Goodrich Planning Commission meeting postponed

Goodrich-A village planning commission meeting to discuss a request to rezone property for a proposed low-income senior living apartment complex at 6 p.m., July 24 has been postponed. Jerome Jay Allen, diector of Devonshire Advisors, a Rochester Hills company who coordinates the project, said the Goodrich Haven Senior Complex rezoning request will be rescheduled for […]

Search warrants executed in Ponzi scheme investigation

By David Fleet Editor On Tuesday morning the Genesee County Sheriff Department executed four search warrants, three in Atlas Township and one in Grand Blanc Township, following a month-and-a-half long investigation of a suspected Ponzi scheme. Genesee County Sheriff Undersheriff Chris Swanson said the warrants were issued by Judge Nathaniel C. Perry, III for Atlas […]

Sex ed vote: Teach contraceptives?

Sexual abuse survivor chimes in on debate

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- When Tina Ayala was 5-years-old, she was sexually abused. The experience has made her a staunch advocate for victims of sexual assault, and also led her to share her views on the importance of abstinence-based sex education with the Brandon School Board last month as they debate whether […]

Oakland County Fair opens

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer The Oakland County Fair is going on now through July 16 and is ready to mesmerize. Among the featured entertainment this year is Michael Blaine, a hypnotist and retired New York law enforcement lieutenant who has been entrancing audiences for 25 years around the country with his comedy hypnosis act. […]

Stars and stripes

Stars and stripes

Firefighters from Groveland Township with an American flag displayed from a ladder truck at the Brandon Township Community Park on June 24. The flag honored the arrival of the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial which arrived last Saturday. Photo by Patrick McAbee. 

Life in Ortonville: Local reflects on 95 years

By David Fleet Editor Ortonville- Beatrice Richards is a hometown girl. “I love the little town atmosphere,” she said. The area resident, who will celebrate her birthday later this month, reflected on more than 90 years in the village. “I was born here in the village—at the house on Church Street near East Ridge Drive,” […]

School’s out

School’s out

Bill Renner, principal at Harvey Swanson Elementary School high-fives students on the last day of school on June 15. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Atlas Township fire

Atlas Township fire

Firefighters responded to a house fire on the shores of  Lake Shinanguag late Monday night. Photo by Patrick McAbee.  By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-Firefighters responded to a house fire on the shores of Lake Shinanguag late Monday night. About 10:30 p.m., June 12, fire departments from Atlas, Brandon, Davison, Grand Blanc and Groveland townships battled […]

Blackhawks soar

Blackhawks soar

From left, Ethan Hunt, Kevin Bickett, Josh Buda, Michael Allen, Nolan Tews, Jack Olson, Brendan O’Shea, Issac De Jose, Brennan Swix and James Gonzale. Brandon seniors jump during the Clap Out Walk Out on June 7.  Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial

A tribute to Vietnam War veterans from Michigan will arrive in Ortonville and Goodrich this summer. From 10 a.m.until dusk June 24 the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial will be at Brandon Township Community Park, 1414 N. Hadley Road. In 2005 Staff Sgt Kurt Damrow, of the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard, […]