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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 September 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1846: The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.
1864: Confederate troops fail to retake Fort Harrison from the Union forces during the siege of Petersburg.With Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia stubbornly clinging to Petersburg, Ulysses S. Grant decided to cut its vital rail lines.
1911: Italy declares war on Turkey over control of Tripoli.
1918: Bulgaria pulls out of World War I.In 1878, Bulgaria had no army. By 1913, it had one of the most formidable land forces in Europe.
1927: Babe Ruth hits his 60th homerun of the season off Tom Zachary in Yankee Stadium, New York City.