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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 22nd
1885: Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.
1902: John Houseman, director, producer and actor.
1909: David Reisman, sociologist, author of The Lonely Crowd.
1927: Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1975 to 1996.
1933: Fay Weldon, author (The Life and Loves of a She-Devil).
September 22nd
in history
1864: Union General Philip Sheridan defeats Confederate General Jubal Early's troops at the Battle of Fisher's Hill, in Virginia.Winchester, Virginia, saw more of the war than any other place North or South.
1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, arrive in San Francisco after a rollicking, barnstorming tour of the West.Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1893: Bicycle makers Charles and Frank Duryea show off the first American automobile produced for sale to the public by taking it on a maiden run through the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts.
1906: Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia leave 21 people dead.
1914: The German cruiser Emden shells Madras, India, destroying 346,000 gallons of fuel and killing only five civilians. The exploits of a lone, resourceful cruiser caught world attention, established tactics for commerce raiding and gave tradition to a new navy.