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Don't be late! 'Alice in Wonderland' to hit OHS stage

A rabbit that talks, tea parties that never end, an invisible grinning cat and a deck of living playing cards with bad attitudes. It sounds like a bad acid trip from the 1960s, but it's actually a Western classic and it's going to be presented later this week by the Oxford High School Theater Company....more >>
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Leonard school pays tribute to, learns from veterans

Fifth-graders at Leonard Elementary took time off from their regular morning routine on Friday, Nov. 11 to honor and say thank you to local veterans for serving the United States. "Today, we are honored, especially since today is Veterans Day....more >>
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DECA project tackles 'disease of racism'

It's never to early in the morning to learn a valuable life lesson. Oxford High School students rolled out of bed and came in before school on Wed., Nov. 9, the school's scheduled late start day, to learn about the importance respecting each other's culture as part of a DECA presentation by members Leah Paul and Lindsey Keenist....more >>
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Choirs present Americana Concert

There was a nearly-capacity crowd at the high school's Fine Arts Center Thursday evening as the Oxford Middle School choirs presented their 9th Annual Americana Concert to honor area veterans....more >>
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Born August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
August 29th
in history
1526: Ottoman Suleiman the Magnificent crushes a Hungarian army under Lewis II at the Battle of Mohacs.
1533: In Peru, the Inca chief Atahualpa is executed by orders of Francisco Pizarro, although the chief had already paid his ransom.
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.