Smile: You’re on Police Camera!

FLINT TWP. — All 16 township patrol cars soon will have cameras on board to record police activity. At its Monday night meeting, the township board unanimously approved the purchase of In-Car Camera Systems for the police department fleet. The $109,298 cost will be completely covered by Justice Assistance Grant funds from 2005 and 2013. JAG is federal funding allocated […]

Five vie for C-A school board opening

FLINT TWP. — Five candidates interviewed this week for an opening on the Carman-Ainsworth school board created last month by the resignation of Recco Richardson. They are Lorraine Vaughn, Karen Ford, James Johnson, Laura Garrison and Tracy Edwards. All are parents of students attending C-A schools who said they are already active and involved in school programs. Vaughn said she […]

Miller holds lead in 49th district race

FLINT TWP. — With the Aug. 6 primary election less than a month away, it is looking like Flint Township may need a new supervisor in November. According to a poll conducted June 19-21 by Practical Political Consulting, Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, a Flushing Democrat, leads her primary opponents Phil Phelps, also of Flushing, and Eli Isaguirre of Swartz […]

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Local 598 Soberfest event this Sunday FLINT TWP. — The 19th Annual Soberfest Picnic promises good, clean fun for people of all ages at UAW Local 598’s Union City Ball Field, 4151 Torrey Road, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. Soberfest is operated by Maintaining and Organizing Sobriety, a support group that is part of UAW […]

Ruggero’s changing locations, not style

FLINT TWP. — After 18 years as a tenant in the Lincor Park plaza at 2055 S. Linden Road, Ruggero’s Italian restaurant is preparing for a big move. Plans are being finalized to move less than a mile away to the former Blue Collar Grill location (also longtime Bubba’s Roadside Inn) at 5311 Corunna Road. “We thought it was a […]

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Ziemer joins Floyd Primary Care Network DAVISON — Steven P. Ziemer, M.D., formerly of Davison, has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network. He is seeing patients at Floyd Primary Care and Urgent Care, 1328 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, GA. Ziemer earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his residency […]

Fishing inspires educational book

FLINT TWP. — “If you could do anything in the world with kids what would it be?” Fourth-grade teacher Ben Anderson was caught off guard by the question in 1999 from Mary Ann Raske, former principal at Carman Park Elementary, but he had an answer ready. He would take them fishing. “It relates so much to what we are doing […]

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Lapeer to hold garden tour LAPEER — There will be a Garden Tour held by the Lapeer County Master Gardeners Association, July 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $10. Tickets are available at MSUE office, Burkes flowers, Campbells Greenhouse and Swoish’s Greenhouse. — G.G. Flint Northern grads to hold reunion FLINT — Flint Northern High School classes of […]

Football All-Stars to play Ohio in 2014

STATEWIDE — Michigan’s best high school football players will no longer be banging helmets against each other next year. The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, which was played for the 33rd time last month, will be replaced in 2014 by an All-Star game against Ohio, according to an announcement Tuesday. The inaugural Ohio-Michigan Border Classic will be […]