Justice Assistance Grant spending finalized

FLINT TWP. — No objections were raised about spending plans for the 2012 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), during a pubic hearing Monday night at the township board meeting. A $226,615 local award to fight crime and improve pubic safety will be divided among five eligible municipalities — the cities of Burton and Flint, the townships of Flint and Mt. […]

Flood damage help for residents at wait-and-see stage

FLINT TWP. — Eight hundred homes in Flint Township were among more than 1,700 households in Genesee County reporting some level of flood damage caused by the record May 4 rainfall, according to Jennifer Boyer, county emergency management coordinator. In a financial aid update to the township board Monday, Boyer said she worked with a team from the Federal Emergency […]

CAMS to host a West Point technology workshop

FLINT TWP. — Forty middle school students will get a taste of a West Point education at a skill-building workshop to be held next month at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School. For the first time, CAMS is hosting a West Point 2012 Mobile STEM Workshop sponsored by The West Point Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM, the West Point Society of […]

Band students make a stand for popular music teachers

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth music teachers reached a mutual agreement about job assignments next school year that may come as music to the ears of avid middle school band students and parents. A group of eight students and three parents attended last week’s school board meeting to protest what they believed to be staff changes affecting the middle school music […]

In brief

More tent sales coming next month and beyond FLINT TWP.— Several tent sales have won approval from the township board. At its May 7 meeting, the board gave the green light to Vehicle City Harley-Davidson, 2400 Austins Parkway and ABC Warehouse, 4247 Miller Rd., to hold tent sales in June. At its May 21 meeting, the board approved applications from […]

Higher Grounds Coffee opens in Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for a business new to Swartz Creek, Higher Grounds Coffee and Smoothie shop. The store has been in operation for approximately a month and a half, per owners Danielle and Lanny Buckner, and celebrated the shop’s Grand Opening on May 22. It […]

SCU hosts annual meeting, announces 2012 board

FLINT — Security Credit Union (SCU) has re-elected five members to its board of directors following the credit union’s recent annual meeting, held April 17 at SCU’s headquarters on W. Boulevard Dr. in Flint. The elected members include Jerry DeMaria of Columbiaville, Dick Hazel of Clio, Joe Niedzwiecki of Swartz Creek, Phillip Thick of Lapeer and John Truchan of Swartz […]

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HealthPlus Rainmaker grants to target childhood obesity FLINT TWP. — HealthPlus is encouraging charitable organizations seeking funding for programs or projects that focus on the reduction and/or prevention of childhood obesity to apply for a 2012 HealthPlus Rainmaker Grant. The focus of the Rainmaker Grants on a single health issue is a departure from the traditional distribution of the grants […]

WFBA scholarship winners named

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association works all year on fund-raisers and fun events to be able to present three $2,500 scholarships each year to deserving students. The 2012 winners named last week at WFBA’s monthly meeting are Emily Burks of Flushing, winner in the high school category; Sarah Ross of Burton, Genesee Area Skill Center winner; and […]