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L. Brooks Patterson describes Detroit Water & Sewer as broken

Faith In Action, Ike McKinnon and L. Brooks Patterson

Last week in these parts was -- well, newsflash -- it was cold and snowy. Aside from that, I attended my first State of the (Oakland) County address and my first Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs Quality of Life committee meeting....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

My daddy died at 93: 94 if he'd sanitized

'I don't believe I need to buy Purell to sanitize my hands . . .'

A big percent of Americans can be talked, or sold into anything. Like hand sanitizers, but only if they are used correctly, according to an article I read a few Sunday's ago. Of course, the only reason I read it was to confirm my belief that I should have died years ago from shaking hands and using doorknobs....more >>

Clarkston News Editorial: Closing communication is not the answer

It's come to our attention that this newspaper has acted unfairly. We, of course, disagree. The City of The Village of Clarkston's manager has given notice she will no longer answer questions from this newspaper or its representatives....more >>

Closing communication is not the answer

It's come to our attention that this newspaper has acted unfairly. We, of course, disagree. The City of The Village of Clarkston's manager has given notice she will no longer answer questions from this newspaper or its representatives....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Death by dog

In North Korea if you disagree with the "dear leader" one execution method is death by a pack of starved dogs. Thankful you don't live in North Korea? Although a bit of an extreme analogy, I wonder is America inching towards squashing freedom of speech....more >>

Words from the Sup't

Planning, collaboration keys to school success

By Dr. Rod Rock Great things continue to happen in the Clarkston Community Schools. The district is experiencing positive trends in achievement, finance, planning, co-curriculars, and professional development....more >>

Spiritual Matters

God's law can't be broken

"One sabbath he was going through the cornfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, 'Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?' And he said to them, 'Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions....more >>
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Born September 4th
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.
September 4th
in history
1943: Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea. When Fred Avey joined Pappy Boyington's flock, he found himself among a pack of wolves in Black Sheep's clothing.
1944: British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.
1945: The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.
1951: The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.
1957: Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.