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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 February 12th
1828: George Meredith, English poet and novelist.
1857: Eugene Atget, French photographer, took over 10,000 photographs documenting Paris.
1874: Auguste Perret, French architect, pioneer in designs of reinforced concrete buildings.
1880: John L. Lewis, American labor leader.
1893: Omar Bradley, U.S. army general during World War II.
February 12th
in history
1294: Kublai Khan, the conqueror of Asia, dies at the age of 80.
1554: Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of England for thirteen days, is beheaded on Tower Hill. She was barely 17 years old.
1709: Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish seaman whose adventures inspired the creation of Daniel Dafoe's Robinson Crusoe, is taken off Juan Fernandez Island after more than four years of living there alone.
1793: The first fugitive slave law, requiring the return of escaped slaves, is passed.
1818: Chile gains independence from Spain.