Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Asahi Kasei Plastics North America has reached an agreement with the state to investigate and address hazardous substances known as “forever chemicals” at its former factory in Green Oak Township.
Since 2003, the Roll of Honor has recognized women who have achieved prominence or significantly contributed to the Brighton community while having lived, worked, or been affiliated with the area for an extended period of time.
A showing of the documentary film "I am MLK Jr." is this Thursday at the Historic Howell Theater. Other events include a Charles H Wright Museum tour and an "Engaging Dance and Drumming" performance.
Jimena Loveluck will help oversee a push toward bettering Livingston County health facilities.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the free weekend will take place February 11th and 12th.
Monday, January 30, 2023
The building at the corner of Bauer and Brighton Road next to Maltby Intermediate School is called the “BAS Indoor Practice Facility”. However, students have taken to calling it "The Dog House”.
23-year-old Thomas Steele III is serving a 60-day sentence in the Marquette County Jail following a court hearing in which he recently pleaded guilty to misdemeanors of aggravated assault and hunter harassment.
The 2nd Annual Livingston County Rosa Parks Transit Equity Day Pancake Breakfast and Community Recognition event will take place at the Torch 180 in Fowlerville Friday morning.
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Livingston County Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin is considered to be among the top prospects for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
A “toilet paper cutting” ceremony marked the grand opening of the new restrooms on Clinton Street, behind the historic courthouse in downtown Howell.
Friday, January 27, 2023
The Michigan Parole Board has reversed its decision to parole Floyd Jarvi after Attorney General Dana Nessel appealed.
23-year-old Chance Hallam was given a mandatory sentence of life in prison after being convicted of murdering his grandparents in November of 2021.
Owner Tom O’Connell has retired after more than four decades and sold the business to JAX Kar Wash.
The sledding hill is located at the township hall property off Dorr Road. it has a vertical drop of approximately 40-feet and a run length of over 200 feet.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Krol Communications Inc. announced Renko's promotion today. He joined WHMI in December of 2018 as General Sales Manager.
The Sheriff's Office says a van traveling on Barron Road could not stop for the stop sign due to the winter road conditions and was struck by a southbound train.
The Governor discussed prioritizing enacting stricter gun laws, repealing outdated laws that restrict abortion and who someone can marry, and providing pre-K education for all 4-year-olds in the state.
The Brighton Education Association has a possibly unique arrangement in which it conducts its meetings and other union business in a classroom at Brighton High School. School Board Treasurer John Conely says his position is that "they don’t belong in the school.”
Parts of Grand River are closed while a water main is installed across the road under the Main Street/Grand River intersection.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
An 18-year-old was hospitalized following the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Old US-23 and Hyne Road.
Clerk Polly Skolarus requested the board rescind a resolution related to her censure - which was unanimously denied at Monday night's meeting.
Checks from its January euchre benefit totaling $912 were presented to Bennett’s Beavers - a non-profit in Hamburg Township that works to improve the lives of hospitalized children.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Local authorities are investigating incidents that occurred at the LETS lot and the Howell Public Schools bus garage.
State Police say an investigation showed the vehicle left the roadway and crashed before catching on fire. No other vehicles were involved.
Community Connect 2023 will take place next Saturday, February 4th from 10am to 1pm at 2|42 Community Church in Genoa Township. The free one-day event is open to everyone.
Adam Perry will succeed Mark Robinson, who is retiring in April after more than 22 years of service in leading Livingston County Catholic Charities.
Monday, January 23, 2023
County Health Department Director/Health Officer Matt Bolang says although the CDC recently reported Livingston at a “high” community level, the hospitalization rate/current cases data show it should be at a “medium” level.
Council awarded a bid to remove asbestos and demolish the abandoned building and home located 464 South Lafayette Street.
The selected beneficiaries this year include The Connection Youth Services, Habitat for Humanity, and the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Foundation.
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Irene Miller shared her story of survival, overcoming obstacles, and persevering to achieve success.
The event featured Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, 12 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels comfort canines, their handlers, and the generous donors who funded the purchase of the dogs for the K9 Comfort Unit - the only unit of its kind in the United States.
Friday, January 20, 2023
The Sheriff's Office says 16-year-old Jordan James Shenberger was driving northbound on Duck Lake Road when his vehicle was struck after he made a left turn in front of a school bus.
AAA Michigan says motorists are seeing some stability at the pump as we move further into the new year.
Officials say it provides an opportunity for local agencies and organizations to network and build lasting relationships that lead to collaboration across sectors and further support residents in need.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
The crash is under investigation but preliminary findings indicate the student turned left in front of an oncoming bus.
The five suspects are charged in connection with an incident at the Ulta Beauty store in Green Oak Township.
The annual agreement covers the state-required continued monitoring and sampling of the Lucy Road landfill site in the City of Howell.
61 Brighton High School DECA Club members competed in the District 4 DECA Conference last weekend.
The Brighton District Library's Preschool Open House on Saturday, February 4th will feature various local preschool representatives and agencies.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
On Tuesday night, the Board voted to proceed with changing the "moment of silent reflection" to "moment of prayer" - which will be led by commissioners.
The Pinckney, Fenton, Holly, Linden, Owosso and Williamston school districts along with the Livingston Educational Service Agency will all receive funding announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Crews with the Brighton Area Fire Authority made the rescue on Lake Chemung on Monday.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Republican Senator Lana Theis stated that TikTok is “state-sponsored spyware” and a “Trojan Horse” for the Chinese Communist Party that presents multiple threats on multiple fronts from state and national security to free speech and mental health.
Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office performed a high-risk traffic stop on a 2023 Dodge Ram and took two occupants into custody.
A 36-year-old Lansing resident was arrested and jailed for allegedly stealing boxes of siding from a new home under construction in Marion Township.
The renovation project will combine the 2nd and 3rd floor departments on the first floor where a bank used to be.
Amelia Jason, a freshman at Cleary University in Genoa Township, was awarded the scholarship for “outstanding community service”.
Monday, January 16, 2023
The 2019 Brighton Area Schools bond issue is ready for completion this year. However, cost overruns will take roughly $1.3 million out of the district's contingency or "reserve" fund.
Tuesday night's Virtual League of Women Voters Forum is titled “ALICE and Poverty in Livingston County: What You Should Know and How You Can Help”.
During a presentation at LESA's recent Board of Education meeting, members were recognized for their dedicated service to the Agency.
Saturday, January 14, 2023
The Livingston Land Conservancy says there was “some serious vandalism” done at their Round Lake of Hartland Nature Preserve and officials are hoping that anyone who knows anything will contact them.
Republican State Representative Ann Bollin of Brighton Township took her ceremonial oath of office on Wednesday.
Friday, January 13, 2023
Five suspects are jailed and awaiting arraignment on multiple charges including organized retail fraud after an incident at the Ulta store Thursday night.
The state released two new guidelines for carp based on elevated levels PCBs. A “Do Not Eat” advisory is listed for Thompson Lake, with a “limited” guideline for Earl Lake in Oceola Township.
After vetting 20 applicants, the Board of Education has identified four candidates to interview for the position next week.
Categories include the Charles W. Itsell Volunteer of the Year Award, Donald Epley Lifetime Community Service Award, Young Person of Distinction Award, Youth Organization of the Year Award, and Randy Rudisill Business-of-the-Year Award.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley and Elections Coordinator/Deputy Clerk Joe Bridgman will be participating in the statewide audit of the November 8th General election.
A vehicle search turned up several stolen guns and a bulletproof vest.
With more time spent indoors during the winter months, January is said to be a good time to test for radon – a radioactive, invisible, odorless gas.
VINA’s Board of Directors appointed Samantha Jorgens as Executive Director following the retirement of former Executive Director Jim Gilmore.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
A Sheriff's deputy observed two vehicles, a black Dodge pickup and a white Jeep Wrangler, traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound I-96 around 3am Tuesday.
The suspect was jailed on two counts of breaking and entering a residence, operating while intoxicated, and attempted vehicle theft.
Dave Beauchamp officially retired on New Year’s Eve but a special surprise party was held for him Monday evening.
The Brighton Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting Monday evening, electing a slate of officers and conducting other business.
The store located in the Brighton Mall at 8467 West Grand River is among five slated to close.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Deputies followed the stolen Toyota through the median of I-96 and performed a PIT maneuver (precision immobilization technique) to stop the vehicle from traveling in the wrong direction.
Currently a “Moment of Silent Reflection” starts off regular board meetings. Last week, Vice Chair Jay Drick put forward a motion to amend the board agenda to state “Moment of Prayer” instead.
The theme for the 66th Annual Dinner event is “Onward & Upward, Moving Business to New Heights”.
Le Boutique has been a part of the community since 2004 and is located in a 150-year-old building in Howell’s historical district.
Monday, January 9, 2023
The winning ticket was bought at the Kroger store, located at 9700 Chilson Commons Circle in Hamburg Township.
Kathleen Kline-Hudson’s last day is this Friday. She was fresh out of graduate school when she started her career as a principal planner with the County almost 32 years ago.
Due to some confusion, the board postponed making an appointment until the January 24th meeting.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is challenging K-12 students to come up with a creative design for the program cover following the theme “What makes Michigan strong?”
Saturday, January 7, 2023
The roughly three-month water main replacement project will serve as a prelude to a larger Streetscape project set to begin in the spring.
Officer Patrick Moll officially retired this past Thursday after 25 years with the department.
County Administrator Nathan Burd said earning the Top Workplaces award is a great accomplishment and they're fortunate to have so many dedicated public servants who truly care about the people they serve and their colleagues.
The board named Dave Domas as chair and Jay Drick as vice chair for 2023.
Friday, January 6, 2023
Currently a “Moment of Silent Reflection” starts off meetings, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Local Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin is among the Democrats whose names began circulating after longtime Senator Debbie Stabenow’s surprise announcement that she would not seek re-election in 2024.
H.H. Barnum Company, Lowry Solutions, Executive Wealth Management, and Livingston County were all named top workplaces.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Officer Mike Hatfield was sworn in during a ceremony at a recent City Council meeting.
The Salvation Army is anticipating an increase in funds will be needed to house homeless residents in Livingston County this winter, and the grant funds will help in that mission.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
38-year-old Corrine Baker of Argentine Township is currently serving a 13 to 30 year prison sentence for the death of her son, 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun. The family is appealing a recent decision to grant her parole.
State Police report a 25-year-old from South Carolina did not have a CPL and was in possession of a loaded short-barreled rifle and a loaded handgun.
The Office released images of two suspects caught on surveillance video that it says fraudulently charged almost $,1000 to a victim's credit card in fuel and lottery tickets.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
The Roll of Honor was established in 2003 to inform, enlighten and inspire the accomplishments of area women.
Livingston County’s jobless rate stood at $2.1% in November - marking a slight drop of two-tenths of a percentage point from October.
LACASA Center is offering two eight-week parenting programs; one designed for parents with young children up to age 11 and another that helps parents navigate the tween and teen years.