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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 September 21st
1895: Juan de la Cierva, aeronautical engineer who invented the autogyro.
1902: Allen Lake, founded Penguin Books in 1935.
1912: Chuck Jones, animator and director of Warner Brothers cartoons.
1947: Stephen King, author best known for supernatural and horror tales.
1947: Marsha Norman,playwright (Getting Out, 'Night Mother).
September 21st
in history
1520: Suleiman (the Magnificent), son of Selim, becomes Ottoman sultan in Constantinople.
1589: The Duke of Mayenne of France is defeated by Henry IV at the Battle of Arques.
1673: James Needham returns to Virginia after exploring the land to the west, which would become Tennessee.
1745: A Scottish Jacobite army commanded by Lord George Murray routs the Royalist army of General Sir John Cope at Prestonpans.
1863: Union troops defeated at Chickamauga seek refuge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is then besieged by Confederate troops. Overconfident and overextended, the Union Army of the Cumberland advanced into the deep woods of northwest Georgia. Waiting Confederates did not intend for them to leave. At Chickamauga Creek, the two sides collided.