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Security Credit Union celebrates 65 years in Flint FLINT – Security Credit Union (SCU) recently celebrated 65 years of service in the Flint community. Since 1949, the community credit union has continually provided secure, convenient and personalized service for its membership spanning over nine counties in mid and southeastern Michigan. “This is a very exciting time for us,” said Christopher […]

Yeo & Yeo welcome Waskom



FLINT TWP. — Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants welcomes James M. Waskom. He joins the firm’s Flint office as a staff accountant, providing audit services for schools and not-for-profit organizations. Waskom holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science, majoring in accounting, from Michigan State University. — G.G.

MTA millage passes, still hurdles




GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint MTA faces financial challenges even after voters renewed a 0.4-mil levy for five years for Your Ride. “It’s an important first step, very important,” said Edgar Benning, MTA general manager. The millage will raise about $3.4 million per year. “It appears to me that voters in Genesee County continue to support essential public transportation services […]

Phelps defeats Cawood in state race



FLINT TWP. — Incumbent Phil Phelps defeated challenger Kyle Cawood in the Democratic primary for the 49th District seat in the state House of Representatives. Phelps, of Flushing, will face Lu Penton of Flint Township in the November general election. The seat is a two-year term. Neither Phelps nor Cawood, a Flint Township resident, could be reached by press time. […]

Twp. firefighters practice Jaws of Life




FLINT TWP. — Firefighters do a lot more than extinguish fires. Extricating people trapped in vehicles after a crash is another of their lifesaving duties. Earlier this week, four wrecked vehicles were brought in for their annual Jaws of Life training at Fire Station No. 1. Fortunately no victims were involved. Working in teams, the crew tackled extrication tasks such […]

United Way invests more than $470,000M in 20 local programs



GENESEE COUNTY — United Way of Genesee County has granted $474,000 to more than 20 programs working within the areas of Education, Health, Financial Stability and Basic Needs, according to a press release. This funding is in addition to the more than $1.7 million for 33 local programs announced in April 2014. “Investment decisions are a volunteer-driven process,” stated James […]

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The People’s Jazz Band brings free Jazz Concert GRAND BLANC — The People’s Jazz Band, a 15-piece big band, from Flint, is playing a free concert at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, G-9020 S. Saginaw Rd., Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Greater […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — On Aug. 8, The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Sebastian Bach with special guests Chrome Mollie and Ironsnake. Tickets are $20 in advance. Frequency Fifty Four, with special guest Chasing the Riot, will perform Aug. 15 at the Machine Shop. Cost is $5. This is an album-release […]

Carman-Ainsworth names new girls’ hoops coach




FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth High will have a new varsity girls’ basketball coach this winter. Johnese Vaughn has stepped down and will be replaced by Lance Belill, a Carman-Ainsworth teacher who coached the Cavaliers’ boys’ junior varsity last year. Vaughn coached the Lady Cavs for six years and last season led them to a 17-8 record and the first girls’ […]

Run with Olympian Geena Gall




GRAND BLANC – 2012 Summer Olympian and 10-time NCAA All- American Geena Gall will return home to host a Run with Geena event leading up to the Michigan Mile and Crim Festival of Races. Run with Geena is a free 1-mile run on Wednesday, Aug. 20 that will take participants down Saginaw Street and neighboring streets in Grand Blanc. The […]