Pothole season springing up

Unfortunately, with the return of warmer weather comes pothole dodging season like this pitted, nearly impassable mess on Dutcher Road between Lennon and Corunna roads. The Michigan Department of Transportation says it will be one of the worst pothole springs ever after one of the worst winters on record. MDOT spent about $8.8 million on pothole repairs last year, and […]

Genesee Valley carnival coming earlier this year

FLINT TWP. — An annual carnival by Elliott’s Amusements of Mason is coming back for the third year to the southwest parking lot in front of Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. The township board has approved a Special Event permit for Elliott’s to run the carnival April 17-27. Trustee Frank Kasle asked if the township would get a share of […]

Twp. board agrees to share costs for emergency siren

FLINT TWP. — The township Board has agreed to participate in a cost-sharing agreement with three other townships to pursue a grant for an Early Warning Siren to serve the west side of the township. The application for a Homeland Security Grant is being spearheaded by Clayton Township which solicited support from neighboring townships that would benefit from the siren. […]

Board discusses reducing dirt road dust control

FLINT TWP. — Can the township afford to continue paying for dust-control treatments on dirt roads? The question arose Monday night before the township board voted 6-0 to continue participating in the Genesee County Road Commission’s 2014 Dust Control service. Treasurer Marsha Binelli was absent. Under the arrangement, the road commission pays for one application and the township must pay […]

The Perfect Crime

Identity theft rises with modern devices

BURTON — Identity Theft is becoming the perfect crime in the era of the smart phone, with a host of modern technology options it enables users to utilize or abuse. A whole new epidemic of I.D. theft and financial scams have been sweeping Genesee County, and according to Detective Lieutenant Matthew Rule, of the Sheriff’s Department, “The speed of this […]

Rules by Rule: To prevent net and tech fraud

1. Do not take your bank card, driver’s license, or any personal form of i.d. out of your purse or wallet until the point of transaction. This renders it harder for someone behind in the line or passing through, to click a photo in a flash-and be off with your numbers. People take these things out early, thinking they are […]

In brief

Flint Assembly worker suicide under investigation FLINT — An employee at General Motor’s Flint Assembly plant in Flint reportedly took his life Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release from General Motors spokesperson Tom Wickham. No one else in the plant was injured. No further details were provided about the deceased worker or the circumstances. Plant officials are working with […]

Never too late to set a record

Today is the first day of spring. We’ve finally made it to the official start to the long-sought transitional season that takes us to summer. In about a month the grass will start to turn green again, leaves will appear on trees and living will get a little easier — welcome news, especially after the kind of winter we will […]

C-A seniors leaving legacy projects

FLINT TWP. — Colorful sticky notes bearing prayer requests from students are taped to a cloth hanging in a hallway near the north entrance to Carman- Ainsworth High School. Next to the “prayer wall” is a table full of freebies accompanied by an inspirational message. One bin containing glow sticks says “Let Your Light Shine,’’ – Matthew 5:16. Another containing […]

In brief

UM-Flint, library to host acclaimed African author FLINT — A noted African writer is coming to Flint to meet with UM-Flint faculty, staff and students, high school teens, teachers, and the public. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will visit the University of Michigan-Flint and with the Flint community, March 26-28, as part of the African and African Diaspora Artists Series. At the […]