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School board candidates sound off

Fourteen candidates are in the race for five seats opening up on the Lake Orion Schools' Board of Education. What do they think about various issues facing the district? Follow along as the as the May 3 election date approaches.

Here's what we asked the candidates this week: Did you support the Feb. 22 school bond proposal, yes or no? In 150 words or less, please explain your reasons and the process that led to your decision....more >>

Superintendent hires in at $151,366

By Laura Colvin Review editor It was unanimous. The Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education voted 7-0 last week to award Marion Ginopolis a two-year contract, including an annual salary of $151,366....more >>

Superintendent's contract:

A quick look

For the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year, Ginopolis will receive a daily rate of $582.18. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, Ginopolis will receive a salary of $151,366, and as least as much in 2011-2012, unless, according to contact language, "the general financial condition of the district worsens, causing a general salary/wage decrease to other employees....more >>
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Story time

Springfield Plains Elementary students ventured through various stories on March 9, in the comfort of their classroom. Celebrity readers stopped by throughout the day to share their favorite children's book....more >>
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OHS presents 'Annie Get Your Gun'

Get ready for some rootin', tootin', shootin' fun next week as Oxford High School proudly present's Irving Berlins "Annie Get Your Gun" for their spring musical. Annie Get Your Gun tells the story of Annie Oakley, an illiterate hillbilly with a knack for shooting guns....more >>

Board votes to change OHS schedule, end trimesters

Oxford High School teachers and students can say good-bye to the current trimester system at the end of this year. The Oxford Community Schools Board of Education voted 4-3 to approve the changes to the high school schedule during a meeting on Monday, March 7....more >>
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We are Oxford!

Downtown Oxford was the place to be Saturday as loads of proud folks lined Washington St. and crowded Centennial Park for the victory parade celebrating the Division I state championship secured by the Oxford Wrestling Team....more >>
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1589: The Duke of Mayenne of France is defeated by Henry IV at the Battle of Arques.
1673: James Needham returns to Virginia after exploring the land to the west, which would become Tennessee.
1745: A Scottish Jacobite army commanded by Lord George Murray routs the Royalist army of General Sir John Cope at Prestonpans.
1863: Union troops defeated at Chickamauga seek refuge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is then besieged by Confederate troops. Overconfident and overextended, the Union Army of the Cumberland advanced into the deep woods of northwest Georgia. Waiting Confederates did not intend for them to leave. At Chickamauga Creek, the two sides collided.
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