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School board, staff weigh in on armed security

When Oxford High School security guards Jim Rourke and Gary Chapman approached Principal Todd Dunckley last year about possibly being armed, he was "adamantly opposed." "My comment throughout several discussions was where I felt public opinion was, where I felt Oxford was, what I thought the mindset of the sanctity of an educational setting would be (and that ) was that it wouldn't be well accepted," Dunckley said....more >>
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Speaker brings Native American culture to life

Reading about the past and interacting with it is two different things. On Jan. 9, Leonard Elementary Fifth Grader's got to touch and see first hand what Native American life was about through the "Native American Experience" program put on by Gary Gahreeb....more >>

Free sex/abstinence workshop Feb. 5

Talking to your child about the subject of sex and knowing what to do or say can be difficult, which is why Oxford Addison Youth Assistance is hosting a "Talk Early &Talk Often" free workshop on Tuesday, Feb....more >>
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Born August 3rd
1900: Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.
1905: Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of The Gray Panthers.
1909: Walter Van Tilberg, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.
1920: P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.
1924: Leon Uris, writer whose works include Battle Cry and Exodus.
August 3rd
in history
1914: Germany declares war on France.
1916: Sir Roger Casement is hanged for treason in England.
1945: Chinese troops under American General Joseph Stilwell take the town of Myitkyina from the Japanese.
1958: The first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus passes under the North Pole.
1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson announces plans to send 45,000 more troops to Vietnam.