Sobriety Court graduate: ‘I was a selfish brat?

It was only a five-mile drive home. What was the big deal? For township resident Mike Teaney, that cruise home after a friend dropped him off at the Independence Township Park and Ride near I-75 and Sashabaw Road’should be no problem. He’d had too many drinks, he knew it, and he already had one DUI […]

The invasion at Anizo was the worst

Brandon Twp.-From a glimpse of American General George Patton to the hanging of fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini to a USO performance by the singing Andrews Sisters? township resident and WWII veteran Raymond Harris? tour of duty in North Africa and Italy was a snapshot of history. On Nov. 11, Veterans Day 2007, Harris, now […]

Plenty of deer for the 2007 firearm season

Brandon Twp.-Russ Shipley considers himself lucky’a near perfect 14-point buck with ll-inch tines shot with his bow from a tree stand near Clarkston. ‘He came in at only about 13 yards,? said Shipley, 41, a deer hunter for more than 30 years. ‘I’ve seen lots of other deer so far this season mostly does and […]

Sports Boosters? money returned

A past treasurer of the Goodrich Sports Boosters, suspected of embezzling about $50,000 from the group’s account has provided the club a check for $24,000, repaying some of the missing money. Sgt. Joe Parks of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department says the suspect, Tonya Ann Yannaki, 46, gave the check to Ken Tucker, her attorney, […]

Brandon student reported with MRSA staph infection

Brandon School officials confirm that on Monday, Oct. 29, a staph infection MRSA was reported in the district by the parent of a student at the Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School. A notification was sent to parents reporting the student has not been in attendance since Oct. 23. According to the letter, the student has been […]

Goodrich Market Place: quality food

Goodrich- While the sign on the Goodrich Market Place will stay the same, inside will look a little different. Since, Oct. 15, Goodrich Market Place, 8175 S. State Road is under new ownership. Longtime Detroit area businessman Eddie Zara and other members of his family are the new owners of Goodrich Market Place and Goodrich […]

‘You just don’t think it’s going to happen to your group?

A past treasurer of the Goodrich Sports Boosters is suspected of embezzling $50,000 from the group’s account. The suspect, Tonya Ann Yannaki, 46, of Linden, was lodged in the Genesee County Jail on Wednesday on felony charges of embezzlement after she confessed to taking the money between October 2005 and September 2007. Sgt. Joe Parks […]

A Michigan bear hunting encounter to remember

Ortonville-Acie Anderson, 43, a village resident and local attorney, has shot two Michigan black bears since he began hunting bears with dogs in the early 90s. ‘It’s the sport of the chase,? said Anderson, who owns three plott hounds for bear hunting. ‘It’s about working with the dogs and running the bears. Taking a bear […]

Student staph infection not MRSA

A Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School student was diagnosed last week with a ‘staph? infection. It was later determined that it was not MRSA or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an infection that can be fatal. Family members of the student notified the district on Oct. 18 of the diagnosis. School officials sent home a letter with students […]

Atlas Township to consider impound fees

Atlas Twp.-The township board will consider charging an impound fee for vehicles towed from the township during law enforcement traffic stops. ‘Currently, it takes deputies three to four hours to drive a suspect downtown, plus waiting for the tow truck to pick up the vehicle,? said Paul Amman, township supervisor. ‘The cost of having deputies […]