Santa arrives:Goodrich Downtown Christmas

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-From 5-8 p.m., Dec. 9, Santa Claus will return to Goodrich Downtown Christmas. Santa is expected to be seeking both the naughty and nice during the evening. “The annual downtown Christmas event will be bigger and more festive than ever this year,” said Jenny McKenzie, event coordinator “There’s plenty of new […]

Flint Area Narcotics Group

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Sept. 28, Flint Area Narcotics Group detectives, working with Department of Homeland Security, conducted a controlled delivery of a kilo of cocaine coming from Belize to an address in Flint. The suspect fled when a team of officers approached the residence with a search warrant. A lengthy pursuit […]

Two new funding sources for eyed for dam repair

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- A new source of funding could soon be available to upgrade the village dam. On Nov. 8, the village council authorized Village Administrator/Clerk Sheri Wilkerson to work with Kevin Cook project manager of Wade Trim to secure funding through a proposed Dam Risk Reduction Revolving Loan Fund. The council is […]

Substitute teacher need still great

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On Monday night the board of trustees raised substitute teacher rates from $85 to $95 per day. “Several districts have (raised their rates),” said Wayne Wright, district superintendent. “We are not going to get any more, rather we want to keep what we have.” While finding and retaining employees continues to […]

Long-time Groveland Township planner to retire

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.-For more than a quarter of century Jenny Sevigny has served the township on the planning commission. Earlier this month she announced her retirement. “If I live here I should be active here,” said Sevigny. “I love Groveland Township, we’ve strived to maintain the rural charter and it’s been an […]

OCSO:Car-deer crashes on the rise statewide

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- Hunters strive to connect with a deer. For motorists it’s just not the case “We are getting several car-deer accidents a day,” said Lt. Greg Glover, Oakland County Sheriff Office Brandon Substation commander. Crashes with deer increase during Michigan’s firearm hunting season which opened Nov. 15. “It’s on a […]

BFD to send three to Engineer/Medics school

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon Fire Department will be sending three of their Firefighter/EMT staff to receive the necessary schooling to become Engineer/Medics. The program has been approved by the Brandon Township board and the Ortonville village council. “They go two days a week and then they’re going to have some Saturdays for […]

Bids for Reid Elementary upgrades

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night the school board of trustees voted 6-0 to approve three bids for upgrades for Reid Elementary School. On Nov. 13, three bids for plumbing upgrades; four bids for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and four bids for the electrical. The total cost is $156,500. “We took […]

Genesee County school mask mandate to be lifted

By David Fleet Editor On Nov. 15 Genesee County Medical Health Officer Dr. Pamela Hackert announced at a press conference that the Genesee County school mask mandate will be lifted on Dec. 22. Hackert still recommends that school districts require universal masking of students, staff and teachers. “On Nov. 2 the CDC granted emergency use […]

Atlas Valley Golf Club fire

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-At 2:15 p.m., Nov. 12, the township fire department responded to a fire at the Atlas Valley Golf Club, 8313 Perry Road. In addition to Atlas Township, Davison and Grand Blanc townships also responded to the fire. When firefighters arrived an active fire was ongoing in the basement of the […]

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