A PRIMARY SPOT



Clerk disputes opponents attack on her voting record




FLINT TWP. — Two-term Flint Township Clerk Kim Courts, who is seeking re-election, says campaign literature being circulated by her opponent is untruthful. Alex Clark, who will face Courts in the Aug. 7 primary election, cites six charges he claims illustrate Courts “bad voting record on public safety.” He said Courts “supported laying off police officers” and “voted for a […]

Board working to keep school-based police officer




FLINT TWP. — Keeping a police officer at the high school has come under the budget-cutting radar. The Flint Township Police Department is in talks with Carman- Ainsworth School officials to devise a shared-expense plan to keep the school-based officer. To save money, CA school officials are considering discontinuing its School Resource Officer (SRO) Program in favor of perhaps privately […]

Candidates answer questions prior to Aug. 7 primary

Local, state and county seats up for grabs

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters will go to the polls Aug. 7 to narrow the field in several political races for the November general election. Voters in Flint Township will be asked to decide between candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress 5th District seat — the winner of that race facing Democrat Dan Kildee of Flint for the seat […]

MTA seeks millage renewal for support of Your Ride services




GENESEE COUNTY — The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) is seeking a millage renewal at the Aug. 7 state primary, where the funds would be used to provide the Your Ride service to the elderly, persons with disabilities and other members of the public in Genesee County. If approved by voters, the millage renewal would levy .4 of one mill on […]

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CA custodial service contractor field narrowed FLINT TWP. — In keeping with tentative plans to privatize its custodial service, Carman- Ainsworth officials have narrowed the field of contractor candidates. Selected for a second interview were DM Burr and CSM, according to Russ Parks, assistant superintendent, in an update to the school board last week. Parks said ten companies bid on […]

New home for Lover’s Lane




FLINT TWP. — Lover’s Lane has moved to a new location after 17 years of doing business at the Somerset Town Centre on Miller Road. The new location across the street at the Valley Plaza, 4225 Miller Road, is larger, less expensive and provides better visibility, said Michael Allmond, vice president of the Plymouth-based chain. With its old lease expiring, […]

Fire Mountain locks its doors




FLINT TWP. — Fire Mountain buffet restaurant, 4200 Miller Road, has closed. All signage has been removed and a notice is posted on the door thanking diners for years of patronage and asking them to visit a sister location, the Old Country Buffet at Courtland Center Mall in Burton. Fire Mountain is the second Flint Township business to be closed […]

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Security Credit names Jones card services head FLINT — Brian Jones, of Grand Blanc, has been named card services manager of Security Credit Union (SCU). Jones previously served in SCU’s information technology department, a position he’s held since 2006 In his new role, Jones is responsible for managing daily operations of all credit, debit and ATM cards as well as […]

ELGA Credit Union donates $4,200 to The Salvation Army



GENESEE COUNTY — ELGA Credit Union understands the great need in our community and is reaching out through The Salvation Army by presenting a check for $4,200 designated to assist families in need with basic needs, such as food and shelter. “ELGA Credit Union is an incredible supporter of The Salvation Army, which we deeply appreciate on behalf of the […]


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