Rules have changed for precinct delegate selection

FLINT TWP. — With the election year gearing up, Genesee County Clerk John Gleason visited the township board last week to notify them about changes in the rules for electing precinct delegates. “I am here to announce that the State of Michigan has altered the policy for precinct delegates,’ Gleason said. “In the past, you always came to the municipality […]

GM breaks ground on new $600M Flint Assembly shop

FLINT — A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for Flint Assembly’s new $600 million paint facility. General Motors announced plans in mid-December 2013 to build the state-of-the art paint shop which will be the third new paint facility in North America to use an environmentally friendly wet-coat process, according to a press release. Construction is scheduled to begin during […]

Police recover stolen Taser, equipment

FLINT TWP. — A joint investigation between the Flint Township Police Department and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of suspects and the recovery of police equipment stolen from a vehicle last week. The theft occurred on March 5 when Flint Township Police Department was dispatched to 4151 Miller Rd. for a larceny from auto complaint. Reported […]

In brief

Find out what’s happening in the township FLINT TWP. — Four township officials will be the guest speakers at the West Flint Business Association meeting from noon to 1:15 Wed., March 19 at Valley Coney Island at Miller and Linden roads. The meeting is open to non-members. Scheduled to speak are township Supervisor Karyn Miller, Fire Chief John Ringwelski, Police […]

C-A community helping Lask Drive fire victims

FLINT TWP. — Toting around their little cases of jewelry-making supplies, three fourth-grade girls at Randels Elementary School are spending their free time to help schoolmate Nick, a fifth-grader who lost his mother and his home in a Feb. 26 fire on Lask Drive. So far Emma Bell, Madison Bright and Kelcee Ballard have raised about $260 selling colorful hand-woven […]

Supervisor clarifies stipends, bonuses

FLINT TWP. — At the township board’s March 3 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller took a few minutes to clear up apparent confusion about stipends and bonuses paid to employees. A stipend paid in lieu of health care is different from signing bonuses paid as part of the contract negotiation process, she said. In 2013, the township board approved increasing the […]

Cops make probationer/ parolee sweep

FLINT TWP. — Looks like some parolees and probationers living in the township are not staying out of trouble. A recent police sweep resulted in some arrests and confiscated items, said Lt. Robert Batinkoff of the Flint Township Police Department. On Feb. 27, township police in a joint compliance check operation with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MCOC) covered about […]

Arizona trip provides new vanity plate selection

Recently I spent a few days in Arizona with some buddies of mine from high school. It was a good time and probably something I will write more about in the coming weeks. Being on the roads in Arizona was an experience. I learned drivers from California drive incredibly slow (I think it’s because of all the traffic in their […]

Radio Shack announces closing of 1,100 stores

FLINT TWP. — It is too early to tell if any of the eight Radio Shack stores in Genesee County will be affected by last week’s corporate announcement that the retail technology and electronics chain plans to close up to 1,100 of its underperforming stores. Selection of the closing stores will be “ based on location, area demographics, lease life […]

The 37th Annual MARVAC Flint Camper & RV Show is coming to Perani Arena

FLINT —The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 37th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 13-16, at the Perani Arena & Event Center (located just south of I-69 at the Center Road Exit). More than 85 new recreation vehicles will be on display including folding campers, motor homes, travel trailers and fifth wheel travel […]