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Discussion delayed on budget cuts

A year ago this week, a $13 million school budget deficit stunned school board members and residents. Not this year Clarkston School Board's Jan. 24 meeting was canceled by board President Steve Hyer....more >>
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Marching to remember

Independence Elementary students honored the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with their annual Peace Walk, Jan. 14. Students were led by Principal Chris Turner through the hallways to the music of "We Shall Overcome....more >>
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Awards honor 12 teachers

Clarkston Community Schools honored 12 employees for the First Quarter Employee Recognition Awards at the Board of Education meeting, Jan 10. First-quarter awardees include, in back from left to right, Jody Sebring, art teacher, Pine Knob Elementary; Melissa Skyarce, Instructional Aide, Clarkston Elementary; Kim Chadwell, media tech, Clarkston Elementary and Springfield Plains Elementary; Michelle Laing, 3rd/4th grade teacher, Springfield Plains; Tim Berkquist, head custodian, Andersonville Elementary; Thomas Evans, day custodian, Clarkston High School; in front, April Killewald, first grade teacher, Bailey Lake Elementary; Kaki Gove, physical education teacher, Sashabaw Middle School; Jeanne Webster, Math Instructional Aide, SMS; Pat Kent, physical education teacher, SMS....more >>
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Yo-yo tricks teach

Laughter ensued in Springfield Plains Elementary's gym as the students followed the adventure of Ned. During the assembly, Jan. 14, the students learned Never give up, Encourage other and Do your best, also known as NED - the character's name....more >>
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Born August 29th
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1958: Michael Jackson, pop singer, entertainer.
August 29th
in history
0: The Temple of Jerusalem burns after a nine-month Roman siege.
1526: Ottoman Suleiman the Magnificent crushes a Hungarian army under Lewis II at the Battle of Mohacs.
1533: In Peru, the Inca chief Atahualpa is executed by orders of Francisco Pizarro, although the chief had already paid his ransom.
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.