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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 January 26th
1826: Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant.
1880: Douglas MacArthur, U.S. general in World War I, World War II and Korea.
1893: Bessie Coleman, pioneer aviator.
1944: Angela Davis, American activist.
January 26th
in history
1720: Guilio Alberoni is ordered out of Spain after his abortive attempt to restore his country's empire.
1788: A fleet of ships carrying convicts from England lands at Sydney Cove in Australia. The day is since known as Australia's national day.
1861: Louisiana secedes from the Union.
1863: President Lincoln names General Joseph Hooker to replace Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac.
1875: Pinkerton agents, hunting Jesse James, kill his 18-year-old half-brother and seriously injure his mother with a bomb.