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Phelps to face Pfeiffer in November election

FLINT TWP. — Phil Phelps, 34, of Flushing beat five contenders in Tuesday’s special primary election to emerge as the Democratic candidate for 49th district state representative. In the November general election, he will face Republican Don Pfeiffer, 40, of Flint who outpolled one opponent — Patrick Duvendeck, of Flushing. The seat has been vacant since May when Jim Ananich […]

Flint Township fighting commercial tax disputes

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan attorney general’s office will step in to help Flint Township with one of its largest commercial property tax disputes coming before the Michigan Tax Tribunal in late fall. South Linden Road Holdings, aka Genesee Valley Center mall, is challenging assessments from more recent years after getting nearly a $100,000 refund in a settlement last year […]

Group receives grant money for autism activities

BURTON —The Autism Support and Resource Center recently received two grants to help with this year’s activities. A $5,000 grant from the Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust will support the 2013 ASRC Peer Outreach with Extraordinary Results camp (P.O.W.E.R.). The grant money “will help bring a ‘total’ camp experience on the autism spectrum who may not be able to […]

Township explores ways to pay for police bond

FLINT TWP. — After informally mulling a suggestion to use surplus sewer and water funds to pay off the police department bond debt, the township board has opted to explore a different option. At its July 15 meeting, the board unanimously approved a motion to seek proposals from various local banks to find the lowest possible interest rates for a […]

In brief

Beth Israel rummage sale set for this weekend FLINT TWP. — Congregation Beth Israel, 5240 Calkins Road, will hold its annual Sisterhood’s Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11-13. The doors will open from 8-9 a.m. Sunday for shoppers who pay $5 for early admission. Free general admission begins at 9 a.m. and continues at the same […]

Arrest made in two-year-old gas station homicide

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township police have arrested a suspect in a late night fatal shooting at a gas station on Ballenger Hwy., according to a press release from Sgt. James Baldwin. The shooting happened July 11, 2011. At about 1:20 a.m., Flint Township Police responded to a call at the Admiral Gas station, 1135 N. Ballenger Hwy, for reports […]

HealthPlus renews ‘Pink Bus’ sponsorship

MTA bus promotes breast cancer awareness and early screening

FLINT — HealthPlus has announced it will continue as a sponsor of the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) “Pink Bus” initiative to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early breast cancer screening. Louis Hawkins, community relations administrator at HealthPlus, made the announcement today at a news conference at the MTA administration building in Flint. The new […]

Hurley launches Hernia Center of Excellence

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center has announced the addition of the Hurley Hernia Center of Excellence, the only service and facility of its kind in the region, dedicated to caring for a wide range of hernia related repair and surgeries. Treatment plans utilize the latest innovations including lightweight, high-strength meshes that are custom tailored for men and women to create […]

In brief

Become a Hurley volunteer FLINT — Do you want to make a difference? If so, you may want to volunteer at Hurley Medical Center. Hurley Medical Center is looking for quality people who can make a difference. How can you help? As a volunteer, you will provide valuable services for patients, visitors, staff, and more. You may for example…. • […]