OLHSA Walk for Warmth at Great Lakes Crossing Feb. 7

OLHSA Walk for Warmth at Great Lakes Crossing Feb. 7 (OLHSA Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) Walk for Warmth is a walk-a-thon event. OLHSA, A Community Action Agency will proudly host its 25th annual Walk for Warmth events in 2015! By our side is Genisys Credit Union, our premier event sponsor. Make plans to join…

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

Vehicle Left Running and Unlocked Stolen from Pontiac Gas Station

Vehicle Left Running and Unlocked Stolen from Pontiac Gas Station (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 18, 2015) INCIDENT: 0430 Hours- Jan 17, 2015 – City of Pontiac-Vehicle Theft -UDAA/ Auto Theft Callout #15-8171. SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the Marathon Gas station located at Baldwin and Montcalm for the report of a stolen vehicle. Deputies…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan.12, 2015) The vote is on. Seventeen Detroit Area leaders have been nominated as part of the NAACP Image Awards Hometown Champion Award. Through an online competition, the nominee who gets the most votes will be flown to Pasadena, California for the…

One Person Shot, Two Assaulted in Pontiac

One Person Shot, Two Assaulted in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 10, 2015) INCIDENT: 0015 Hours- City of Pontiac-Shooting/ Assault w/ Gun/Pistol Whipping/Attempt Murder   # 15-0004486 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of W. Huron for the report of a shooting. Deputies arrived and discovered a shooting victim and two…

“Expectations” Trump “Hope” as Pontiac School Board Members Swear In (video)

“Expectations” Trump “Hope” as Pontiac School Board Members Swear In (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2015) “We don’t say ‘we hope’ anymore. We say ‘we expect.’” The concept is one surrounding every decision made at Pontiac Schools, and when Superintendent Kelley Williams brought it up at the Jan. 5, 2015 School Board meeting it…

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video)

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video) (Cherie Wyatt Rolfe, Crystal Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2015) At the age of 94, the co-founder of Michigan National Organization for Women (NOW) and celebrated portrait artist Patricia Hill Burnett passed away last week. Burnett was a face for feminism spanning across socioeconomic and political lines. She was well-dressed,…

SOGI Conference for Educators… Feb.6

SOGI Conference for Educators to Focus on LGBT Student Success Feb.6 (compiled, Nov. 13, 2014, republished Dec. 30) Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services’ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative is excited to announce the 2015 Michigan SOGI Education Conference. This year’s conference will include 55-minute concurrent sessions and round-table discussions focused…

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video)

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 28, 2014) Grace Gospel Fellowship was full of thankful people on Sunday as Pastor Kent Clark gave appreciation to three paramedics from Alliance Mobil Health EMS in Troy who saved his wife’s life earlier this fall. Pastor Clark told the story…