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 […]

Brandon grads honored as Distinguished Alumni

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– took very different paths when they graduated from Brandon High School nearly a quarter of a century apart— he in 2000, she in 1976. Quisenberry went on to graduate from West Point, then entered the U.S. Army, serving as an infantry officer for the Airborne Rangers from 2004-2012, […]

Audit OK’d, 2018 Tripp Road repairs eyed by county

By David Fleet Editor Groveland Twp.– On Oct.10 the township board of trustees approved an audit presented by Ken Palka, from the accounting firm of Pfeffer, Hanniford and Palka. Palka reported on the township finances following the completion of the yearly audit. The board approved the audit ending March 31, 2016. The township ended the […]

Distracted driver hits patrol car, deputy injured

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– A driver who was distracted by his cell phone rear-ended a police vehicle at 50 mph last weekend in the township. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputy, 29, suffered a concussion and was also treated for head, neck, back, shoulder and knee injuries at the hospital, from which […]

‘We can never say thank you enough’

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– When Vicky Berney’s husband broke his back and was out of work for months, with no income as they waited for a workman’s comp case to be settled, she wondered how she was going to feed their four children, as well as a nephew in their custody. She […]

Embezzlement charges sought

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.– A 37-year-old Ortonville woman is facing an embezzlement charge after stealing from Dollar General, where she was employed. According to an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy from the Brandon substation responded at 4:25 p.m., Oct. 17 to the Dollar General store, 1351 S. Ortonville Road, where […]

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