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Monday, May 10, 2021

Mentor Livingston Announces Closure

The pandemic has taken a toll on the non-profit, formerly the local Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapter, which had provided children throughout Livingston County with volunteer mentors who serve as friends and role models.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

Genoa Clerk Arraigned On Election Violation Charge

Genoa Township Clerk Polly Skolarus entered a not guilty plea in front of Magistrate Jerry Sherwood this morning to a single, misdemeanor charge of Election Law - Failure to Perform Duty for using unapproved storage bags for absentee ballots.

Award-Winning Group Includes Brighton & Howell Choir Directors

Phil Johnson, director of the Brighton High School Choirs, and Brendan Closz, the choir director and vocal music teacher at Howell High School, are members of the group TBD a Cappella, which won the Best Semi-Professional/Post-Collegiate Album at the 2021 CARA Awards.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Howell City Manager Resigns

Paul DeBuff, who was only on the job for a year, gave his notice this morning after “city staff lost confidence based upon the very quick pace of changes he wished to implement."

Citing Debunked Study, Nakagiri Seeks FOIA Of COVID Evidence

In a resolution authored by Board Chairman Wes Nakagiri, county commissioners will send Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests seeking "those records establishing what the governor considers to be “the best available scientific evidence and public health guidance published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other public health authorities.”

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

MDNR Reminds That Public Land Is Not A Trash Can

Spring is a great time for cleaning up and starting the season fresh and Livingston County residents and others across Michigan are being reminded to not throw out unwanted items or trash on state-managed land.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Genoa Twp. Chapel And Pilgrimage Site Denied Site Plan

The Genoa Township Board of Trustees voted to deny site plan, special land use, and an environmental impact study to Missouri-based Catholic Healthcare International, which was looking to build a pilgrimage site dedicated to St. Padre Pio.

Appeals Denied By Men Charged In Meningitis Deaths

Attorneys for Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin filed motions in January to reverse earlier rulings against their clients that they should stand trial on 11 counts of second-degree murder. Cadden was a part-owner and Chin was a supervising pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center linked to the 2012 outbreak which killed more than 100 people nationwide.

Bond Proposal Would Build New K-2 School, Other Upgrades

Voters in the Fowlerville Community Schools district will be casting ballots today on a $37.8 million bond proposal that school officials say would fund a new building and improvements district-wide, while not increasing property taxes.

Inmate Pleads To Jailhouse Assault

29-year-old Bryan James Busher was back in 53rd District Court for a plea hearing on an assault and battery charge stemming from an encounter in the Livingston County Jail in March of 2020.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Arbitration Hearing Held On BAS Social Distancing Grievance

The grievance was filed by the Brighton Education Association, which represents the district’s approximately 325 teachers. BEA President Barry Goode maintains that the “Return to School” plan, as it was called, is unsafe because proper social distancing cannot be maintained due to the physical dimensions of classrooms, school hallways, and school buses.

Woman Says Racial Bias Motivated Threat To Call Cops

Rosie Ellis of Columbus, Ohio took to social media to tell her story, saying a threat by the manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in Brighton to call the police was motivated by the fact that she’s African American.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021