Board authorizes Miller to request candidate for sergeant promotion

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board of Trustees voted 5-1, with Trustee Barb Vert dissenting, to authorize Supervisor Karyn Miller to formally request the Flint Township Civil Service Commission to provide the name of one eligible candidate for promotion to police sergeant at its March 7 meeting. Trustee Frank Kasle was not in attendance. The authorization came after Chief of […]

Township votes 6-1 to extend moratorium on medical marijuana

FLINT TWP. — During a special meeting held March 1, the Flint Township Board of Trustees voted 6-1, with Trustee Barb Vert dissenting, to extend the moratorium on medical marijuana uses including, but not limited to dispensaries, clubs, centers, clinics and nurseries. The four-month extension will expire on July 1; the township’s previ- ous moratorium expired March 1. The moratorium […]

Hairspray coming to Carman-Ainsworth

FLINT TWP. — Eight days before opening night found the 52 cast members of the musical “Hairspray’’ gathered in the Carman-Ainsworth High School auditorium for another marathon after-school rehearsal. About 30 students were on stage practicing choreography, some were seated off-stage doing homework and a few were sprawled on the floor catnapping. “We’ve been having rehearsals every night except Sunday,’’ […]

Hurley Medical Center opens new MRI facility

FLINT — Patients at Hurley Medical Center who need a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan no longer need to take an ambulance ride to get it. The procedure now is being done in-house thanks to a $1.5-million MRI system that is the only one of its kind located inside a hospital in Genesee County. Installed in late January and unveiled […]


Fight leads to knifing arrest FLINT TWP. — Police were called to a residence in the 1500 block of Hillside Drive at about 1:15 a.m. on March 6. Officers learned a fight had taken place involving several people. One person had sustained a knife wound but reports did not indicate if medical treatment was needed. Police arrested the person in […]

News Briefs

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — In articles regarding the selling of paczkis at Donna’s Donuts, the pricing information was incorrect. The corrected pricing should have been: $1.10 for each one, $6.60 for a half dozen and $13.20 for a dozen, which is only 12 and not 13 like a baker’s dozen. — N.B. St. Patrick’s Day party at Dom […]

Big MO, Team 314 faced off with other area robotics teams

FLINT — Big Mo and Team 314 from Carman-Ainsworth High School participated in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics District Competition held March 4- 5 at Kettering University. The two-day competition drew more than 2,500 visitors over the course of the event. This year’s contest, entitled “Logo Motion,” required the robots to maneuver on the […]

O’Dea named grand marshal of St. Pat’s celebration

FLINT — Like father, like son. In being named the 2011 Grand Marshal of the 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Genesee County, James Patrick O’Dea is following in his father’s Irish Catholic footsteps. His father James Fredrick O’Dea served as grand marshal in 1988. Both are members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Sullivan & O’Sullivan division. As […]

‘Seaing our dream’

GRAND BLANC— For most people, seeing is believing. Yet, a group of 51 visually impaired individuals would disagree after returning home from a tropical vacation where they witnessed their dreams come true through the simple touch of caring hands. The group, along with seven volunteers, set sail on Feb. 12 for a sevenday Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the 3,600 passenger […]