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LO gets a deal, Oxford taxpayers get the shaft

Oxford Village taxpayers should feel a special kinship with the Greek mythological character Atlas. Legend has it that Atlas and his fellow Titan gods rebelled against the younger Olympian gods led by Zeus....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Marijuna's da bom and hillbilly logic

No, Rush ain't re-livin' an episode of TV's Justified

Is there something wrong with me? Am I a "bad" man? I only ask these probing questions of you, because at night, before beddy-bye time, when I reflect upon the day that just was, I sometimes ask myself these same questions....more >>

Letters to Editor

Township's 'demand' for two dispatchers 'smacks of bullying' The Oxford Leader's recent reporting of Oxford Township's demand to the Village to provide two full time emergency dispatchers, 24/7 or else, smacks of bullying to me. I am well aware of a Hatfields/McCoy relationship between the two governmental entities that has apparently prevailed for many years, but this example seems to go beyond theoretical differences and smacks of a declaration from the township that does not truly represent the best interests of its constituency....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 >>

Jim's Jottings

Thinking about generations, feeding the animals & more

Now that the pro football season is all but over, you can look for changes for the Washington Redskins. In keeping with the movement to not offend anyone, I expect management will drop "Washington" from the team name....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Sneaky car show

Certain events seem to sneak up when least expected. Oh, they come around the same time every year - holidays, tax season, birthdays - but it just again seems to be sneaky. I was reminded by a few people it is time for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Help appreciated in reliving history through CNews Dear Editor, This letter is to thank the Clarkston News and specifically the editor, Phil Custodio. A couple of months ago I went in to get my paper and asked Rose Mary at the front desk if they kept their old newspapers....more >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1861: Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
1892: The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.