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Terry Oparka


Staff Writer Terry Oparka covers Troy and the Troy School District for the Troy Times. Oparka has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2000 and attended Oakland University and Macomb Community College. Oparka has won an award from the Michigan Press Association and four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter.

Published August 21, 2019

TROY — Hundreds gathered outside Troy High School the evening of Aug. 14 lighting candles, singing songs and sharing memories of Rick Bodick, the longtime Troy Theatre Ensemble director, and theater and English teacher, who died unexpectedly Aug. 7.

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Published August 21, 2019

TROY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission gave 43 people across the state in all categories the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.

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Published August 21, 2019

TROY — Plans are proceeding for a memorial to honor deceased firefighters.

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Published August 21, 2019

TROY — Vinyl siding used in the construction of new high-end homes raised questions among members of the Troy Planning Commission.

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Published August 21, 2019

TROY — Emily, 32, is getting a new mindset through the life skills program offered through Grace Centers of Hope, a nonprofit shelter in Pontiac.

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Published August 13, 2019

TROY — More than 100 juried painters, potters, photographers, and fiber and stained glass artists will bring their best to the 45th annual Northfield Hills Art on the Lake Aug. 25. 

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Published August 13, 2019

TROY — Although we can’t control genetics, we can control lifestyle choices to help keep our brains healthy. 

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Published August 13, 2019

The first phase of a church addition for Great Lakes Church, on 3 acres east off Coolidge Highway, north of Wattles Road, is on track to start soon after the Planning Commission approved the special use and site plan for the new 4,664-square-foot lobby.

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Published August 8, 2019

TROY — All lanes of east- and westbound Maple Road will close under Interstate 75 from 10 p.m. Aug. 9 to 5 a.m. Aug. 12 so crews can demolish the northbound I-75 freeway bridge over Maple Road. 

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Published August 7, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — Hundreds waited in line to say their final goodbyes to Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in the conference center of the building bearing his name in Waterford Aug. 6. 

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Published August 7, 2019

TROY — Have a hankering to see wild animals that roam Botswana, Namibia or the Falkland Islands, but not the money or time to travel there?

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Published August 7, 2019

TROY — Fazullah Khan, 56, of Troy — the owner of the Fazal Khan & Associates civil engineering, surveying and construction management firm in Sterling Heights — was found guilty on four counts of bribery.

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Published August 7, 2019

TROY — City Councilmen Ethan Baker and Dave Henderson will square off in the mayoral election this November.

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Published August 1, 2019

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TROY — Northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 will close, leaving one lane open each way, from Square Lake Road to Baldwin Road 4 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 4.

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Published July 30, 2019

TROY — Longtime Troy resident Don Sommer, described as a “first-class gentleman,” loved cars. He passed away July 15.

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