Residents asked to take survey regarding Flint Twp. services

FLINT TWP. — Interested in watching township meetings live from your home computer? How about getting updates on township news and events on Facebook? Or, would you prefer a quarterly newsletter written by township administration? Those are some of the questions residents are being asked in an online survey being conducted by the township clerk’s office aimed at improving township […]


Borders to shutter stores, including Miller Road site

FLINT TWP. — This week’s announcement that Borders book chain is closing, including its store at 4135 Miller Road, will shelve many local events and activities, especially those for children, frequently held at the store. A calendar of events listed on the store’s website includes a Boys & Girls Club Book Drive scheduled to end Aug. 1. Since June 10, […]

Merkel named Genesys VP

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Tammy Merkel has been named vice president of Performance Excellence & Clinical Integration for Genesys. She replaces Jean Doerge who accepted a position with Trinity Regional Health System in Iowa. Merkel was promoted from director of System Improvement. Prior to joining Genesys, Merkel was corporate director of Process Excellence for Trinity Health, headquarted in Novi. In […]

GM invests $328 million in Flint Assembly Plant

Investment supports next-generation pickups, creates or retains 150 jobs

FLINT — General Motors will invest $328 million to prepare it Flint Assembly Plant to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickup trucks, creating or retaining 150 jobs. The investment announced Monday is part of $2 billion GM is spending to create or retain about 4,000 jobs in 17 facilities in eight states over the next 18 […]

Officers honored for bravery, life-saving

BY RHONDA S. SANDERS 810-452-2665 FLINT TWP. — A 16-year-old armed robber could be dead if not for the meritorious actions of Flint Township Police officers Sergeant Mark Schmitzer and Officer Jason Piercey. They along with Detective Randy Kimes were honored for outstanding police work during the Flint Township Board meeting Monday night. Schmitzer’s retirement also was announced. […]

EconoLodge opens on West Bristol Road

FLINT TWP. — A small hotel at 2215 West Bristol has new owners and a hopeful new beginning as a part of the EconoLodge franchise. Formerly a Rodeway Inn, the 40-room hotel just east of I-75, has undergone substantial renovation including a new breakfast area, two handicapped compliant rooms, news beds and linens in every room, bathroom tile replacement in […]

Hispanic Technology center receives $2,500 donation

FLINT — Norwood Jewell, director, and Steve Dawes, assistant director of the UAW Region 1C, recently presented a check for $2,500 to the American GI Forum of Flint/Hispanic Technology and Community Center. The funds will be used to help improve facilities and further expand offerings of the American GI Forum of Flint/Hispanic Technology and Community Center, a community based organization […]

Join in the fun at The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp

FLINT — The Salvation Army welcomes area youth to take part in lots of exciting activities during two summer day camps for area children, each providing opportunities to participate in fun, creative activities, while under adult supervision and guidance. The Salvation Army Beecher Corps Summer Day Camp is open to children ages 3-14 and continues until Aug. 12. This camp […]

Secrets to government contracting seminars

FLINT — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce presents “Secrets to Successful Government Contracting”, a three-part summer series which continues July 22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce in the Mott Board Room. It concludes Aug. 26. The seminars will be conducted by Todd Olson, Program Director of the […]