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Makayla Mae Beach Ashley and Eric Beach of Davison are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Mae Beach. Makayla was born at 2:29 p.m., Feb. 18, at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc....more >>

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SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY

BRANDON TOWNSHIP SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION Fencing around graves at the Seymour Lake Cemetery will no longer be allowed. All fencing must be removed by May 15, 2011....more >>
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Born September 4th
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.
September 4th
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1820: Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.
1862: Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1870: A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.
1881: The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
1886: Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz. Bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.