DRIVE Group Advocates at County Commission Meeting for Public Transit

DRIVE Group Advocates at County Commission Meeting for Public Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Members of an interfaith group called DRIVE (Detroit Regional Interfaith Voice for Equity) spoke Thursday to the County Commission about the upcoming ballot measure to fund regional public transit through Metro Detroit. Ballot language is not…

College-Bound Seniors in Oakland County Can Apply for Robert A. Schuele Scholarship

College-Bound Seniors in Oakland County Can Apply for Robert A. Schuele Scholarship (Compiled, March 16, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – High School Seniors throughout Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb Counties are invited to apply for the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship through Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties. The scholarship provides one recipient with…

Two Royal Oak High Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

Two Royal Oak High Seniors Named National Merit Finalists (Royal Oak Schools Press Release, Feb. 24, 2016) ROYAL OAK, MI. – Congratulations to Royal Oak High School’s 2016 National Merit Finalists Sean Tarr and Alexander Woznicki. Sean’s parents are Pat and Bill Tarr. At ROHS Sean participates in Model United Nations, Chess Club, National Honor…

Great Futures Honored at the 2016 Boys and Girls Clubs Dinner

Great Futures Honored at the 2016 Boys and Girls Clubs Dinner (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 21, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Rashemia Powell stood before the crowd at the 2016 Celebrating the Future Dinner for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties, accepting the award as one of two Youths of the…

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the…

“Controversy May Actually Work” As Royal Oak Considers Giant Kiss Statue

“Controversy May Actually Work” As Royal Oak Considers Giant Kiss Statue (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 7, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – The City of Royal Oak is weighing out the possibility of having a 25-foot-sculpture placed at 13 Mile and Woodward depicting a famous scene of a sailor grabbing an unsuspecting woman on the street…

Girlfriend of Royal Oak Murder Suspect Testifies About Shooting

Girlfriend of Royal Oak Murder Suspect Testifies About Shooting (Compiled, Feb. 1, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – What happened on Oct. 26, 2015 in the house on Fern Street in Royal Oak where 28-year-old Kenith Tyran Walter was fatally shot? One version of events came out Thursday when the suspect’s girlfriend testified.  Misty Williams, who…

Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison Announces Candidacy for State Rep Seat

Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison Announces Candidacy for State Rep Seat (Press Release, Jan. 28, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Today, surrounded by family and supporters at the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties, Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison announced his plan to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for State Representative in…

Doctor Mona Hanna-Attisha, Who Exposed Lead Poisoning in Flint, to Speak in RO Feb. 6

Doctor Mona Hanna-Attisha, Who Exposed Lead Poisoning in Flint, to Speak in RO Feb. 6 (EVENT page) Royal Oak, MI – Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint pediatrician who was a central figure in exposing and publicizing the lead contamination of Flint’s tap water, will be the guest speaker at the Greater Royal Oak Democratic Club…