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Oh man, a rerun!

Editor's Note: As this nightmare of a winter continues to drag on, I find myself with nothing else to do but watch reruns on TV. So, I figured why not rerun a column. Enjoy this one from December 5, 2012....more >>

Don't Rush Me

Duck Dynasty beards, No Label politicians and Bruno Mars?

Your hero puts 'em all together in one big, fat Don't Rush Me column!

I remember there was a time -- actually most of my adult life -- when I would grow a facial hair. Yep, back before the TV show Duck Dynasty made beards popular, yours truly had a nice, manicured one....more >>

Letter to editor

Offended by anonymous letter in mailbox On Jan. 27, I received in my mailbox an unsigned open letter on the topic of the Oxford school district's plans to build a dormitory for international students....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

This is how it works, in too many places

Obama is not a strong supporter of the United States military

First, too often we voters are not offered really good people on a ballot. Second, companies do not always hire totally fair, unprejudiced, honest firms to help them reach new growth goals....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Who, now?

With a stage production like "Peter Pan," Clarkston drama students will be sure to put their best British-type accents to use Captain Hook's evil threats just wouldn't sound the same otherwise....more >>

Letters to the Editor

A call to reconsider emphasis on parking rules Dear Editor, In regards to "Parking confusion downtown," Jan. 29 edition, it's clear that parking downtown should be an important issue for local business owners and the community, but in this election year many hope that we can focus greater attention on perhaps more substantive issues affecting our local and national communities....more >>
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Born September 2nd
1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
September 2nd
in history
1945: Japan signs the document of surrender aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II.The International Military Tribunal for the Far East meted out justice to Japanese war criminals at locations throughout Asia.
1945: Vietnam declares its independence and Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaims himself its first president.
1956: Tennessee National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12 African-Americans to schools in Clinton.
1963: Alabama Governor George Wallace calls state troopers to Tuskegee High School to prevent integration.
1975: Joseph W. Hatcher of Tallahassee, Florida, becomes the state's first African-American supreme court justice since Reconstruction.