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Intoxicated man arrested after discharging assault rife, handgun in home

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- A 32-year-old township man who fired multiple rounds from a handgun and assault-type rifle inside his home while intoxicated has been arraigned on misdemeanor charges. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, Brandon deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of Lancelot Lane after it […]

Township voters respond to turbulent presidential election

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .- It was a steady stream of voters Tuesday afternoon at Fire Station #2 in the township, and exit polling showed many had cast their ballot for Donald Trump, the Republican nominee and eventual president-elect. Mary Smith voted for Trump mostly because she didn’t want his opponent, Hillary […]

RTS millage fails

By David Fleet Editor Oakland County voters narrowly dumped the Regional Transit Authority millage 293,510 to 292,401. Wayne and Washtenaw counties Ok’d the millage 359,244 to 322,447, and 93,994 to 73,270. But, Macomb county, rejected the millage 222,806 no to 148,159 yes. On Nov. 8 Oakland County voters along with those in Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, considered […]

Brandon’s Community Clothing Closet

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Children grow fast and clothing them can be costly. With this in mind, a local church is stepping up to help families struggling to keep their young ones in clothes that fit, and is asking for some assistance in their efforts. Matt Bailey, pastor of the Brandon […]

No rigging: Voting secure at polls

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– The “rigging” of the presidential election, a danger suggested by some in the days leading up to Tuesday’s vote, is not anything that will happen here in the township. Township Clerk Candee Allen explained some of the measures used to ensure a safe and successful democratic process, much […]

Nov. 8, RTA millage vote aims at linking communities

By David Fleet Editor Each day Don Stiles drives 45 minutes each way from his Brandon Township home to downtown Detroit for work. “And that’s on a good day,” said Stiles, who for the past 10 years commutes to Woodward Avenue and East Grand Boulevard in downtown. “On a bad day it’s three hours of […]

Bomb squad responds to grenade in Atlas

By David Fleet Editor Atlas Twp. -Margaret Story discovered a rather unique piece of military history on Monday. The township homeowner said she catching up on some fall yard work on Monday afternoon and entered a small shed behind her home. “There was small tin can with some bubble wrap inside sitting in the shed,” […]

Polling location changes in village

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Voters in precinct 6 in the village will not cast their ballots at the Old Town Hall on Tuesday. Instead, get out and vote at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St. After decades of voting at the Old Town Hall at the corner of Church and Mill […]

Board terminates law firm following ballot issues

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -On Oct. 24 school board voted 7-0 to terminate Thrun Law as counsel for the district’s ballot language. The board then selected Detroit-based Miller-Canfield as new counsel. The change comes after a technical error by Thrun Law in the ballot language on the March 8, 2016 non-homestead tax levy renewal […]

Suspect had history of violence

  By David Fleet Editor On Oct. 21 Genesee County Sheriff Department announced that a Clarkston man was charged following an Oct. 7 attack on a woman on the cross country trail located behind Oaktree Elementary School, 7500 Gale Road in Atlas Township. He was also charged in an attack on a woman jogging at […]

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