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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 March 29th
1819: Edwin Drake, drilled the first productive oil well.
1835: Elihu Thomson, the English-born American inventor of electric welding and arc lighting.
1867: Cy Young, major league baseball pitcher with the most wins (509 or 511 total).
1875: Lou Henry Hoover, first lady President Herbert Hoover.
1881: Raymond Hood, architect.
March 29th
in history
1827: Composer Ludwig van Beethoven is buried in Vienna amidst a crowd of over 10,000 mourners.
1847: U.S. troops under General Winfield Scott take possession of the Mexican stronghold at Vera Cruz.
1867: The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1879: British troops of the 90th Light Infantry Regiment repulse a major attack by Zulu tribesmen in northwest Zululand.
1886: Coca-Cola goes on sale for the first time at a drugstore in Atlanta. Its inventor, Dr. John Pemberton, claims it can cure anything from hysteria to the common cold.