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Guest Opinion by LOCS Superintendent: Back to School

In just a few days, our Lake Orion families will wake up to the familiar sounds of early morning alarm clocks, school buses, and the eager voices of our students as they begin a new school year....more >>

Guest Column: Why I will never work again

After thirty years with a bank and ten years as director of a state quality award program, I retired from the work force in 2003 and have never looked back.  As I approach being a septuagenarian in March of next year, I look back on my work history with fondness, satisfaction, accomplishment, excitement, and maybe a bit of frustration....more >>

Don't Rush Me

The end of summer is upon us . . . and the start of school is near

So, I reminded Young Master Sean Rush on Monday, that next week school starts. He was taken back. "What?" the 12-year-old asked. "Yep, come Tuesday it's back to the books for you," I replied, probably with a snarky chuckle attached....more >>

Jim's Jottings

'Best game ever' by Tigers writer Foster

That's what Detroit Free Press columnist Terry Foster wrote after the Sunday, August 6 game in Comerica Park. His "best game ever" conclusion had more to do with a father-son thing than the Tigers come from behind win in extra innings to defeat the Indians....more >>

Cooper's Comments A column by Krysten Cooper

Farewell, Clarkston!

This is my last column, as I am heading back to the great white north! I have greatly enjoyed my time working for The Clarkston News and have a lot of new stories and experiences to take back to school with me....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Aliaga thanks primary voters for support

Dear Editor, Thank you, to everyone from the bottom of my heart for supporting me in the primary election. It was a great journey these past seven months, getting to know everyone when I came knocking on your door, you listened to my focus to restore Independence Twp....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Parent frustrated with parking behind school

Dear Editor, I am a teacher at Pine Knob Elementary and a resident of Hidden Lakes Apartments, both located on Sashabaw Road.  More importantly, I am a parent to three young elementary students....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Schools ready for new year

The members of the Clarkston Community Schools' family are anxious for a new school year. You'll soon see a new fleet of buses on the road, attend back-to-school functions, and gather for fall sporting events....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Now is time for new beginning in peace and harmony

There is a new energy and excitement in the air. It's not politics or religion, it's not in church or in state; but in consciousness. A New Birth is preparing to emerge, not only individually or locally but universally, in all of humanity....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
1861: Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
1892: The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
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.