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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 July 29th
1905: Stanley Kunitz, poet.
1905: Dag Hammerarskjold, Nobel Peace Prize winner, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961).
1909: Chester Himes, author (Cotton Comes to Harlem, If He Hollers, Let Him Go).
1918: Edwin Greene O'Connor, author (The Last Hurrah).
1918: Mary Lee Settle, novelist.
July 29th
in history
1602: The Duke of Biron is executed in Paris for conspiring with Spain and Savoy against King Henry IV of France.
1603: Bartholomew Gilbert is killed in Virginia by Indians, during a search for the missing Roanoke colonists.
1693: The Army of the Grand Alliance is destroyed by the French at the Battle of Neerwinden.
1830: Liberals led by the Marquis of Lafayette seize Paris in opposition to the king's restrictions on citizens' rights.
1848: A rebellion against British rule is put down in Tipperary, Ireland.