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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 3rd
1887: Rupert Brooke, English poet who mainly wrote about World War I.
1900: Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.
1905: Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of The Gray Panthers.
1909: Walter Van Tilberg, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.
1920: P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.
August 3rd
in history
1864: Federal gunboats attack but do not capture Fort Gains, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
1882: Congress passes the Immigration Act, banning Chinese immigration for ten years.
1908: Allan Allensworth files the site plan for the first African-American town, Allensworth, California.
1911: Airplanes are used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoiter Turkish lines near Tripoli.
1914: Germany declares war on France.