What Caused the Oakland County Ballot Shortage, What to Expect in November

What Caused the Oakland County Ballot Shortage, What to Expect in November (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2018) Pontiac, MI- Several communities in Oakland County fell short of ballots during Tuesday’s Primary Election, leaving many to wonder what happened and what could be done to avoid this in the future. Clerks at the municipal level…

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Seeking Donated Items

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Seeking Donated Items (GCH, Aug. 10, 2018) Oak Park, MI- Grace Centers of Hope (GCH) CEO Pastor Kent Clark is encouraging metro Detroit residents to donate gently-used household items to its four thrift stores. Items accepted include furniture, glassware, dishes, pots, pans, small and large appliances, tools, men’s, women’s…

Neighborly Competition Drives Voter Turnout Challenge between PR & HW

Neighborly Competition Drives Voter Turnout Challenge between PR & HW (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2018) Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, MI –  The Mayors of two of Oakland County’s smaller cities are hoping to increase voter turnout with a neighborly competition – and a $1,000 prize. Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger often analyzes election data,…

How’d Your Community Do? Voter Turnout Rates Throughout Oakland County

How’d Your Community Do? Voter Turnout Rates Throughout Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Crystal Proxmire, Aug. 8, 2018) Oakland County, MI- The numbers are in for the Aug. 7, 2018 Primary Election, and data guru Kurt Metzger has compiled a list of communities ranked by voter turnout percentages. Huntington Woods took the top spot Tuesday, with…

Ballot Shortages Hinder Elections in Oakland County

Ballot Shortages Hinder Elections in Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 7, 2018) Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Oak Park, and Pontiac, MI- Voters in multiple communities are reporting ballot shortages when they showed up to their local precincts.  Among those impacted are Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Oak Park, and Pontiac, MI. Some voters…

Asian Festival Celebrates Diversity of Culture, Unity of Community

Asian Festival Celebrates Diversity of Culture, Unity of Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 6, 2018) Madison Heights, MI- Simply publishing a list of the organizations that participated in Saturday’s Asian Festival in Madison Heights would show the rich diversity that exists within the Asian American community. And yet, it would also barely scratch the surface.…

Hatchery Road Apts. in Waterford Get PACE Funding for Green Features

Hatchery Road Apts. in Waterford Get PACE Funding for Green Features (Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Aug. 4, 2018) June 15, 2018, Pontiac, Mich. – Trademark Building Co. Inc., a Waterford Township based developer and property management company, has successfully secured capital from Greenworks Lending through the first PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) project in…

Crash on Woodward in Pontiac Overturns Vehicle, Damages Sheriff Cruiser

Crash on Woodward in Pontiac Overturns Vehicle, Damages Sheriff Cruiser (Aug. 3, 2018, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office) Pontiac, MI – At approximately 10:43 am today a Sheriff’s Office Detective was traveling north bound on Woodward Ave. in Pontiac.  The Detective was being followed by another Sheriff’s Office Detective.  Both were stopped for a red light…

Good Things Growing at Holly Farmer’s Market

Good Things Growing at Holly Farmer’s Market (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 3, 2018) Holly, MI – Judy Crosby of Holly had never had a sugar plum before last weekend when she and her grandson Lane visited the Holly Farmer’s Market. “It’s very good,” she said.  “I like farmers markets.  I like farmers. They work their…

Scammer Knew Victim’s Sex Offender Record, Used Realistic Aliases & Phone System

Scammer Knew Victim’s Sex Offender Record, Used Realistic Aliases & Phone System (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Aug. 3, 2018) Rochester Hills, MI – INCIDENT:  16:57 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Fraudulent Activity – #18-144896 SUMMARY:   Deputies responded to the City of Rochester Hills Substation to meet with the victim of a reported fraud. …