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Hospital's policy another step on the road to smoke-free serfdom

Whenever A annoys or injures B on the pretense of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel." H.L. Mencken I wish I could go one day without reading or hearing about how someone somewhere is attempting to or succeeding at stifling individual liberty....more >>

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Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

Keiser's Role: Bar for student achievement should be raised

"Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an excercise by means of which enough men, it is hoped, will learn to want what is worth having....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Downtown's problem is the businesses, not the sidewalks

I will have to agree with Larry Stephens 100 percent on his letter to the editor that the reason downtown Oxford fails is because of the lack of interesting businesses. I have lived here for over 20 years and have only been in a few of the businesses in town....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Resident offers thoughts on streetscape brouhaha

There has been much written in the Oxford Leader recently regarding the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and a possible new streetscape design. First; my experience with DDA's and streetscape programs....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Some father - sons bonding time

Talkin' guns, politics and Sunday morning TV!

So, the other Sunday I was sitting on the couch in the living room with my sons, Shamus (15) and Sean (13 in a month). Part of our weekend ritual is to watch one Sunday morning political talk show, whilst eating breakfast so we can make observations about politics before we dive into vacuuming, washing, dusting and cleaning....more >>

Letter to the Editor

City has history of budget problems, reader says

Dear Editor, The quotes from the city manager, "It's just a matter of paperwork" and "Oftentimes it's a matter of making an incorrect journal entry" sound like there are errors being made by the city staff and yet city employees just received substantial unbudgeted raises at the recommendation of the city manager ("Auditors call for more oversight," Feb....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader disheartened at report of misappropriations

Dear Editor, Thanks are due to the Clarkston News for shedding light on the City of Clarkston's lack of adherence to state law in its budgeting and spending of the taxpayers' money ("Auditors call for more oversight," Feb....more >>
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Born September 22nd
1788: Theodore Hook, English novelist best known for Impromptu at Fulham.
1791: Michael Faraday, English physicist, inventor of the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor.
1885: Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.
1902: John Houseman, director, producer and actor.
1909: David Reisman, sociologist, author of The Lonely Crowd.
September 22nd
in history
1919: President Woodrow Wilson abandons his national tour to support the League of Nations when he suffers a case of nervous exhaustion.Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations, sold out the organization he had sworn to uphold.
1929: Communist and Nazi factions clash in Berlin.
1945: President Truman accepts U.S. Secretary of War Stimson's recommendation to designate the war World War II. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1947: A Douglas C-54 Skymaster makes the first automatic pilot flight over the Atlantic.
1959: The first telephone cable linking Europe and the United States is inaugurated.