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Two Bridges' teachers laid off

According to Oxford Board of Education President Colleen Schultz when it comes to laying off teachers "it's never a nice thing for a board of education to do." Due to the fact that Crossroads for Youth is opening a charter school this fall, instead of utilizing the district for educational services, Oxford had to find other places for six displaced teachers, according to Nancy Latowski, deputy superintendent of human resources....more >>
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OHS student's computer program put to good use

It's not everyday that a high school student gets to take their classroom learning and turn it into a real-life job opportunity prior to college. But Oxford High School junior Tyler Scott is doing just that....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1862: Union troops push 5,000 confederates out of Maysbille, Ark., at the Second Battle of Pea Ridge. Cherokee Stand Watie exhibited bravery and leadership while fighting for two lost causes.
1907: Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.
1914: U.S. places economic support behind Allies. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.
1918: The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the Spanish Inflenza epidemic.
1938: Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.