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Posted on: November 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor asks legislature to pass important measures

COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has asked the Michigan legislature to pass the following measures: a $100 million MI COVID-19 Relief Plan, a permanent extension of unemployment benefits, and a bill that would protect public health. That and more in the Wayne Co...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Winterfest 'Blizzard of Oz' is going to the dogs December 3-6

FROSTY PAWS

The Taylor Winterfest’s “Blizzard of Oz” continues Thursday, December 3, through Sunday, December 6 with the theme of “Frosty Paws” celebrating a weekend gone to the dogs – literally.

“F...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Weatherization grants available for small businesses through SBAM

SBAM

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity is providing federal CARES Act funds to help qualifying small businesses expand their capacity by adding weatherized, temporary outdoor facilities. Three million dollars in grant funding is availab...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 12, 2020

DTE announces more tree trimming in northeast Taylor

DTE TREE TRIM NOV 2020

DTE Energy has announced that it plans additional tree trimming around power lines in the City's northeast sector, beginning next week (starting November 16).

The company's subcontractor, Davey, will be in the area (in green) generally bo...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

City Hall returns to appointment-only visits

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Beginning on Monday, November 9, City Hall will return to “appointment-only” visits, due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and the coming cold weather. Otherwise, it will be closed to the public.

“We don’t want p...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Heritage Park Petting Farm closing for the winter

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The Heritage Park Petting Farm will close for the winter season at the end of the day on Sunday,  November 8.

Citywide News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Water Department begins 'Cross Connections' program

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The City of Taylor has started a new “Residential Cross Connection Program” to help eliminate possible contamination of the public water distribution system. The program is mandated by State of Michigan Public Act 399...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Winterfest will host 'Blizzard of Oz' for eight weekends

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Remember “The Wizard of Oz,” one of Hollywood’s greatest hits? Recall how a tornado ripped through Kansas, whisking away little Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to the magical land of Oz. The movie made characters like The Wizard o...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Nearly 30,000 votes cast in November 3 election

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Nearly 30,000 ballots were cast in yesterday's (November 3, 2020) Presidential Election in the City of Taylor. To be exact, 29,874 ballots were cast and unofficial totals were finalized in the early morning hours of November 4. Click here for the...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Tim Keyes joins City's Economic Development Department, focusing on special projects

TIM KEYES

Tim Keyes has joined the Economic Development Department of the City of Taylor … rejoined actually. Keyes left Taylor in the late 1990s, moving through an economic development-related career that involved both the public and private sectors.

Eve...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

New partnership to create unique Holiday experience in Heritage Park

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Don’t let the coronavirus pandemic ruin your holiday season. 

The City of Taylor and Bluewater Technologies Group. Inc. are partnering to create Downriver’s premiere Christmas experience running through Heritage Park this winte...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

New Wayne County order supports COVID-19 restrictions

Wayne County today (October 8, 2020) issued a new Emergency Public Health Order that clarifies and amplifies the COVID-19 orders issued by the state of Michigan. The order carries forward the public health safety precautions implemented by Governor Gretch...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Phased-in reopening of Senior Center begins October 5 with health and safety restrictions

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The William Ford Senior Activities Center (6750 Troy) will reopen to the public on Monday, October 5. The senior will be open Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. The center will be cleared for cleaning midday.

If you or any me...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Taylor Community Library releases new mobile app

Taylor Community Library is making it even easier to use the library from home with their new mobile app. Your favorite books, movies, and more are only a tap away.

The app allows users to:

  • Find and reserve items from over 60 different area libraries
  • Renew i...
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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Good to Great Program heads into final neighborhood of 2020

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The City of Taylor’s ongoing “Good to Great (G2G) Neighborhood Improvement Program” is moving its latest area, and the final one for 2020. Area No. 19 includes the neighborhoods between Taylor Meadows Golf Course on the north...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Fire Department is ready for Michigan Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-11

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The Taylor Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years – to promote this year’s campaign, “Serve Up Fire...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

'Blizzard of Oz' continues this weekend with a Grinchmas theme

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The Taylor Winterfest’s “Blizzard of Oz” continues during Thanksgiving weekend. This week’s theme is “Grinchmas” and the holiday stroll in Heritage Park will be open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday a...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Health experts warn against large holiday gatherings

This Thanksgiving, hundreds of thousands of families will be missing a loved one due to COVID-19. Now doctors are pleading for Americans to stay home to avoid a similar fate next year. That and more in the Wayne County Report for November 25, 2020.

