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State declares open season on hunters' wallets

One of my top three sources of stress relief is hunting. I find the entire process relaxing, enjoyable and immensely rewarding. There's nothing like sitting in a blind on a crisp, clear autumn morning, waiting for sunrise and listening as nature begins to come alive for another day....more >>

Letter to the Editor: Ready to fight 'low-lifes' vandalizing parks

Regarding: C.J. Carnacchio's "Another V-word this week" column in the Sept. 18 issue: Let's try another "V" word volunteer. I would absolutely head a committee to gather as many able-bodied adults to sit in the parks during the dark hours in which these low-lifes generally (do their vandalism) for a few weeks, hidden in the shadows somehow, to catch these maggots in the act and perform "Citizen's Arrests....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

Local folks on the go (and one that went)

More than a few years ago a local gal used to set type for us here at the newspaper. A typesetter for us, at that time meant she had good hands and fast fingers because she typed a lot of stuff (and all on deadline)....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Down to the wire

With a month and a half until the Clarkston State Bank Back Roads Half Marathon, it's crunch time for training. I've been pretty good about it, running twice a week most of the time since May....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Sheriff's service outstanding, reader says Dear Editor, I wanted to weigh in on the matter of a reincarnation of the Clarkston Police Department ("Police for Clarkston?," Sept. 11)....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1790: The first enumeration by the U.S. Census Bureau is completed. It shows a population of 3,939,326 located in 16 states and the Ohio territory. Virginia is the most populous state with 747,610 inhabitants. The census compilation cost $44,377.
1791: Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history.An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.