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Lifelong Wildcat running for school board

"Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat," rings true for Joyce Brasington, having been born and raised in Oxford and graduated from Oxford High School in 1982. It's that lifetime experience that she hopes to bring to the Oxford Board of Education if elected in November....more >>
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Shumaker to seek second term on school board

Still wanting "to be a part of providing opportunities for kids" is why Trustee Kim Shumaker is seeking re-election to the Oxford Board of Education. "My experience, having lived in Ohio and Michigan and multiple different cities and different school districts is that sometimes school districts can be very focused on a particular thing....more >>
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Born March 2nd
1904: Henry Dreyfuss, industrial designer of everything from telephones to the interior of the Boeing 707.
1904: Theodor Seuss Geisel [Dr. Seuss], author of numerous children's books including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.
1923: Doc Watson, singer and guitarist.
1931: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary General of the Soviet Union. Responsible for restructuring the Soviet economy (perestroika) and openness and information (glasnost).
1942: John Irving, novelist (The World According to Garp).
March 2nd
in history
1797: The Directory of Great Britain authorizes vessels of war to board and seize neutral vessels, particularly if the ships are American.
1815: To put an end to robberies by the Barbary pirates, the United States declares war on Algiers.
1836: Texas declares independence from Mexico on Sam Houston's 43rd birthday.
1853: The Territory of Washington is organized.
1865: President Abraham Lincoln rejects Confederate General Robert E. Lee's plea for peace talks, demanding unconditional surrender.