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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 October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
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in history
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.
1908: The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1942: The German Army grinds to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad. Winter tempest in Stalingrad.