Moratorium on seasonal sales includes fireworks

FLINT TWP. — Vendors hoping for permits to set up outdoor fireworks booths during Memorial Day and possibly even the Fourth of July may get their hopes dashed. At its Monday night meeting, the township board approved a moratorium on all seasonal sales applications which applies to fireworks, Christmas trees, produce and such. The action is in response to a […]

Township board OKs new cell phone tower

FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved a lease agreement with Cingular Wireless to build a cell phone tower on Charter Drive, east of Linden Road and south of Calkins Road. This follows postponing the decision earlier this month in order to clarify terms that allow for an initial five-year agreement with an extension option lasting up to 25 […]


The Marine Corps League Flint Detachment 155 will host a Memorial Ceremony, at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 24 at the Flint City Cemetery on Linden Road between Pasadena Avenue and Flushing Road in Flint Township. The public is invited to attend a 15-20 minute ceremony featuring Retired Air Force Col. Ken Kurowski as guest speaker, the Shiawassee County Young Marines […]

In brief

Moment of silence FLINT TWP. — Supervisor Karyn Miller called for a moment of silence at the township board meeting Monday night in memory of her friend and colleague Paul Bueche, former Swartz Creek city manager and police chief, who died last week. Miller said he was a public servant for 37 years. “We lost a good person,’’ she said. […]

CAHS senior named Meijer PSA semifinalist

FLINT TWP. — Cameron Edwards, a senior at Carman- Ainsworth High School, is continuing his winning ways in video- and filmmaking. In February, Cameron was named first runner-up in the Detroit Pistons Black History Month scholarship competition, winning a $5,000 prize for his original speech and video. Now, he as been selected as a Top 10 semifinalist in the Meijer […]

Round ‘em up, and roll ‘em in

Scrap tire collection coming May 31

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township residents will have an opportunity to legally dispose of any scrap tires around the house or yard during a free clean-up day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31 at the township hall. A picture identification or utility bill proving residency must be presented. Each household will be allowed to dispose of up to […]

2 caught, 2 sought in unarmed attempted jewelry store robbery

FLINT TWP. — Two of four suspects have been arrested after attempting to rob Medawar Jewelers, 3093 S Linden Road, according to Lt. Robert Batinkoff, in a report to the township board Monday night. Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, May 16, the four unarmed suspects entered the store and used hammers to smash open display cases containing Rolex watches. […]

‘Shakespeare in the Park’

Free performances open to the public

GENESEE COUNTY — For 10 years, Flint’s “Shakespeare in the Park” in Kearsley Park has drawn rave reviews and enthusiastic crowds for productions of classic Shakespeare plays in the heart of Flint. Again this year, the production is going beyond Kearsley Park to parks across the city and county. This year’s production — Merry Wives of Windsor — features key […]

Remembering Bob and what he did for community

When I heard Bob Callis, a man who gave the community of Davison his all, had passed away Tuesday morning, I knew I wanted to write something about him in my column. I try to keep my space here as general to all readers throughout Genesee County so it appeals to everyone, so I had to ask myself if my […]

Church expansion site plans approved

FLINT TWP. — The Planning Commission approved site plans last week for an extension to North Baptist Church, 4004 Lennon Road. The church is planning an addition to the west end of the church to accommodate six classrooms and added gym space to the existing gym, said David McLane, architect with DMA Architects of Brighton. It is the first phase […]