Firefighters, EMS ramp up efforts to prevent spread of COVID-19

By David Fleet Editor Fire departments have prepared for any emergency and threat as a response agency, and now they are facing a new one – COVID-19. From protection for first responders to COIVD-19 patients to safety procedures—area fire departments are stepping up the battle. Groveland Township Fire Chief Kevin Mason said obviously our crews […]

The Citizen wins three awards in state journalism contest

The Citizen newspaper was honored with three awards in the 2019 Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, marking the 11th consecutive year of recognition in the state’s largest journalism competition. The awards were announced earlier this month. With the new awards, The Citizen has now received 43 MPA awards since 2005. The competition inspires all […]

Sweet idea

Sweet idea

Front from left, Darby Thomason, Zoey Hall, Emma Brough and Emily Linson. Back from left Cassidy Sparks, Melissa Aalbertsberg and Jessica Albertsberg. Goodrich Girl Scout Troop 31 during their annual cookie sale. Photo by Patrick McAbee.

Transit bill stalls

By David Fleet Editor A pair of House Bills that would help pave the way for a Regional Transportation Authority is all dead. Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) tabled the bill that had attracted the ire several lawmakers and more than 20 Oakland County supervisors including Brandon and Groveland townships. The RTA goal, created […]

National Merit Scholarship finalist

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer A Brandon senior is finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sarah Pesta scored a 1,480 of 1,600 possible on her PSAT, which qualified her as a semi-finalist in her junior year, and now, after getting a 1,530 on her SAT, she is ranked as a finalist. “Sarah is one […]

Public Notice: Atlas Township

PUBLIC NOTICE ATLAS TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE, to the citizens of ATLAS TOWNSHIP, Genesee County, Goodrich, Michigan. The ATLAS TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M. LOCATED AT THE ATLAS TOWNSHIP HALL, 7386 S. GALE ROAD, GRAND BLANC, MI 48439 to consider Conditional Rezoning from […]

Public Notice: Atlas Township

PUBLIC NOTICE ATLAS TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE, to the citizens of ATLAS TOWNSHIP, Genesee County, Goodrich, Michigan. The ATLAS TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold a PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M. LOCATED AT THE ATLAS TOWNSHIP HALL, 7386 S. GALE ROAD, GRAND BLANC, MI 48439 to consider Conditional […]

Donations needed for Christmas Toy Store

By Shelby Stewart Staff Writer The Brandon Christmas Community Toy Store is gearing up for Christmas and seeking some help from area elves. The local toy drive kicks off this week with boxes for gifts around area businesses. “Around 180 children, and around 70 families,” said Linda Mizejewski, president of CCTS. “Parents get to shop, […]

Trial ends for man charged in deputy’s death

A Macomb County man has been found guilty of premeditated murder in the first degree and murder of a police officer following a trial and jury deliberation. Christopher Berak, 24, was found guilty on Nov. 1 of killing Oakland County Sheriff Deputy Eric Overall, a deputy with the Brandon Substation, on November 23, 2017. Overall […]

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