Congrats showered on new Sgt. Kimes

FLINT TWP. — Ofc. Randy Kimes was sworn in as the newest police sergeant, following unanimous approval by the Board of Trustees at its Monday night meeting. Kimes name was submitted as the next candidate eligible for promotion by the Civil Service Commission. He was sworn in by Clerk Kim Courts and presented a new dress jacket bearing sergeant’s insignia. […]

Bid awarded for new countywide firefighting training trailer

FLINT TWP. —Three bids for a Mobile Fire Training Facility was presented to the township board Monday night. The board accepted a recommendation from assistant fire chief Mike Burkley to go with American Fire Training System’s bid of $182,000. It was not the lowest bid but Burkley said the Illinoisbased company came highly recommended by customers he contacted nationwide including […]

Higher nutritional standards being served

FLINT TWP. — Bagels with low-fat cream cheese are off the menu at Carman-Ainsworth Schools. So are animal crackers, fig cookies, cheese and meat pizza, granola bars, baked chips, low-fat popcorn, soft pretzels with mustard, pudding and cereal bars. The school board conducted a required federal review last week of its instructional policy on wellness education and food service but […]

Digital buddy system eyed for patrol cars

FLINT TWP. — With staffing reduced, budgets tight and more police officers riding solo in patrol cars, the need for an extra set of eyes and ears is greater than ever. So the Flint Township Police Department is looking at spending this year’s JAG allocation to buy video cameras for patrol cars. Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds, administered by the […]

In brief

2nd Annual Ride to Read & Motorcycle Blessing Event FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Literacy Coalition will host its second Annual Ride to Read and Bike Blessing Event on May 6. Registration and Blessing of bikes will be held from 2-3 p.m.. at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 5151 Lennon Rd. (directly behind shopping center). Refreshments will be served. That […]

Ride for the Troops coming May 19

DAVISON — A Ride for the Troops fundraiser on Armed Forces Day, May 19, will be held at the Davison VFW Post, 9474 Lapeer Road. Signs up will begin at 10 a.m. for a rain or shine 135-mile ride with planned stops in Davison, Grand Blanc, Oxford, Mt. Clemens and Armada. Two and four wheel vehicles are welcome to participate. […]

Vacant big box stores stacking up

FLINT TWP. —The retail corridor has another “big box’’ vacancy to fill. The latest is the former Great Lakes Powersports, 3450 Miller Road, which quietly closed in the fall. The good news is that it was bought out by Vehicle City Motorsports, said Tracey Tucker, township economic enhancement director. Vehicle City, which also runs a Harley-Davidson dealership, built a warehouse […]

In brief

Security Credit manager appointed chairman FLINT — Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Flint recently announced the appointment of Armando Hernandez, office manager at Security Credit Union’s Grand Blanc location, as chairman of the Fiesta Mexicana celebration to be hosted Sept. 15–16. This year the event has been moved to September in order to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month. Details: […]

HealthPlus helps give life to PT HEART

FLINT — Flint-based HealthPlus of Michigan is the inaugural sponsor of the Physical Therapy Health and Rehabilitation Treatment program, or PT HEART — a free clinic run by University of Michigan- Flint students that has already begun providing services. Details of the program were announced at a press conference at the North End Soup Kitchen today. “HealthPlus is committed to […]

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