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Letter to Editor: Not a fan of township's new sign design

The proposed design for the signs to be erected at the north and south ends of the Village of Oxford leaves something to be desired. It's a real stretch of the imagination to think it reflects, as the article put it, "…the historic stone railroad bridge, built in 1891, that runs over Indian Lake Road; …a monolith ....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 >>

Don't Rush Me

What do men want? I found the answers.

It is and it isn't what you think.

Are you a skeptic? A realist? Are you a believer or are you in the wait-and-see holding pattern. Me, I am in the "I Want To Believe" group. At times, I am a top-notch skeptic, and other times I am shown things that get me shouting Hallelujah! (on the inside)....more >>

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

May to-do list

So it's May already. That means it's time for the second graders in Clarkston to start getting ready for their annual visit through downtown Clarkston to learn about some local history....more >>

Letter to the editor

Charges against city undeserved, reader says

Dear Editor, The letter "City manager search," April 24, is an example of uninformed criticism of Clarkston's city government, apparently motivated by hostility and dislike of anyone who holds political office and a cynical assumption these folks do whatever they want regardless of the law....more >>

Letter to the editor

Thanks for community support of Friends of Ryan

Dear Editor, Thank you to Leo's Coney Island for hosting a fundraiser for us Wednesday night and the Clarkston community for coming out to support us! We were able to raise over $1,000, putting us one step closer to our goal for Ryan's Memorial Playground....more >>

Guest Viewpoint

Future bright for Clarkston graduating seniors

"School's out for summer, school's out forever..." Seniors all over the country are looking forward to the end of bells, bus rides, marginal cafeteria food, getting up early, and freedom....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
1721: The Peace of Nystad ends the Second Northern War between Sweden and Russia, giving Russia considerably more power in the Baltic region.
1781: The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
1813: Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims Alabama.
1860: The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
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.