‘As Human as Possible’

After Judge Horace J. Johnson tragically died from COVID-19 in July 2020, Oxford College decided to rename Language Hall in honor of one of the school’s most distinguished graduates. On

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Enduring Justice

Horace Johnson was the first black attorney to practice in Newton County and the first black judge appointed to the Superior Court in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit. Two years after

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Living History

Avis Williams has a long family heritage in the Oxford community, where her ancestors established roots centuries ago. She now works to help establish The Twin Memorials, two permanent structures

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Fight of His Life

Anderson Krieger was in fourth grade when he was diagnosed with leukemia. After enduring two remissions and an innovative new immunotherapy treatment, he now pursues his studies as a thriving

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From Patients to Purses

Lifelong trauma caught up to Shannon Monique once she became a nurse, leading to a stunning diagnosis: complex PTSD. Now an advocate for mental health care and wellness, she tapped

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A Way With Words

Bryson Jamal Stevens’ vivid imagination, talent for writing and love for sports allowed him to become a self-published author at the age of 9. His debut book follows the exploits

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Salt of the Earth

As a sixth-generation farmer, Fred Greer set out long ago to leave the land better than he found it. His life and career may have taken many unexpected twists and

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Navigating Autism

As the mother of two autistic sons, Philroedna Thorpe found herself on a voyage of discovery for more than two decades. by Kari Apted Philroedna Thorpe does not need the

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