Baseball fundamental skills camp

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Baseball is a tough sport. “To be really good you need to enjoy the game, and have some fun,” said Greg Glover, a veteran high school and AAA travel baseball coach with more than 20 years of experience. “When a kid is not able to be successful he quits and […]

Delta variant nears county

By David Fleet Editor Restaurants are open, summer festivals are planned and county fairs are rolling once again. Still, lurking in the crowds is the most contagious strain of the coronavirus so far and it’s just next door. “The delta variant is in the surrounding counties,” said Genesee County Medical Health Officer Dr. Pamela Hackert […]

Sheriff’s Office still seeking clues in Atlas Township man’s death

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-At about noon, Sunday July 11, Genesee County Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious death near the 5100 block of South Vassar near Jordan roads, according to a report issued by Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson on Facebook. Jesse James Byars, 34, who had a Flint address, but […]

Board OKs rezoning for new township business

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On June 21 the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to approve the conditional rezoning of property from Shopping Center District to Light Manufacturing District. The decision follows a 6-1 vote by the township planning commission to recommend the business. The decision allowed Chad Carson, owner of Carson Site-Prep to […]

Oaktree Gymnasium construction begins

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-On June 5 the school board of trustees moved foreword with bids for construction of the new Oaktree Gymnasium. “Construction will begin very soon,” said Wayne Wright, district superintendent. Fencing around the project was installed on July 5 and the new gym is expected to be functional by the fall of […]

Township board opts for a higher resolution aerial imagery

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On June 21 the township board of trustees voted 4-1 to approve a higher resolution for the aerial imagery photos of the township. Trustee Barry June voted no. The township participates in the Genesee County Geographic Information System. Countywide data is gathered via a fly-over using aerial imagery with the […]

Township trail project set to expand west

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- A trail between Atlas and Grand Blanc Township will soon be a little closer. In May, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed HB 4469 which appropriated $37.8 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants that will support 76 recreation projects and land purchases throughout Michigan. The grants were recommended by […]

MDHHS COVID recommendations draw concerns

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich-Just say, no thank you to masks this fall. Thanks the message several parents expressed on Monday night at the Goodrich School Board meeting following a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announcement that recommended continued COVID protocol when school starts this fall. “I know there has been a lot […]

Going to market: Oakland County Fair Livestock auction

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Tipping the scale at just about 1,000 pounds Bonnie, a Angus-Hereford cross will make her one and only debut at the Oakland County Fair next week. “Bonnie and her brother Clyde are grain and grass fed,” said Allie Bottiglia, 15, who purchased the pair of 200 pound, three month old […]

Teare less than a second short for Olympic team

By David Fleet Editor Cooper Teare was less than one second from making the U.S.Olympic Team. On June 26, Teare, a senior distance runner for the University of Oregon, was edged out by .095 of a second of making the team in the men’s 5,000 meters on the final day of the U.S. Olympic Track […]