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Health officials warn Americans to 'celebrate safely' as spike continues

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As the holidays approach, health officials continue to warn everyone to celebrate safely, especially with a rise in COVID-19 cases. That and more in the Wayne County Report for November 24, 2020.

“In Michigan, we’ve had over 75 deaths p...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Vaccine maker notes success, as virus continues to spike

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According the Associated Press, AstraZeneca said that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90 percent effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor has seen 666 new cases since October 1

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Since October 1, the City of Taylor has seen a spike of 666 new cases of COVID-19, including 15 deaths. This and more in the Wayne County Report for November 20, 2020.

Taylor COVID cases have mirrored the dangerously high spike seen in cases and hospitaliz...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Dr. Fauci attacks 'state-by-state' approach to fighting virus

COVID-19

The New York Times reported that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, said that the nation needed “a uniform approach” to the coronavirus pandemic, rather than “a disjointed” ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: 30 percent of cases have occurred since November 1

COVID-19

WXYZ reports that Michigan has seen more than 260,000 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in the state, but 30 percent of the total cases have come in the past two weeks. That and more in the Wayne County Report for November 18, 2020.

The stat...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: CVS selected as one of the official vaccine distributors

CVS Pharmacy said it has been selected as one of the official “COVID-19 Vaccination Program Providers” and will be able to offer it at its pharmacies when it’s available. That and more in the Wayne County Report for November ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: MDHHS tightens restrictions due to 'historic' spikes

COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer yesterday (November 15, 2020) announced new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services emergency orders that enact a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidl...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Confirmed cases surpass 1M in U.S. as virus surges out of control

COVID-19

The United States hit a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations and surpassed 1 million new confirmed cases in just the first 10 days of November amid a nationwide surge of infections that shows no signs of slowing. That and more in the Wayne County...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 12, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Virus continues dangerous surge

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Science Alert published a team of researchers and doctors has now reported the case of one woman with leukemia, who had no symptoms of COVID-19, but 70 days after her first positive test, she was still shedding infectious SARS-CoV-2 particles. This result...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

COVID-10 UPDATE: Good news, bad news and the spike continues

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When it comes to COVID-19, for every bit of good news, there is an equal portion of bad news.

Yesterday, drug giant Pfizer announced that early analysis showed its vaccine candidate is more than 90 percent effective in preventing infection. 

Today,...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Pfizer pleased with early analysis of vaccine

COVID-19

The drug company Pfizer said that early analysis showed its vaccine candidate for COVID-19 is more than 90 percent effective in preventing infection. That and more in today’s Wayne County Report for November 9, 2020

It said no serious ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor signs 6 new bills into law

COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed six bills from the state’s new COVID-19 legislation into law. “Right now, Michigan is seeing a record number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and these bills will help us protect each other a...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: U.S. records 91,530 new cases on Election Day as virus surges

COVID-19

The United States recorded 91,530 new COVID-19 infections on Election Day, adding to a series of staggering case numbers reported within just the past week. This and more in today’s Wayne County Report for November 5, 2020.

The country's...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor continues to see heavy spike in confirmed cases

COVID-19

The City of Taylor is seeing a heavy spike in confirmed cases of COVID-19 since November 1, with 84 new cases, raising the community's overall total to 1,360. Due to this spike, the City urges residents to take great caution, wear face masks, san...

