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Here we got into the second half of 2010

Hold it! Stop right there! And, as Barney Fife (Don Knotts) used to say as a deputy on Mayberry, RFD, "Just a gol darn minute." There's something you readers should think about. I ain't just another pretty face, nor am I just another flatulence....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Bicyclists and frogs, get out the way, 2

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The more things change, so the saying goes, the more they stay the same. And, these days, gol-durned-it, things are changing all around us. There are tea parties, coffee parties, spandex parties and parties where women go to buy .

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Keiser's Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Freedom with responsibility

The Fourth of July parade through downtown Clarkston once again proved to be a success with 114 floats. Suprisingly it ended in an hour and a half. The last parade we had filled with political candidates went for two hours....more >>

Letter to the editor

Pappas deserves more press

Dear Editor, Odd that after such long service to the community, The Clarkston News did such a short story on the dedication of the Village Hall in the honor and memory of Art Pappas....more >>

Letter to the editor

Readers support millages for Independence Township sheriff substation, library

Dear Editor, We love our community! Why is it such a nice place? We have many wonderful assets our parks, our library, our fire department, our police department, our medical centers, churches, open spaces, great schools,and beautiful neighborhoods....more >>

Letter to the editor

Support for Springfield Township parks and recreation millage

Dear Editor, In the years that my family has lived in Springfield Township, one of the great pleasures has been to be able to use the parks, hiking trails, and recreational programs maintained by the Springfield Township Parks and Recreation Department....more >>

Spiritual matters

Founders show importance of solid foundation

This past week, we celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Many people think that this is the day our country became independent from the colonial powers. It was not the day of Independence, but the day that the people in colonial America declared their intent for Independence and for what they believed their rights should be as a people....more >>

Founders show importance of solid foundation

This past week, we celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Many people think that this is the day our country became independent from the colonial powers. It was not the day of Independence, but the day that the people in colonial America declared their intent for Independence and for what they believed their rights should be as a people....more >>

Letter to the editor: Thanks for fireworks show

Dear editor, What a wonderful fireworks show! The boomers were great, the colors were creative, the audio cacophony of sound was stunning and the finale was perhaps the best we have ever seen....more >>

Letter to the editor: Jury confused, Setty's sister says

Dear editor, Leon Setty was found guilty of "aiding and abetting" in the crime (Two convicted in 'sex slave' case, June 30). Aiding and abetting means to somehow assist in the commission of a crime, or to be an accomplice....more >>

Letter to the editor: Friend 'embarrassed' by story

Dear editor, I would like to take a moment to point out that my best friend and her husband purchased this home referred to in this story months ago (Family affair: Police arrest seven, find pot growing operation in basement, June 23)....more >>

Letter to the editor: Plan to 'Save Gingellville' was a flop, resident says

Dear editor, A few years ago, planners working on updating Orion Township's master plan decided to save Gingellville after determining was the most important issue at the time. Ha ha....more >>
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Born April 18th
1817: George Henry Lewes, philosophical writer.
1857: Clarence S. Darrow, lawyer.
1864: Richard Harding Davis, journalist.
1918: Clifton Keith Hillegass, founder of the study guides known as Cliff's Notes.
1940: Ed Garvey, labor leader.
April 18th
in history
1950: The first transatlantic jet passenger trip is completed.
1954: Colonel Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
1978: The U.S. Senate approves the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama.
1980: Zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain is proclaimed.
1983: A suicide bomber kills U.S. Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.