Ground rules set for better behavior at board meetings

FLINT TWP. — Rude behavior by trustees at a recent township board meeting has led to stricter rules for conduct in the future. Supervisor Karyn Miller said she was embarrassed by the board’s conduct during a heated discussion at the Nov. 7 meeting over the suspension of code enforcement officer Mike Myatt. “We expect our employees and citizens to treat […]

Black Friday started Monday at some township stores

FLINT TWP. — Several tents pitched outside the Best Buy store most of last week were occupied by Black Friday shoppers who wanted to be first in line for the deals. Alana Czechowski and daughter Alicia, 20, of Grand Blanc Township pitched the first one on Monday — a full four days ahead of the midnight Friday sale. By 5 […]

Unlimited Beautik

Local woman starts new one-stop beauty shop

GRAND BLANC — Combining her passion for all things fashion and beauty with her drive to succeed, Manira Galanter has opened up a new salon shop in the Grand Mall. After studying at Maroc University in Morocco and immigrating to the United States, Galanter said she was looking for a way to make a living. As she began looking around, […]

Hankerd Sportswear opens in Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — What started as a garage business when he found himself suddenly unemployed, John Hankerd has recently expanded his screen printing company to another location — this time in his hometown. Hankerd Sportswear moved from out of their garage to a store in downtown Owosso 12 years ago. Their primary business comes from online orders, said Hankerd. The […]

Interest in country living keeps mortgage lender busy

FLINT TWP. — Despite the current economy, owning a home out in the country isn’t as far-off a dream as some might think, thanks to a rural development loan program. Rural development loans are popular and are keeping the loan officers at Mortgage 1 quite busy, said Penny Jones, district manager of the office at 2353 S. Linden Rd. Open […]

In brief

GLCI appointed to Michigan Cancer Coalition Board GENESEE COUNTY — Alicia M. Gardner, RN, BSN, MSA, Clinical Services Representative for the Great Lakes Cancer Institute was elected to the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) board of directors. Her two-year term will begin in January. Gardner joined GLCI in 2010. In her role as clinical services representative, Gardner serves as a clinical […]

Aerotropolis could be the next big thing

Bishop International Airport and Genesee County have hitched their wagon to a new plan gaining momentum here — an “aerotropolis” zone which supporters hope will bring businesses to Genesee County. The aerotropolis would encompass the region near the airport and surrounding rail lines and expressways from Port Huron to Shiawassee County. Tax incentives would be doled out to attract new […]

CALENDAR of events

Get your group’s events in for the next year by sending the day, time, location and a short description of the event to or visit the website, to submit events through the online form. ART/THEATRE FRIDAY, DEC. 9 Dance Sport, presented by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble with guest choreographer Harrison McEldowney, known for his work on the closing […]