Local assistance

Discussions are currently underway between Brandon and Groveland townships to assist those impacted by the recent flooding and hurricane in Texas. “As we watch the heartbreak which is happening in Texas and now wondering what will happen to our friends in Florida, it is evident a lot of help will be needed for a long […]

‘He attacked me because I was a symbol of America’

By David Fleet Editor Lt. Jeff Neville recalls the knife thrusting twice in the back of his neck. “It was rage,” recalled Neville, an Atlas Township resident. “He then started screaming in Arabic. I realized at that point I was not just being attacked, but being attacked by a terrorist.” Neville, was the police officer […]

Deadline for BFIS proposal nears

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- Prospective buyers will have until Sept. 13 to submit their plan for Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School. The request for proposal of the recently shuttered BFIS will join former Belle Ann Elementary, essentially vacated in 2013 and a vacant 2.5 acre parcel on Sherman Court. All the properties are within […]

Planning commission to consider rezoning

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- At 6 p.m., Sept. 6 the Village Planning Commission will consider a proposal to rezone vacant property from Low Density Residential to a Residential Planned Unit Development on about 5.5 acres on the north side of Hegel Road about 600 feet east of M-15. If the planning commission recommends the […]

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church at 180 years old

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- Ron Sutton was just 17-years-old when the church fire occurred July 14, 1947. “Mom got me out of bed in the morning,” said Sutton, now 88. “She told me Mt. Bethel Church was on fire and we drove out there— about 10 minutes behind the fire trucks—since my dad, […]

Former Brandon Township resident safe from hurricane Harvey

By David Fleet Editor Clear Lake, Texas- Anthony Lapp considered his community lucky just missing the slow-moving, record-shattering Hurricane Harvey that battered much of the southern coast of Texas over the past week. Lapp, a 1999 Brandon High School graduate who along wife Erin moved to the city of about 62,000 residents about 60 miles […]

Solution to district wastewater issues eyed

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.- Dog food and plenty of sunshine. Two seemingly unrelated components that could now save the district and taxpayers more than a million dollars. Due to the lack of a sanitary sewer system in the township—the Brandon district’s high school and middle school share a wastewater treatment plant that, for […]

Crash victim may have been distracted driver

By David Fleet Editor Brandon Twp.-At 1:19 p.m., Aug. 22, Brandon deputies and township firefighters responded to the 2800 block of Seymour Lake Road for an injury accident. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville was traveling westbound on Seymour Lake Road and had crossed the center line. The Bonneville then […]

$148K in renovations to township hall OK’d

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp.- The township hall will get a facelift. By a vote of 5-0 on Monday night, the township board of trustees OK’d Swartz Creek based—RBF Construction for building renovations to the township hall, 7386 Gale Road. The cost of the project, which is expected to start just after Labor Day […]

Township inks billboard deal

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.- After several years of searching township officials have landed a sign. Earlier this month Farmington Hills based International Outdoors officially completed the construction of the first township billboard located near I-75 and Grange Hall Road. “We have limited space in the township for a billboard,” said Bob DePalma, township […]

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