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Letter to the Editor:Voters should decide hot-button issues

There are three issues that should be decided by the American voters. Gay marriage, immigration, and Obamacare. These issues are being rushed into play by the current administration as payback for votes their party received without studying the consequences....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Community center wanted

I was just out at the Seymour Lake Township Park trying to play tennis. The courts have huge cracks and weeds are growing up through them. I've lived in Oxford for 25 years and I thought someday when I retire I'm going to play tennis....more >>

Thanks for the story

On behalf of the Oxford United Methodist Church, I would like to thank C.J. Carnacchio for the great story he wrote in the July 3, 2013 issue of the Oxford Leader ("Church looks to lease space to new Christian school")....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 >>

Don't Rush Me

Former Clarkston woman transforms herself

Created on-line fitness course

Life happens to the best of us. Sometimes fortune smiles warmly upon our faces . . . and other times (most oft the time) it has a way of kicking us in the teeth. The trick, of course, is not only how we deal with the bloody lip, but also how we handle life when things are flush with goodness....more >>

Don't Rush Me

What good are cats anyway?

There was a time, oh, not too many years ago that I lived with a killing machine -- and sometimes that murderous mammal even slept in the same bed as I. When the lights would go out and the family would be tucked safely under the covers, it usually began....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Float or sink?

As you get older, or maybe it's just me, time seems to fly by. The days and months go too quickly. It seems it was only a few weeks ago school just let out for summer vacation and students from Clarkston High School's Team RUSH were separated into eight teams and began pondering designs for the annual Rush Regatta....more >>

Burn regs still hazy for residents

Burning in Independence Township is still a hot issue despite a new permit policy approved last year. Township Supervisor Pat Kittle said some residents are confused about what is and isn't regulated by it....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Cable access clarified, actions flawed

By Joette Kunse As one of the five volunteer members of the Public Access Television Committee that was appointed by the township board to advise and make recommendations, I'd like to clarify what the monies received from the cable companies to the township are intended for including the rules of their use by local government....more >>
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Born September 2nd
1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
September 2nd
in history
1915: Austro-German armies take Grodno, Poland.
1944: Troops of the U.S. First Army enter Belgium.More than 6,000 trucks of the Red Ball Express kept gasoline and other vital supplies rolling in as American troops and tanks pushed the Germans back toward their homeland.
1945: Japan signs the document of surrender aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II.The International Military Tribunal for the Far East meted out justice to Japanese war criminals at locations throughout Asia.
1945: Vietnam declares its independence and Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaims himself its first president.
1956: Tennessee National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12 African-Americans to schools in Clinton.