Bishop plays host to mock disaster drill




FLINT — Bishop Airport hosted the tri-annual “Live Disaster Drill” May 16. The tri-annual live simulation included a fire in an airplane and a chemical spill or “Hazmat incident” at CN Railroad, located north of the airport. The purpose of the drill is to “ensure the safety of passengers flying in and out of Bishop International Airport.” The drill started […]

Police dept. buys gas masks




FLINT TWP. — Similar to military personnel, police officers can face a variety of situations involving breathing hazards. So a recent request from the Flint Township Police Department to purchase 14 Millennium gas masks was unanimously approved by the township board. A purchase order indicated the costs of the masks is $5,572.24. They will be purchased from C.M.P. Distributors Inc. […]

Harley seeks permit to set off fireworks




FLINT TWP. — A spectacular fireworks show could be lighting up the skies over Flint Township next month at the Vehicle City Harley Davidson dealership, 2400 Austins Parkway, pending approval of its special event permit application by the Flint Township Board. A request to hold an event from noon to 10 p.m. on. June 8 was removed from the township […]

Township fire data going on the road




FLINT TWP. — The $14,517 purchase of a new mobile computerized database for the township fire department was recently approved by the township board. The tablet type equipment can be used out in the field during fire inspections and for fire preplan activities. It will allow fire personnel to enter data directly into computers on fire trucks and to access […]

5 charged in widespread armed robbery cases



GENESEE COUNTY — Arrests of suspects in a robbery of the Citizens Bank on Linden Road at Court Street in Flint Township helped police and prosecutors pull together a case that busted a local theft ring, according to a press release. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced charges on May 16 against five individuals related to a string of violent […]

In brief



Annual golf tent sale OK’d FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved a tent sale permit to allow King Par Golf, 5140 Flushing Road, to conduct its two annual two tent sales between the dates of May 24 and Aug. 6. The 25 x 40-foot tent will be set up in the parking lot in front of the store. […]

Library appoints new director




GENESEE COUNTY— Atlas Township resident David Conklin was appointed new director of the Genesee District Library, May 13. Former GDL Director Carolyn Nash retired April 30. Conklin is the former director of the Shelby Township Library, a position he held for five years. “I really, really liked the people and enjoyed working at Shelby but I couldn’t pass up this […]

Fundraiser for the troops



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Mark your calendars for the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce “Operation GOLF War” to be held Aug. 23 at the Jewel of Grand Blanc golf and entertainment complex. Proceeds will benefit the Flint local National Guard company of Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion of the 125th Infantry. For more information contact the Chamber […]

The VIEW from here

Need a little ‘comic’ relief ? Go to a convention

When I was a kid, I loved comic books. I was never an avid collector, by any means, but I always enjoyed picking up a copy of books like The Flash, the Fantastic Four, Thor, Ironman and Daredevil. More recently I’ve enjoyed the more grown-up comic books — otherwise known as graphic novels — particularly The Walking Dead, upon which […]

Kettering president paints rosy outlook




FLINT TWP. — Probably few people envision being able to safely walk down blighted University Avenue in Flint from the Kettering University campus to the University of Michigan — Flint campus on Saginaw Street. But that is the vision of Robert McMahan, president of Kettering University, who has been taking steps to make that walk a reality since arriving on […]


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