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Roaring for the Lions

Students from Bailey Lake Elementary showed NFL Detroit Lion support by wearing Lions shirts, Friday, Jan. 6. The Lions played their first playoff game since 1999 but were defeated by the New Orlean Saints on Jan....more >>
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Hypnotist coming to OHS stage

Relax and focus on the swinging gold watch. You're getting very, very sleepy. Now, start clucking like a chicken. Okay, so maybe that lead didn't hypnotize you, but it did get you read this story about Michael Brody, a master stage hypnotist and master clinical hypnotherapist who's bringing his unique act to the Oxford High School Fine Arts Center Friday, Jan....more >>
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Concert to feature tribal sounds

Got a bad case of the post-holiday season blues? Not looking forward to two or three months of cold weather, snow and gray skies? (Okay, maybe not now, but it's coming.) Then head over to the Oxford High School Fine Arts Center on Thursday, Jan....more >>
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OHS dance team places 6th at regional competition

This past weekend, the Oxford High School Dance Team made history by becoming the first OHS dance team to attend a competitive dance competition. The team took home 6th place in UDA's Southern Michigan Dance Challenge held at Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak....more >>
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Born September 4th
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.
September 4th
in history
1820: Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.
1862: Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1870: A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.
1881: The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
1886: Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz. Bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.