COVID-19 Update – January 13, 2021

As of January 13, 2021, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and new cases in the past 30 days for the following ZIP codes: 48346: 1,257 cases (205 new), 26 deaths 48348: 1,274 cases (212 new), 8 deaths 48350: 346 cases (55 new), 5 deaths As compared to the numbers from January […]

‘Your Speed’ signs

City efforts to reduce speeds on Main Street is nearing completion with the installation of the electronic “Your Speed” signs on North Main Street.  The northbound sign is located near the spillway (at approximately 20 N. Main) and the southbound sign is located near the entrance to the city (at approximately 177 N. Main).  “This […]

Knowing new rules for the ski slopes this winter

Without a doubt, 2020 was a year of change.  Dealing with the safety of guests and staff during a pandemic is a top priority of ski areas across Michigan as they begin to open.  Indoor restrictions, face covering rules, new take-and-go dining options, new lift queue configurations, and social distancing rules are some of the […]

Rochester man takes own life at Clarkston gun range

Just before 2 p.m. on January 2, officers and the Independence Township Fire Department responded to the Accurate Firearms Gun Range, located at 6559 Dixie Highway, for the report of a male shooting victim. Upon the officers arriving, paramedics from ITFD were administering life-saving measures to the victim, a 34-year-old Rochester man. Paramedics from ITFD […]

Traffic crash on Dixie leaves two injured, hospitalized

Officers and the Independence Township Fire Department responded to Dixie Highway at Maybee Road for a two-vehicle traffic crash where one of the vehicles struck a building, January 5, just before 5 p.m. A 68-year-old Clarkston man was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Trax northbound on Dixie Highway when he attempted a westbound turn into the […]

COVID-19 Update – January 6, 2021

As of January 6, 2021, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and new cases in the past 30 days for the following ZIP codes: 48346: 1,224 cases (226 new), 25 deaths 48348: 1,227 cases (209 new), 8 deaths 48350: 333 cases (59 new), 5 deaths As compared to the numbers from December […]

Heroic holiday rescue at DTE

Heroic holiday rescue at DTE

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor What could have been a tragic situation turned into a nine-year-old girl’s life being saved last month during the DTE Energy Music Theatre Magic of Lights drive-thru light display. The girl accidentally became stuck in a seatbelt mechanism, causing her to begin to choke. Her parents pulled over, called […]

Sheriff warns of local scams involving money

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office released information regarding scammers making calls claiming family members were incarcerated prompting citizens to send money for bond. Last week, two additional scams were reported. A case in Orion Township involving a 78-year-old woman resulted in her losing over $29,000 to scammers. This scam involved a call placed to the […]

Upcoming roundabout will have ‘zero township cost’

Upcoming roundabout will have ‘zero township cost’

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor When plans were announced for a new roundabout coming to the intersection of Oak Hill and Sashabaw roads on the border of Independence Township and Brandon Township, replacing the current four-way stop, response on social media was fairly mixed. “We live on the Clarkston/Lake Orion border and frequent them […]

COVID-19 Update – December 30, 2020

As of December 30, 2020, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and new cases in the past 30 days for the following ZIP codes: 48346: 1,175 cases (281 new), 25 deaths 48348: 1,183 cases (266 new), 8 deaths 48350: 316 cases (68 new), 5 deaths As compared to the numbers from Dec. […]

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