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Dance Conservatory spring showcase April 22

The first -ever Oxford Dance Conservatory Spring Showcase will be held Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Oxford Fine Arts Center, located at Oxford High School. "We are very excited," said Instructor Katy Koivunen....more >>
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Easter cookies? Yum!

Lots of places offer chances to decorate or hunt for Easter eggs. But only the Sweet & Savory Bake Shop in downtown Oxford gives kids the chance to decorate delicious Easter cookies under the close supervision of the one and only Easter Bunny....more >>
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Born August 21st
1904: William Count Basie, American band leader and composer.
1936: Wilt Chamberlin, four-time MVP for the National Basketball Association and only player to score 100 points in a professional basketball game.
1938: Kenny Rogers, country singer.
August 21st
in history
1794: France surrenders the island of Corsica to the British.
1808: Napoleon Bonaparte's General Junot is defeated by Wellington at the first Battle of the Peninsular War at Vimiero, Portugal.
1831: Nat Turner leads a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia that kills close to 60 whites.
1858: The first of a series of debates begins between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Douglas goes on to win the Senate seat in November, but Lincoln gains national visibility for the first time.
1863: Confederate raiders under William Quantrill strike Lawrence, Kansas, leaving 150 civilians dead.