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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 July 5th
1801: David Farragut, U.S. admiral during the American Civil War.
1810: P.T. Barnum, American showman.
1867: Andrew Ellicott Douglass, astronomer and archaeologist.
1889: Jean Cocteau, French artist, writer and actor.
1911: George Pompidou, Prime Minister of France (1968).
July 5th
in history
1892: Andrew Beard is issued a patent for the rotary engine.
1940: Marshal Henri Petain's Vichy government breaks off diplomatic relations with Great Britain.
1941: German troops reach the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.
1943: The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history, begins.
1944: The Japanese garrison on Numfoor, New Guinea, tries to counterattack but is soon beaten back by U.S. forces.