Friendly reminder

This fence sign at Flint Assembly on Van Slyke Road serves as a reminder that the United Way of Genesee County 2014 campaign is in full swing. Officials hope to raise funds to support 41 programs in Genesee County, serving over 50,000 individuals annually. One of the higher profile fund-raising drives is a raffle drawing for a Flint Assembly-built light-duty […]

Board approves industrial tax break for robotics firm

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board of Trustees officially welcomed 4D Systems to town with a ten-year Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement, after a public hearing Monday night. 4D Systems, a robotics, software and engineering manufacturer, moved its headquarters from Auburn Hills to 4130 Market Place earlier this year. It sought a 12-year abatement but township officials decided that ten years […]

Twp. board gets purchase offers for vacant lots

FLINT TWP. — The township board accepted one purchase offer on a vacant parcel it owns on Charter Drive and sent a second offer back with a counteroffer. They are among nine parcels on Charter Drive off Court and Linden roads that the township listed for sale last spring. All were required for free through the Genesee County Landbank, which […]

Mott Foundation awards $5M in grants

Increases funding support for free, low-cost programs for kids and families at the Flint Cultural Center

GENESEE COUNTY — In an ongoing effort to preserve and enhance arts and cultural services for area communities and schools, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted more than $5 million in operating support to the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC), the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) and the Flint Institute of Music (FIM), according to a press release. The […]

Meetings to discuss public safety millage

FLINT TWP. — As the Nov. 4 election approaches, Flint Township police are conducting a series of public information meetings to educate voters about a proposed public safety millage on the ballot. In June, the township board of trustees unanimously approved November ballot language asking voters for a 3.85 mills increase for public safety including fire and police protection. The […]

In brief

Halloween hours set FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved trick or treating hours from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. — R.S. Book sale this weekend FLINT TWP. — The GDL McCarty branch Friends of the Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 and from 9 […]

Township to supply water to GM plant

FLINT TWP. — General Motors’ Flint Engine Plane, 2100 Bristol Road, is making plans to hook up to the Flint Township water supply, under a water provision franchise agreement approved Monday night by the township board. The change is needed because Flint water is unsuitable. “The water we have been getting from the city has chloride levels that are higher […]

Electronic equipment repair shop grand opening this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Oops. Dropped your iPad? Cracked your iPhone screen? Phone locked? Batteries dead? Buttons jammed? Help is now close at hand. That’s the pledge of Device Doctors, a new electronics repair store at 4044 Corunna Road, 1/2 a mile west of I-75 near Graham Road. Device Doctors offers repair services for a variety of electronics brands including iPad, […]

In brief

Flint & Genesee Chamber celebrates Chamber of Commerce Month FLINT — October is Chamber Month and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is celebrating with a 2014 New Member Meet & Greet Coffee. The event will take place Oct. 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Chamber offices at 519 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint. Throughout October the Chamber will […]

I-69 Trade Corridor, Green Thumb join forces

Launch New I-69 Thumb Region Website

GENESEE COUNTY — The I-69 Thumb Region is launching a new website to tout the benefits of the region, which includes Shiawassee, Lapeer, Genesee and St. Clair, Tuscola, Huron and Sanilac counties. The website will highlight features of the region and ultimately provide a roadmap to growth and prosperity, according to a press statement. A centerpiece of the site will […]