News in Brief

Snow, ice days Icy roads meant school closings for Clarkston kids, last Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 10-11, as well as Tuesday this week, Jan. 17. “We closely watch the weather forecasts, often speaking directly with the National Weather Service. When these are negative, we talk with neighboring superintendents, transportation directors and operations supervisors about their […]

Suspect caught

The search for jewelry store robbery suspect Jimmie Walker Jr. has come to an end. U.S. Marshals and Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Walker in Hamtramck and he was booked into Oakland County Jail on Jan. 13. Walker, 50, of Detroit was sought in the armed robbery of Clarkston Jewelry Outlet, Dec. 17. Walker is […]

Ice skating fun

Ice skating fun

Adi and Easton Stroud giggle as they enjoy using the skating rink in Depot Park, installed by the Clarkston Optimists. Photo by Phil Custodio

News binds community together

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer The power of print is strong, and nowhere stronger than in community news. “You guys are the glue that really binds this community together,” said Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle. “You’re the ones out there day in and day out trying to let people know what’s going on, […]

Suspect sought

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The search for a suspect in the armed robbery of a local jeweler went national this week, with U.S. marshals taking the case. Jimmie Walker Jr., 51, of Detroit is the suspect sought in the armed robbery of Clarkston Jewelry Outlet, Dec. 17. Walker is one of two suspects […]

Parking survey

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Who’s parking where and when downtown? The city want to know. “We hope to find out the parking profile of business owners and employees,” said Rich Little, interim city manager. “There are a lot of different business needs. Profiles will provide real data about what’s really happening.” The city […]

Judge rules for Sutherland House to be restaurant

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Owners of 59 S. Main Street, known as the Sutherland House, have prevailed in their lawsuit against the city. The Hon. James M. Alexander, Oakland County Circuit Court judge, ordered the city to approve Larry Barnett and CBC Joint Venture’s request to rezone the property for use as a […]

School focus

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Superintendent Rod Rock plans to focus primarily on social, emotional and physical wellbeing of students in 2017. The community wellbeing initiative aims to help parents and principals become more aware of these important aspects of students’ wellbeing, Rock said. The district will complete a book study and screen […]

News in Brief

SMART contract Independence Townshp Board approved a contract for the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), at its Jan. 3 regular meeting. The contract provides $30,168 to SMART for transportation of persons who are handicapped or are 65+ years and live in Independence Township, the City of the Village of Clarkston, and Springfield Township. […]

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