ON THE BEAM



Part-time officers among report’s recommendations




FLINT TWP. — There appear to be more opportunities for Flint Township to reduce operating costs internally than by combining services with Swartz Creek and Mundy Township, based on the results of a Municipal Shared Services Study presented at the township board meeting Monday night. Mark Nottley of the Ann Arbor-based Municipal Consulting Services summarized highlights from the 125- page […]

Hearing planned for proposed roundabout




FLINT TWP. — A fatal crash at the intersection of Dye Road and Court Street in 2010 is a primary reason it’s been chosen by the Genesee County Road Commission for its first traffic roundabout. Ken Johnson, program development engineer for the road commission, recently presented plans for the project to the Flint Township Board, its Road Advisory Committee and […]

C-A celebrates Homecoming Week




FLINT TWP. — A powderpuff football game Monday night between the junior and senior girls kicked off Homecoming Spirit Week activities at Carman Ainsworth High School this week. As a warm-up for the Homecoming parade followed by the big game on Friday night at 7 p.m. against Flint Northwestern, students participated in Spirit Week by wearing weird get-ups on Monday […]

Gleason asks Gov. to remove GISD Board Members



FLINT — Senator John J. Gleason (D- Flushing) said he has sent a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder requesting the removal of Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) board members Lawrence Ford and Paul Newman. The letter sites Article 5, Section 10 of the Michigan Constitution which grants powers to the governor to remove public officers for “gross neglect of duty […]

In brief



Trick or Treating times set FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has set Halloween Trick or Treating Hours for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Those hours are consistent with neighboring municipalities, said Township Clerk Kim Courts. — R.S. Comcast again offering affordable computers FLINT TWP. — Comcast Internet Essentials will provide high speed internet service for $9.95 per month to families […]

Super explains bad timing of Linden Road construction




FLINT TWP. — Carman Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff stops by the high school every morning on his way to work so he knows first-hand the aggravation parents and students are experiencing while navigating through the construction zone on Linden road. Construction originally scheduled to begin in early June as soon as school let out did not actually start until mid-August […]

Police Blotter

Burglary suspect rams police cruisers during chase

FLINT TWP. — Two men are in custody following a break-in early Saturday at Radio Shack, 3306 Miller Road. According to a press release, township offers responded to a burglar alarm at the store at about 1:57 a.m. on Sept. 22. The first responding Officer to arrive on scene observed a vehicle backed up to the door with the rear […]

MEET THE CHAMP



Yoga Path to hold art & craft show Oct. 20




DAVISON TWP. — When Sherri Ananich was laid-off from her job as an architect last year, she turned her efforts toward her love of painting. Ananich’s oil paintings drew so much attention from those who followed her work she found she was able to sell and show her work. Her paintings will be on display at the Yoga Path, 1086 […]


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