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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flint Jr. Golf tees up 75th anniversary

BURTON – When the Flint Junior Golf Association launched its first summer of youth play in 1939, “The Wizard of Oz” was a new release in theaters, FDR was only in his second term as president and a gallon of gas cost 10 cents. Seventy-five years later, the FJGA is still going strong and celebrating its Diamond Anniversary. Online registration […]