Oakland County Times Favorite Stories of 2019
(Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 12, 2020)
Oakland County, MI- 2019 marked the 10th anniversary since Oakland County Times launched as The Ferndale 115 back in 2009. Here’s a look back at the best stories of the past year.
In 2019 we did 97 nonpartisan video interviews with candidates for local office across the county. We followed the waves of leadership change in Ferndale as the Mayor was appointed to serve as County Executive. As Presidential candidates visited, Oakland County Times was there. We passed the 150 restaurant mark in our Reporter Food Quest. We covered protests, developments, proclamations, ordinances, and local events. We shared the story of a blind man who later had his dentures and his livelihood, and we helped that man again thanks to donations from our readers. We shared the story of a person who donated marrow, inspiring others to register for potential matches. We learned from a man who spent 45 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, and from a group of girls who overcame their social challenges to start a Sunshine Friendship Club. People like this encourage the best in our communities, and we’re proud to share those stories.
Check out just some of the great stories you may remember from 2019, please consider supporting our work so we can continue strong in 2020.
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