Earth Day 2023

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — It’s been more than a half century since the first Earth Day and the message of environmental awareness was proclaimed. “We need to take care of what we have,” said Patty Plant, local residents and business owner who each year spearheads a cleanup initiative in Atlas Township and […]

New, bright ideas: Young Entrepreneurs Market Day 2023

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — Kaitlyn Barclay has a plan. Keep glass out of landfills, provide therapy through DIY art projects at the same time create a useful home décor item. For Barclay, a 15-year-old sophomore at Swartz Creek High School and first year member of the school’s entrepreneur club, her plan spawned […]

Rocking & Raking still seeking volunteers, seniors

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — The annual Rocking and Raking is on and looking for last-minute volunteers and homes in Brandon Township. Every April, the Edna Burton Senior Center coordinates the event to help senior citizens in the community clean up their yards. “We have a lot of seniors that cannot get […]

Village of Goodrich inks new county sewer deal

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich — On Monday night the village council voted 5-0 to move forward with an agreement to join in the funding and usage with Atlas, Grand Blanc and Davison townships along with the Northwestern Oakland Drain Drainage District for construction of the Kearsley Creek Interceptor North (KCI). The $33 million project, projected to begin in the […]

Easter blooms

Easter blooms

White lilies at St. Mark the Evangelist, 7296 Gale Road, Atlas Township. The traditional Easter Sunday lily symbolizes purity, rebirth, new beginnings and hope with the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter. Photo: Patrick McAbee

High speed internet access push ramps up

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On Tuesday evening, Atlas Township hosted the second Citizens Advisory Committee for High Speed Access. The scope of the committee will be to take a grass-roots approach to not only bring internet access to all areas of the township and Village of Goodrich but make it reliable and […]

Angel Closet: On campus clothing provides students a little help

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — A group of Brandon High School students are working to ensure classmates don’t go without the some of the basic necessities. Earlier this years, the Brandon High School Student Council opened the Angel Closet. “The angel closet is a closet in the high school to help and […]

Man arraigned in township stabbing

By Shelby Stewart-Soldan Staff Writer Brandon Twp. — A Rochester Hills man has been arraigned on two felony counts of assault with intent to cause great bodily harm and one account of possession of a weapon with unlawful intent. Evan Joseph Moore, 20, was arraigned in front of Honorable Judge Kostion on April 5 for […]

Goodrich Library hosts AED award, ATFD training

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — At 4 p.m., April 24, the Goodrich Library, 10237 Hegel Road will host the “formal” presentation of the Automated External Defibrillator or AED grant award. Then, at 4:30 p.m., the training will move to the Atlas Township Fire Department building, 8081 Clarence St. for AED CPR training provided […]

Township makes request for sewer units

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. — On Monday, the township board of trustees voted 4-0 in a special meeting to request 800 REUs as part of the new preliminary sewer master plan. Trustee Pat Major was absent with notice. In June, the township voted to support the Kearsley Creek Interceptor (or KCI) North project. […]

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