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Shared building services discussed at meeting




FLINT TWP. — To share or not to share building department services with Mundy Township and Swartz Creek is a question the Flint Township Board took a closer look at during a special workshop meeting on Monday. The idea is a result of a six-month feasibility study all three municipalities commissioned last year to search for potential ways to cut […]

Board approves contract extensions




FLINT TWP. — After some debate, the township board voted 5-2 to extend the contracts for the police and fire chiefs and controller until the end of the year. Contracts for the fire and police chief expired Nov. 20 but the board approved a three-month extension. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said the personnel committee has been working on the new […]

Board revisits planning commission approvals




FLINT TWP. — Nominations for members of the Planning Commission at last week’s township board meeting might have seemed like deja vu. Bit the issue came back again because proper procedure was not followed in the nominating process at the Feb. 4 board meeting, according to township labor attorney Steve Shultz. He explained that board statutes allow only the supervisor […]

Mall security guard convicted of felony

Man stole customer’s money

FLINT TWP. — A jury has convicted a 35-year-old mall security guard for stealing money from a customer’s wallet, according to a press statement from Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton. According to police reports and trial evidence, Eddie Lee Woods of Flint, was working in loss prevention for Burlington Coat Factory at the Genesee Valley Center mall on July 23 […]

Applicants sought for home repair for vets project




GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) is seeking applicants for its Critical Home Repair for Veteran’s program. GCHFH is one of 84 Habitat affiliates nationwide chosen to participate in Repair Corps, a veterans-support initiative of Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation. GCHFH received grant funds for five projects in Genesee County, said Juan Zuniga, […]

In brief



Help salute the troops FLINT TWP. — The C-A Corps, a military prep club at Carman-Ainsworth High School is in the process of creating a salute to military service members who are graduates of C-A high school. This tribute will be displayed on a bulletin board at the high school. The group is seeking pictures of service member alumni along […]

Lions Club to offer free eye screenings



DAVISON TWP. — Davison Lions Club Free Eye Screening for children ages 1-5 and older children on March 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. Free vision screening will be offered to your child by the local Lions Clubs in your community in conjunction with Lions Project KidSight, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of […]

Investment officer gives insight to business group




FLINT TWP. — Looking for a solid stock market investment tip? Create a plan and stick to it is one piece of advice from Steve Schiestel, chief investment officer for Citizens Bank Wealth Management, who spoke last week to the West Flint Business Association. Likening investments to making New Year’s resolutions, Schiestel said most investors start off with good intentions […]

Steady job growth will continue for county



GENESEE COUNTY — The sevencounty region of Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Shiawassee will gain more than 76,000 jobs this year through 2015, according to University of Michigan economists. In their annual economic forecast for the Economic Growth Alliance, a partnership of seven Michigan counties north of Detroit, George Fulton and Don Grimes of the U-M Institute […]


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