Mall Genesee district library branch closed due to flooding

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library branch at Genesee Valley Center mall has been closed about a week due to flooding. The flooding, discovered last Thursday morning, was caused by a problem with a faulty water valve, according to Trenton M. Smiley, GDL community relations officer. The GDL branch is located in the Sears corridor near an outside entrance […]

Planning Commission membership replacements pending

FLINT TWP. — Three new faces will appear on the township’s Planning Commission if a list of candidates meet approval at the township board meeting Monday night. In adding to reappointing John Gazall to a term expiring in August 2015, township supervisor Karyn Miller also is recommending the appointments of Randy Kilbreath, replacing Dick Ruhala, to a term expiring in […]

Bicyclist killed in early morning accident

FLINT TWP. — A 62-year-old Flint Township man was fatally injured early last Thursday morning while riding a bicycle on Beecher Road. About 3:51 a.m., on Jan. 24, Flint Township Police responded to a call about a motor vehicle accident involving the bicycle and an SUV on Beecher Road, west of Linden Road. The bicyclist was fatally injured. He has […]

State reps working to make voting easier

LANSING — Two Michigan lawmakers are determined to make voting easier for Michigan residents. State Representatives Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Woodrow Stanley (D-Flint) are reintroducing legislation that would make it easier for Michigan residents to vote. The two legislators are pushing forward despite no action being taken on the bills in the last legislative session. Irwin’s bill, HB 4058, […]

Rep. Smiley gets Lansing committee assignments

BURTON — State Rep. Charles Smiley (D-Burton) announced Jan. 25 his committee assignments for the 2013-14 legislative term. Smiley will serve on the Agriculture and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. Smiley was also named the Democratic vice chairman of the Natural Resources Committee. “I’m pleased to be involved in some of the most important issues facing my constituents,” Smiley said, in […]

In brief

New Great Clips Salon opening soon FLINT TWP. — The Great Clips Salon at 4455 Corunna Road, will be getting a sister store next month, under the same ownership. The Corunna Road store opened last year and established a relationship with Carmen- Ainsworth Schools, Toys for Tots and other fundraiser events. The new salon will be located at 238 West […]

Reps. Stamas, Graves named Legislators of Year

LANSING — State Representatives Jim Stamas (RMidland) and Joseph Graves (RArgentine Twp.) were named Legislators of the Year for 2012 by the Michigan Retailers Association because of their outstanding work on key retail issues. The MRA Board of Directors honored both lawmakers at its meeting on Jan. 22. Rep. Stamas, the House majority floor leader, sponsored and was instrumental in […]

Holy Family celebrates Catholic Schools Week

GRAND BLANC — Holy Family Catholic School will join Catholic schools across the United States in observing Catholic Schools Week 2013, through Feb. 2. “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards” is the theme for the annual celebration of the high quality, faith-based education that Catholic schools provide. “Catholic Schools Week gives us the opportunity to honor the great gift of Catholic […]

The VIEW from here

Time for special interests to back off

I read an article this week which really riled me up. I know there are plenty of other things in this world to be riled about, but this particular story really aggravated me because it deals with something I have seen going on for years and, frankly, I’m sick of it. The article talked about a recent Taco Bell commercial […]