Public Notice: Atlas Township

PUBLIC NOTICE ATLAS TOWNSHIP Notice to the citizens of ATLAS TOWNSHIP, Genesee County, Goodrich, Michigan. The ATLAS TOWNSHIP BOARD will hold a TRUTH-IN-TAXATION PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Atlas Township Hall, 7386 S. Gale Road, Goodrich, MI 48438. “The property tax milage rate proposed to be levied to support […]



On Wednesday about 70 Brandon High School students walked out of class as part of a nationwide protest over gun violence and to remember the 17 killed at Parkland High School. Photo by Patrick McAbee.  By David Fleet Editor Seventeen names. Seventeen minutes. On March 14, at 10 a.m., for 17 minutes, Brandon and Goodrich […]

GHS-student athletes honored

On March 6, six Goodrich High School student athletes signed letters of intent. Emily Stambaugh will attend Mott Community College to play softball this fall. Emily has been a two time all GAC selection and a two time all district selection while playing for GHS Head Volleyball Coach Cheryl Dotterer. She plans to major in […]

‘I always tell women, never give up’

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Since she was 14, Missy Anderson has been suffering with endometriosis. “My very first cycle, my mom had to take me to the ER because it was so bad,” said Anderson, a Brandon Township resident. “I wasn’t truly diagnosed until I was 20.” For 22 years, Anderson would research the […]

Groveland Township to host master plan meeting

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-From 5:30-7 p.m., March 27, the township board of trustees will host a public meeting to seek input in the year long update process of the master plan. The meeting will be at the township hall. The township master plan is a policy document that provides direction for future development. […]

Township seeks DNR grant community park

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 6-0 the submission of an application for the 2018 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant. The grant, if awarded, would fund the development of a concession stand and comfort station at the Brandon Township […]

Petitions for Brandon trustee seat open

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- The township is looking for nominating petitions for a partial term trustee seat. The trustee who’s term is coming to a close is Scott Broughton, who was appointed for a partial, two year term in Feb. 2016 by a 5-1 vote by the township board. The seat was […]

Subcommittee selected study Belle Ann pruchase

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees approved the appointment of Supervisor Kathy Thurman, Clerk Candee Allen and Trustee Bob Marshall to a subcommittee to research the possible purchase of Belle Ann elementary school. The board has been discussing the purchase since October, and Belle Ann has […]

Man bound over in deputy’s death

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A suspect in the murder of deputy Eric Overall was bound over in court on March 12 by Judge Joseph Fabrizio of 52-2 District Court. Christopher Berak, who was charged with the first degree murder of Deputy Overall on Thanksgiving, as well as murder of a police officer, was in […]

Local on cusp of next American Idol

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The road to stardom may have veered through a local thrift store for a township girl. Genavieve Linkowski, 19, will appear on ABC’s “American Idol” reboot before the judging panel comprised of Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. However, her “Idol” journey won’t be revealed until the episode […]