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Letter to Editor: Opposed to ORV park

Why are the only options that include ORV use being presented at the charrette? During Charrette #1, it was quite clear that the majority of Oxford residents do not support ORVs in this proposal....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

Some white trash we need to avoid

And, I ain't talkin' about my relatives in West Virginia

Last week I was invited to cover a presentation in regards to weight management. I wasn't sure the invitee, Jessica Green, was trying to tell me something, or she wanted press for the event....more >>

Editorial

Main Street doing fine without Main Street

The call to join Main Street Oakland County in last week's front pager "Clarkston champion needed" has its heart in the right place, but isn't needed right now. The Oakland County program would require $35,000-$75,000 in fund-raising to join....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Get help early

As beautiful as humanity can be-it can equally ugly - but these kinds of things must be talked about. I know this girl who was severely sexually abused for quite some time as a child by her mother's boyfriend....more >>
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Born August 5th
1876: Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
1906: John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
1908: Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.
1923: Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
1930: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
August 5th
in history
1762: Russia, Prussia and Austria sign a treaty agreeing on the partition of Poland.
1763: Colonel Henry Bouquet decisively defeats the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run in Pennsylvania during Pontiac's rebellion.
1815: A peace treaty with Tripoli--which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis--brings an end to the Barbary Wars.
1858: The first transatlantic cable is completed.
1861: Congress adopts the nation's first income tax to finance the Civil War.