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Surviving the heat

Samantha Wycoff gets hosed down by Shauna Siwicki during Adventures in Softball last Thursday as temperatures reached into the 100s. For more photos, please pick up our print edition....more >>

Young entrepreneur gives back

For Michael Wayne of Independence Township, a homily at St. Dan's about helping others got him thinking. "I thought about what I could do to help people," said Wayne, 16. "I decided I could use my business, and help others that way....more >>

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Celebration of freedom

Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day, a celebration of everything that is the United States of America. Today is a day to slow down and think about something most of us take for granted everyday: What a wonderful place we live in....more >>

Briefly

Keep an eye out for Election Guide We're keeping busy here at The Clarkston News this holiday week, gathering candidates' information and pictures for a primary election special section, Aug....more >>
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Lots of variety in Clarkston Garden Walk

The seventh annual Clarkston Garden Walk, July 11 from 12-7 p.m., promises to impress. With six gardens on the walk, all featuring artists and musicians as well as the gardens, the walk will be a great day out for people with a variety of interests....more >>

Spots available at Fife Camps

Spots are still open for fun summer camps. Fife Camp is July 16-20 and is open to boys entering grades 7-9 in the fall. From 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., you will stretch, build skills and participate in contests and games....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
1943: Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Rumania, for a second time.
1944: The Polish underground begins an uprising against the occupying German army, as the Red Army approaches Warsaw.
1950: Lead elements of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division arrive in Korea from the United States.
1954: The Geneva Accords divide Vietnam into two countries at the 17th parallel.
1964: Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American to play on the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team.