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Athletic booster Jim Reis files for school board seat

The Chairman of the Oxford Turf Committee is throwing his hat into the ring for the open school board seat in the upcoming November election. Jim Reis will be running for school board seat left by Doug Myer, who chose not to seek re-election....more >>
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OHS flagpole dedicated to veterans

Prior to the big Wildcats/Dragons football game Aug. 26, a brand new flagpole and American flag were dedicated to all the brave men and women in Oxford who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces....more >>
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Born August 28th
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
August 28th
in history
0: Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph