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Church looks to lease space to new Christian school

A new school could be coming to the Village of Oxford. Oxford United Methodist Church (OUMC) has agreed to negotiate a lease to provide space to Breyleigh Christian School, a new tuition-based school that would serve K-8 students of all denominations....more >>

Virtual academy severs ties with homeschool group

After two years of working with Homeschool Connections as a home school vendor for the Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA.) OVA officials have decided to go a different route. OVA Director Andrew Hulbert sent out a June 6 e-mail to OVA parents letting them know the partnership would "conclude at the end of the 2012/2013 school year" and that OVA would "continue to offer a wide variety of homeschool elective options," as well as thanking Tarla Gernert (director of Homeschool Connections and Homeschool Connections Educational Services for their efforts with OVA....more >>
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Born August 3rd
1900: Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.
1905: Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of The Gray Panthers.
1909: Walter Van Tilberg, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.
1920: P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.
1924: Leon Uris, writer whose works include Battle Cry and Exodus.
August 3rd
in history
1908: Allan Allensworth files the site plan for the first African-American town, Allensworth, California.
1911: Airplanes are used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoiter Turkish lines near Tripoli.
1914: Germany declares war on France.
1916: Sir Roger Casement is hanged for treason in England.
1945: Chinese troops under American General Joseph Stilwell take the town of Myitkyina from the Japanese.