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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 April 27th
1791: Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the code.
1822: Ulysses S. Grant, Union general during the American Civil War, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877).
1840: Edward Whymper, the first man to climb the Matterhorn.
1900: Walter Lantz, cartoonist, creator of Woody Woodpecker.
1904: Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet, father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
April 27th
in history
1861: West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from the Union.
1863: The Army of the Potomac begins marching on Chancellorsville.
1865: The Sultana, a steam-powered riverboat, catches fire and burns after one of its boilers explodes. At least 1,238 of the 2,031 passengers--mostly former Union POWs--are killed.
1909: The Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid II, is overthrown.
1937: German bombers of the Condor Legion devastate Guernica, Spain.