Bomb threat at Brandon High School

Brandon Twp.-Bomb sniffing dogs were at Brandon High School early Monday morning following a bomb threat written on a high school bathroom wall. ‘There was a comment found on the wall late Friday, against an assistant principal,? said Michael Ferguson, Brandon High School principal. ‘We take all precautions in these situations. The investigation will continue.? […]

Navy veteran recalls Pacific battles, end of WWII

Goodrich- It’s been 61 years since village resident Max Canton witnessed the invasion of Okinawa from the deck of a battleship. At dawn April 1, 1944, American troops rushed ashore on the small Pacific islands south of the Japanese mainland. The 68 day battle was the largest amphibious invasion of the Pacific campaign and the […]

2006 RCOC road projects skip Brandon Township

Earlier this month the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) released its updated project list for the 2006 road construction season. The list includes more than $54 million worth of road improvement projects, including $31 million of road widening throughout the county. Road construction season starts as soon as weather permits, which is typically in […]

Minimum wage hike felt locally

Joanne King has mixed feelings about the recent change in the minimum wage law. ‘I hire very few new employees,? said King. ‘But I have several workers who have been with me for a while and have worked their way up to $6.95 per hour after three years. With the change in wages I’ll have […]

‘I just picked my spot and landed there?

Pilot Mark Heinl says he planned to land where he landed–even if that spot happened to be busy I-75. A week after Heinl’s dramatic emergency landing on I-75, the Ohio pilot spoke about the events of Tuesday afternoon. At about 2 p.m. March 14, Heinl, 45, and a passenger, 37, both residents of Coldwater, Ohio, […]

Brandon teachers, district ink three year contract

Brandon Twp.-By a 7-0 vote, the school board ratified a three-year contract with the Brandon Education Association during the board meeting Monday night. The ratification of the contract comes after only three and a half days of negotiations between the board and the BEA which represents about 200 teachers said Tom Miller, Brandon Schools superintendent […]

Movie-going goat at home on township farm

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-Abby the goat may never visit another movie theater. No ‘butts? about it’one was quite enough. Abby’s owner, township resident Howard Leake, worked for the Oakland County Animal Control based in Auburn Hills for more than 30 years. While serving as a supervisor with the OCAC, Leake received all kinds […]

Keepin’ it clean

Brandon Twp.- Want to know what students are really talking about? Ask Scott Terry. From jammed lockers to plugged toilets to the latest scoop on teachers’Terry’s the man. Now a day custodian at Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, Terry, 48, has worked in the district for more than 25 years, including stints in the high school, […]

‘It’s beginning to show its age?

Brandon Twp.-From leaking pipes to crumbling bricks to sagging steps, Brandon School officials say it’s time to modernize. A vote on a district bond extension on May 2 will net the district $74.3 million, dollars needed say school officials to make several major renovations, including technology upgrades and construction of a new elementary school. In […]

Officials grapple with school-worker crime list

A list of possible convicted criminals released to schools last month has seven Brandon Schools employees on it, a Brandon official reported last week. The public release of a list naming local school employees with convictions has been delayed following a Feb. 10 circuit court ruling on the matter. The information was blocked because of […]