While Porterdale and Conyers got their Independence Day celebrations off to an early start, there are more festivities lined up for July 4 in Oxford and Covington.

The city of Oxford and the Oxford Lions Club will host their annual Independence Day parade on July 4 beginning at 10 a.m.

Parade lineup starts at 9 a.m. on Pierce Street at Haygood Avenue.

Awards will be given for Best Float, Best Bicycle, Best Car or Truck, Best Antique Tractor, Best Golf Cart, Best Equine or Equine Group, and Best Go-Cart, Four-Wheeler or Lawn Mower.

For more information visit the city’s website at oxfordgeorgia.org or call


I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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