Board unmoved by land purchase offer for municipal complex

FLINT TWP. — A proposed property acquisition that could have laid the foundation to someday establish a township municipal complex could not get off the ground. A purchase agreement for a 38-acre parcel directly north of the township police station on Norko Drive died for lack of a motion at the May 7 township board meeting. Up for consideration was […]

CDBG funds borrowed to raze condemned apartment buildings

FLINT TWP. — Brookstone Valley Apartments, an eyesore and trouble spot at 3456 Flushing Road, are headed for the wrecking ball. The township board of trustees approved a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) loan agreement with the county at its May 7 meeting for advanced demolition funds to finish razing 10 buildings remaining at the apartment complex. Previously, nine uninhabitable […]

Flint-built pickup truck hits a major milestone

FLINT TWP. — In a feat that few vehicle owners will ever come close to experiencing, Hugh and Tammy Pennington of Delton were driving along the Chicago tollway on April 4 when the odometer on their 2006 Chevrolet Silverado truck flipped over to one million miles. Error lights started flashing on the dashboard soon after that and fearing a shut […]

School budget planning meetings schedule revised

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education has changed its June meeting schedule to accommodate budget planning. Normally, the board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Instead, in June meetings will be held on June 5, 12 and 26. The change was made at the request of Superintendent Bill Haley who said he wanted […]

Candidates for election

FLINT TWP. — A former township supervisor is among 18 candidates who have filed to run for seven seats on the township board in the November election. Tuesday was the filing deadline. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Clerk Kim Courts each face one challenger. They are Michelle “Shelly” King running for supervisor and Alex Clark, running for clerk on a […]

In brief

Field of dreams clean-up planned this weekend FLINT TWP. — The Lord’s Gym of Flint, Inc. a non-profit, faith-based sports outreach program, is kicking off it 2012 ”The Work Begins Beautification Project” this May 19 from 9 am. to noon at a field it owns at 2165 Lavelle Rd. In the fall of 2011, the Lord’s Gym purchased the former […]

Drive-in diner reopening in a few weeks

FLINT TWP. — After being closed about seven months, the Sonic Drive-in restaurant at 3140 Miller Road is expected to reopen by mid-June under new management. Fresh Creations, a franchise based in Toledo, Ohio, is actively recruiting management team members now, according to a media spokesperson for Sonic. Hiring of hourly crew members is expected to begin in a few […]

Teamsters, Genesys agree to contract extension

GRAND BLANC — With contract negotiations still on going between Genesys Regional Medical Center and Teamsters Local 332, a union official says both parties have mutually agreed on a contract extension. Union President Nina Bugbee said the contracts of more than 1,100 registered nurses were set to expire on May 9, but officials for both parties were able to agree […]

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BoRics to hold cancer fundraiser GRAND BLANC — BoRics, 6307 Dort Hwy., will hold its third Annual Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, June 3 from 9 a.m.-noon and 5- 7 p.m. Haircuts will be a minimum donation of $10 and there will be raffle tickets to purchase for door prizes. Every client through the door will get a […]