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Recently retired DA teacher offers advice, shares memories

"Make sure you take those special moments to just have fun together (with your students)." That was Jean Davidson's advice to all the new teachers beginning their careers in the Oxford school district this fall....more >>
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Sprucing up the schools

Parents, students and teachers from Daniel Axford and Oxford Elementary rolled up their sleeves Monday and worked together to spruce up the grounds of their schools. They spread mulch....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces.After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.
1872: The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.
1873: San Francisco's first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie's Clay Street Hill Railroad Company.
1880: Sir Frederick Roberts frees the British Afghanistan garrison of Kandahar from Afghan rebels.
1893: A machine for making shredded wheat breakfast cereal is patented.