Township’s crime fighting vehicle

The Police Department showed off its new military-grade Humvee during a recent township business expo. Valued at about $75,000, the four-wheel drive vehicle was obtained for free last fall through the U.S. Department of Defense Revitalization and Marketing Office (DRMO) 1033 Program. Township police spent about $10,000 in drug forfeiture funds to paint and modify it to suit its use […]

Police buying new bulletproof vests

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved the purchase of nine bulletproof vests for police officers to replace outworn ones. The $5,351 cost of the vests is budgeted but also could be partly covered by anticipated grant funds, said Police Chief George Sippert. Bulletproof vests are warrantied for five years, Chief Sippert said. After five years the vests start to […]

Twp. ordinance could prohibit street soliciting

FLINT TWP. — Charitable organizations that collect funds from motorists may be curbed by a proposed panhandling ordinance being considered by the township board. The proposed amendment to the begging and soliciting ordinance passed first reading in a 6-1 vote by the township board at its meeting this week and will come up for second reading and possible adoption at […]

Twp. board pays tribute to former trustee Huffman

FLINT TWP. — James Huffman, who served at a township trustee from 1968 to 1976, was honored by the township board with a proclamation and tribute at its Monday night meeting. Huffman died June 19 at age 92. In a proclamation presented to his son, David Huffman, who serves on the township road advisory committee, Huffman was praised for a […]

C-A parents thank sponsors of senior class celebration

FLINT TWP. — After a graduation ceremony June 5 at Perani Arena, 200 Carman-Ainsworth Class of 2014 graduates gathered at the high school for the annual overnight Senior Post Grad Celebration. Chaperoned by parents, this post-commencement party is an opportunity for students to celebrate their accomplishment with friends in a safe, substance-free environment. Throughout the night, until 5 a.m. the […]

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Goodwill opens new West Flint donation center CLAYTON TWP. — Donating to Goodwill is now easier in the west Flint area with the opening of a new Goodwill Donation Center at 1072 Elms Rd. in the Elms Road Square shopping plaza. A ribbon-cutting was held on Wednesday. It makes the fifth donation center available in the greater Flint area. Goodwill […]

New ice-cream shop hosting open house

FLINT TWP. — Sort of like an oasis in the midst of a concrete jungle, Over the Moon Ice-cream Saloon at 5158 Lennon Road is a homey retreat complete with a patio and gardens to enjoy along with a sweet treat. Owner Beth Rogler opened the shop on June 20 and is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration July 11-13 including […]

GM adding 3 acres of solar arrays in Michigan

BOSTON — General Motors is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities, according to a press release. The Flint Engine Plant and the Swartz Creek Processing Center will feature 150-kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays expected to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy per year to the facilities’ grids. That […]

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Allstate recognizes Grand Blanc entrepreneurs GRAND BLANC — Local Allstate entrepreneurs are being recognized by Allstate Insurance Company for outstanding customer service and business results in 2013. The local entrepreneurs were awarded with the Inner Circle Elite Award or Circle of Champions Award for outstanding achievement in business growth and customer service. These agents were part of a top group […]

Mid-East Festival is this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Marking its seventh consecutive year as a community cultural celebration, the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival is back this weekend with good food, lively entertainment and a big fireworks show. The three-day event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and runs until midnight on Friday. It continues from noon to midnight on Saturday and wraps up from […]