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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 July 28th
1866: Beatrix Potter, children's author (The Tale of Peter Rabbit).
1887: Marcel Duchamp, French artist.
1901: Harry Bridges, American labor leader.
1902: Kenneth Fearing, poet and novelist (The Big Clock).
1907: Earl Silas Tupper, founder of Tupperware.
July 28th
in history
1920: Pancho Villa surrenders to the Mexican government.
1932: The Bonus Army of impoverished World War I veterans is violently pushed out of Washington, D.C.
1941: A Japanese army lands on the coast of Cochin, China (modern day Vietnam).
1945: A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 13 people.
1965: President Lyndon Johnson sends an additional 50,000 troops to South Vietnam.