Former Brandon Township resident safe from hurricane Harvey

By David Fleet Editor Clear Lake, Texas- Anthony Lapp considered his community lucky just missing the slow-moving, record-shattering Hurricane Harvey that battered much of the southern coast of Texas over the past week. Lapp, a 1999 Brandon High School graduate who along wife Erin moved to the city of about 62,000 residents about 60 miles […]

Crash victim may have been distracted driver

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At 1:19 p.m., Aug. 22, Brandon deputies and township firefighters responded to the 2800 block of Seymour Lake Road for an injury accident. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville was traveling westbound on Seymour Lake Road and had crossed the center line. The Bonneville then […]

Solution to district wastewater issues eyed

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- Dog food and plenty of sunshine. Two seemingly unrelated components that could now save the district and taxpayers more than a million dollars. Due to the lack of a sanitary sewer system in the township—the Brandon district’s high school and middle school share a wastewater treatment plant that, for […]

$148K in renovations to township hall OK’d

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The township hall will get a facelift. By a vote of 5-0 on Monday night, the township board of trustees OK’d Swartz Creek based—RBF Construction for building renovations to the township hall, 7386 Gale Road. The cost of the project, which is expected to start just after Labor Day […]

Township inks billboard deal

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- After several years of searching township officials have landed a sign. Earlier this month Farmington Hills based International Outdoors officially completed the construction of the first township billboard located near I-75 and Grange Hall Road. “We have limited space in the township for a billboard,” said Bob DePalma, township […]

Township audit OK’d by board

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.– Mark Perry, a CPA for Yeo & Yeo, presented the annual financial statements and auditor’s report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 at Monday’s township board of trustee meeting. The township board voted 5-0 to accept the audit. According to the audit, for the fiscal year 2016-17 […]

Chief Forys to retire

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-After more than 34 years as a township firefighter—Chief Fred Forys is stepping down. “It was time,” said Forys, 65. “Everything I set out to do for the department was accomplished. The equipment is far better then when I started—we have more of it and it’s better quality.” The retirement […]

MABAS facility set to open in township

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– On the anniversary of 9/11 a major step forward toward preparedness in the event of a disaster will be unveild in the township. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 11, the Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System or MABAS storage warehouse will be open for pubic tours. The 17,000 square […]

Firefighters, DTE, neighbors rally to save wedding

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Wedding crashers took on a new meaning earlier this month. On Aug. 12, Bob Petrusha a township resident for the past 18 years was hosting a wedding with about 130 guests on his rural Auten Road property. The wedding couple had rented a 30-feet-by-60-feet tent and planned to exchange […]

Fraud suspects nabbed after high speed chase

By David Fleet Editor A 36-year-old female from Daytona Beach, Fla. and a 32-year-old male of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. are now in custody following a high speed chase and incident with a local credit union. At approximately 3:41 p.m., Aug. 14, the Oakland County Sheriff office received a call from an employee of the Michigan […]