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Backpack food program at Andersonville

Many children don't get enough nutritious food, even in Clarkston. For students at Andersonville Elementary this fall, Blessings in a Backpack is there to help. The national program is for students receiving free or reduced lunches during the week at school....more >>

School board meetings now posted on website

The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education meetings are now available to watch online. The link to the board's last meeting, on July 11, is found on the bottom of the district's home page at www....more >>
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OHS grad headed to China to teach history, maybe football

One of Oxford's sons left for China this week to teach students in the Far East about this nation's past and, if there's enough interest, how to wage the 100-yard war. Gerald Wichman III, a 2004 graduate of Oxford High School, landed a job teaching U....more >>
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Born September 15th
1894: Jean Renoir, French film director (Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game).
1901: Sir Howard Bailey, British engineer who gave his name to a prefabricated bridge used extensively during World War II.
1926: Bobby Short, singer and pianist.
1945: Jesse Norman, soprano.
1946: Oliver Stone, film director and screenwriter (Platoon, JFK).
September 15th
in history
1776: The British occupy Manhattan.
1788: An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands is ratified at the Hague.
1858: The Butterfield Overland Mail Company begins delivering mail from St. Louis to San Francisco. The company's motto is: Remember, boys, nothing on God's earth must stop the United States mail!Despite numerous hardships, the first flying postmen usually made their appointed rounds.
1862: Confederates capture Harpers Ferry, securing the rear of Robert E. Lee's forces in Maryland.A wounded rebel tells his parents about his war experience near Harpers Ferry.
1891: The Dalton gang holds up a train and takes $2,500 at Wagoner, Oklahoma.