

December 27, 2008 | Tisa Smart Washington | Oxford


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