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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 August 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
0: Hannibal Barca wins his greatest victory over the Romans at Cannae. After avidly studying the tactics of Hannibal, Scipio Africanus eventually bested his Carthaginian adversary.
47: Caesar defeats Pharnaces at Zela in Syria and declares, veni, vidi, vici, (I came, I saw, I conquered).
1552: The treaty of Passau gives religious freedom to Protestants living in Germany.
1553: An invading French army is destroyed at the Battle of Marciano in Italy by an imperial army.
1589: During France's religious war, a fanatical monk stabs King Henry II to death.