Police dept. bond payoff reduced to 12 years

FLINT TWP. — It’s a done deal. Nothing left to do but sign the papers and the township board will reach a months-long goal to refinance the police department bond, saving taxpayers more than half a million dollars in interest payments. The board unanimously approved a resolution Monday accepting a proposal from JPMorgan Chase Bank to refinance the police bond […]

Grand Blanc View wins 2nd place in general excellence

Gould wins second for local columns

GENESEE COUNTY — The Grand Blanc View staff has been awarded the second place in General Excellence Award by the Michigan Press Association (MPA) for a newspaper of our circulation class. Managing Editor Gary Gould also received a second place award for his column in the Davison Index. The Grand Blanc View also earned a second place award for design. […]

Pumpkin patch

C-A forms new drop-out prevention partnership

FLINT TWP. — In keeping with the goal of “no child left behind,” Carman- Ainsworth Schools has added an alternative education option targeting dropouts. They have partnered with Graduation Alliance (GA), an online program designed for students who cannot or will not go to school, said Dave Swierpel, C-A Director of Community Education, describing the initiative to the school board […]

Annual budget and block-grant hearings set

FLINT TWP. — Residents who want a say about how the township spends money will have an opportunity to speak at the next township board meeting. The township has scheduled public hearings at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 for proposed spending of its 2014 Community Development Block Grand Funds and also for the overall 2014 township general fund budget which has […]

Final facelift

An eye-catching, avante-garde exterior of The Connection Center-Building 4 at the Patsy Lou Williamson dealership complex rounds out total facade changes in the past two years for three buildings facing Corunna Road. The makeovers began with GM-mandated upgrades of the Buick and Chevrolet dealerships in 2011 and 2012. The Connection Center was publicly unveiled last month and is the first […]

In brief

WFBA hosting 49th district candidates on Oct. 16 FLINT TWP. — The three candidates vying to be elected state representative in November for the 49th house district, replacing Jim Ananich, will be the special guests at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 16 at Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet in the Target Plaza on […]

Government shutdown should cost elected officials their jobs

I see and hear things in the news and I find myself appalled and my blood is left boiling. The current government shutdown is just one of the current events right now I find absolutely disgusting. First of all, if you’re going to let the government shut down because you are in a political game of chicken with your adversaries, […]

Security Credit Union hosts Support Our Troops drive

FLINT — Flint-based Security Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with Operation Care Package of Michigan to host its “Support Our Troops” collection drive for a second year, as the nonprofit prepares to send care packages to United States soldiers overseas. Donations are being accepted at SCU’s 9 locations in mid-Michigan, now through Oct. 28. Operation Care Package of Michigan aims […]

SERVPRO franchise owners band together for Red Cross

FLINT TWP. — Warm weather and hearts served as the setting for the 4th Annual SERVPRO Golf Outing last week. The outing included a fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross. The Eastern Region of Michigan SERVPRO Franchises donated $12,062 to support the American Red Cross Ready RatingTM program. Ready Rating is a program that helps businesses, schools and organizations […]