GRCC and the eTeam announce award recipients

FLINT — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce ( in partnership with the eTeam has announced the recipients of two new awards — “Genesee 10 to Watch” and “Spark” — at the 4th Annual Jumpstart Business Conference. “Over the past three years, businesses located in Genesee County and across Michigan have been challenged by a tough economy. However, despite the […]

‘Tis The Season

Miller Road to see construction again this summer

FLINT TWP. — Surprised to see orange construction barrels lining the busiest stretch of  Afterall, its only been three years since a total overhaul of the road that lasted all summer. This time it is bridge work. The Miller Road bridge is one of 16 spanning I-75 being rehabilitated this summer in a $10.1 million bridge project in Genesee County […]

Genesee Valley Center welcomes two new retailers

FLINT TWP. — Harrold Home Gifts & Décor is one of two new retailers opening at Genesee Valley Center at Miller and Linden roads. The other is Lighthouse Fudge. Harrold Home Gifts & Décor, located in the Sears wing, specializes in elegant home décor and unique, funto have gifts. According to owner, Dorrin Harrold, “The Harrold Home buyers search coast-to-coast […]

Plato’s Closet coming to Oakbrook Square

New store to buy and sell ‘top-name brands of hip, trendy, clean clothing in good condition.’

FLINT TWP. — Hiring is underway for a Plato’s Closet opening in a few months at Oakbrook Square on Linden Road. Nick Leja, owner of the store with his parents, said they will hire 10 to 15 people for the resale store which caters to a youthful age group. “We buy and trade clothing and accessories for teens and twenty-something […]

News Briefs

VIEW ad director to speak FLINT TWP. — Deanna Sera, Advertising Director for The View Newspapers, will be the guest speaker at the April 20 meeting of the West Flint Business Association. The group meets at noon on the third Wednesday of each month at the Old Country Buffet on Miller Road. — R.S. Authorship/Book writing program offered FLINT TWP. […]

FYT’s “Irena’s Vow” honors the courage of unsung heroes

FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre’s staged reading of Irena’s Vow will be performed April 17 at 6 p.m. Written by Dan Gordon, Irena’s Vow is the riveting, lifeaffirming story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. This play is the sixth and final staged reading in FYT’s 2010-2011 Off the Press Series and will […]

Carman-Ainsworth board joins opposition to state aid transfer

FLINT TWP. — Add the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education to a growing list of school boards drafting resolutions opposing the transfer of school-aid funds to higher education, as proposed in the state budget. A resolution unanimously approved by the school board at its Tuesday night meeting states in part that “the transfer of funds from the School Aid Fund […]

Goodwill opening new store in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — A more colorful Goodwill resale store slated to open May 14 is believed to be the first on the west side of Genesee County. It will replace the store at 3525 S. Saginaw at Bristol Road in Burton which has reached the end of its lease and will be closed May 12. Angella Thompson, vice president of […]

Township promotes firefighters

FLINT TWP. — At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the promotion of Jesse Jarnigin, Joshua Jarnigin and Michele Wilson to the rank of On-Call Fire-Fighter Entry Level — Probationary, effective April 1. The three were hired in September as uncertified on-call firefighters and on March 23 completed the Fire Academy and became certified as Firefighter I […]


Drive-by shooting targets shoot back FLINT TWP. — Responding to reports of shots being fired, officers were dispatched to the 4400 block of Carmanwood Drive at about 4 a.m. on April 11. As a result of an investigation at the scene, it was determined that a vehicle had driven by a residence and fired some rounds at it. The gunfire […]