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Fireworks on Lake Oakland

Celebrate Independence Day with the American Legion Post 377 and watch fireworks on the beach on July 3. Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and snow cones available for purchase at the pavillion starting at 4 p....more >>

Public Safety

Here today, then gone Someone took a bronze-colored stature from a home in the 4000 block of Spring Meadow Drive, June 20. A Mann Road resident parked his car, unlocked, on the side of the road, June 22....more >>

Swinging good time

Generations of all ages enjoyed the Stardusters Band as they performed classic music from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Ted Heath, Ray Anthony, Frank Sinatra, Blues Brothers, and Michael Buble....more >>

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Letter to the Editor

Volunteers efforts not lost in recall

Dear Editor, The recall of Independence Township Supervisor David Wagner did not fail because of Joel DeLong. He worked long and hard in the service of right over wrong. Township voters voted down senior centers and township halls four times....more >>

Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

15 years ago - 1995 "State court reverses B&B decision" After two years in the Michigan Court of Appeals, an Oakland County Circuit Court case ruling against operation of a Clarkston bed and breakfast was reversed and remanded....more >>

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Letters to the Editor

Looking at big picture

Dear Editor, The last Clarkston City Council meeting was filled to capacity and in my opinion was a hotbed of issues, only one of which was addressed by Gerald McNally in his letter ("Keep police to avoid merger," June 23) I cannot believe no one at that meeting had a comment to make to the public....more >>

Opinions

Letter to the Editor

Yes to produce market

Dear Editor, In regards to the story "Whole Foods top survey pick for Dixie redevelopment," June 9 edition, we are in favor of a grocery store going in where the Farmer Jack was on Dixie and White Lake....more >>

Opinions

Letter to the Editor

Writer cautions readers

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Sam Moraco's letter regarding the director of Independence Township Parks and Recreation ("Frustrations with township leaders," June 2). He is correct in his statement that present township officials are very frustrating to work with....more >>

Wendi's Word

Banned

I looked over as my friend was driving her jeep on Friday night and sighed. Not trying to scare her, since the vehicle was in drive, I told her to put the phone away. She was looking at a text message....more >>

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Fourth of July

The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3. It starts at St. Daniel Catholic Church, goes through downtown Clarkston and ends at Clarkston United Methodist Church. This year's theme is "Be a Patriot....more >>

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Clarkston Community Church Hosts Free Liberty Festival

Once again Clarkston Community Church is hosting a free July 4th weekend event for the community from 7-10 p.m on July 3. This year's Liberty Festival will feature another great lead-up to the Independence Township fireworks at Clintonwood Park "Being a part of the community and not just in the community is a very big priority for our church family," said Clarkston Community Church Senior Pastor Greg Henneman....more >>
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Born August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1908: The American Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to a warm welcome.
1913: 700 feet above Buc, France, parachutist Adolphe Pegond becomes the first person to jump from an airplane and land safely.
1914: Russia wins an early victory over Germany at Gumbinnen.
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.