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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 December 27th
1822: Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist.
1829: Hinton Helper, southern abolitionist who wrote The Impending Crisis.
1901: Marlene Dietrich, German-born singer and actress.
1943: Cokie Roberts, American broadcast journalist.
December 27th
in history
1831: HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin on board, departs from Plymouth. She will eventually visit the Galapagos Islands where Darwin will form his theories on evolution.
1862: Union General William Rosecrans' army begins moving slowly toward Murfreesboro.
1913: Charles Moyer, president of the Miners Union, is shot in the back and dragged through the streets of Chicago.
1915: In Ohio, iron and steel workers go on strike for an eight-hour day and higher wages.
1933: Josef Stalin calls tensions with Japan a grave danger.