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C.A.R.E. Scholarship awarded in Porterdale

PORTERDALE, Ga. - Porterdale resident Gabrielle Brewer is the latest recipient of a C.A.R.E. scholarship. She will be attending Georgia State University. She ...

August 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities

Oxford council approves contractors for East Clark Street extension

OXFORD, Ga. – The Oxford City Council voted unanimously to give the city the go-ahead to hire contractors to complete work on the East Clark Street ...

August 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Porterdale Police spend night out

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) hosts a Police Night Out event Tuesday night as a back to school celebration.

August 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Barrett announces candidacy for Porterdale City Council Post 3

PORTERDALE, Ga. - Porterdale Resident Ryan Barrett has announced he is running for Porterdale City Council Post 3.

August 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities

Porterdale council discusses millage rollback

Porterdale, Ga. – The Porterdale City Council discussed a property tax millage rate rollback at its Thursday night work session and then had the first and ...

July 31, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Marvin Moore to run for Porterdale City Council Post 4

PORTERDALE, Ga. - In response to encouragement from fellow citizens of Porterdale and his intention to find opportunities to give back to the community, Marvin Moore ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities

Mayors meet for breakfast

NEWBORN, Ga. – The mayors of Newton County's cities got together for breakfast and to discuss ways to keep the county moving forward Friday morning ...

July 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Oxford to pursue sewer easements

OXFORD, Ga. – After the city council declined to take action on sewer tap fees at its Monday night meeting, Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry gave Assistant ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Porterdale annexes property

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The City of Porterdale grew by 49.6 acres, more or less, July 3 after the City Council voted unanimously to annex six ...

July 09, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Oxford celebrates Schwartz's retirement

OXFORD, Ga. – Citizens and local leaders gathered at Oxford City Hall Tuesday afternoon to wish retiring City Manager Bob Schwartz well in his retirement.

June 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Porterdale offers safe space for online shoppers

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The City of Porterdale has a new designated spot for online and person-to-person sales right outside the Porterdale Police Department (PPD).

June 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Limb falls on powerline in Oxford

OXFORD, Ga. – Traffic was slowed on Emory Street Tuesday afternoon as crews removed a tree limb from a powerline.

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

From the C.P.A. to COP

When Tim Hawkins and his wife Marlisha signed up for the Porterdale Police Department's (PPD) Citizens Police Academy (CPA) in February, he had no ...

June 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities


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Oxford introduces new assistant city manager

OXFORD, Ga. – Matthew Pepper was introduced as Oxford's new assistant city manager by Mayor Jerry Roseberry at the city council's June 5 meeting.

June 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Ending a career of public service

OXFORD, Ga. –City Manager Bob Schwartz presented the city's FY 2018 budget to the Oxford City Council at its June 5 meeting. The document includes some big ticket projects designed to improve the quality of life for Oxford's citizens, but when it goes into effect on July 1, Schwartz won't be there. He's retiring June 30.

June 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

CARE scholarship awarded to Porterdale resident

PORTERDALE Ga. - Porterdale resident William Thompson is furthering his education and insuring a bright future for his family, courtesy of a CARE scholarship. City Council member and CARE President Linda Finger presented the scholarship this evening at the Porterdale city council meeting. The scholarships are funded solely by donations and fundraising events and are available for young and old as long as they are Porterdale residents and attending an accredited school to advance their education and/or training.

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities

Oxford council approves Emory rezoning request

OXFORD, Ga. – The Oxford City Council voted unanimously Monday night to rezone two parcels of land from Residential (R-20) to Institutional to accommodate an Oxford College of Emory University plan to construct a parking lot on Whatcoat Street where a house was recently demolished. The council also approved a tentative plan for the college to make changes to the Pierce Street corridor leading to its campus from Emory Street.

June 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Oxford citizens voice concerns about sewer expansion

OXFORD, Ga. – Emory Street homeowners came out in force to Monday night's Oxford City Council work session to voice their concerns about the proposed expansion of the city's sewer system.

May 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Oxford Council delays vote on Emory plans

OXFORD, Ga. - The Oxford City Council voted Monday to delay approval of Oxford College of Emory University's conceptual plans for Pierce Street until the changes can be discussed further.

May 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Oxford council votes to expand sewer service

OXFORD, Ga. – The Oxford City Council voted to expand the city's sewer service to 42 homes along Emory Street at its Monday night meeting.

May 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Porterdale Council approves Waffle House plans

PORTERDALE, Ga. – The Porterdale City Council approved the final site plans for the city's new Waffle House at its called meeting Thursday night.

April 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Historic Newborn Schoolhouse receives facelift

NEWBORN, Ga. - The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the renovated Historic Newborn Schoolhouse Tuesday.

April 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Mansfield suffers devastating blow

The City of Mansfield is grateful for the outpouring of support it has seen in the past couple of days after a straight-lined winds exceeding 80 mph tearing through downtown businesses and utilities.

April 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

PHOTO GALLERY: Tornado touches down in Mansfield

MANSFILED, Ga - A tornado made its way through Mansfield Monday afternoon leaving a trail of damage behind it. Damage can be seen at Hays Tractor and other buildings downtown.

April 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Velinda Hardy named Social Circle Downtown Director

Former Covington Main Street Director has accepted a similar role in a neighboring city after resigning from her position in Covington in February of this year.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Oxford College emergency practice set for March 21

On the morning of Tuesday, March 21, local citizens may see emergency personnel and vehicles or hear sirens on the Oxford College campus. However, this should not be a cause of concern. From 8:30 to 11 a.m. Oxford will be conducting an exercise to test its current crisis procedures and to practice for a possible future emergency. This is organized in conjunction with Emory University's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, the city of Oxford, and Newton County.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities

Porterdale celebrates 100 years

The Village of Porterdale celebrated its 100th birthday Saturday, in a ceremony at the Porter Memorial Gymnasium. Declared a city March 10, 1917, Porterdale continues to keep its mill village charm.

March 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

SPLOST money will help cities

In addition to funding county projects like improvements to the Newton County 9-1-1 center, the Newton County 2017 SPLOST vote will also impact the county's cities, according to the mayors of Mansfield and Oxford.

March 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

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