*County News*

Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices

August 31st 2014

ALERT: Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices from EAA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 31, 2014) Families across South Oakland County have been receiving strange notices in the mail saying that their children are to report to EAA-run schools on the first day of class instead of their own. Titled “Confirmation of 2014-2015 […]

Pioneer & Historical Society’s “Night to Remember” Oct. 4

August 31st 2014

Pioneer & Historical Society’s “Night to Remember” Oct. 4 (OCPHS, Aug. 31, 2014) Join us for a benefit at the Lafayette Grand Banquet Facility: Saturday October 4, 2014 ~ 6 pm to 10 pm Tickets $25 per person Buffet Dinner, Live and Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Costume Contest, Cash Bar Where: 1 Lafayette, Downtown Pontiac, […]

Mayors Share Wisdom with Girl Scouts at Camp Moxie (video)

August 29th 2014

Mayors Share Wisdom with Girl Scouts at Camp Moxie (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2014) In a world where women don’t always support each other as well as they could, three organizations partner together to change that. The Girl Scouts of SE Michigan, Michigan Women’s Foundation, and the Women Official’s Network Foundation hosted Camp […]

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water

August 29th 2014

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water (press release, Aug. 29, 2014) Oakland County Water Resource Commission invites 4th and 5th grade students in Oakland County to submit drawings depicting how we can all protect our lakes, streams and rivers from pollution, as well as how to conserve water.  Winning entries are […]

Essential School Bus Tips!

August 29th 2014

Essential School Bus Tips! (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Aug. 29, 2014) Over the summer, we asked our bus drivers to tell us what they wish children and parents would know, prior to the start of the school year. They gave us the following tips: ~The bus is not recess time. ~Students and parents should wait for […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting  (gerrymandering)  process more sophisticated.  This has allowed the […]

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]

Sheriff Bouchard Addresses Heroin Deaths (video)

August 24th 2014

Sheriff Bouchard Addresses Heroin Deaths (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 24, 2014) Reports of heroin overdoses and deaths have spiked in the last year to two years, says Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard. In a recent interview Bouchard spoke with The Oakland County 115 News Hub about the alarming trend, and what his office and […]

MDOT Study Shows Economic Benefits of Bicycling

August 22nd 2014

MDOT Study Shows Economic Benefits of Bicycling (MDOT Press Release, Aug. 22, 2014) The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released a new report, “Community and Economic Benefits of Bicycling in Michigan.” This report is Phase I of a two-phase project that explains the economic benefit bicycling has on Michigan’s local and statewide economies. The […]

Youth Assistance Mentor Honored at Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony

August 22nd 2014

Youth Assistance Mentor Honored at Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony (Oakland County Youth Assistance, Aug. 22, 2014) Gov. Rick Snyder recently presented the Governor’s Service Awards to individuals and organizations in conjunction with the 2014 Governor’s Service Awards titled “An Evening with the Stars” held at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. The Mentor of the Year […]

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