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Can you hear the beating?

One of my favorite stories growing up was Edgar Allan Poe's 1843 classic "The Tell-Tale Heart." It's about a man who kills an old man, dismembers his body and hides it under the floorboards....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 >>

Letter to the Editor: More support for the Lone Ranger and his 'good message'

Thank you for educating the community about past Oxford resident, Brace Beemer, who became the most prolific and well-remembered radio voice for the Lone Ranger at least to us old enough to remember....more >>

Letter to Editor: Rep. Jacobsen responds to reader's concerns over EAA

Editor's Note: What follows is state Rep. Brad Jacobsen's (R-Oxford) response to a reader's concerns over the Education Achievement Authority. The EAA has been more successful than failing traditional public schools at teaching their curriculum....more >>

Don't Rush Me

The seeds are growing, so now what?

There's a reason my garden looks "jungly"

Hey, my plants are growing! Yep, it is true. Last year I had this wild idea to save some seeds from a Brandywine tomato to plant 'em and grow 'em again this year. I saved the seeds, dried the seeds and stowed them away out on the porch until three weeks ago....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Spring to the track

With spring break 2013 in the history books, we're already in the final push towards summer and, for kids and their parents, the end of another school year. Time flies. I started here at The Clarkston News in September 2006....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader wants drivers to slow down

Dear Editor, I work outside all over Clarkston every week of the year. It is impossible for me not to notice how people drive. Every driver I see does the same things. You drive up to 50 miles an hour on streets like Holcomb....more >>
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Born September 18th
1819: Leon Foucault, French physicist.
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
September 18th
in history
1939: A German U-boat sinks the British aircraft carrier Courageous, killing 500 people.Captain Johnnie Walker, R.N., and the U-boat menace.
1948: Margaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the Senate without completing another senator's term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten. Smith is also the only woman to be elected to and serve in both houses of Congress.
1960: Two thousand cheer Castro's arrival in New York for the United Nations session.
1964: U.S. destroyers fire on hostile targets in Vietnam.New light on Gulf of Tonkin.
1980: Cosmonaut Arnoldo Tamayo, a Cuban, becomes the first black to be sent on a mission in space.