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Leonard Elm. rallies to help Gillian

Leonard Elementary second-grader Gillian Yocum is literally fighting for her life, but she's not doing it alone. She's got an entire school behind her. A spaghetti dinner/silent auction fund-raiser for Gillian, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) earlier this month, will be held at Leonard Elementary on Wednesday, June 1 from 5:30-8 p....more >>
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Support the band, man

OHS junior Salena Pritchett collects money on M-24 Saturday for the school's marching band during the Boosters' Tag Days fund-raiser, which collected approximately $2,900. Pritchett plays xylophone, bells and crash cymbals....more >>
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Theater Co. does'Hansel and Gretel'

It's the story of a rich old woman who dabbles in the occult and uses candy to lure unsuspecting children to her house so she can cook and eat them. No, it's not one of those sensationalized 'true crime' stories; it's the centuries-old tale of "Hansel and Gretel....more >>
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Stepping back in time

There's only one spot in Oxford where you can learn all about this community's connections to the Lone Ranger, gravel pits, railroads, Ty Cobb, World War I, corn flakes, the big cyclone of 1896 and so much more....more >>
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Born September 21st
1866: H.G. Wells, science fiction writer whose works include The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds.
1895: Juan de la Cierva, aeronautical engineer who invented the autogyro.
1902: Allen Lake, founded Penguin Books in 1935.
1912: Chuck Jones, animator and director of Warner Brothers cartoons.
1947: Stephen King, author best known for supernatural and horror tales.
September 21st
in history
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.
1904: Exiled Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies of a broken heart.
1915: Stonehenge is sold by auction for 6,600 pounds sterling ($11,500) to a Mr. Chubb, who buys it as a present for his wife. He presents it to the British nation three years later. The stones of amazing size.