Atlas Township officers honored

‘There is good public safety work being done every day, and these are just a few examples of the work done in Atlas Township.’

By David Fleet Editor The Office of the Genesee County Sheriff recently recognized four Atlas Township officers for their law enforcement efforts in 2016. Deputies Robert Nickelsen and Jerry Watson each received awards for professional excellence for their part in an investigation into a fraudulent telephone scam. Their actions prevented a loss of approximately $25,000 […]

New in town: Wills Chiropractic

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – There’s a new chiropractor in town. Jason Wills joins several other chiropractors in the area, but offers something special. “What makes me different is I have a specialty in applied kinesiology,” said Wills. “It’s a system of assessing body function as well as how it relates to the […]

Brandon rec scores with 150K ballfield grant

Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Trust Fund awarded

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.-Christmas came a few days early at the township offices. On Tuesday, Recreation Director Fred Waybrant learned the township was awarded a $150,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Trust Fund, prompting him to yell, “Merry Christmas!” “It’s awesome,” said Waybrant. “It’s always been my […]

Christmas gift of gratitude

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – How Mike Nelson truly feels about 2016 can’t be printed, but he summarizes the year by saying it sucked. He can laugh about it now and was all smiles Tuesday at the Brandon Fire Station #1 as he and wife Stacy presented the firefighters with gifts of […]

Hall of Fame bound:Martian Coach Foreback to be inducted

By David Fleet Editor With 17 league championships, 11 district titles, three regional crowns and three trips to the state quarterfinals, Martian Varsity Baseball Head Coach Bob Foreback will have a new accolade when he leads his 23rd team next season. Earlier this month Foreback, 583-277-3 with Goodrich, was selected to the Michigan High School […]

No injuries after driver crashes car into house

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – A 36-year-old Oxford woman drove her Chrysler Sebring into a farmhouse at about 9:28 p.m., Dec. 13 in the 900 block of North Baldwin Road. Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the accident to find the car resting against the home’s foundation. No one was in […]

Deputies, EMS respond to double heroin overdose

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .- Police responded to a call of multiple people overdosing on heroin last Saturday at a mobile home in the township. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, Brandon deputies arrived at about 4:32 p.m., Dec. 18, to a residence in the 4200 block of Fir, where […]

Cottage Used Books: Something for everyone

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Atlas Twp.- Kathy Mulholland is finally living the dream. On Dec. 3, the 48-year-old Goodrich resident opened her first business, Cottage Used Books, at 7285 S. State Road, behind Yellow Dog Marketplace. “It’s always been a dream to open a used book store,” said Mulholland, who is married to Greg […]

Atlas Video: New releases, classics, games

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -The Atlas Video neon light is back on. Last month Jack Gabbard, a 1984 Goodrich High School graduate, opened Atlas Video at 8233 S. State Road after closing more than 17 years ago. “I used the same neon sign when the video store was open in Atlas in 1999,” said […]

Goodrich dam stable for now

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich – The dam is in fair condition. The village dam was inspected on July 22 by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the first time since the spring of 2012. The once every four years dam inspection is required by the MDEQ since the structure carries a classification “significant […]