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No more snow days left

Whether it's too much snow, icy roads, or just too dog gone windy outside, school cancellations can be just as unpredictable as the weather. According to Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources Nancy Latowksi, Oxford students have already maxed out their six snow days allowed by the state....more >>
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Oxford musicians do well at district festival

Once again, Oxford High School's Wind Ensemble received straight 1's at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) district festival March 1-2. "They actually (received) an 'A' in every category," said OHS Band Director Jim Gibbons....more >>

Charter school board to be sworn in

Oxford is getting a new school board this week. But this one will be exclusively dedicated to giving troubled students a second chance to continue their education. "I think these kids deserve a break," said Oxford resident Stephen (Mickey) Hiatt, an appointee to the Deerfield Academy School Board....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.