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Citywide News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Report says state moving into 'active or imminent outbreak' territory

COVID-19

Michigan is moving into dangerous new territory with COVID-19. A research group called COVID Act Now, has upped the risk level from “high” to “active or imminent outbreak”. That and more in the Wayne County Report f...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor, other cities, see spike as health department revises guidelines

COVID-19

Taylor, along with many other cities in Michigan and states across the country, continues to see a spike in COVID-19 cases. Yesterday (October 29) the City registered 10 more new cases along with two deaths. Those 10 new cases made it 24 new cases over tw...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor sees spike in confirmed coronavirus cases

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The City of Taylor saw a very high spike in confirmed COVID-19 daily cases yesterday (October 27, 2020). The City reported 21 cases, upping its overall total of 1,219. The 21 cases were third-highest in Wayne County behind Dearborn (46) and Canton (26).

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Spike in cases leads to calls for more mask wearing, social distancing

COVID-19

As of October 24, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported more than 3,300 new positive test results, underscoring calls for increased mask wearing and social distancing. This story and more in the Wayne County Report for October 26, ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: MSU to offer more in-person classes, with focus on graduation requirements

COVID-19

Michigan State University announced its plans for the spring 2021 semester in a letter to students on October 22. The university plans on offering more in-person classes, with a focus on classes that students need to graduate on time. That and more in the...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor says recent data underscores need for caution

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was asked about the possibility of the state shutting down again due to rising COVID-19 cases, and she called right now “a dangerous moment." That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 22, 2020.

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Canada extends border shutdown for another month

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The U.S.-Canada border will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month, according to reports from Click on Detroit. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 21, 2020

The current extension of the border crossing restricti...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: WHO sees huge surge in Europe

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According to the World Health Organization, half of the 48 countries in its Europe region have seen a 50 percent rise in cases in the past week. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 20, 2020.

With Europe firmly in the grip of a second wave ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Pharmacies to distribute vaccine when it is approved

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According to CNN, the federal government has made a deal with retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens to help distribute coronavirus vaccine – once one or more is authorized – to long-term care facilities like nursing homes. That and more ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Upward trend across Michigan concerns health experts

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The Detroit News reports an upward trend in cases and deaths within Michigan has put October on pace to generate the state's biggest month for new cases since April. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 15, 2020.

"It is very p...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Experts rebuke Sen. Shirkey's views on 'herd immunity', call for hearing

COVID-19

According to the Michigan Executive Office of the Governor, on October 12, five public health experts sent an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey explaining the problems with his recent comments on herd immunity. That and more in the Wayne ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: UK sees massive rise in coronavirus cases

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The United Kingdom has recorded 17,540 new coronavirus cases – a rise of more than 3,000 on Wednesday’s update. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 9, 2020.

According to government data published by CNN, the total numbe...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: America surpasses 7.5M cases; 39 states see increase

COVID-19

USA Today reported that U.S. coronavirus cases surpassed 7.5 million on October 7 with 39 states seeing a rise in cases – nine months into the pandemic – and a startling nine states setting state seven-day records for infections. That ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Schools must track, publish confirmed cases of the virus

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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide highly visible public notices to the school community about probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours. This ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: MDHHS issues emergency order, reinstating restrictions, after court ruling

COVID-19

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon has issued an Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings in public spaces and places limitations on bars and other venues.  The ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City receives $1.64M in pandemic-related funds from state

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The City of Taylor has been awarded $1.64M in funding under two different programs related to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

The City requested just over $3M from the Treasury Department of the State of Michigan and received $1.5M last Friday as part of ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

With many students are home, railroad safety should be a key topic

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Railroad safety is important year round, and the week of September 21-27 has been designated rail safety week.

According to Operation Lifesaver, “The goal of Rail Safety Week is to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and empower...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

'Gateway' project moves forward along Eureka Road

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Taylor’s Tax Increment Finance Authority on Tuesday, September 8, unanimously approved the “Gateway” portion of the Eureka Road Corridor Improvement Plan, beginning Phase One of the joint effort between the City of Taylor, TI...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Police seek suspect in shooting

WANTED MARK ANTHONY LANE

Taylor Police are seeking Mark Anthony Lane III, approximately 20, in connection with a September 9 shooting at the Century Square Apartments in the area of Northline and Racho roads.

