School liaison 50-50 split proposed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- As has been the case for many years now, the police liaison officer position is again under scrutiny as district officials prepare the annual budget and look for areas to trim. This time, administrators have drawn township officials into the discussion, requesting a 50-50 cost split for funding […]

Daytona 500 fundraiser to benefit O.A.T.S.

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .- Gear up for a good time and a great cause. A 2017 Daytona 500 fundraiser to benefit O.A.T.S. (Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles) is planned for noon-5 p.m., Feb. 26 at Bullfrogs, 2225 S. Ortonville Road. Tell your server you are there on behalf of O.A.T.S. and […]

Brandon School Board changes direction; Fletcher closing proposed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- After hearing input from staff and parents, district officials have changed their minds regarding which school to close in a reorganization, although it is not yet official and when it will occur is still up in the air. During a special meeting Feb. 8, the school board again […]

Former twp. man charged in assaults

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A former Brandon Township man who fled the state after allegedly repeatedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old child has been brought to justice, seven years later. Gary Tremayne Hollins was extradited back to Michigan last month from Missouri and was arraigned at 52-2 District Court on six counts of first degree […]

Library reopening delayed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Oh well. Repairs to the library’s well, which are taking longer than expected, are testing the patience of patrons as well as employees. “The board and the staff are clamoring for us to be back in business and serving the community,” said Library Director Rebecca Higgerson on Wednesday, […]

Township board appoints new trustee

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Back to seven. Scott Broughton is the newest township trustee, appointed by a 5-1 vote during the board’s Feb. 6 meeting. Treasurer Terri Darnall made the motion to appoint Broughton, with support from Clerk Candee Allen, and yes votes from Supervisor Kathy Thurman and Trustees Dana DePalma and […]

Village septic study: 58 systems found in failure mode so far

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville -When Randy Gregory first began uncovering data regarding septic systems in the village, he was dismayed. An initial set of numbers showed that half of the structures in the village were built before 1980. Septic systems installed prior to 1980 are at the largest risk of failure. However, as […]

Brandon man killed in Atlas Township crash

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Atlas Twp .- A 21-year-old Brandon Township man died in a 2-vehicle crash Tuesday on M-15. Genesee County Undersheriff Chris Swanson said Alexander Kozloff was northbound on M-15 shortly before 7 a.m., Jan. 31, when it appears he lost control of his Buick sedan in icy conditions and slid sideways […]

Village seeks grant for Iron Belle Trail

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville -The village is forging ahead with plans for an Iron Belle Trail segment. Village Manager David Trent applied for a $35,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources last month. “Our vision is to establish a new trailhead at the juncture or curve of Church Street, across from the […]

Oxford Bank to sell Goodrich branch

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich – The Oxford Bank branch, 8125 State Road, has closed as of Jan. 31 David Lamb, CEO of Oxford Bank Corp., said that the 2,800-square foot retail banking facility which opened in January 2005 as the company’s seventh full service branch, will be sold. “In hindsight the Goodrich location was […]