Attorney General orders Internet cafe to cease “illegal” gambling

FLINT TWP. — West Point Business Center & Internet Cafe, 1393 S. Linden, is one two internet gambling businesses in Genesee County and nine in the state targeted last week by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The Attorney General’s Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division issued "Cease and Desist" letters to the "Internet Sweepstakes Cafes" that are alleged to be operating […]

Former superintendent to head educational initiative

GENESEE COUNTY — The Diocese of Lansing has hired William K. Haley, former Superintendent of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools (C-A), as the first Executive Director of Genesee County Catholic Schools (GCCS). The GCCS include Powers Catholic High School in Flint, Holy Family in Grand Blanc, Holy Rosary in Flint, St. John the Evangelist in Fenton, St. John Vianney in Flint, St. […]

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Flint Central reunion planned GENESEE CTY.— The 60th year reunion of Flint Central School Class of 1952 will be held at Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc August 25, 2012. Mort Krasner of Flint Township and Norma Winters of Davison Township are the co-chairs for this event. For more information, contact Winters at 810- 653-2539. — R.S. “Antiques […]

Bus drivers to C-A board: “Please do not fire us”

FLINT TWP. — Contracting out custodial and bus driver services is becoming common for school boards trying to balance budgets as expenses outstrip dwindling revenues. Likewise, privatizing is one of the options being considered for Carman- Ainsworth custodial and bus services. For the second year, C-A administration sent out requests for proposals (RFPs) for the services. Last year, they opted […]

Renovations done at Patsy Lou

FLINT TWP. — Patsy Lou Williamson Automotive Group celebrated the completion of its General Motors-designed multimillion dollar renovation project last week with a red carpet reception for the recently completed Buick/GMC Dealership, 5111 Corunna Road. The project started in June 2011 with renovations of the adjacent Chevrolet dealership which was completed in October. “This is an initiative by GM called […]

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ABC Warehouse welcomes new director of real estate GENESEE COUNTY — Leading appliance and electronics retailer ABC Warehouse announces their new Director of Real Estate, David Gronbach. He has replaced Jim Meinershagen, who retired after a successful 25 year career with ABC. Gronbach attended Wayne State University and has a Michigan Brokers License. He is a member of the International […]

Health Alliance Plan sees enrollment uptick in new product line

DETROIT — Hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents not currently covered by health insurance are expected to purchase their own insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2014. Health Alliance Plan (HAP) already is experiencing a major uptick in enrollment since launching its new product line in April for those who are not covered by employer group plans. HAP Personal […]

Solucient Security Systems honored

GRAND BLANC — Solucient Security Systems in Grand Blanc, one of the largest privately-owned security companies in Michigan, was honored as a Corp! magazine Economic Bright Spots Awards winner. The company was presented with its award at an awards breakfast in Troy. The Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots Awards honor Michigan businesses that are thriving and succeeding in the state. In […]

Kitchen and bath business moves to new location

BURTON — RKB Design and Remodeling is moving locations July 1. Owner Stephen Allen, a certified kitchen designer, has been working in the kitchen and bath industry since 1974. He has been in the current location since 1984. The move came about because of the changes in the economy. “Ten-fifteen years ago we were doing $2 million a year … […]

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Telling FEMA where it can go

Remember the storm we had May 4? You remember, the one that flooded homes, highways and apartment complexes, causing millions of dollars in damage throughout Genesee County. The one Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright called “a 500- year storm” when as many as 9 inches of water an hour fell over the course of 4-5 hours. Well, the U.S. […]