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Leader's editorials on ballot issues

Vote NO on community rec. center More taxes. More debt. That's what the proposed Oxford Township Community Recreation Center boils down to and that is why is we strongly urge residents to vote NO on the $20 million bond proposal (to be financed through a 1....more >>

Don't Rush Me

And the winner of my contest is . . .

How do community papers affect you?

At then end of June I asked folks to submit wee-little essays on the role of community newspapers here in our community. This was to showcase Community Paper Month. I sweetened the pot and said I would throw in $50 for my favorite essay....more >>

Jim's Jottings

What has President Obama done for America?

A 'Jot-a-torial' for you

On what track is Obama's plans for America? Or perhaps he has none. He's certainly ignored, or lied again, of his promise of transparency in Washington, DC. Seems his lying, such as "You can keep your doctor," is his policy on all matters....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

Don't let library go

If voters shoot down a library millage on August 5 the Clarkston-Independence library will close. Books will be packed and music silenced. Enrichment classes, education classes and special activities will be gone....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Free speech trumps sign rules, reader says

Dear Editor, The article on local regulations on political signs was interesting but, in my view, fell short to the extent it failed to emphasize that while local government may be able to restrict political sign postings on public right-of-ways, it has been found that the First Amendment right to free speech allows for the posting of political yard signs on private property without regard to attempted local regulation ("Political signs," July 9)....more >>
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Born February 13th
1849: Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Winston Churchill's father and member of Parliament.
1873: Feodor Chaliapin, opera singer.
1892: Grant Wood, painter (American Gothic).
1902: Georges Simenon, novelist.
1910: William B. Shockley, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor.
February 13th
in history
1866: Jesse James holds up his first bank.
1914: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded.
1936: First social security checks are put in the mail.
1945: The Royal Air Force Bomber Command devastates the German city of Dresden with night raids by 873 heavy bombers. The attacks are joined by 521 American heavy bombers flying daylight raids.
1949: A mob burns a radio station in Ecuador after the broadcast of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.