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Don't Rush Me

Holy Gouging At The Pump, Batman!

Calling all internet computer geeks: I need you to start verifying all oil company claims

It was late last week when I hurt my neck as drove past the first gas station with prices for the cheap gas well over $4 a gallon. I hurt myself because when I whipped my head back to double check....more >>

Opinions

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 >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Advice for grads

It is a Clarkston High School tradition I never knew about until I arrived here - the senior walk. If you haven't participated in it or even heard of it the seniors take their final walk throughout the school....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for News for supporting Relay

Dear Editor, I would like to thank The Clarkston News for their continued support of the Relay for Life of Clarkston. As a result of the support (advertising and event coverage), this year we have raised $80,141....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Reader calls out sourceless attacks

Dear Editor, I am very disappointed that you printed the "Reader Concerned About Local Education" letter to the editor in your paper. What I am disappointed in is that you would print a letter that has a lot of assumptions based entirely on unchecked opinions without doing any fact checking yourself....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Praise for hard work by local diggers

Dear Editor, Often letters are complaints. This is one of praise. Having waited for four months for another very good excavating company to commit to replacing my septic field, I called several local builders for recommendations....more >>

Guest Viewpoint

Move city forward with positivity

A certain level of controversy swirled around the City Council while they worked through the process of selecting a new city manager, after Dennis Ritter announced his retirement. It was interesting to read the number of letters to the editor of this publication criticizing the process....more >>
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Born August 22nd
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer.
1917: John Lee Hooker, blues singer and guitarist.
1920: Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer whose works include Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
1934: H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American general and commander of the coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War.
1935: E. Annie Proulx, writer (Postcards, The Shipping News).
August 22nd
in history
1922: Michael Collins, Irish politician, is killed in an ambush.
1942: Brazil declares war on the Axis powers. She is the only South American country to send combat troops into Europe.
1945: Soviet troops land at Port Arthur and Dairen on the Kwantung Peninsula in China.
1945: Conflict in Vietnam begins when a group of Free French parachute into southern Indochina, in repsonse to a successful coup by communist guerilla Ho Chi Minh.
1983: Benigno Aquino, the only real opposition on Ferdinand Marcos’ reign as president of the Philippines, is gunned down at Manila Airport.