State police investigating officer who shot suspect during traffic stop

FLINT TWP. — Dominique Charon Lewis, 23, of Flint, has been identified as the person fatally shot by a township police officer during a traffic stop last week. On July 16, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a Flint Township police officer conducted a traffic stop on Flushing Road near Eldorado Street, according to a press release issued by township police officials. […]

Canceled board meeting puts beggar’s ordinance on hold

FLINT TWP. — Street beggars and charities that would be affected by the township’s pending Begging and Soliciting Ordinance got a reprieve Monday. The township board meeting was canceled due to lack of a quorum. Four members of the seven-person board were absent or on vacation. Agenda items included the begging ordnance, which, if approved, will ban soliciting from motorists […]

A look at some of the races in the Aug. 5 primary election

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District Republicans Allen D. Hardwick of Davison and Tom Whitmire of Flushing will square off in the Aug. 5 primary for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s 5th Congressional seat, currently held by incumbent Dan Kildee (D-Flint). Kildee is unopposed in the primary. Whitmire did not respond to our questionnaire. Allen D. Hardwick Age: 50 Hometown: Born in […]

Bishop has chosen new airport director

FLINT TWP. — The Bishop International Airport Authority Board was expected Tuesday to approve the hiring of Craig Williams, A.A.E, as the new airport director. He is currently employed as the Director of Operations and Facilities at the Ft. Wayne International Airport in Indiana. “The Airport Authority is looking forward to welcoming Mr. Williams and his family to Bishop International […]

In brief

Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser needs items FLINT TWP. — Donations are now being accepted for a Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 30; Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 at 5301 S. Dyewood Drive, Flint, between Court Street and Calkins off Dye Rd. All proceeds go to the Carman-Ainsworth High School robotics […]

Upper Echelon of Bar Trivia

BURTON — In pursuit of raising the bar in the pub realm of trivia, the UM-Flint Alumni Society is hosting “Flint’s Toughest Trivia” at the Red Baron on Center Rd. July 29 at 8 p.m. Alumni Society Board Member Kristopher Johns and Professor Kris Douglas enjoy a drink or two and a heavy dose of trivia on a regular basis, […]

McLaren welcomes cardiologist

FLINT — Omar Kashlan, MD, a board certified interventional cardiologist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Kashlan is seeing patients at Cardiology Consultants of East Michigan, 2222 South Linden Road, Suite A, Flint. Kashlan completed fellowships in interventional cardiology and general cardiology at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. He completed his residency at Emory […]

Party for a Purpose to raise funds for CCSGC

GENESEE COUNTY — July 19 saw the kickoff of the first Pub Parties for the Hungry fundraising event, in support of Catholic Charities’ three soup Kitchens. For anyone interested in some serious bar-hopping, this might be just the event for you. Mary Stevenson, with the Catholic Charities of Shiawasee and Genesee Counties (CCSGC), stated that at the first event, held […]

Reverence Home Health & Hospice seeks volunteers

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Reverence Home Health & Hospice needs volunteers for its hospice program in Genesee County and surrounding areas. If you are interested, a 12-hour training session will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings – Aug. 4 through Aug. 13 – from 6-9 p.m. at Genesys Administrative Services building in Grand Blanc (5445 Ali Drive). Pre-registration […]

Belle Tire moves to accessible Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — Belle Tire has a new location at 4545 Miller Road in Flint that features a renovated in-store design. After several months of renovating a former Northwest Tire store, Belle Tire moved from its Austin’s Parkway location and opened it doors to the pubic on July 22. The Miller Road location provides easier access from I-75 and I-69 […]