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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 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
1776: The Continental Congress, having decided unanimously to make the Declaration of Independence, affixes the signatures of the other delegates to the document.
1802: Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Consul for Life by the French Senate after a plebiscite from the French people.
1819: The first parachute jump from a balloon is made by Charles Guille in New York City.
1832: Troops under General Henry Atkinson massacre Sauk Indian men, women and children who are followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrenders three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.