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School spending outpaces cuts

A week into the new fiscal year and Clarkston Community School district finds itself $5 million short. The Board of Education voted unanimously, June 28, to approve $78.1 million in spending for 2010-2011....more >>

Pay cut for school board

Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education agreed to take a cut in compensation for their meeting. They decided to go from $30 down to $24. "I appreciate the fact this is a gesture making cut," said Steve Hyer, board president....more >>

Learn more at band camp

This year marks the 5th year anniversary for The Clarkston Project Summer Band Camp....more >>

Investigation shows boardmember is legit

Lake Orion School Boardmember Tiffany Weber-Phillips' residency is legitimate, say school officials, and so were investigation methods used to look into it. Law enforcement officers checked out allegations that Weber-Phillips has not lived in the school district for months....more >>
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Born August 27th
1871: Theodore Dreiser, novelist (Sister Carrie).
1899: C.S. Forester, novelist and author of the Horatio Hornblower series.
1908: Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States (1963-1969).
1910: Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
August 27th
in history
1928: Fifteen nations sign the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, outlawing war and calling for the settlement of disputes through arbitration. Forty-seven other countries eventually sign the pact.
1941: The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumimaro Konoye, issues an invitation for a meeting with President Roosevelt.
1945: B-29 Superfortress bombers begin to drop supplies into Allied prisoner of war camps in China.
1963: Cambodia severs ties with South Vietnam.
1979: Lord Mountbatten is killed by an Irish terrorist bomb in his sail boat in Sligo, Ireland.