Business Briefs

Shoppers can earn a gift card FLINT TWP. — Starting this week, Genesee Valley Shoppers have the opportunity to receive a $10 mall gift card with a $75 purchase at participating retailers as part of the Spring into Savings promotion. Shoppers who spend $75 (pre-tax) at aerie, Buckle, Charlotte Russe, Deb, Famous Footwear, Hot Topic, Jimmy Jazz, Journey’s Kidz, rue21 […]

Dental Care Team gives area woman a smile makeover

GRAND BLANC — For most, smiling is an every day occurrence. Flushing resident Hildy Reid however has hidden her smile from the world for more than 20 years due to dental problems plaguing her since she was a teenager. Now with the help of Dental Care Team in Grand Blanc though, Reid is learning how to smile and love life […]

Township supports an Aerotropolis along I-69 corridor

FLINT TWP. — Will an Aerotropolis fly here? The Board of Trustees gave preliminary support at its meeting last week to the concept of creating a tax-exempt business corridor along the I- 69 freeway with Bishop International Airport as its hub. Proposed Aerotropolis boundaries would border the I-69 freeway from the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron to the western […]

Township refuses to help gas station pay water bill

Owner said spigot used by visitors to cemetery will be shut off

FLINT TWP. — Consider this your shut-off notice if you are in the habit of getting water from the Mobile Gas Station, 2518 W. Bristol Road, to water plants next door at Bristol Cemetery. A water spigot at the gas station is no longer available. The Township Board of Trustees, which owns the cemetery, unanimously declined to help pay a […]

Genesee District Library receives $97,500 grant

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library (GDL) has received a $97,500 federal grant to expand broadband access by providing the 19 branch system with 55 desktop computers and 10 laptops. The majority of the desktop units will be used to create a new computer lab on the second floor of the Clio Area Library, G-2080 W. Vienna Road. The […]

Flint Twp. board supports Child Abuse Prevention Month

An estimated one third of abused or neglected children grow up to abuse or neglect their own children.

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustee unanimously passed a resolution to support April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Police Chief George Sippert read and asked the board to support a proclamation from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. Based in Washington D.C., Fight Crime is a national, bipartisan, nonprofit anti-crime organization of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, […]

Smiley, Stanley launch home protection plan

BURTON — Together the former mayors of Flint and Burton announced last week they will introduce a plan to help keep area residents in their homes. Dubbed the Homeowner Protection Plan, state representatives Charles Smiley (D-Burton) and Woodrow Stanley (D-Flint) said that the plan would “establish a uniform process” for homeowners confronted with property tax foreclosures. “Homeowners have to be […]

Baker president and CEO named to McLaren board

FLINT — F. James Cummins, president and chief executive officer of the Baker College System, has been named to the McLaren Regional Medical Center board of trustees. “Jim’s extensive knowledge in both non-profit administration and corporate finance is a great asset to McLaren Regional Medical Center as we continually address the challenges of a rapidly changing health care environment,” said […]


Mall employee arrested for embezzlement FLINT TWP. — Police are seeking a warrant for a 19-year-old Flint man, employed at Genesee Valley Center, on charges of conspiracy to commit retail fraud. It was reported to police at about 3 p.m. on March 21 that the suspect had been caught exchanging or providing gift cards to acquaintances who would later exchange […]

News Briefs

Zachrich appointed interim Atlantis principal FLINT TWP. — Smiles and chuckles greeted an announcement to the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education that Bart Zachrich has been appointed interim principal of Atlantis alternative education high school for the rest of the year. Someone joked that Zachrich has retired more times than football quarterback Brett Favre. Zachrich is a retired principal from CA […]