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School board meets Jan. 6

School officials have to hit the books after holiday break. The subject: securing a share of $4.35 billion in federal Race to the Top education funds before deadline. Clarkston Board of Education meets Jan....more >>
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North Sashabaw celebrates holidays

Teachers, parents and volunteers brought bags of food and decorations, hosting a Christmas party for North Sashabaw Elementary students, Dec. 17. Kids exchanges gifts, played games, and enjoyed lots of food at their final class gettogethers of 2009....more >>

'Final candidate' selected for LOHS principal

The high school has been without permanent leadership since July, but the search for a new principal appears to be over. According to an email sent by Margaret Hazlett, executive director of human resources, a 14-member committee selected Sophia LaFayette as the final candidate for the position....more >>
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Born January 31st
1797: Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (C Major Symphony, The Unfinished Symphony).
1919: Jackie Robinson, first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues.
1925: Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader.
January 31st
in history
1916: President Woodrow Wilson refuses the compromise on Lusitania reparations.
1917: Germany resumes unlimited sub warfare, warning that all neutral ships that are in the war zone will be attacked.
1935: The Soviet premier tells Japan to get out of Manchuria.
1943: The Battle of Stalingrad ends as small groups of German soldiers of the Sixth Army surrender to the victorious Red Army forces.
1944: U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.