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Plumber offers personal service

Chris Heslip, master plumber and owner of Clarkston Plumbing and Boilers, offers complete, reliable service to his hometown. "I'm focusing on Clarkston all services in this area," said Heslip, who is licensed and insured....more >>

Prudential Insurance: A column by Darwin Moore

Prepare now for when a loved one dies

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, which makes it the ideal time to think about life insurance needs. This effort is an unprecedented collaboration among companies, agencies, associations and individual agents committed to a single goal to help millions of Americans understand and obtain the life insurance coverage they need....more >>

Raymond James: A column by James Kruzan

Strategies to meet your financial goals

Close your eyes and visualize your dream vacation or the shiny new car that you've always dreamed of owning. Sure, looks great! Unfortunately, for many of us the planning stops right there....more >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.
1961: President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
1983: Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.