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2018 Candidate Interviews and Issues – AUG 7 PRIMARY

August 3rd 2018

2018 Candidate Interviews and Issues – AUG 7 PRIMARY Oakland County, MI- The Oakland County Times has a tradition of doing brief, introductory interviews with candidates for political offices. This gives all candidates a chance to talk about the issues that are important to them, and we welcome candidates from any political party. Some candidates […]

Miss Oakland County Vivian Zhong will Compete for Miss Michigan Title

July 17th 2018

Miss Oakland County Vivian Zhong will Compete for Miss Michigan Title (Miss Oakland County, July 17, 2018) Rochester, Northville, MI — Vivian Zhong, 21, of Northville was crowned Miss Oakland County 2018 at the annual pageant held July 14, 2018 at Oakland University’s Dodge Auditorium. The new Miss Oakland County won a $1,150 education scholarship […]

Mentors Needed Throughout Oakland County, Training July 14

July 9th 2018

Mentors Needed Throughout Oakland County, Training July 14 Waterford, MI-  A little of your time can make a big difference. As a Mentors Plus volunteer, only a few hours of your time each month, will help a young person in your community. Be a positive adult role model for someone 5 to 16 years old. […]

SMART Transit Millage Renewal on Aug. 7 Ballot

July 2nd 2018

SMART Transit Millage Renewal on Aug. 7 Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 1, 2018) Oakland County, MI- On Aug. 7, 2018 voters in Oakland County will be asked to renew a millage that funds public transportation. This is NOT the millage for the Regional Transit Authority.  This IS for a continuation of SMART services already […]

Things You May Not Have Known about Water & Sewer Service

June 12th 2018

Things You May Not Have Known about Water & Sewer Service (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 11, 2018) Southfield, MI- Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash is in the midst of a series of visits to local libraries with a presentation on Water Infrastructure 101. Recently in Southfield he shared some basics and little known […]

Rules of the Road for Bicyclists

June 8th 2018

Rules of the Road for Bicyclists (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 8, 2018) Michigan – With more and more people taking to the streets with pedal power, it’s important that bicyclists and drivers be aware of the rules of the road.  Below is a list of key rules put together by the State of Michigan specifically […]

Turtles are on the Move, Here’s How to Help Protect Them

June 4th 2018

Turtles are on the Move, Here’s How to Help Protect Them (North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy, June 4, 2018) Clarkston, MI – Across the state of Michigan, female turtles have begun their annual nesting trek from their home wetlands to open areas. Every year, thousands of female turtles are killed on our roadways in pursuit […]

Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories

May 12th 2018

Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 12, 2018) Pontiac, MI – The superheroes of downtowns throughout Oakland County gathered at the Strand Theater in Pontiac Thursday evening for the annual “Main Event,” recognizing accomplishments of communities in the Main Street Oakland County program. The program provides planning, resources and sharing […]

From Seasonal Work to Administrative Professionals, Cities are Hiring. Here’s a List of Links

May 8th 2018

From Seasonal Work to Administrative Professionals, Cities are Hiring. Here’s a List of Links (Compiled, ongoing) Need a job? Oakland County Times has put together a list of places to check if you are looking for work in Oakland County. Click on the name to be taken to the page. MUNICIPALITIES Addison Twp Auburn Hills […]

Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 9th 2018

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Dec. 13, 2017) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]