Pipeline manufacturing jobs coming to Flint area

FLINT TWP. — Welding skills in particular could help land one of 50-60 manufacturing jobs coming next year with the opening of an pipe making plant on the site of the old Buick City complex in Flint. American Cast Iron Pipe Co., based in Birmingham, Alabama, announced at a press conference Nov. 13 that it will build a 200,000 square-foot […]

Go Mo’ Peeps!

Carman-Ainsworth Schools’ Rankin Elementary Robotics Team (Mo’ Peeps) took two first places at a Nov. 9 First LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Tournament. They earned first place in Robot and Overall and qualified for the state tournament Dec. 14 to be held at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School.

Twp. board upgrading zoning map, ordinance

FLINT TWP. — A Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, revising language that blocks the selling or rebuilding of damaged properties, passed first reading at the township board meeting Monday night. The board also approved an updated zoning map. Both actions were based on unanimous recommendations from the township Planning commission, said Tracey Tucker, township economic enhancement director who coordinates […]

Catholic Charities, Well of Hope offer Thanksgiving dinner

GENESEE COUNTY — Well of Hope and Catholic Charities are partnering again this year to offer the fifth annual “Blessed to Be a Blessing” dinner, serving up turkey and all the trimmings for Flint-area residents in need. The event will be held on Nov. 26, from 4-6:30 p.m at Catholic Charities’ Center for Hope gym,, 517 E. Fifth Ave., Flint. […]

Mundy Twp. police chief gets recognition from C-A Board

FLINT TWP. — Mundy Township’s new Police Chief Dan Atkinson received a special recognition from the Carman- Ainsworth School Board at its meeting last week. Atkinson was accompanied by Mundy Twp. Officer Randy Gage, school resource officer at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, who was cited for a communications upgrade at the middle school that will increase the effectiveness of radio frequencies […]

C-A gets clean audit

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Schools has received an unmodified audit for 2012-13, which “is the highest level of assurance possible for the district’s financial statements,’’ said Thomas M. Taylor, of Taylor & Morgan CPAs in an audit presentation last week. Taylor used a series of graphs to highlight the district’s financial health in key areas. One was what has […]

In brief

Weather report FLINT TWP. — Besides several reports of downed trees or arcing wires, township properties and residents suffered no major damage from Sunday’s violent windstorm. Fire Chief John Ringwelski reported that firefighters responded to 17 calls for assistance between 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 a.m. Monday. Most calls were about arcing wires and a few trees blocking the road. […]

The D.R.E.A.M. comes due

FLINT TWP. — The D.R.E.A.M. after-school enrichment program at Dillon Elementary will kick off Session Two on Tuesday, November 26. D.R.E.A.M. stands for Dillion Reaching Everyone with After-School Moments. Parents must pay and sign up in advance to enroll their children in the fun, educational after-school classes. Classes have limited space and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A […]

Preen with ENVY

FLINT TWP. — After working together at another salon for about 15 years, Rose Fuson and Jamie Wyman decided to open their own shop. Salon Envy & Co., 3093 S. Linden, opened in June but held its official ribbon cutting earlier this month. “It was time to do it and move on,” said Fuson, who’s worked as a hairstylist for […]

Grand Blanc’s Sonitrol shares in arrest milestone

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Sonitrol Tri-County, the Flint area’s largest locally owned and operated security firm, is helping to get criminals off the street, thanks to its verified security system. Over the last several months, police in Genesee County have arrested and have taken into custody six persons who were engaged in criminal activity at two Flintarea schools, which are […]