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Meet Oxford's 15 new teachers

Oxford Community Schools kicked off the new school year last week with 15 new teachers filling classrooms across the district. "It's about a typical amount (we hire each year)," said Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Nancy Latowski....more >>
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Oxford grows its Hall of Fame by five

The fourth class of Wildcat athletes inducted into Oxford's Athletic Hall of Fame were officially honored at halftime at last Friday's football game, followed by a formal ceremony at Oxford High School's Performing Arts Center on Saturday night....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
1492: Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his voyage to the new world.
1546: French printer Etienne Dolet, accused of heresy, blasphemy and sedition, is hanged and burned at the stake for printing reformist literature.
1553: Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, enters London.
1610: Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself.
1692: French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat the English at the Battle of Steenkerke in the Netherlands.