Icy, icy wonderland

CAN’T GET NO POWER CAPTAIN — Like Scotty of “Star Trek” fame, power was out for many residents and businesses in Flint Township and Genesee County last weekend, in the aftermath of a severe ice storm that zapped traffic lights and broke tree limbs, bringing down a “record number” of power lines in what Consumer’s Energy called the most widespread […]

The Township’s Top Five news stories of 2013

FLINT TWP. — In a year that began with large fires at two apartment complexes and ended with a widespread power outage caused by an ice storm, Flint Township weathered many highs and lows in 2013. Many new businesses opened but long-timers like VGs grocery store closed and Citizens Bank branches were renamed under new ownership. Choosing only five top […]

National Baptist Convention minister to speak at King tribute

FLINT — Dr. Elliott Cuff, Dean of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. and pastor of the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church of Woodlawn, Ohio will be the keynote speaker for the 35th Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner in honor of Martin L. King, Jr. on Jan 16. The program will be centered on the […]

Absolutely no motorized vehicles allowed on the trail

FLINT TWP. — Maintenance needs and problems with unauthorized vehicles using the Genesee Valley Trail prompted township interest in purchasing a patrol/maintenance vehicle. But a motion before the township board to buy the proposed motorized vehicle died for lack of support. The township police department had obtained a quote of $7,350 from Plowman’s Carts in Flint for a customized golf […]

C-A board hears schools of choice report

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth is the school district of choice for 771 students who live outside of its boundaries, according to a report from assistant superintendent Russ Parks. Those students are 17.3 percent of total enrollment. The Schools of Choice (SOC) program allows non-resident students to apply to enroll in district other than where they live. School districts get […]

In brief

Shred Day scheduled FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts said that a Document Shred Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 11, in the parking lot of the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. A special shred truck will be on site. Townships residents are asked to bring no more than two boxes of papers per […]

Freedom of speech nearly dead

I believe the day will come, if not in my lifetime, possibly in the lifetime of my children, when a column like this one — an opinion piece — will no longer be allowed. It may exist in some shape or form, but it will not be a true expression of “freedom of speech.” It will go through a censor, […]

Ice storm of the century

FLINT TWP. — With Christmas only three days away, an empty parking lot and all stores closed told the story at the Somerset Town Center on Miller Road. It was one of many casualties of an ice storm early Sunday that caused power outages affecting numerous businesses. Outages on Miller Road – including zapped traffic lights-cum-four-way stops — stretched roughly […]

Suski Used Car lots closed

Suski Used Car lots in Flint, Holly, Fenton, Mt. Morris and Lapeer were closed over the weekend of Dec. 20- 22. According to Debbie Stockman, owner of Lapeer Auto and Truck Plaza where Suski Used Cars rented space, representatives of Ally Financial Inc. seized the keys to the dealership’s inventory and posted a security guard at the lot. Stockman said […]

In brief

Roth and Brandenburg join Yeo & Yeo Consulting GENESEE COUNTY — Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting welcomes Michael Roth and Johnathon Brandenburg to the Business Applications Group. Roth has been hired as YYCC’s first Software and Sales Consultant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Saginaw Valley State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in […]