The Young Marines name six national ‘Units of the Year’



Division 5 — Genesee County Unit (MI) honored BURTON — The Young Marines youth organization named the Genesee County Unit from Division 5 in Michigan one of six national Units of the Year. Under the command of Eric Shaw, the unit meets in Burton. The announcement was made at the annual Adult Volunteer Leaders conference held May 18, in Reno, […]

In brief



Road repair underway FLINT TWP. — Resurfacing work on Bristol Road was scheduled to begin last Monday and continue until Aug. 30. Traffic will be maintained via lane shifts. The Genesee County Road Commission is advising motorists to proceed with caution and allow extra time to each destinations via this route. — R.S. Meetings to discuss plans for old GM […]

Two sales operators approved




FLINT TWP. — From encyclopedias to vacuum cleaners and life insurance to snake oil, door-to-door sales have a long and storied history. But scam artists and thieves have created the need for municipalities to regulate such sales. In Flint Township, door-to-door salespeople are required to have a permit, be fingerprinted and to abide by specified hours of operation. With warm […]

Da Peeps take a bow




FLINT TWP. — Da Peeps, an award-winning robotics team at Carman-Ainsworth, were invited to the school board meeting in recognition of their accomplishments including an excellent showing at the World Festival 2013 in St. Louis. They received an award as a finalist in their division and also were nominated for the Connect Award, which is based on community service, said […]

Township lowering the boom on frequent fireworks




FLINT TWP. — The township board took the first step toward defusing fireworks fervor that at times can be a neighborhood nuisance since a new state law went into effect last year granting more privileges for fireworks sales and usage. State law allows fireworks to be used the day before, day after and day of a major holiday. It also […]

C-A board member resigns, replacement sought asap




FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth school board is on an expedited mission to fill one board opening by its July 16 annual organizational meeting. The seat was vacated by the resignation of Recco S. Richardson, Ph.D., effective July 1. Richardson, a licensed psychologist, said he is stepping down to spend more time with his two daughters who will be […]