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Expats: Raising a family overseas

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer (Editor's Note: This is the first of a 2-part story about Justin and Sarah Walker, Brandon High School graduates who are working and raising a family overseas....more >>

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New times for Good Times in Goodrich

On Aug. 1, Good Times in Goodrich returns for a day of fun for the whole family. "It's a day shorter and three weeks earlier this year, but we've packed it with more vendors and some new activities in Goodrich," said Jenny McKenzie, committee chairwoman....more >>

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Where's the fire?

Century-old buggy recovered in Brandon back in use

Goodrich-On Monday afternoon, Atlas Township Fire Chief Fred Forys was on a test drive of some used firefighting equipment. "I finally have a vehicle to take out to a fire," said Forys, Forys' one horse power ride to a fire is the project of Bill Rausch, village resident and collector of antique fire equipment, who found the century old fire chief buggy in a barn near the intersection of Hadley and Seymour Lake Road in Brandon Township....more >>

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'Teaching is the most important thing I've ever done in my life'

Pat George retires after more than 28 years at BHS

Brandon Twp.-Pat George was 37-years-old when he found himself at a crossroads in life in 1987. He had worked in healthcare finance at multiple hospitals since graduating from Michigan State University in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting....more >>

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Despite levy of 13 mills, district shortfall continues

Brandon Twp.- Taxpayers in the Brandon School District saw a jump in their bills from 9.66 mills to 13 mills on July 1. The increase was mandated by the state under Public Act 437 passed in 2012....more >>

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County road commissioners to be elected

Next year road commission representation will take on a new look. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners voted on June 15 to change how the five county road commissioners are installed....more >>

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District borrows $2.5 million as talks continue

Brandon Twp.- The school board unanimously approved a total of $2.5 million in state aid borrowing for the 2015-16 school year. This is an increase of $500,000 from a previously approved June resolution to borrow $2 million for general operating purposes only....more >>

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Township adopts construction board of appeals

Atlas Twp.-By a 5-0 vote on Monday night the township board of trustees OK'd an ordinance to establish a three person construction board of appeals. Michigan Law mandates that every municipality that enforces the State Construction Code to have a construction board of appeals....more >>

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Audit complete, roads top priority in township

Atlas Twp.- Mark Perry, a CPA for Yeo & Yeo, presented the annual financial statements and auditor's report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 at Monday's township meeting. The township board voted 5-0 to accept the audit....more >>

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M-15 speed limit to stay at 50 mph after safety studies

Brandon Twp.-The speed limit on M-15 between Glass and Grange Hall roads will remain at 50 mph. A speed limit study conducted last month by the Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State Police concluded that the majority of vehicles are traveling near the current posted limit of 50 mph....more >>
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