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Old administrative offices find new life

A building that was once filled with the sounds of clicking keyboards and ringing telephones is now teeming with the sounds of small children laughing and playing. Last week, the Oxford school district's childcare and preschool programs opened for business in their new digs at 105 Pontiac St....more >>

Schools lose phones, water

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor Oxford Community Schools became a victim of Murphy's Law "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." On Thursday, Sept. 9, the entire school district lost phone service to the outside world while Leonard Elementary had no water for its toilets and sinks....more >>
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Born February 28th
1824: Charles Blondin, tightrope walker.
1894: Ben Hecht, writer.
1901: Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize-winning American chemist.
1909: Stephen Spender, English poet, critic.
1911: Denis Burkitt, British medical researcher.
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1863: Four Union gunboats destroy the CSS Nashville near Fort McAllister, Georgia.
1900: After a 119-day siege by the Boers, the surrounded British troops in Ladysmith, South Africa, are relieved.
1916: Haiti becomes the first U.S. protectorate.
1924: U.S. troops are sent to Honduras to protect American interests during an election conflict.
1936: The Japanese Army restores order in Tokyo and arrests officers involved in a coup.