District to add security cameras

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- On Monday night the Goodrich School Board of Trustees Ok’d improvements and additions to the security of the district. Funds for the security enhancements are part of the $20,930,000 bond extension approved by district voters on Aug. 4, 2020. Five companies responded to the request for bids. At a cost […]

Storms bring high winds, heavy rain to township, village

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-A pair of thunderstorms on June 26 and 29 that ripped through the area producing damaging winds and heavy rain, produced no cloud rotations which could have produced tornadoes. JR Kirtek chief meteorologist for ABC Channel 12 News Flint said on Saturday five tornadoes were reported in the state, but […]

Light‘em up!

By David Fleet Editor The 245th celebration of our independence will now sound and taste a little sweeter this Fourth of July. The fireworks, which will be launched at dusk from the Brandon Middle School on July 2 will now include a free scoop of Cook’s Ice Cream for the community thanks to a local […]

Searchers recover body of Southfield man on Atlas Millpond

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- On Friday afternoon, Genesee County dive teams recovered the body of a 21-year-old Southfield man from the Atlas Millpond near Gale and Perry roads. NaQuan Khalid-William Baker was found by the dive team about 50 feet from shore. Baker, along with two other individuals were fishing in a rowboat when […]

Atlas Township Road projects

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to resurfacing with three inches of gravel about three miles of roads. Henderson Road between Hegel and Green roads; Coolidge Road, between Henderson to Washburn roads with limestone and Henderson Road between Coolidge and Hegal roads. “The Genesee County Road […]

Fencing OK’d for Atlas Cemetery

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.-On Monday night the township board of trustees voted 5-0 to seek bids for parameter fencing of the Atlas Cemetery. The front section of fencing will be decorative or black wrought iron while the remainder of the fencing will be a standard cyclone style. “There’s been a lot of activities […]

Teare on cusp of U.S.Olympic team

By David Fleet Editor Cooper Teare is now just two races from making the U.S Olympic team.  On June 11, Teare, a senior distance runner for the University of Oregon, won the 5,000 meter NCAA Track and Field championship with the time of 13:12.24 besting  the needed  Olympic Standard time of 13:13.50. Teare is the […]

C&M Circus returns to town

By David Fleet Editor For some it invokes childhood memories. For others it’s a new experience they only read about. What ever the reason on July 3 and 4, the circus will be returning to Ortonville. “This will be our third circus,” said Ed Albertson, Ortonville Lions Club event coordinator. “We’ve had rave reviews every […]

Board takes aim at illegal marijuana growers

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- On Monday night the township board of trustees agreed to move forward with possible changes in ordinances regarding marijuana growing in the township. Bob DePalma, township supervisor said the need for the ordinance follows calls from people questioning if marijuana can be grown in the township. “The answer we’ve […]

Green Ridge Meadows expansion OK, lumber costs slip

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- New homes on the way. On Monday night the village council voted 4-0 to approve the site plan for the sixth phase of Green Ridge Meadows. Council member Sherry Moore was absent. The village planning commission recommended approval following the May 24 meeting. The developer, Atlas Township-based Johnson & Sons […]