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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 >>
Donald Turner
The Oxford Leader
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Born November 24th
1868: Scott Joplin, composer.
1886: Margaret Anderson, editor, founder of The Little Review.
1888: Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People.
1912: Garson Kanin, writer and director (Born Yesterday).
1925: William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist, founder of National Review.
November 24th
in history
1863: In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Valley of the Shadow.
1864: Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls. Ken Burns talks about his vision of the American West.
1874: Joseph Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire.
1902: The first Congress of Professional Photographers convenes in Paris.
1912: Austria denounces Serbian gains in the Balkans; Russia and France back Serbia while Italy and Germany back Austria.