Aye or nay

In the weeks leading up to the election, yellow road signs promoting the Public Safety Millage began cropping up around the township. They were joined about a week ago by white signs posted by an unknown group opposing the millage. Now the voters have spoken.

Public Safety Millage passes

FLINT TWP. — All in favor – 5,212. All opposed – 4,237. With all precincts reporting, the township police and fire millage won voter approval by 975 votes – 55.16 percent yes to 44.84 percent no, according to voting totals being reported early Wednesday morning by the Genesee County Election Division. Township voters approved the 3.85 millage that is expected […]

Going, going, gone

FLINT TWP. — Land is selling at bargain prices judging by some of the winning bids at the Genesee County Treasurer’s no-reserve tax foreclosed real property auction last week. Of about 44 township parcels on the block, 20 remained unsold. Most of the properties, which are acquired due to unpaid taxes, were left over from an auction in September when […]

All C-A school board members re-elected

FLINT TWP. — There will be one new face on the Carman-Ainsworth School Board. Five incumbents, all running unopposed, retained their seats in Tuesday’s election but one of three write-in candidates is expected to fill a sixth open seat. According to the Genesee County Clerk’s Office, those three write-in candidates are Lonney Jarnigin, Veda D. Balla and Misty Dawn Huffman, […]

Reflective address signs promoted

FLINT TWP. — You have a home emergency. You call for help from police, fire or ambulance. How quickly can they find your house? Is your address properly displayed on the house and/or mailbox? Critical lifesaving minutes can be wasted when first responders have to scramble around, especially at night, trying to find a house with an obscure address. Township […]

C-A applauds churchs for helping students

FLINT TWP. —The Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W Bristol Rd, and Pastor Andy Foster received a special recognition from the Carman-Ainsworth School Board at its October 21 meeting. The presentation acknowledged the church for “tremendous support of students and staff at Dillon Elementary,” according to a press release. Central Church of the Nazarene has provided Dillon Elementary with […]

In brief

Santa’s arrival FLINT TWP. — Santa Claus is coming to town. He will arrive via a Flint Township fire truck at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 7 in the Outdoor Village wing of Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served while supplies last. In case of bad weather, Santa’s arrival will be held indoors in […]

Genesee County parks replacement millage OK’d

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters have approved a replacement millage to maintain and improve Genesee County Parks for the next 10 years. With all 220 precincts reporting, the vote total was 68,217 (54.91 pct) yes to 56,020 (45.09 pct.) no, according to unofficial county election results. There also were 8,477 under votes meaning that no selection was made on the ballot. […]

Thrill seekers dine here

FLINT TWP. — Thrilled is the perfect word to describe reactions to news that our own Ruggero’s Restaurant, 5311 Corunna Rd., was named one of the top 33 pizza shops in America. Thrillist, a national website devoted to food, drink and travel interests, announced the list in late September. Thrillist described Ruggero’s like this: In its 56 years of family […]

CENTURY 21 sweeps J.D. Power home seller study

GRAND BLANC — CENTURY 21 Sabo Associates in Grand Blanc, announced Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the iconic brand with the world’s largest real estate franchise sales organization, has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/ Seller Satisfaction StudySM. CENTURY 21® Real Estate ranked highest among real estate brokerages across all four home buyer/seller […]