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City approves conservation ordinance

The Oxford City Council Monday night approved a new conservation subdivision ordinance to encourage developers to leave more land as open space, but declined to purchase a plot for a new park.

December 07, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

City mulls new subdivision ordinances

Oxford is considering creating new conservation subdivision rules to encourage developers to leave a greater percentage of the total project as open or green space.

December 04, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Southern Folk Advent Service returns Dec. 3

Prominent theology professor and award-winning author E. Brooks Holifield will speak at Meridian Herald's eighteenth annual Southern Folk Advent Service on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. at Old Church on the Oxford College campus. Admission is free.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Roof for former city hall to be replaced

Oxford City Councilors last week approved a bid to repair the roof on the former City Hall and fire station, the next step in readying the building for prospective tenants.

November 30, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Oxford School dedicated

Officials and members of the community on Sunday afternoon watched the dedication and unveiling of an historical plaque for the Oxford School, an all-black school built in 1921 partially with funding from the Rosenwald Fund. Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson, next to the sign, emceed the dedication ceremony. Speakers included Rev. Harold Cobb, state Sen. Ronald Ransey, former teacher Emma Jean Williams, Leroy Nolley, Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry, attorney W. D. Ballard and alumni who chose to share their memories.

November 30, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Old Oxford School dedicated Sunday

The first things many of the alumni of the Oxford School mentioned when asked about their time there were the vignettes of elementary school life in many places in many times: certain teachers who still stand out in memory, the principal, the café down the street that sold hot dogs at lunch time, someone giving out fresh apples and oranges occasionally.

November 27, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Stepping down: Hoyt Oliver retires

While Hoyt Oliver has studied and incorporated tenants from several major religions into his worldview, the Christian Bible has played an outsized role in life changes voluntary and seemingly incidental.

November 23, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

City plan for park in Oxford Square

Oxford city officials plan to build a park for young children and parents on a vacant city-owned wooded lot in the Oxford Square neighborhood, though some residents there fear it would be taken over by teenagers if not patrolled well.

November 23, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Historic Oxford School to receive plaque

Oxford will dedicate an historical plaque marking the site of an all-black three-room school built mostly through private donations that operated in the city for more than 35 years.

November 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Covington man charged with arson

A Covington man was arrested last weekend and charged with setting fire to an Oxford woman's house while she was away from home.

November 16, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Anderson named Dean of Academic Affairs at Oxford

Oxford College announced that Kenneth L. Anderson, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of philosophy, has been named dean for academic affairs and chief academic officer, effective May 2012. Anderson will assume the role currently held by Dean Kent Linville, who has announced his retirement at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford passes homestead exemption

While other Newton cities decided key competitive races, all four of Oxford's candidates won their seats in unopposed races Tuesday.

November 08, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Oxford plans for a future downtown

Finding a tenant for Oxford's community building is a key step toward engendering a downtown district in a city that lacks a commercial or civic center, according to city officials.

October 23, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

Search is on for three armed robbers

Authorities with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for three armed robbers.

October 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

It’s Harvest Picking time at the Old Church

The sounds of twang and bluegrass will return to the Old Church in Oxford Saturday during the second annual Harvest Picking celebration.

October 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

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