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Don't Rush Me

Woo-hoo! Gov. Synder oks July as Community Paper Month in Michigan!

Your chance to make $50 the easy way

With little fanfare or excitement or coverage by any electronic media platform known to man or woman, July waltzed into our lives as Community Newspaper Month. Across these fruited plains community papers, free and paid, with and without news are 'sposed to stop, and take a bow....more >>

My Way

Fireworks lawbreakers have more money than brains or manners

Give people an inch, they will take a mile. That old expression is very true, especially when it comes to the legalization of fireworks in Michigan, which I'm beginning to believe is one of the worst decisions ever made by the state Legislature and Gov....more >>

Letters to Editor

Another 'yes' vote for community center The opportunity to approve construction for the Oxford Recreation Center will be put to a vote August 5 and I am crossing my fingers that it will pass....more >>

Guest Viewpoint, By Cory Johnston

Johnston turns to county, state

Everyone should have the right to bring issues they believe important to the attention of their government. This should be even more obvious when the issues are about public safety and responsibilities....more >>

Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to all artists at fair Dear Editor: The Teen Art Fair that has been operating at the lovely Clarkston Independence District Library has continued on for its sixth year....more >>

Letters by Laura A column by Laura DuCharme

Summer camp

Working at a summer camp teaches you more life lessons than you would think. Most people would consider their favorite presents from someone to be a clothing item, a piece of jewelry or maybe even a car....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Let's do this -- together

Maybe you've heard the news. My Habitat Clarkston, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County (HFHOC), has secured vacant land on Hogback Lake Road, near Andersonville Road....more >>
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Born August 4th
1805: William Rowan Hamilton, Irish scientist.
1901: Louis Armstrong, legendary jazz trumpeter.
1912: Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat credited with saving nearly 100,000 Budapest Jews during World War II.
1958: Mary Decker Slaney, American athlete, winner of seven track and field records.
August 4th
in history
1875: The first Convention of Colored Newspapermen is held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1879: A law is passed in Germany making Alsace Lorraine a territory of the empire.
1914: Germany invades Belgium causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany.
1942: The British government charges that Mohandas Gandhi and his All-Indian Congress Party favor appeasement with Japan.
1944: RAF pilot T. D. Dean becomes the first pilot to destroy a V-1 buzz bomb when he tips the pilotless craft's wing, sending it off course.