For whosoever believeth



Many businesses deck the halls, hang lights and wreaths, put up trees and other Christmas decorations to showcase the spirit of the holiday season. This Nativity scene facing Corunna Road has been part of the annual holiday display at the Patsy Lou Williamson dealership for many years — a graphic reminder of the reason for the season for Christians. Merry […]

… And the walls came tumbling down

Genesee Towers demolished



FLINT — Memories from many Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other special celebrations were made in the tony University Club atop Genesee Towers. But last rites were held on Sunday for Genesee County’s tallest building when the 19-story structure was imploded after months of planning. At precisely 10 a.m., the sound of the first blast echoed from inside the building […]

VGs closing Christmas Eve




FLINT TWP. — Signs posted at the VGs store, 5080 Corunna, Road, give notice to customers that it will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24, moved up from a Dec. 28 closing date originally announced in early November. The posted notice calls the closing a “consolidation” and invites customers to shop at remaining area VGs stores which are […]

Area still recovering from ice storm



GENESEE COUNTY — Improving weather conditions have allowed for steady restoration progress overnight as Consumers Energy responds to the weekend ice storm which cut power to more than 260,000 of its customers. “The calmer weather overnight has allowed us to progress in making more areas safe and restoring power,” said Mary Palkovich, the utility’s vice president of energy delivery. “We […]

In brief



Hit and run driver sought in fatality FLINT TWP. — On Dec.19 at 6 p.m., Flint Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred on Beecher Road near River Forest Drive in Flint Township. The pedestrian, Monica Campbell, a 42 year old Flint Township resident, was fatally injured in the accident. Campbell was struck […]

TREE-CYCLING— A recipe for “What to do with that tree?”




GRAND BLANC — Although many trees end up in the garbage bin following Christmas, Mike Yancho, Sr., General Manager of Trim Pines Farms, indicates recycling the tree is not only fun but educational, if you have kids at home. In addition to what dead trees normally do—turn into mulch (food) for surrounding plants, there is a host of other things […]

GM’s announcement good news for region



General Motors delivered an early Christmas gift to three Michigan communities recently when company brass announced the automaker will invest $1.3 billion in new equipment and expansions at three factories in the state. GM plans to spend $600 million for the paint shop at the Flint truck assembly plant; $493 million at its Romulus Powertrain Operations plant, and $121 million […]

Sunlight headed our way



“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night!” — Steve Martin It is barely winter, if you’ve already grown weary of short days and are looking forward to more sunlight, you won’t have to wait much longer. Saturday was the first day of winter, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing us the shortest daylight period and longest […]

Used car lot empty at Waldron’s




FLINT TWP. — About this time last year, the lot at the incoming Jim Waldron used car dealership , 4140 Miller Road, was full of vehicles and the hope of a new lease on life for a vacant township property. Now the lot is empty again and the business appears to be closed. Jim Waldron Jr., co-owner of the business, […]

Aldridge-Eason receives Governance Award



GENESEE COUNTY — Karen Aldridge-Eason, a member of the Genesys Health System Board of Trustees and former board chair, was awarded the Thomas A. Gleason Governance Award for her significant contributions to furthering Genesys’ mission of creating hope through healing in the Genesee County community. The Genesys Board of Trustees honors board members (current and past) with the governance award […]


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