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Oxford to repair old fire station roof

An unused Oxford city building will be getting a roof repair soon to open the way for leasing the space and turning it into a component of the city's downtown plan.

October 19, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

A virtuous woman

You've probably heard that when you turn 100, you get a birthday card from the president. Bet you didn't think that was true, did you?

October 12, 2011 | Beth McAfee-Hallman | Oxford

Oxford students will present CultureFest 2011 on the square

CultureFest, a celebration of the world's diverse cultural expressions, will be presented on the square in Covington on Saturday.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

House of Mouse

Allen KenKnight has a collection like no other. Ever since his dad took him on his first Disney trip when he was 8-years-old, Allen has been collecting Disney memorabilia by the numbers. He has different rooms in his home decorated top to bottom with all things Disney, along with his mortgage office in Loganville. In his home there is a Winnie the Pooh, "Cars" and a Mickey Mouse room.

August 10, 2011 | Joy Bratcher | Oxford

Amitié Club celebrates 60

The Amitié Club of Oxford was organized in 1951 and is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The charter states, "The object of this organization shall be to strengthen the civic, social, moral and spiritual life of the community, to promote projects and to meet the needs of the community, to unite the citizens of the community in a mutual trust and faith and to keep its members appraised of the day." Meetings are held at members' homes with programs on various topics. The club currently has 18 members and two honorary members and is fortunate to have four of its charter ...

July 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Oxford

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

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