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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 September 20th
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
1917: Arnold Red Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
September 20th
in history
1519: Ferdinand Magellan embarks from Spain on a voyage to circumnavigate the world. Tales of the adventures that befell three conquistadores and their Moorish slave during the sixteenth century led to Spain's Francisco Výsquez de Coronado's exploration the American Southwest.
1561: Queen Elizabeth of England signs a treaty at Hamptan Court with French Huguenot leader Louis de Bourbon, the Prince of Conde. The English will occupy Le Harve in return for aiding Bourbon against the Catholics of France. Buckingham Palace is a symbol of strength and tradition.
1565: Pedro Menendez of Spain wipes out the French at Fort Caroline, in Florida.
1604: After a two-year siege, the Spanish retake Ostend, the Netherlands, from the Dutch.
1784: Packet and Daily, the first daily publication in America, appears on the streets.