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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 February 27th
1897: Marian Anderson, singer.
1902: John Steinbeck, American novelist (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men).
1904: James T. Farrel, author (Young Lonigan).
1910: Peter De Vries, writer, poetry editor (Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker).
1912: Lawrence Durrell, novelist (The Alexandria Quartet).
February 27th
in history
425: Theodosius effectively founds a university in Constantinople.
1531: German Protestants form the League of Schmalkalden to resist the power of the emperor.
1700: The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered.
1814: Napoleon's Marshal Nicholas Oudinot is pushed back at Barsur-Aube by the Emperor's allied enemies shortly before his abdication.
1827: The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.