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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 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
1941: Adolf Hitler authorizes the development of the V-2 missile.
1944: United States and British forces close the pincers on German units in the Falaise-Argentan pocket in France.
1971: The Cambodian military launches a series of operations against the Khmer Rouge.