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School board eyes extending Skilling's contract to 2019

Oxford Schools Superintendent Dr. William Skilling's contract is set to expire in 2016. However, the Oxford Board of Education is looking to possibly pull the contract early and extend it five years to 2019....more >>

Third school bus crash driver's fault, police say

An Oxford School bus collided with a car at the intersection of Oakwood and Delano Roads Feb. 12, making it the district's bus accident of the year. According to the Oakland County Sheriff's report, the bus was heading northbound and stopped at the two-way stop sign on Delano Road....more >>
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DA celebrates V-Day!

First-graders in teacher Jessica Bull's class at Daniel Axford Elementary celebrated Valentine's Day in high style with a "Fancy Nancy" party. The girls were dressed in their prettiest frocks, while the boys sported dress shirts and ties....more >>
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Clear Lake girls sell V-Day candy grams to fight cancer

Clear Lake Elementary fourth-graders Kristina Myers and Maya Roper raised more than $200 for the American Childhood Cancer Organization by selling Valentine's candy grams for $1 each last week....more >>
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Born September 4th
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.
September 4th
in history
1915: The U.S. military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in its capital Port-au-Prince.
1941: German submarine U-652 fires at the U.S. destroyer Greer off Iceland, beginning an undeclared shooting war.As their escorts turned away, the ships of the doomed Allied convoy, PQ-17, followed orders and began to disperse in the Arctic waters.
1942: Soviet planes bomb Budapest in the war's first air raid on the Hungarian capital. Soviet bombers raided the capital of Germany in mid-1941 but caused little damage--and left little warning of the terrible retribution to come later.
1943: Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea. When Fred Avey joined Pappy Boyington's flock, he found himself among a pack of wolves in Black Sheep's clothing.
1944: British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.