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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 October 2nd
1869: Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, political leader of India and pioneer of nonviolent activism.
1871: Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for President Franklin Roosevelt.
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
October 2nd
in history
1870: The papal states vote in favor of union with Italy. The capital is moved from Florence to Rome.
1871: Morman leader Brigham Young, 70, is arrested for polygamy. He was laterconvicted, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction. Disappointed Army officer Patrick Connor wanted to be back East fighting Rebels. Instead, he found himself in the bitter cold along icebound Bear Creek, near today's Utah-Idaho border.
1879: A dual alliance is formed between Austria and Germany, in which the two countries agree to come to the other's aid in the event of aggression.
1909: Orville Wright sets an altitude record, flying at 1,600 feet. This exceeded Hubert Latham's previous record of 508 feet. Aviation Pioneer Glenn Curtiss
1931: Aerial circus star Clyde Pangborn and playboy Hugh Herndon, Jr. set off to complete the first nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean from Misawa City, Japan.