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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 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1791: Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history.An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces.After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.