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No habla Ingles? On June 26, at 6:30 a.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the area of Sashabaw Road and Pine Knob Road for a car accident. On arrival, the deputy met with a witness who said he observed a driver run a red light at the Sashabaw and Clarkston roads intersection....more >>

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Monday, July 4 - Two home owners on N. Coats Rd. reported their mailboxes had been shot with a gun, along with a road sign. The homeowners believed the responsible party is the driver of an older Chevy Suburban....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1861: Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.
1863: General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee to find the Union Army there starving. Escaping a Rebel siege at Chattanooga.
1897: The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the 'Yellow Kid.'
1901: Anna Edson Taylor, 43, is the first woman to go safely over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She made the attempt for the cash award offered, which she put toward the loan on her Texas ranch.
1916: Henry Ford awards equal pay to women. Industrialist Henry Ford helped lead American war production with the gigantic facility at Willow Run.