Franchise customers to see increase in water rates

FLINT TWP. — Township residents who receive water from the City of Flint will see an increase in their water bills after the Township Board of Trustees approved the increase at its Jan. 10 meeting. The new rate increase affects 46 township residents who live on “borderline roads” between the township and City of Flint said Jeff Wright, Genesee County […]

Township approves Fenton Rd. watermain agreement

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township is now on board for the Fenton Road Watermain Extension project after its Board of Trustees unanimously approved the agreement at its Jan. 10 meeting. Supervisor Karyn Miller began the discussion before the vote, saying that in 2009 the City of Burton and Flint Township paid for the engineering expenses at that time, believing stimulus […]

Audiences will take step back into musical past with ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

FLINT TWP. — Audiences will be treated to a nostalgic trip back in time when The Marvelous Wonderettes hits the stage of the Carman- Ainsworth High School Auditorium 7 p.m. Jan. 13-15 and 2 p.m. Jan. 16. Presented by the Carman- Ainsworth High School Theatre, The Marvelous Wonderettes was written and created by Roger Bean. “The girls fell in love […]

News Briefs

Trustees meeting FLINT TWP. — The next meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees is 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit — N.B. Art Guild seeking donations SWARTZ CREEK — The recently formed Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is seeking donations of money, goods and/or services for […]

C/A students show off skills at BPA competition

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School students showed off their business skills during the 2011 Business Professionals of America (BPA) Workplace Skills Assessment Program held Jan. 7 at Baker College. The students had the opportunity to choose from 70 competitions and when the scores were in, Shawn McClain won fifth place in Human Resource Management. In total, Carman- Ainsworth High […]

It’s in the fine print

Davison couple starts web-based business that enhances disclaimers on Internet ads

DAVISON — Ever tried to read the fine print on an Internet ad? Either it’s too small to read or the process of zooming in on it causes the image to become depixilated. Marcus and Rebecca Sharp said they were sitting at home one night, watching TV, when the idea hit them — a Webbased business where customers can go […]

Business Briefs

How to write a business plan FLINT — A Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan seminar will be presented by Region 6 Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) based at Kettering University,on Jan. 17, 9 a.m. to noon in the Campus Center at the corner of University and Chevrolet Avenues in Flint. For startup businesses, a pre-requisite to […]

VG’s launches rewards program to save shoppers money

GENESEE COUNTY — VG’s Stores, with 16 locations in Southeast Michigan, announced today the introduction of yes Rewards, a new customer loyalty program that takes saving money on groceries and pharmacy prescriptions to a whole new level. Yes Rewards offers savings on groceries and pharmacy prescriptions — PLUS the opportunity to earn points on purchases and redeem those points for […]

Arizona shooting act of a madman

The VIEW from here

I have stayed out of the political arena in my columns the last few months mainly because I’ve noticed feedback to unpopular political opinions seem to bring backlash instead of constructive commentary. I have written opinion pieces off and on now for more than 20 years and one of the first things I learned stepping into this arena is not […]

Democratic Party expresses sympathy for shooting victims

Art Reyes, Chairman of the Genesee County Democratic Party, on behalf of himself and the Genesee County Democratic Party, expressed his sympathies to the victims of the shootings in Tucson, Arizona that occurred Jan. 8. In addition, Mr. Reyes denounced the use of the rhetoric of violence and hate in furtherance of political agendas. “It is my belief that it […]