Pontiac

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

January 18th 2015

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 […]

Pug & Terrier Rescues Hosting Valentine-Themed Event Feb. 7

January 17th 2015

Pug Rescue Network & Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue Hosting Valentine-Themed Event Feb. 7 (Pug Rescue Network, Jan. 17, 2015) Pug Rescue Network and Midwest Boston Terrier Valentines event Renaissance Vineyard Church 1841 Pinecrest Drive Ferndale, Michigan 48220 Come and see Pug Rescue Network and our available pugs and Boston Terriers There will be games, raffles […]

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11

January 17th 2015

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11 (Oakland Schools Press Release, Jan. 17, 2015) “Tweens, Teens & Social Media: What PARENTS and EDUCATORS Need to Know!” is a free presentation that Oakland Schools created in response to growing issues with students using (and misusing) social media platforms. Scaring students off […]

…Willie Payne hosting Town Hall on Race & Law Enforcement Jan. 24

January 15th 2015

Former Pontiac Mayor Willie Payne hosting Town Hall on Race and Law Enforcement Jan. 24 (Willie Payne Press Release, Jan. 15, 2015) UPDATE – this event has been moved to Jan. 31 due to an emergency funeral at the church. With the unfortunate deadly shootings of unarmed black teenagers by white police officers across America, […]

Workshops & Entertainment to Empower Pontiac Families Jan. 31

January 13th 2015

Workshops and Entertainment to Empower Pontiac Families Jan. 31 (CNS Press Release, Jan. 13, 2015) As The Community Outreach Consultant for Community Network Services, Oakland County’s largest, publicly funded mental health care provider, we will be hosting a one-day event for families in Pontiac. The theme of “NEW DAY, NEW LIFE, AND NEW HOPE” exemplifies […]

B&E Suspect Smashed Glass at BP with Wrench

January 13th 2015

B&E Suspect Smashed Glass at BP with Wrench (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 13, 2015) INCIDENT: 03:23 hrs. – City Of Pontiac – Breaking and Entering (B&E) –Business      #15-5941 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 1500 block of S. Opdyke on a B&E Alarm of the BP gas station. Upon arrival, deputies observed that the side […]

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor

January 13th 2015

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

January 10th 2015

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 […]

Community Forum with Local Law Enforcement in Pontiac Jan. 10

January 7th 2015

Community Forum with Local Law Enforcement in Pontiac Jan. 10 (Compiled, Jan. 7, 2015) As relationships between police and the public are sometimes strained as incidents of violence around the country are reported, Pontiac area organizations are inviting members of law enforcement agencies and the public to a Community Forum with Local Law Enforcement. The […]

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

January 6th 2015

“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 […]