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Keenist resigns; replacement sought

The Oxford Board of Education is seeking to appoint a new board member in light of the announcement at the April 16 board meeting that Trustee Bill Keenist was resigning from his position effective May 1....more >>
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Leonard kids win 'Battle of the Books'

A group of fourth-graders from Leonard Elementary won the annual "Battle of the Books" held last week at the Oxford High School Performing Arts Center. Calling themselves "The Leonard Readers," the team competed against 16 other fourth-grade teams from Oxford's elementary schools....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born January 31st
1797: Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (C Major Symphony, The Unfinished Symphony).
1919: Jackie Robinson, first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues.
1925: Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader.
January 31st
in history
1950: Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh's Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1966: U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.
1968: In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.
1976: Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona is stabbed to death.
1981: Lech Walesa announces an accord in Poland, giving Saturdays off to laborers.