The incident took place at approximately 11:25 p.m. According to reports...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

City opens Phase 2 of small business relaunch grant program

The City of Taylor is opening Phase 2 of its “Taylor Together: Small Business Relaunch Grant Program.” This program aids the business community in overcoming the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. The Community Develop...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Summer tax bills being mailed July 7; payment options offered

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Treasurer Michelle Tocco has announced that summer tax bills will be mailed to residents beginning July 7.

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Taylor has updated our summer tax bill payment options:

1. By Mail: Please use the return ...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 17, 2020

'Cool Drive!' keeps you refreshed on the golf range

2020 Drive Cool!

The Lakes of Taylor and its restaurant, the Lake House Bar & Grille, is rolling out specials to make your next visit that much more sweet.

The newest program is “Cool Drive!” It offers three different practice range specials. Player...

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Citywide News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Recreation Center scheduled to reopen Friday, September 11, with restrictions

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The Taylor Recreation Center (22805 Goddard), which has been closed to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic started, will reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, September 11, with restrictions.

To allow proper time to sanitize the facility the new hours are:

  • Mondays-Fr...
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Citywide News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

State begins campaign to increase flu vaccinations this fall

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced it is launching a statewide media campaign encouraging Michiganders to get their flu vaccine this fall and help prevent an outbreak of a second communicable disease that – with COVID...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Lake House Bar & Grille adds new 'loyalty program'

LH BAR AND GRILLE LOYALTY PROGRAM

The Lake House Bar & Grille is unveiling a new "Loyalty Program" that puts rewards right back in the customer’s pocket!

Starting this weekend, stop at the restaurant, located inside the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course clubhouse on North...

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Citywide News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

DTE steps up street light improvement program

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DTE has restarted replacing all street lights in the City of Taylor with LED versions, changing out the old high-pressure sodium fixtures. This continues the program and enhances the efforts that the company and the City have already had in place for seve...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Good to Great Neighborhood Program moves into three new areas

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Taylor’s Good to Great Neighborhood Program will be moving into three new areas on Monday, July 13.

The new areas are:

  • Area #16 includes the Taylor Parks Elementary School neighborhood between Pelham, Ecorse, Monroe and the railroad tracks cutting...
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Citywide News
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Emergency ordinance streamlines outdoor business expansion

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The City of Taylor has created and approved an emergency ordinance streamlining a business’s ability to expand use of outdoor property, events, signage and other activities related to governmental restrictions due to the ongoing global COVID-19 ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Animal shelter reopens licensing program

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The Taylor Animal Shelter, 25555 Northline Road between Telegraph and Beech Daly, is reopening its pet licensing program from 9-11 a.m. each Thursday beginning on July 9, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 11.

The shelter will be licensing every T...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Governor tightens mask-wearing requirements in Michigan

GOVERNOR WHITMER

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today (July 10) tightened mask-wearing requirements in the State of Michigan, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new executive order:

  • Requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to ...
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Posted on: October 5, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Counties consider their own orders after Supreme Court ruling

COVID-19

Some Michigan counties are issuing local emergency orders to ensure coronavirus safety measures continue after the Michigan Supreme Court struck down months of orders made by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer amid the pandemic. That and more in the Wayne County Repor...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor's latest EO focuses on nursing homes

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-191, maintaining protections for Michigan’s most vulnerable populations living in congregate settings and staff. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 2, 2020.

EO 2020-191 maint...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Taylor Community Library reopens curbside service

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The Taylor Community Library (12303 Pardee Road) has reopened for curbside service. The service will be offered Mondays-Thursdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.) and Fridays-Saturdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.).Curbside service is as easy as counting to ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Two new COVID-19 testing sites opening, including one in Taylor

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Walmart will continue its commitment to providing testing to Wayne County with two new COVID-19 testing locations, including one in Taylor.

