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July 09, 2014 - Political signs

According to Independence Township ordinances, candidates for office can put up their political signs 14 days before the Aug. 5 election on private property outside public rights-of-way, no closer than 100 feet from any polling place.

Signs can't exceed 16 square feet in area and four feet in height in single-family residential districts, and must be removed 10 days following election day.

Springfield Township allows political signs without permit provided they have property owners' permission and comply with size and safety regulations. Political signs must be removed within 15 days after the election.

The City of the Village of Clarkston's ordinances do not regulate political signs.

Golf outing

The Wolves host their 14th Annual Clarkston Football Golf Outing with the Defending State Champions at Pine Knob Golf Course, Friday Aug. 8.

The cost is $100 per golfer and includes dinner, door prizes, golf contest and awards.

Registration is at 12 p.m. and the scramble format fun begins at 1 p.m.

A 50/50 raffle will also be held to benefit the Clarkston Football Program.

New this year the ability to register and pay online by going to

Aliaga endorsement

The Michigan Townships Association Political Action Committee endorsed Jose Aliaga for 43rd District state representative in the primary election.

The MTA-PAC endorsements were based primarily on input from township officials and the candidate's responsiveness to township issues before the Michigan Legislature. The MTA-PAC sent questionnaires to township officials, and questionnaires were also sent to all legislative candidates on key issues of importance to townships.

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