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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 >>
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Born March 28th
1818: Wade Hampton, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
1862: Aristide Briand, premier of France (1909-22).
1868: Maxim Gorky, Russian short story writer and novelist.
1895: James McCudden, the first RAF pilot to receive the Victoria Cross.
1909: Nelson Algren, novelist (The Man with the Golden Arm, A Walk on the Wild Side).
March 28th
in history
1969: Dwight D. Eisenhower dies at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C.
1979: A major accident occurs at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear power plant
1986: The U.S. Senate passes $100 million aid package for the Nicaraguan contras.
1990: Jesse Owens receives the Congressional Gold Medal from President George Bush.
1999: An American Stealth F117 Nighthawk is shot down over northern Yugoslavia during NATO air strikes.