On Friday, May 15, a testing site will open at the Taylor Walmart location at 7555 Telegraph Road. See detailed info...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

2020 Armed Forces Day special video presentation

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Saturday, May 16, is the celebration of the 2020 Armed Forces Day across the country. This is a special time to honor those serving in our military around the world.

Usually, the City of Taylor and the Taylor Veterans Museum present the local celebration a...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for June 1, 2020

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The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) launched a new online COVID-19 Workplace Safety site – the site provides guidance and a toolkit of resources to kee...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wayne County's Daily Report for May 28, 2020

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With efforts to re-engage Michigan’s economy underway through recent executive orders signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Pure Michigan Business Connect program through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has developed a portal sp...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Good to Great Neighborhood Program kicks off third year May 11

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The third year of the Good to Great Neighborhood Program will kick off on Monday, May 11, in the area between Beech Daly, Ecorse and the I-94 freeway. These neighborhood is the first of seven different portions of the City scheduled for G2G work in 2020.&...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

40th Junior League World Series canceled due to global pandemic

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The 2020 Junior League Baseball World Series has been canceled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Series for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old players from around the globe had been scheduled for its 40th consecutive year in August 2020 ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

City approves 2020-21 budget

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The City of Taylor budget for fiscal 2020-21 was approved by a unanimous 7-0 vote of City Council on Tuesday, April 21. Mayor Rick Sollars’ new budget will add nearly $150,000 to the general fund balance (or rainy day fund), which is estimated a...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Beaumont Health launches nation’s largest serological testing study for COVID-19 antibodies

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Beaumont Health’s Research Institute is launching America’s largest serological testing study to help answer many questions surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and potentially help treat patients battling the virus.

Serological blood tes...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

COVID-19: If you want to donate, do so directly to Beaumont Health

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The City of Taylor is encouraging local businesses, organizations and individuals to donate any personal protective equipment, or funding for such things, directly to Beaumont Health. This announcement comes after Mayor Rick Sollars’ office has ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 1,012 additional cases, 52 more deaths

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Michigan has 6,498 total coronavirus cases, the Department of Health and Human Services reported today, with 52 more deaths, bringing the statewide total to 184. This was reported just after 3 p.m. Monday, March 30, by the Gongwer News Service.

The state r...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor first-responders scheduled to receive 1,500 protective face shields

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Thanks to the quick work of a Ford Motor Co. task force, first-responders in the City are scheduled to receive 1,500 protective face shields on Tuesday, March 31.

Taylor is just one of many cities receiving the protective gear as part of the battle against...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan Small Business Relief Grant available this week

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Wayne County has partnered with the Detroit Economic Development Corporation (DEGC) to provide the Michigan Small Business Relief Grant during the COVID-19 crisis. Applications for this loan will be available on the DEGC web site no later than Wednesday, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor steps up to help those in need

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Good communities are made up of residents who step up when times are tough. And there’s been a lot of stepping up recently in Taylor.

Restaurants like Bierkeller Tavern, Malek Al Kabob and Red Robin (Southgate) have all volunteered their services...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City continues work on water mains in northwest Taylor

Water and Sewer Logo that reads, "Water at your service."

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been revised again. The State of Michigan has cleared  this work as "essential services" and it will continue as originally scheduled. Sorry for any confusion.

The City of Taylor will continue worki...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Taylor Police welcomes new "Online Citizens Police Reporting System"

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Taylor Police announced today a system that allows people to submit a report online about an incident that has occurred. 

This online system IS NOT for emergencies – always call 9-1-1.

But the following types of incidents can be reported ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Beaumont continues outreach in many forms

COVID-19

Beaumont Health continues its outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is an overview of how it is responding to this ever-changing situation:

Daily COVID-19 test and admission statistics: In an effort to share COVID-19 testing and admissions informatio...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

SPECIAL BULLETIN: Police and fire chiefs discuss COVID-19 pandemic

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Police Chief John Blair and Fire Chief Stephen Portis discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic in a short video.

VIEW THE VIDEO HERE

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Take simple steps to maintain plumbing systems

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The City of Taylor and SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, encourages you to share an important message about toilet paper (yes, toilet paper).

