High-tech road commission trucks will hit the Bricks in special exhibit

GENESEE COUNTY — After a snowstorm, when a big yellow county plow truck sweeps down the road, there is more skill to that task than meets the eye. Now the trucks are GPS-piloted, joystick-controlled, laser-driven machinery that require special training to operate. You can see for yourself how to drive one during a special exhibit being organized by the Genesee […]

Police Blotter

Equipment stolen FLINT TWP. — Management at the Econolodge on West Bristol Road reported to police that a wall furnace, a couple of snowblowers and a weed whacker had been stolen from a maintenance facility on the property. A hotel maintenance employee notified police at about 7:50 a.m. on Aug. 1 after discovering the lock had been pried off the […]

Off-duty State Trooper dies in freeway emergency

FLINT TWP. — Michigan State Police Trooper David Stokes, 41, of Davison, died at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, while offduty, according to an MSP press release. Stokes suffered a medical emergency while driving on southbound I-75 near the Miller Road exit in Flint Township. His personal vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in a weedy area. […]

Genesee Valley Coney Festival canceled

FLINT TWP. — Plans for the Genesee Valley Coney Festival have been canceled due to issues with a carnival vendor, according to a township official. The five-day event had been tentatively planned for August 10 to 14 at the Genesee Valley Center mall. — R.S.

Permit granted for church special event

FLINT TWP. — An application to hold a special event on the grounds of The Bridge Ministries at 3326 Corunna Rd. was approved last week by the township board of trustees. The church is planning an outdoor event from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 11. Food vending, a 50-foot obstacle course, inflatable rock wall and bounce house, pony rides, a baseball […]

ACT test prep dates for Carman-Ainsworth athletes

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools issued a press release to announce remaining dates for the expanded ACT Test Preparation Program for student athletes as follows:  Aug. 11 – ACT Reading Test: The Four Step System  Aug. 12 – Graphing and Coordinate Geometry Review  Aug. 18 – ACT Writing Test: Overview and Brainstorming  Aug. 19 – Science: […]

Township board pays tribute to late trustee

FLINT TWP. — A proclamation presented last week to the wife of former township trustee John MacGillivray recognized his 35 years of public service. MacGillivray, 77, passed away July 21. “John MacGillivray was a powerful voice for the entire community and known for his calm, statesmanlike approach to all of his public service endeavors,’’ stated the proclamation approved by the […]

Food, freebies and security info provided during National

FLINT TWP. — Clear skies graced the 28th annual National Night Out event at the township police department last Wednesday evening. “This is all about trying to network with the community and the businesses, about bringing people out of their houses,’’ said Lt. Tim Jones, event organizer. Adults could pick up neighborhood security information and decals, identification kits for their […]

Swedish Biogas making expansion plans after first year

FLINT TWP. — “Green’’ energy pioneer Flint Biogas Plant is making expansion plans that include reclaiming truckloads of food waste. Located at the Flint Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) off Beecher and Linden roads, it is the first and only plant of its kind in the United States that converts human waste into energy. One year ago, Swedish Biogas International […]

King Par thanks community

King Par LLC would like to thank everyone who contributed and participated in the 2011 King Par Classic! The event was a resounding success in its first year, raising over $32,000 for the worthy beneficiary, Whaley Children’s Center. Held at magnificent Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, the golf scramble was kicked off with a military color guard and beautifully […]