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Brooks praises Oxford Schools' focus on Chinese in state of county speech

Oxford Community Schools officials received a call from County Executive L. Brooks Patterson's office inviting them to attend the State of the County Address on Feb. 7 because he was planning to recognize Oxford Schools for their Mandarin Chinese Program and Global Initiative....more >>
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You gotta have art!

If you were standing outside the doors of Oxford High School's Fine Arts Center Feb. 7, you might have thought Beethoven or Mozart was on the other side. It was actually the sounds of the Oakland Youth Orchestra's studio string, string, philharmonia and symphony orchestra playing their winter concert....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
1943: Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea. When Fred Avey joined Pappy Boyington's flock, he found himself among a pack of wolves in Black Sheep's clothing.
1944: British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.
1945: The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.
1951: The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.
1957: Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.