New sergeant at Brandon substation

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Det./Sgt. Andy Goldberg is the newest addition to the crew who protects and serves the township. The 47-year-old who has 18 years of service with OCSO, joined the Brandon substation last week, replacing Det./Sgt. Dale Brown, who returns to duty at the OCSO dispatch […]

School board votes to close Fletcher

The reorganization is the second for the district since 2013, when Belle Ann Elementary closed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School will close this year. The school board unanimously approved a reconfiguration of buildings in the district during their Feb. 20 meeting to take effect for the 2017-18 school year. The plan will mean Kindergarten through fifth grades will be taught at Oakwood Elementary and […]

Township couple face evidence tampering charges

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – A township couple that tried to cover up a domestic assault by filming a new version of events is facing felony charges now instead of what would have been a misdemeanor charge against the husband. Jeffrey Allan Gentry, 48, and Alyson Lynn Gentry, 36, were each arraigned […]

Sharin’ o’ the Green: Anonymous donor keeps match alive

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – St. Patty’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time for Sharin’ o’ the Green. The March fundraiser for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is getting a boost from an anonymous donor, who, in the spirit of Roger Duval who founded Sharin’ O’ the Green, is offering to […]

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 […]