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Demo bid awarded for Brookstone apts.




FLINT TWP. — Some of the derelict Brookstone Valley Apartments buildings off Flushing Road finally have a date with the wrecking ball. At its Monday night meeting, the township board unanimously accepted a $185,000 bid from Blue Star Inc. of Warren to raze four of the 10 remaining buildings in the beleaguered complex condemned last November. At that time, all […]

Township OKs foreclosure plan




FLINT TWP. — In an effort to resell foreclosed abandoned properties before they become blighted, the township has signed up for accelerated forfeiture action, spearheaded by Genesee County Treasurer Deb Cherry. The township board unanimously passed a resolution, presented by Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement director, that will allow it to lop a year off the usual 25- month forfeiture period. […]

Tribal leader to discuss casino plans




FLINT TWP. — How does a federal circuit court of appeals legal ruling in favor of an Indian-owned casino in Vanderbilt affect the tribe’s plans for a proposed casino here? That question and more are expected to be addressed by Kurt Perron, president and tribal chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community, who is scheduled as the guest speaker Wednesday […]

Animal Control, police search animal rescue




SWARTZ CREEK — The Genesee County Animal Control was assisted by Clayton Township Police in executing a search warrant at the facilities of PAWS Rescue, a rescue operation for dogs and cats in Clayton Township, whereby a county veterinarian examined all the animals at the location. Clayton Township Police Chief Michael Powers said it was his understanding all the animals […]

In brief



Twp. hall open late Friday to collect tax payments FLINT TWP. — Normally closed on Fridays, the Flint Township Treasurer’s Office at the township hall will be open on Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to facilitate on-time payments of property taxes. After 5:30 p.m., payments can still be made in a designated drop box until midnight. Payments […]

GCHD issues warning to AIDS patient’s uniformed partners



GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Health Department has been working with the Genesee County Sheriffs Department and the Genesee County Prosecutors Office, investigating claims that an HIV-positive man did not reveal his HIV status with a sexual partner as required by Michigan law. Police say the suspect, Johnnie Peters, 44, from Flint, made statements that suggested he has had […]

Voter registration drive coming to universities



GENESEE COUNTY — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has announced the Secretary of State’s Mobile Office will stop at several mid-Michigan universities next week to offer voter registration and other services to students, staff and area residents. The stop is part of the 2012 “ExpressSOS” Voter Registration Drive, which includes visits to more than 20 universities, colleges and community centers. […]

At Mid-Michigan Dental education is a mission



FLINT — The mission of Dr. Terry A. Potter D.D.S., owner of Mid-Michigan Dental Group, along with his dental team is clearly visible upon entering into his state ofthe art dental office. Patients are always welcome with a smile and the dental team is ready to provide patient education and assistance wherever needed. Dr. Potter and his team educate patients […]

Swartz Creek Vet Hospital starts new program




SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital in Swartz Creek has recently started a new kitten adoption program. The veterinary hospital began the new adoption program in early May, and they have placed about 20 kittens into homes since then. “There is a need for kittens having homes,” said Jennifer King, a licensed veterinary technician at the Swartz Creek […]


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