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Oxford Wildcat takes part in panel at Sony Open

Not many 16 year-olds get to fly to another state and speak as a guest-member panelist and "rub elbows" with a group of nationwide company execs or former sports "big-wigs," but Oxford High School Junior Tyler Kwapis is one of those few....more >>

OHS senior heading for pharmacy school

Only 36 high school seniors from around the country received contingent admission offers from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. And Oxford High School senior Kathryn Flanagan is one of them....more >>
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An evening of magical memories

It was a night they'll remember for the rest of their lives and that's exactly the way it should be. About 40 of Oxford and Lake Orion's special education students and members of LOFT, a post-high school program, attended a prom organized just for them Saturday evening at Merge Studio and Gallery....more >>
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Born September 1st
1795: James Gordon Bennet, editor of the New York Sun, the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper.
1875: Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist who created Tarzan, the Ape Man.
1907: Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
1923: Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
1939: Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
September 1st
in history
1807: Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
1821: William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.Trailing Louis L’Amour in New Mexico.
1836: Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
1864: Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman's troops. The Federal officer who sent his men naked against the enemy was Colonel James P. Brownlow of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Cavalry.
1870: The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.