Sinking in

As if potholes aren’t bad enough, spring thaw has brought sinkholes cropping up all over the county. This one in the parking lot of Sam’s Club on Corunna Road is fairly minor compared to some that have led to roads being closed until repairs can be made.

Lawsuits pending against township

FLINT TWP. — The township board went into closed session at the end of its April 7 meeting to discuss a pending lawsuit with its attorney. Filed Jan. 23 in U.S. Eastern District Court by plaintiff Mostafa El-Gamal, it is one of at least four pending lawsuits and one of two wrongful arrest complaints against the police department. Trustee Frank […]

Few major road projects planned for this year

FLINT TWP. — Clearly winter has taken a heavier toll than usual on road conditions but with limited funding available, expect few upgrades on major township roads this year. The prioritizing process used to select annual federally-funded projects for the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission’s four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was explained to the township board in a briefing April […]

Arson fire guts site of former Paddy McGee’s

FLINT TWP. — Many good memories were rekindled by a fire last Friday, which sadly finished off a vacant commercial building at 2485 Flushing Road near Ballenger Hwy. For decades the business operated as Paddy McGee’s Irish pub, a very popular gathering spot circa the late 1970s to 1990s. Fire investigators say the fire was intentionally set that gutted what […]

Twp. board grants permits for several outdoor events

FLINT TWP. — One sure sign of spring is when the first crop of applications for outdoor tent sales and events appear on the township board’s agenda. A fireworks tent, outdoor children’s event, furniture sale and plant sales were among projects given the green light at the township board’s April 7 meeting. “On Angels Wings,” the children’s event is scheduled […]

Dye Elementary cafeteria gets sturdy new lunch tables

FLINT TWP. — Students and staff at Carman-Ainsworth’s Dye Elementary School returned from spring break this week to find sturdy new tables installed in the cafeteria. Randels Elementary was supposed to get them too but will have to wait a while longer because the measurements were wrong and their tables will have to be reordered. The project was bid out […]

In brief

Robbery suspect sought FLINT TWP. — Township police are circulating a blurry photo of a man sought in connection with an armed robbery on March 21 at Big John’s, 3268 Corunna Road. The suspect was described as an unknown black male approximately 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet tall and weighing 230- 250 pounds. He was wearing a gray zip up hoodie, […]

ELGA Credit Union opens new Flint Township branch

FLINT TWP. — ELGA Credit Union, headquartered in Burton, announced this week the opening of a new, full service 6,000 square foot Flint Township office, located at 5072 Corunna Road. The new state-of-theart financial center is located in West Acres Commons, the same plaza as its previous location inside the VGs grocery store, which closed in December. “Fortunately, we were […]

HealthPlus Healthier U campaign aims to motivate

FLINT – HealthPlus recently announced one of its most ambitious projects to date: a campaign designed to get all of its members age 18 and older, some 140,000 of them, to complete an individual wellness assessment and engage in a tailored health-improvement program. Dubbed “Healthier U,” the campaign is the brainchild of the company’s health and lifestyle management team, which […]

In brief

Area people honored for contributions to health care FLINT — Six people were recognized for contributions to the health care community recently when the Genesee Health Plan honored the six individuals during the third annual Health Care Hall of Fame ceremony at the Flint Golf Club, 3100 Lakewood Dr. The honorees included: Dr. F. Michael Jagg, Hurley Medical Center vice […]