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9 running for school board

Oxford School Board President Colleen Schultz said she's "encouraged" to see nine candidates running for the four open seats on the board, which includes her own. "It shows our community cares about our school district and it shows people want to make a difference," said Schultz, who's served on the board for 17 years....more >>
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Amy Hamilton eyes school board seat

If you ask Amy Hamilton what her hobby is, she will be the first to tell you that it's her kids. "I will get a hobby when the kids are grown and out of the house," Hamilton said....more >>
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Chinese students go to camp

Twenty-five third-through-fifth-grade Chinese students from Oxford's sister schools in Shenzhen and Chongqing joined Oxford students for a week of summer camp fun July 21-28. "It's unique because we've had an opportunity to visit these schools before so some of the kids have even recognized us," said Oxford Elementary Principal Jeff Brown....more >>
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Born September 23rd
1889: Walter Lippmann, journalist, one of the founders of The New Republic Magazine in 1914.
1889: Louise Nevelson, sculptor.
1915: Clifford G. Shull, physicist, improved techniques for exploring the atomic structure of matter.
1926: John Coltrane, influential jazz saxaphonist.
1930: Ray Charles, rhythm 'n' blues piano player and singer.
September 23rd
in history
1577: William of Orange makes his triumphant entry into Brussels, Belgium.
1667: Slaves in Virginia are banned from obtaining their freedom by converting to Christianity.
1739: The Austrians sign the Treaty of Belgrade after having lost the city to the Turks.
1779: The American navy under John Paul Jones, commanding from Bonhomme Richard, defeats and captures the British man-of-war Serapis.The Medal of Honor was not always awarded for 'courage above and beyond' the call of duty.
1788: Louis XVI of France declares the Parliament restored.