SC mulling shared services with Flint Twp.

SWARTZ CREEK — At Monday’s City Council meeting a resolution was passed to seek grant money from the Michigan Municipal League for planning dollars to benefit the study of possible shared services with Mundy Township and Flint Township. Consolidating services like police and fire can keep what City Manager Paul Bueche terms “essential services” intact, even with the declining revenue […]

STS Foundation seeking host families

GENESEE COUNTY — The STS Foundation is trying to find host families for incoming students and supervise their stay in the USA. A spokesperson for the organization said hosting may create a relationship that will last for a lifetime. By hosting, families have the opportunity to learn about another culture in their own homes. The host family’s responsibilities are two […]

Public hearing scheduled for JAG

FLINT TWP. — A public hearing for the 2011 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant ( JAG) program is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Flint Township Hall. The JAG Program, administered by the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides states, tribes, and local governments withfundingforaarangeofprogramareas including law enforcement, prosecution, prevention and education, corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, technology improvement, […]

HAP celebrating 50th anniversary

FLINT — Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is taking the Happy Together Summer Fest to Flint in celebration of their 50 years of improving health and enhancing lives. The free event, July 30 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., will feature fun activities for all ages: • A free concert featuring The Ultimate Elvis Tribute starring Mike Albert • The Detroit Pistons Dance […]

Man struck, killed while walking along I-75

FLINT TWP. — A 33-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in an early morning car accident on July 21 on southbound I-75 at Miller Road. Anwar Sadat Gibson of Flint was fatally injured after begin struck by a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old Flint man, according to a police press release. Police said the driver was unable to avoid striking […]

Two C-A teachers remain laid-off

FLINT TWP. — Only two of 22 Carman- Ainsworth teachers notified of potential layoffs were not reinstated as of the July 1 effective date. “One elementary and one high school teacher will remain on lay-off after we place teachers in various vacancies,’’ said Steve Tunnicliff, assistant superintendent. School administrators had anticipated that most teachers on the layoff list would be […]

Township moving closer to decision on medical marijuana

FLINT TWP. — Regulation of medical marijuana usage in the township moved closer to passage following a workshop meeting last week by the township Board of Trustees and its Planning Commission. The two boards met with township attorney Peter Goodstein to address lingering questions and concerns about how to handle medical marijuana usage in the township. The Planning Commission has […]

National Night Out coming to Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Residents are invited to come out for the National Night Out event from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Flint Township park and next door at the Flint Township Police Station. “Everything there is going to be free,” said Police Chief George Sippert. Activities and events will include free Ident-AKid cards for the first 100 children, Shrine […]

Best Coney event at GVC

FLINT TWP. — A Best Coney in Genesee County Tasting Event and a fireworks show will highlight a five-day Genesee Valley Coney Festival that will incorporate Back to the Bricks pre–cruise events. The Coney Festival based at Genesee Valley mall kicks off with events from 4-11 p.m. on August 10 including performances by various local groups and featured carnival rides […]

Chamber to host lunch

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its next Lunch is on Us from noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug.10 at the Woodhaven Senior Community, 5201 Woodhaven Court off Dye Road. GRCC’s free monthly luncheon offer networking opportunities including a fast-paced “Lightning Round” for quick business plugs. Register online or call 810-600-1422. — R.S.