Hundreds recalled as GM adds third shift




FLINT TWP. — General Motors workers across the region have reason to smile in the wake of the automaker’s announcement Monday it will add a third shift and 750 employees to its Flint Assembly Plant. The plant, located on Van Slyke Road, can be seen from I-69 and has been a part of the Flint skyline since 1947. It currently […]

Board approves resolution for maintenance, repair for Burroughs Drain




FLINT TWP. — After postponing it from the Jan. 10 meeting, the Flint Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution for the maintenance and/or repair of Burroughs Drain #0008 at its Jan. 24 meeting. The board needed to pass the resolution to allow for the Genesee County Drain Commission to make repairs and keep up maintenance on the drain due […]

Carman-Ainsworth senior accepted to Yale




FLINT TWP. — Yale University is on the horizon for Mariam Salman, 17. The Carman-Ainsworth High School senior recently was accepted into the Ivy League school, and the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education recognized Salman for her achievement at its Jan. 11 meeting. Salman, who is a member of the Muslim Student Association (MSA), National Honor Society (NHS) and fouryear […]

Township issues proclamation honoring Abdella




FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees issued a proclamation honoring Det. Charles Abdella at its Jan. 24 meeting. Abdella, a resident of Birch Run, died Dec. 29. In the proclamation, the township honors Abdella and recognizes him for his time and dedication to the Flint Township Police Department. He was a police officer for more than 25 […]

Baker College of Flint joins team promoting area car, motorcycle events at the Detroit Autorama



FLINT TWP. — The largest car and motorcycle events in Genesee County will be marketing their 2011 season at the Detroit Autorama Feb. 25-27 at Cobo Hall. This year, they are joined by the Baker College of Flint Center for Transportation Technology (CTT). The new partnership was announced at a news event Jan. 19. Back to the Bricks, Bikes on […]

Genesee Valley Trail project lacking $16,550 in funds




FLINT TWP. — Flint Township has received $25,450 in donations for the Genesee Valley Trail, but still needs $16,550 for the project. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the township originally needed to raise $44,000 for the project, but that amount was lowered to $42,000 by Wilcox Engineering, the company hired by the township for the project. The Genesee Valley Trail project […]

News Briefs



Bake sale FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth softball program will hold a bake sale noon-3 p.m. Feb. 5 at Kroger’s, located at the corner of Corunna and Dye Rds. Items at the bake sale will be sold for donations. All donations will be given to the Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center to purchase baby products for area families. Details: Call Pam […]

Bahama Breeze expands with new tanning facility




MUNDY TWP. — After the success of its Davison location, Lapeer residents Derek DeRoso and Julie Hart, owners of Bahama Breeze Tanning Salon, recently opened a second location at 2469 W. Hill Rd., across from Meijer. “We decided to open this one to let customers know that we’re not going anywhere,” Hart said. The state-of-the-art tanning facility, which opened Jan. […]

Business Briefs



After Hours Shindig Planned FLINT — Join area business professionals 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Jazzercise Flint, 3525 E. Court St. for the Flint Area After Hours Shindig. Normally held the first Thursday of each month, the Flint Area Shindig meets at a different area business each month for free appetizers and networking. The March Shindig will be March 3rd […]

Site coordinators needed for Daffodil Days



GENESEE COUNTY — The American Cancer Society invites area residents in the Great Lakes Bay Region, and Genesee and Lapeer counties to join a 38-year tradition of kick-starting spring through its Daffodil Days fundraiser. The Society is looking for site coordinators to help gather daffodil orders in their place of business, worship, or among friends and family. If you are […]


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