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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 >>


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 December 2nd
1859: Georges Seurat, French painter, founder and leader of the Pointilism style.
1863: Charles Ringling, one of the seven Ringling brothers of circus fame.
1884: Ruth Draper, actress and writer.
1885: Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer and lawyer (Zorba the Greek).
1896: Georgi Zhukov, Soviet general who captured Berlin during World War II.
December 2nd
in history
1823: President James Monroe proclaims the principles known as the Monroe Doctrine, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by European powers.
1863: General Braxton Bragg turns over command of the Army of Tennessee to General William Hardee at Dalton, Ga. The Proving Ground.
1864: Major General Grenville M. Dodge is named to replace General William Rosecrans as Commander of the Department of Missouri. Valley of the Shadow.
1867: People wait in mile-long lines to hear Charles Dickens give his first reading in New York City.
1907: Spain and France agree to enforce Moroccan measures adopted in 1906.