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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 November 27th
1870: Joe Mack, builder of gasoline-powered delivery wagons which eventually evolved into the Mack Truck Company.
1874: Charles A. Beard, distinguished American historian who wrote History of the United States.
1909: James Agee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (A Death in the Family).
1942: Jimi Hendrix, rock musician.
November 27th
in history
1826: Jebediah Smith's expedition reaches San Diego, becoming the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the continent.
1862: George Armstrong Custer meets his future bride, Elizabeth Bacon, at a Thanksgiving party.Tom Custer Died Alongside Brother George
1868: Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer's 7th Cavalry kills Chief Blackkettle and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children) on the Washita River. Lakota Noon at the Greasy Grass.
1887: U.S. Deputy Marshall Frank Dalton, brother of the three famous outlaws, is killed in the line of duty near Fort Smith, Ark.
1904: The German colonial army defeats Hottentots at Warmbad in southwest Africa.