Deep freeze descends upon Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — A day after much of the county was shutdown due to a record 17 inch snowfall, a cold snap settled on the area bringing -12 degree temperatures and frostbite risks to thosestill trying to dig out from the snow. What is being called the third heaviest snowfall in recorded history for the county brought as many as […]

Under the arches in the year ahead

Vehicle City Harley Davidson on Austin’s Parkway at Miller Road and the I-75 freeway is making steady progress on big plans announced last year to turn its sprawling complex into a tourist attraction. Three replica Vehicle City arches like those in downtown Flint have been installed. Another coming attraction is a 1950s retro-style diner that was moved to the site […]

Twp. board not interested in tax reverted properties

FLINT TWP. — The list of vacant township properties that nobody seems to want just got a bit longer. The township board declined taking ownership of 47 foreclosed properties that did not sell at public auctions held in September and October of 2012. Under P.A. 123, all parcels not sold at the mandatory yearly auctions automatically revert back to the […]

C-A considering ‘equity audit’ to better serve diverse student body

FLINT TWP. — A process to promote “culturally proficient instruction” is being looked at by Carman-Ainsworth Schools administration. Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, in a report to the school board last month, discussed the benefits of an equity audit under consideration but stressed that nothing is firm at this time. He explained that the equity audit would entail working with consultants who […]

Stolen autos recovered

GENESEE COUNTY — Eighteen stolen autos recovered countywide in November 2013 were valued at $222,850, according to a monthly activity report from the Genesee Auto-Theft Investigation Network (GAIN), provided to the Flint Township Board. The board is a dues-paying municipal participant in the countywide crimefighting program for vehicle thefts and related complaints. GAIN is administered by the Genesee County Sheriff’s […]

In brief

Flint Mayor to speak at WFBA meeting FLINT TWP. — Flint Mayor Dayne Walling will be the guest speaker at the monthly West Flint Business Association meeting at noon, Jan. 15 at Valley Coney Island, located at the corner of Linden and Miller Roads. Wailing’s topic will be “Flint’s new Master Plan: It’s effect and impact on Flint Township.” Also, […]

MDOT asks public for feedback on highway information technology

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) wants to know your opinion about its Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology in Michigan. ITS engineers are partnering with researchers at Western Michigan University to survey the public’s awareness and use of the ITS services MDOT provides to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently on Interstate, US and M routes. The […]

Closed Chinese buffet is deja vu for group meeting

FLINT TWP. — For the second time in less than 24 months, the buffet restaurant at 3583 Miller Rd. in the Genesee Crossings shopping center has abruptly closed its doors — apparently for good. Signs posted on the door at Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet date back to mid-December when groups holding regular meetings there had to direct their membership […]

Fortune 500 company continues local tenure

FLINT TWP. — Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and data solutions, has moved to a new sales office in the Gateway Center in Mundy Township and also invested in an upgraded switch at Bristol and Linden roads, making Flint Township an intersection for more than 4,000 miles of telecommunication fiber and providing even more businesses across the […]

In brief

Red Cross names new disaster services manager GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross has announced Annette (Annie) Swain is the new Disaster Services Program Manager for the Genesee-Lapeer jurisdiction. Swain has been with the Red Cross as a volunteer for the past 13 years. For the last several years she was the volunteer coordinator for The Genesee-Lapeer Chapter. This […]