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Board OKs purchase of 5 new police vehicles




FLINT TWP. — Last year, the police department snagged a deal on the purchase of new patrol vehicles but is looking at a big price increase this year. At its Tuesday night meeting, the board approved a request from Police Chief George Sippert to buy four new vehicles at a cost of $111,488. The funds are included in the 2013 […]

MEAP math, reading scores up for some C-A students




FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth students showed improvement in 11 areas on MEAP scores released last week, said Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, in a statement. The Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) is an annual test that measures students’ proficiency in reading, writing, math and social studies in grades 3 through 9. Reading and mathematics tests are done in grades 3 through […]

Workshop planned to look at shared services proposal




FLINT TWP. — Public comment will be taken after a Shared Services Informational Workshop at 6 p.m. on Feb 25, at the township hall’s Lavelle Auditorium, 1490 S. Dye Road. The purpose is to explore the possibility of merging the township’s building department with those in Swartz Creek and Mundy Township, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. The merger was one […]

Tomlinson Medical’s smoking cessation program best in state



GRAND BLANC — Thanks to a revolutionary new insight into the psyche of smokers, Tomlinson Medical Hypnotherapy has announced a whopping 94.1 percent success rate with its smoking cessation program (for all who completed their four week program during 2012). This is — by far — the best success rate of any smoking cessation program published in Michigan, using any […]

Cornerstone Baptist Church to expand this spring




SWARTZ CREEK — Cornerstone Baptist Church, which is located at 6273 Miller Road in Swartz Creek, will begin phase one of a two-phase planned expansion of the church facilities this spring. With phase one, the church will add 12,000 square feet to its existing facilities, which will include the expansion of the church gymnasium, 12 new multispace rooms, a bookstore, […]

In brief



Township looking to hire more firefighters FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department still is actively recruiting new oncall firefighters. After ranks were diminished last year by several resignations, the department put out a call for new recruits. Six people signed up in the first round of preliminary hiring are expected to complete training requirements next month, said Fire […]

The VIEW from here

Penny for your thoughts

(Managing Editor Gary Gould’s column will return next week.) Oh the simple, lonely penny. It conjures up so many thoughts. The mention of the penny is part of modern language though many people probably have little idea to the origin. And now the future of the coin is in jeopardy itself. But does it even matter? That’s the deep question […]

Retired state worker happy to open consignment store




FLINT TWP. — Before the outside sign went up, a lot of passersby did not know that a resale shop had replaced a retail boutique in the brick building at the northwest corner of Flushing and Linden Roads. Inside the N’dapanda Consignment Shop looks likes a retail women’s clothing boutique stocked with quality women’s clothing and accessories. The shop opened […]

Smoking cessation program best in state



GRAND BLANC — Thanks to a revolutionary new insight into the psyche of smokers, Tomlinson Medical Hypnotherapy has announced a whopping 94.1 percent success rate with its smoking cessation program (for all who completed their four week program during 2012). This is — by far — the best success rate of any smoking cessation program published in Michigan, using any […]


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