End of a long run

After three decades Blackhawk coach retires

End of a long run

Front to back, Jessica Andrus, Brooke Kilyk and Olivia Sizeland chat with Brandon Track Coach Greg Hyde, who will retire this spring after 30 years. Photo by Patrick McAbee.  By David Fleet Editor It’s Tuesday afternoon on a cloudy 45-degree late April day. Blackhawk Girls Varsity Coach Greg Hyde is on the high school track—chatting […]

9-1-1: Brandon women on call for Oakland County emergencies

9-1-1: Brandon women on call for Oakland County emergencies

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer The phone rings shortly after 7 p.m. on a recent Friday night at the Oakland County Emergency Dispatch Center. Andrea Almanza answers the call. “9-1-1, what is your location?” The woman on the other end gives a Pontiac address and speaks in a rush, nearly incoherently. “A mother and daughter […]

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