With schools shut down and businesses closed or offering limited services to prevent the spre...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: District court clarifies procedures

COVID-19

In the wake of the Declaration of Emergency by Governor Whitmer and the President of the United States regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, until further notice, the 23rd District Court will operate as follows:

  1. All Jury trials are canceled. Court wi...
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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Southland Mall reduces hours

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Beginning this week Southland Center will operate between noon and 7 p.m. every day except for Sunday, when the hours will be noon to 6 p.m. This is due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please check the hours on the mall website for the most up-to-date information...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taylor Meijer seeking temporary employees

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The Taylor Meijer is immediately seeking temporary employees during the COVID-19 crisis, which has put a lot of pressure on the retail stores across America. The store is seeking 20 to 30 employees for a limited period of time, mainly to stock shelves (bu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Building Department rental inspections to be delayed

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The Building Department will not be inspecting rentals for at least two weeks due the COVID-19 crisis, but all other inspections will be completed. The Customer Service Center will not be accepting non-emergency appointments that require going into reside...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Unofficial results show Taylor voted for Biden, Trump and DIA millage

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Unofficial March 10 (2020) vote totals for the Michigan Presidential Primary showed Democrat and former Vice President Joseph Biden, Republican President Donald Trump and the millage question for the Wayne County Art Institute Authority as the big winners...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

American Legion offers free shuttle to John Dingell VA Medical Center

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The American Legion is offering a free shuttle service for Downriver veterans to and from the John Dingell VA Medical Center every Wednesday.

The shuttle will pick up vets at the American Legion Veteran’s Service Office, 15100 Northline Road, Roo...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

City to amend business license ordinance

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The City of Taylor is in the process of amending its business license ordinance, increasing the penalty for infractions while further emphasizing the step-by-step process businesses must go through to legally operate in the community.

“We are try...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Multi-line telephone systems must comply with new laws

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A new law takes effect in February 2020, requiring multi-line telephone systems (MLTS), like those found in hotels and offices, to dial 9-1-1 from anywhere on location, link properly with emergency dispatch centers and provide accurate information to firs...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

DUWA transfer to be honored at statewide level in May

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The successful transfer of the Downriver Sewage Disposal System from Wayne County to 13 regional communities under the leadership of Mayor Rick Sollars continues to rack up the awards.

Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA) is scheduled to be honore...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

DNR confirms that it saw no sign of eagles near Inkster Road construction

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Representatives of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed earlier this week with the City of Taylor that no there are no signs of  bald eagles or related nests on a parcel of land along Inkster Road. That came despite various erro...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Sign up today and get on the permanent absentee ballot application list

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Want the convenience of voting by mail on a regular basis? Sign up today to get on the permanent absentee ballot application list. Once you are on this list, the Clerk’s Office will send you an absentee ballot application automatically, every el...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Good to Great Neighborhood Program 2020 target areas announced

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Taylor’s popular Good to Great Neighborhood Program will restart this spring and will focus on finishing much of the north end of the community before targeting the southwest corner. The  program brings together all departments simultan...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

DTE plans tree trimming program in the community

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Overgrown trees are the leading cause of power outages, and can cause serious public safety hazards, according to DTE, which is planning extensive tree-trimming operations throughout northern and central Taylor in 2020.

DTE is committed to working with res...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Wayne County announces two intersection projects in Taylor

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Wayne County recently announced 13 projects during its December CMAQ (Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality), Safety and TAP (Transportation Alternative Program) awards period, and two of those projects will take place in Taylor.

The county will improve s...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Plante Moran audit notes several highlights

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The recently completed audit of the City of Taylor’s finances by Plante Moran reaffirmed many highlights, including the fact that the City invested over $21M in infrastructure, machinery and equipment during fiscal 2018-19, which ended June 30.

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

American Public Works Association honors DUWA for successful transfer of system

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The Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority (DUWA) was honored with the Downriver Chapter of the American Public Works Association “Government Cooperation Award” today at the Lakes of Taylor Banquet Facility. Mayor Rick Sollars is the c...

