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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 October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1797: The first successful parachute descent is made by Andre-Jacqes Garnerin, who jumps from a balloon at some 2,200 feet over Paris.
1824: The Tennessee Legislature adjourns ending Davy Crockett's state political career. Crockett died at the legendary siege of the Alamo in 1836.
1836: Sam Houston sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas. In March 1843, 176 members of an unauthorized army of Texans captured in Mexico drew beans from a jar to determine which 17 among them would die for their alleged crimes.
1859: Spain declares war on the Moors in Morocco.
1862: Union troops push 5,000 confederates out of Maysbille, Ark., at the Second Battle of Pea Ridge. Cherokee Stand Watie exhibited bravery and leadership while fighting for two lost causes.