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Editor's column - The motor city drives?

It's been a long time coming, I've been avoiding it, it's going to be 600 words of complaining but here it is - let's talk about driving and the population's inability to do it. Besides, if it wasn't complaining, it wouldn't be and I'd want someone to call the cops....more >>

Guest Column: Local newspapers connect us to our communities

Dear Editor, We can get our national news on cable television, catch the weather on local broadcast stations, listen to talk radio on the AM or FM dial and follow our favorite blogs on the Internet, but where do we turn for local information that directly impacts our daily lives? More often than not it is community newspapers....more >>

My Way

Time for Oxford Village to go with county dispatch

This wasn't an easy column for me to write. I agonized over it and penned it at the last-minute. I wasn't sure if I should publish it, but I've never been one to just sit on the fence when I feel an issue is important, so here goes....more >>

Don't Rush Me

How to maintain your insanity

You know, some where, some way, some how trying to remain calm, keep your cool and reason just doesn't cut the mustard. Sometimes it is just easy to let your hair hang down and have fun....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Second TV voice in game booth major redundancy

Back in 2006 I was excited about the prospects of Detroit Tiger baseball. Not so much about broadcasting commentary. The same is true to day, I believe. See what you think with the "beatu" of a column from August 16, 2006....more >>

Wild Ideas A column by Mary Keck

Canoe speed

This weekend I daydreamed in a canoe on Crooked Lake in Independence Oaks County Park. I paddled in the front, and my husband steered in the back while our dog slept at the bottom of the canoe between us....more >>

Guest viewpoint - Rep. Mike Rogers

Local newspapers connect communities

We can get our national news on cable television, catch the weather on local broadcast stations, listen to talk radio on the AM or FM dial and follow our favorite blogs on the Internet, but where do we turn for local information that directly impacts our daily lives? More often than not it is community newspapers....more >>

CAYA's corner By Karen Dickey

Energy drink dangers for young people

With a targeted demographic group comprised of teenagers and young adults, the energy drink market has grown into a multibillion dollar business, reported as being the fastest growing segment of the U....more >>

Letter to the editor

Rush for Food help appreciated

Dear Editor, The Clarkston High School Football Rush for Food committee would like to thank all who helped make our 15th Annual community service project a huge success! On Friday, Aug....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks for help with run for research

Dear Editor, The Clarkston High School Blue and Gold Club would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors and participants in the first annual Ryan Kennedy 5k fun run for brain cancer research....more >>

Letter to the editor

Businesses, clubs made parade a success

Dear Editor, The Fourth of July Parade Committee would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for their help with the 2012 Fourth of July Parade. Our thanks to DTE Music Theatre, Bowman Chevrolet, Clarkston State Bank, Smith's Disposal, City of the Village of Clarkston and the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce for their help with the event....more >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
December 22nd
in history
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: Nuts!
1945: The United States recognizes Tito's government in Yugoslavia.
1965: The EF-105F Wild Weasel makes its first kill over Vietnam.
1966: The United States announces the allocation of 900,000 tons of grain to fight the famine in India.
1988: A Pan Am airliner is blown up in mid-air and crashes onto Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 295 on board and 11 people on the ground.