Flint Township gets a ‘clean’ audit report




FLINT TWP. — Auditors from Plante Moran have issued a “clean’’ rating to the township’s audit for the year ending December 31,2013. So far the township has weathered nearly a $3 million drop in revenues since 2008, mainly due to declining property taxes, according to a report presented to the township board last month. Property taxes accounted for 37 percent […]

JAG grant spending approved




FLINT TWP. —After holding a pubic hearing for 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) spending, the township board approved an interlocal agreement that will bring $262,970 into participating communities to support crime-fighting efforts. JAG funds are allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice and shared between the City of Flint, the City of Burton, Flint Township, Mt. Morris […]

On a roll



Township Trustee Belenda Parker not only took a leadership role in applying for a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to pay for a scrap tire round-up, she and Trustee Barb Vert were hands-on at the collection event last weekend. Parker reported that township residents brought in approximately 187 tires that were loaded onto a waiting semi in […]

C-A’s Class of 2014 Top 10 graduates




FLINT TWP. — Leaders of tomorrow who have major brainpower are graduating from Carman-Ainsworth High School today. Half of the Top 10 seniors in the Class of 2014 finished in a five-way tie for first with perfect 4.0 grade point averages (g.p.a.). The next two top students finished in a two-way tie with 3.996 g.p.a.s and the tenth finisher posted […]

In brief



Hazardous waste collection this weekend GENESEE COUNTY — Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection is scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at two collection sites – Swartz Creek High School, and the Flint East – Water Sewer Center, 3310 East Court Street. Coordinated by the Household Hazardous Waste Consortium, collections are held periodically each […]

A different pace for folks Up North



As I write this I sit on the porch of our rented log cabin-style lodge overlooking Perch Lake in Clare County. Yes, I’m on vacation but I thought I’d take some time and write this while my memories of vacation are still fresh. We came up here to get away for a week and enjoy a little slower pace of […]

WFBA 2014 Scholarships awarded




FLINT TWP. — Ongoing fundraising efforts by the West Flint Business Association culminated last week with the presentation of $7,500 in scholarships to three area students. Shytance Wren, who attends the University of Michigan-Flint, received the $2,500 Adult Learner Scholarship, which recognizes individuals in the work force trying to better themselves through further education. Haley Prout, a student at Linden […]

“I’m Still Here” — C.A. Barbershop owner relocates




GRAND BLANC — With her razor-sharp wit still intact, local barber Christine Ackerman wants everyone in the county to know she is alive and trimming. The owner of C.A. Barbershop formerly cut hair in a 3000 sq. ft. Burton space on Bristol Rd. with one chair in it, “that was big enough to house my personality, ”she said. Now she […]

In brief



Crim earns donations, matching grant from Dick’s FLINT — Thanks to the generous donations of Genesee County residents, the Crim Fitness Foundation received $20,000 through Sports Matter, an online fundraising campaign hosted by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Crim Fitness Foundation raised $10,000 through community donations, resulting in a $10,000 matching grant from Dick’s Sporting Goods. The funds will be used […]

RMI RELAY Recess targets cancer in children




FLINT TWP. — Bad headaches were waking tenyear old Pietro Pellerito from his sleep when his mother Miriam, a radiologist at Regional Medical Imaging (RMI), decided to take him to work for MRI testing. His brain tumor diagnosis began an arduous fight for survival for the Washington Township family. “I was shocked by the discovery that I had cancer … […]


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