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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 22nd
1885: Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.
1902: John Houseman, director, producer and actor.
1909: David Reisman, sociologist, author of The Lonely Crowd.
1927: Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1975 to 1996.
1933: Fay Weldon, author (The Life and Loves of a She-Devil).
September 22nd
in history
0: The General Provincial Court in session at Patuxent, Maryland, impanels the first all-woman jury in the Colonies to hear evidence against Judith Catchpole, who is accused of murdering her child. The jury acquits her after hearing her defense of never having been pregnant.
1711: The Tuscarora Indian War begins with a massacre of settlers in North Carolina, following white encroachment that included the enslaving of Indian children.
1776: American Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British in New York City; his last words are reputed to have been, I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.A veteran long before the War for Independence, Sam Whittemore was America's oldest, bravest soldier.
1789: Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov drive the Turkish army under Yusuf Pasha from the Rymnik River, upsetting the Turkish invasion of Russia.
1862: President Lincoln issues a proclamation calling for all slaves within the rebel states to be freed on January 1, a political move that helps keep the British from intervening on the side of the South.