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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 March 31st
1811: Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, chemist, inventor of the Bunsen burner.
1854: Sir Dugald Clerk, inventor of the two-stroke motorcycle engine.
1878: Jack Johnson, first Africa-American boxer to become the world heavyweight champion.
1914: Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and Nobel Prize-winning writer.
1915: Henry Morgan, comedian, radio performer.
March 31st
in history
1889: The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opens on the Left Bank as part of the Exhibition of 1889.
1916: General John Pershing and his army rout Pancho Villa's army in Mexico.
1917: The United States purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.
1918: Daylight Savings Time goes into effect throughout the United States for the first time.
1921: Great Britain declares a state of emergency because of the thousands of coal miners on strike.