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It's All About the Kids: a column by Dr. Janet McPeek

Helping teens cope with broken relationships

It's that time of year when teen dating blossoms. School is back in full swing, homecoming has come and gone, and the holidays are approaching. Although some relationships remain intact, others fall apart....more >>

Letters to Editor

Grateful couple thanks local business Editor's Note: Oxford resident Rob Misenar wanted to share his gratitude to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors in Oxford for handling the arrangements and absorbing all the funeral costs (with the exception of the casket) for his infant son, Lucas Craig Misenar, who died on Oct....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Get your Christmas cookies at gift fair Dear Editor, Family and baking is a big deal during the holidays. Special recipes come out and we take time to bake them together. In my family, that means three generations getting together to bake my grandmother's favorite cookie recipes....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

Humility, gratitude all part of Thanksgiving

. . . reflect on the little things you have been blessed with; eyes to read, a mind to comprehend, the heart to empathize and the opportunities to help others

I'm always grateful folks take time out their lives to read the drivil I pump out. I am amzed when asked to re-run a specific column. That said, a reader asked for a Thanksgiving column....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Of Noah, healthcare, beans and the gridiron

"Why couldn't they play cards on the ark?" "Because Noah stood on the deck." - - - o - - - I hear there's a clause in Obamacare that makes doctors sterilize needles before giving a lethal injection....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Thanks to runners

I have lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving 2013, the year I decided to get myself in decent shape for some reason. Folks here at the office say I should have made some sort of campaign out of my weight loss (85 pounds so far!), with before and after pictures, stories, and such....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Twelve reasons schools in Clarkston are blessed

As we prepare for the holiday season, there are countless reasons to be thankful. I ask you to please join me in giving thanks to the people of the Clarkston Community Schools our staff, board, volunteers, parents, administrators, and students for these top 12 recent fiscal, service, academic, athletic, and technical accomplishments....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Give thanks for blessings

I once knew a man that, while he was ill and bed ridden, called out to God to heal him. "I have served you well all these years, given freely to the needy, tithed to the church, helped whenever and wherever I was called....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
1664: The Turkish army is defeated by French and German troops at St. Gotthard, Hungary.
1689: James II's 15-week siege of Londonderry, Ireland, ends in failure.It was a shaken and demoralized English column that returned to its northern Irish base at Newry on the evening of May 28, 1595.
1740: Thomas Arne's song Rule Britannia is performed for the first time.
1759: British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at the Battle of Minden, Germany.
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.