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Posted on: August 19, 2018

Texas faces Chinese Taipei for world championship

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The United States champions from Lufkin, Texas, will challenge the International champions from Chinese Taipei for the world championship of the 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series at noon today at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The game fea...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Beaumont Health launches nation’s largest serological testing study for COVID-19 antibodies

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Beaumont Health’s Research Institute is launching America’s largest serological testing study to help answer many questions surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and potentially help treat patients battling the virus.

Serological blood tes...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

COVID-19: If you want to donate, do so directly to Beaumont Health

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The City of Taylor is encouraging local businesses, organizations and individuals to donate any personal protective equipment, or funding for such things, directly to Beaumont Health. This announcement comes after Mayor Rick Sollars’ office has ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Resources for Michigan Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

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LANSING, MICH. The state of Michigan’s small business entrepreneurial support organizations have joined forces with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to ensure economic support is available to Michigan businesses ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Chinese Taipei wins sixth straight JLWS title, edging Texas, 2-0

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The dynasty continues! For the sixth straight year, a team from Chinese Taipei has captured the world championship of the Junior League Baseball World Series.

The Shing-Ming Junior Little League of Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei, edged Lufkin, Texas, 2-0, in Sund...

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Posted on: August 19, 2018

Texas faces Chinese Taipei for world championship

2018 JLWS

The United States champions from Lufkin, Texas, will challenge the International champions from Chinese Taipei for the world championship of the 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series at noon today at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The game fea...

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Posted on: August 18, 2018

We're down to the Final Four teams in the 2018 JLWS

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The final four is set for the 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series. Two games are scheduled for Saturday (August 18) at Taylor’s Heritage Park to determine the United States and International championships for 2018.

The winners of Satu...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Rain delays starts for today's games at the JLWS (August 16)

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Fans of the Junior League World Series should note that the starting times for today’s games for August 16 have been changed, due to the rain in the Detroit region.

USA West (California) and USA Central (Illinois) will now begin play at 6 p.m., n...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Four teams face must-win games today in JLWS

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The 38th annual Junior League Baseball World Series is down to six teams with world championship dreams. Two must-win games are set today at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The week-long international tournament for the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Four teams eliminated from championship contention on Tuesday

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Suddenly, the Junior League Baseball World Series is down to eight teams. Four teams were eliminated from contention on Tuesday. Four more games on Wednesday at Taylor’s  Heritage Park will limit the field even further.

The week-long int...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Tension builds as teams face championship elimination today (August 14)

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There may be a bit of tension today at World Series Field. Four games are scheduled and the losing team in each game will be eliminated from contention in the Junior League Baseball World Series at Taylor’s Heritage Park.

The week-long internatio...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Will Day 2 hold form after a wild opening slate of games?

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Four teams will make their debut today in the 38th annual Junior League Youth Baseball World Series at Taylor’s Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road.

Day two of the international week-long tournament comes after one of the most exciting opening days ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Opening ceremonies kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 11

Opening ceremonies of the Junior League Baseball World Series begin about 8 p.m. Saturday, August 11. The event is open to the public at no cost. Tournament organizers are counting on local fans to make visitors feel welcome. Admission is free.

The ceremon...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

2018 JLWS ready to roll after last year's exciting finish

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A year after Chinese Taipei won its fifth straight world championship and an outfielder from Pennsylvania stole a guaranteed home run by making the “catch of the Millennium,” the Junior League Baseball World...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Junior League Baseball World Series set to return to Taylor, Mich., for 38th straight year

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TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – For the 38th consecutive year, the best teams of 13- and 14-year-old baseball players will compete for the world championship of Junior League Baseball during the 2018 Junior League World Series at Taylor’s Heritage ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Teams firming up for 38th annual JLWS

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Six of the 12 teams have qualified for the 38th annual Junior League World Series, which holds its opening ceremonies on Saturday, August 11, at Heritage Park in Taylor. Here's how things look thus far:

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