Haunted houses ready for Halloween

Ghosts dangle from eaves, witches soar across rooftops, cob-webbed graveyards sprout on lawns and all manner of spooky stuff is lit up at night by that eerie orange glow that says Halloween. Houses throughout the township have been decorated for weeks in readiness for the annual round of trick or treaters. The township has approved door-to-door trick or treat hours […]

Township holds 2014 budget public hearing

FLINT TWP. — Contrary to media reports, the township is not raising taxes next year. Supervisor Karyn Miller cleared up that misinformation before opening a public hearing Monday night for comment on the township’s proposed $11.5 million budget for 2014. “I want to make it crystal clear, though it was reported otherwise, that we are not raising taxes,” Miller said. […]

49th District state rep candidates shared views at WFBA meeting

FLINT TWP. — Should Flint Township change its name to distance itself from problems associated with the City of Flint? How can you assist Flint Township in financial growth and stability and what can you do to add more jobs? What are your thoughts on the impact of the Right to Work law on local businesses? Do you support consolidation […]

C-A board passes resolution backing Common Core standards

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education has moved forward with a resolution urging the Michigan Legislature to support and fund implementation of Common Core Standards. School districts have spent several years planning for implementation of the new educational measurement but progress in now blocked by language in the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) budget which requires legislative […]

American Legion donates flags to C-A

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools along with districts statewide have been required by law to display a flag in each classroom since a mandate was approved by the state legislature and signed by the Governor about a year ago. C-A is in compliance thanks to support from the American Legion of Michigan which has taken up the cause of donating […]

After hearing, board OKs 2014 block grant spending plan

FLINT TWP. — ”The worst road in Genesee County’’ brought a room full of fed-up residents to a township board public needs hearing Monday night to make a pitch for using Community Development Block Grant funds to repave it. Jim Rouse, a member of the township’s Road Advisory Committee, was one of many residents of the River Forest subdivision off […]

In brief

Hearings set to create IDD on Market Place Dr. FLINT TWP. — The township board has scheduled pubic hearings at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 to establish an Industrial Development District (IDD) along Market Place Drive and to consider a petition from Signs by Crannie, 4145 Market Place, for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate. Property owners in the proposed district, residents […]

Michigan State Extension seeks .04-mill property tax

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan State University Extension in Genesee County will ask voters Nov. 5 to approve a proposed .04-mill property tax. At stake are programs like the 4-H, master gardener and other agricultural services the extension office offer. They have managed to keep going since a similar proposal was defeated by voters in 2012, due to the generosity […]

MCC to ask for millage renewal

GENESEE COUNTY — Mott Community College will ask voter Nov. 5 to renew a millage to help with maintenance and improvements at its facilities. Residents who live in the college’s district, which is composed of all the school districts in Genesee County, would vote for the bond renewal. Residents currently pay 0.87 mills, or 87 cents for every $1,000 of […]

How to Treat Chronic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain Without Drugs or Side Effects

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet, but it may also occur in other areas of your body. People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove. […]