Police Officer recognized for life-saving action

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Officer Nicholas Sabo is credited with saving the life of a suicidal Flint man threatening to leap off an overpass bridge on to the I-75 freeway during an incident in March. For his actions, Sabo has been awarded the Medal of Meritorious Service, presented by Police Chief George Sippert at the township board meeting […]

Water bill rate increase approved

FLINT TWP. — Township residents who use public water will see an average $2-a-month increase in their water bill, effective Sept. 2. At its Monday night meeting, the township board reluctantly approved a passthrough rate increase of 22 cents per 100 cubic feet of metered water usage. The rate reflects an increase in rates for 2012-13 approved by the City […]

Five students inducted into CAHS Academic Hall of Fame

FLINT TWP. — In their final achievement as Carman-High School scholars, five 2012 graduates were inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame in a special recognition at the school board meeting Tuesday night. The annual honor is bestowed on a select few graduating students based on a formula calculated from weighted ACT test scores, grade point averages, advance placement courses […]

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Township seeking flood compensation grant FLINT TWP. — Hoping to recoup some of the costs caused by severe flooding in early May, the township board has passed a resolution seeking a State Disaster Contingency Fund Grant. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the one-time grant of up to $30,000 would be used to offset the financial hardship caused by clean-up costs and […]


Renaissance Festival is in full swing

HOLLY — The 2012 Michigan Renaissance Festival is in full swing, marking its 33rd year, and 32nd operating in Holly. This past weekend, Dave Harris, High Lord Mayor of the Festival for the past 31 years, said the festival started after a group of people showed interest in having a festival that represents the medieval times, which is notoriously called […]

Overpass problem solved, for now

SWARTZ CREEK — The City of Swartz Creek fixed the approach to the bridge deck at I- 69 and Morrish Road in Swartz Creek on August 7-9. There had been serious deterioration due to erosion along the west side of the approach. A subcontractor working in the area hauled away dirt and soil from the job site to the bridge […]

Simms Chevrolet undergoes corproate remodel

CLIO — Simms Chevrolet on Vienna Road in Clio is currently undergoing the General Motors mandated remodel of its dealership. General Motors started the remodel program in 2010, which will see Chevrolet dealerships conform to a uniform look, including a blue and silver exterior along with white, silver, gray and orange in the showroom. “All Chevy dealers will go through […]

New salon holding Back-To-School Promotion

FLINT TWP. — To back-to-school shopping lists for new shoes, clothing and book bags, the Great Clips hair salon adds new haircut. New in town for this year’s back-to-school shopping rush, the hair salon at 4455 Corunna Road is introducing itself to the community with a flurry of coupons and promotions. A team of salon stylists recently visited several daycare […]

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Regional Chamber selected to lead countywide initiative GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce has been selected to lead a countywide Service Center serving as a center of excellence that builds efficiency, effectiveness and customer satisfaction through shared public service delivery. At the request of the Regional Leadership Council, a board comprised of 45 businesses, educational institutions and […]