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Kayla Dimick

C&G Staff Reporter – Southfield Sun


Staff Writer Kayla Dimick covers Southfield, Lathrup Village and Southfield Public Schools. Kayla has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2014 and attended Oakland University and St. Clair County Community College.

Published September 2, 2014

If you’ve hauled items to the curb to be recycled in recent weeks, there’s a chance they were actually processed as regular old trash instead.

According to the Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, in an effort to catch up with trash collection and the huge amount of refuse residents discarded after the Aug. 11 flood, SOCRRA and its participating haulers agreed to, as it says on the SOCRRA website, “commingle” recyclables and yard waste with regular trash and process everything as garbage at its facility on Coolidge Road in Troy.

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Published August 26, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Police found a man dead of a gunshot wound at a bridge underpass on Nine Mile, near the Southfield Freeway,  at around 3:45 p.m. Aug. 26.

Officers were dispatched to the scene on a report of a subject down.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers located a 56 year old Detroit man with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Originally, the incident was being investigated as a homicide.

After further investigation, Deputy Chief Nick Loussia said, the death has been ruled a suicide.

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Published August 20, 2014

ROCHESTER — For the 2014-15 school year, Oakland County officials say they are making sure schools are the safest they can possibly be, and that means making sure schools comply with a new emergency drill law.

House Bill 4713, which became effective July 1, mandates that all Michigan schools must file their schedule of emergency drills by Sept. 15 and must post information on complete safety drills to their website within 30 days of an exercise. 

The bill also requires schools to change the way they have been doing the drills.

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Published August 14, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Having to decide what to make for dinner can sometimes be the hardest decision of the day. It’s a simple choice, yet many people are quite indecisive about what to have for their evening meal.

To help the residents of Southfield with this decision, the city of Southfield is holding a Food Truck Rally Wednesday, Aug. 27, that can be one-stop shopping for the dinner crowd.

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Published August 14, 2014

LATHRUP VILLAGE — In order to give Lathrup Village volunteers a proper thank-you, the village’s Recreation Department will be holding an event called Night Out In Lathrup to celebrate volunteers and the community alike.

The event will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, on the lawn of the Lathrup Village Municipal Complex. A chicken dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by a concert by Air Margaritaville at 7 p.m.

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Published August 14, 2014

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OAKLAND COUNTY — For the 2014-15 school year, Oakland County officials say they are making sure schools are the safest they can possibly be, and that means making sure schools comply with a new emergency drill law.

House Bill 4713, which became effective July 1, mandates that all Michigan schools must file their schedule of emergency drills by Sept. 15 and must post information on complete safety drills to their website.

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Published August 14, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — A new Medical Wellness Center could soon be added to the downtown Southfield skyline, depending on the results of a study conducted by the Downtown Development Authority and several local organizations.

The study is being managed by KIRCO Health Partners and is set to begin by late August. KIRCO is a health care real estate, and development and investment company.

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Published August 14, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — At its July 21 meeting, the Southfield City Council approved the creation of an Industrial Development District and a property tax exemption for the company Maxitrol, which manufactures gas valves.

At the meeting, the Maxitrol Co. requested its property, located at 23555 Telegraph Road, be designated as an Industrial Development District as provided under the Plant Rehabilitation and Industrial Development District Act of 1974.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — In order to celebrate the contributions of senior adults in society, the city of Southfield and the Commission of Senior Adults (COSA) will be hosting a Senior Appreciation Week, Aug. 18-22.

All events are free and open to the public, ages 50 and above. There will be free entertainment, food, and opportunities to win prizes.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Gov. Rick Snyder visited the Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR) July 16 at a private event at Lawrence Technological University to discuss with MDOT the use of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) in bridges.

Present at the meeting were MDOT Director Kirk Steudle, MDOT staff, and LTU’s Dean of Engineering, Nabil Grace, who provided the governor with information on the bridge that is being built using CFRP on Eight Mile Road in Southfield.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Southfield police are looking for information about a fatal crash that took place at approximately 8:10 p.m. on July 27 on the corner of Aberdeen and Cambridge.

When police arrived at the scene, they located a pickup truck that rolled over after a collision with a recreational vehicle.

Two people were in the pickup, and one died as a result of the crash. The other person was transported to a hospital, and their injuries were still unknown at this time.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — At their meeting on July 21, the Southfield City Council voted in favor to enter a five-year extension agreement of the Automation Alley SmartZone.

All existing Smart Zones are required by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to seek an extension and modify their initial agreements.

The cities of Southfield and Troy entered into a joint agreement in 2003, establishing the Certified Technology Park designations in both cities.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD—The Southfield Parks and Recreation Department and the Rhythm Society Orchestra are prepared to give residents one big, final show as the Burgh Park Gazebo Concert Series wraps up Aug. 12.

The Rhythm Society Orchestra has been playing in the series for 15 years.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD— That time of year kids dread is upon us again, and to help soften the blow of going back to school, Southfield Public Schools is holding a Back to School Fair.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 on the football field at Southfield High School, located at 24675 Lahser Rd.

Now in its third year, the fair will offer a wide variety of entertainment, prizes and fun for families to enjoy. The first 100 students to attend the fair will be given a backpack loaded with school supplies.

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Published August 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Mayor Brenda Lawrence came out on top Aug. 5, beating three other Democratic candidates in the primary election for U.S. House District 14 to replace Gary Peters.

According to the unofficial results from the Oakland County Clerk’s Election Division, Lawrence took 26,400 votes.

Coming in at a close second was Democrat Rudy Hobbs, who received 24,007 votes.

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