Public invited to comment on Justice Grant spending

FLINT TWP. — The township board has set a public hearing for 7 p.m. July 15 to take public comment on spending the annual Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), administered by the U.S. Bureau of Justice. The board also approved an interlocal agreement between the cities of Flint and Burton, the townships of Flint and Mt. Morris and Genesee County. […]

Board initiates process to name post office, bridge

FLINT TWP. — The township board has initiated a process to name the post office and a local bridge in honor of two public servants, but it wasn’t a unanimous decision. The board voted 5-2 in favor of resolutions to name the post office at Linden and Lennon roads in honor of former U.S. Congressman Dale Kildee and to name […]

Sgt. Kimes retires after 25 years

FLINT TWP. — It’s official. After 25 years of service, township police Sgt. Randy Kimes retired June 30. A recognition ceremony in his honor was held Monday at the township board meeting. Kimes received a standing ovation from the audience, which included members of his family, after a proclamation in his honor was read and Police Chief George Sippert presented […]

Township passes fireworks restrictions

FLINT TWP. — With only one day to go before a state-legalized period for Fourth of July fireworks celebrations arrives, Police Chief George Sippert said he would leave it to his officers discretion whether to issue citations to violators of the township’s new fireworks ordinance. The ordinance underwent a first reading two weeks ago, was unanimously approved by the township […]

The VIEW from here

Shuttle mission marks end of era

Editor’s note: Due to holiday deadlines, this is a reprint of a column from 2011. I remember as a 14-year-old boy waking up early on a Sunday morning, April 14, 1981, to sit in front of my parent’s television and watch history unfold. Since watching the test trials of the space shuttle back in the 1970s — when they would […]

In brief

Elms Road ditching work to begin July 8 FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission announced that ditching work on Elms Road between Corunna Road and Lennon Road, on the border of Clayton and Flint Townships, will begin on July 8 and will continue through July 19. The road will remain open and traffic maintained with flagging but motorists […]

C-A Superintendent reflects on highs and lows of school year

FLINT TWP. — A report card on the 2012-13 school year from Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff highlighted negatives and positives. On the down side, the district was facing significant financial challenges this year. But, as a result of unprecedented concessions from its employee unions, the district has shaved more than $2.9 million from its 2013-14 expenses alone, Tunnicliff said in an […]

Wellness center specializes in alternative therapies

FLINT TWP. — Clients walking through the door of A New You Holistic Wellness Center, 1346 W. Bristol Rd., are welcomed by the uplifting scent of Joy essential oil, relaxing music and a colorful array of merchandise intended to augment the good vibes of the healing environment. “You know you have stepped into a place where it is all about […]

Genesys, Hurley and McLaren-Flint partner with GFHC

GENESEE COUNTY — To better serve the Flint and Genesee County community, the area’s three hospital systems, Genesys Health System, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren-Flint have partnered with the Greater Flint Health Coalition to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) — a new federal requirement of all non-profit hospitals to better understand the communities they serve and strategically invest […]