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Time for school critics to put up or shut up

To all those folks who have been unhappy with the direction of the Oxford school district over the last seven years, now is your chance to act. In November, four seats a voting majority will be up for grabs on the school board....more >>

Keiser's Role: A column by Trevor Keiser

School board flunks Transparency 101

"Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct." ~ Thomas Jefferson If the Oxford Board of Education were sitting in my classroom and I graded them on transparency, I would have to fail them....more >>

Letter to the Editor

I understand that the fire department is seeking a new millage to maintain and improve the services for Oxford Township. I understand the need for the millage, but I also see a dire need for better roads throughout Oxford Township....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

Rush is getting the 'scoop' on poop

While Rush is away doing of little significance to the betterment of mankind, here a favorite column from April 4, 2004. We hope you enjoy. -- The Management * * * We are becoming a "soft" nation....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Just clownin' around

People who know me come in through our attached garage, rap hard on the door and wait for me to yell, "C'mon in!" Recently the person who came in was a clown. He lives on Big Fish Lake, near Ortonville....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

With warmer weather finally here, I decided it was time to shed the liner in my coat. I bought my new-for-me jacket during the dead of winter at Clarkston's Salvation Army on Sashabaw Road....more >>

Letters to the Editor

A call to share in traffic solution Dear Editor, I agree with the people who are opposed to putting a ramp onto I-75 SB at Clintonville Road. However, if they lived in the area of Sashabaw and Waldon they would have a different opinion....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Why Clarkston is a great place

Do you know why Clarkston is a great place? I've lived in Clarkston now for 20 years. My wife and I were so impressed when we moved here. We loved the small town feel and how friendly everyone was around town....more >>
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Born August 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
1943: Lt. John F. Kennedy, towing an injured sailor, swims to a small island in the Solomon Islands. The night before, his boat, PT-109, had been split in half by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri.
1950: The U.S. First Provisional Marine Brigade arrives in Korea from the United States.
1964: U.S. destroyer Maddoxis reportedly attacked by North Vietnamese patrol boats.
1965: Newsman Morley Safer films the destruction of a Vietnamese village by U.S. Marines.
1990: Iraqi forces invade neighboring Kuwait.