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Woodworkers turn creative

Don Russell made every piece of wood furniture in his Oxford home, and there's a lot of it. Tables, chairs, chests, cabinets and two tall grandfather clocks.

July 17, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Wood crafters in Oxford today

Wood craftsman from around the Southeast are in Oxford today, and the public is invited.

July 15, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Millage rate up, taxes not changed

The property taxes paid by City of Oxford residents will basically remain unchanged next year, but the city's millage rate will go from 6.28 to 7.06 mills to make up for declines in assessed valued.

July 12, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Oxford

Oxford to host regional development meeting

A comprehensive regional development plan for Newton County and northeast Georgia will be the subject of a stakeholder hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Oxford City Hall.

June 19, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Oxford

Class gift

Fun in the mud: Sophomores at Oxford College recently staged a Mud Fest fundraiser, raising $400 at the event. The tug of war in a mud pit brought together student, faculty, staff and alumni, and marked the return of a school tradition of the 1960s and 1970s. To make a donation to the Oxford Sophomore Class Gift, contact Tammy Camfield, senior director of alumni relations, in the Oxford College Development and Alumni Relations Office at (770) 784-8414, or at

April 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Rich pickings at Mitcham Farms

Mitcham Farms has been a family business for more than 100 years. Kevin Mitcham and his parents, Tommy and Emy, look at the farm as their livelihood, considering its history as a centennial farm.

April 23, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Oxford

Making a Mural

Work in progress: Oxford College art students paint large blocks of color on a wall next to Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, in preparation to paint a mural of Academy Springs Park with the Oxford College sightline in the distance. The mural is being sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, and the design was created by Oxford student Meredith "Mimi" Hacking and alumna Maria Veliotis. The students will began adding detail to the mural next weekend.

March 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Oxford

New Oxford zoning ordinance should come up for vote in spring

The proposed zoning ordinance remains a work in progress for the city of Oxford, but the document that's been more than a year in the making should be ready for a council vote by spring.

February 23, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Oxford

Oxford to celebrate Arbor Day

You can learn about proper tree-planting techniques and take home seedlings at the city of Oxford's Arbor Day observance from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at City Hall.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Kitty Boyd descendents get respect

Emotions ran high on Sunday at Old Church in Oxford as descendants of a slave, Kitty Boyd, received a formal apology from Emory University for the college's history with slavery.

February 09, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Oxford

Oxford art project Sunday honors ancestors

The fabric of society is continuously unraveled and rewoven as each generation crafts its identity.

February 07, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Oxford

Remembering Miss Kitty

Local lecture: Mark Auslander, a Brandeis University anthropologist, talks about the history of slavery in Oxford and the story of Kitty Boyd, an enslaved woman who once belonged to Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew. The free lecture was attended by around 100 local residents and Oxford College students and was followed by a discussion about the statement recently released by the Emory University Board of Trustees, which expressed regret for the school's role in slavery.

February 03, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Oxford

Living legacies

The complex legacy of slavery will be the subject of two events this week in Newton County that focus on the story of Kitty Boyd, an enslaved woman who lived in Oxford and was the property of Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew.

February 02, 2011 | Tharon Giddens | Oxford

Oxford council meets tonight

The Oxford City Council has a full agenda for Tuesday, with public hearings on a change in the form of government for the city and a proposed homestead exemption, and a called meeting on changes to the city's retirement plan.

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

Oxford Lions donate toys for local children

The Lions share: Oxford Lion Richard Henderson readies toys for delivery to the Department of Family and Children Services for distribution to children in need.

December 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Oxford

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