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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 July 24th
1895: Robert Graves, poet and novelist (Goodbye to All That).
1897: Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer.
1900: Zelda Sayre, writer (Save me the Waltz).
1916: John D. MacDonald, author.
1920: Bella Abzug, the first Jewish woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
July 24th
in history
1766: At Fort Ontario, Canada, Ottawa chief Pontiac and William Johnson sign a peace agreement.
1791: Robespierre expels all Jacobins opposed to the principles of the French Revolution.
1847: The first members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrive in Utah, settling in present-day Salt Lake City.
1862: The eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, dies at the age of 79.
1897: African-American soldiers of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps arrive in St. Louis, Mo., after completing a 40-day bike ride from Missoula, Montana.