Out of line



In past years, lines have begun forming outside of the Best Buy electronics store as early as the Monday before Thanksgiving when Black Friday bargain hunters pitch tents and camp out to be first in line for door buster deals. But this photo taken outside the Miller Road store late Tuesday afternoon indicated that either the camping tradition is dying […]

Township Board approves 2015 budget




FLINT TWP. — Far different from last year’s standoff, the township board passed its budget on the first try this year. Still two unhappy trustees would not budge in the 5-2 vote to pass the proposed $10,011,038 general fund budget. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert voted no. Parker said she would not support it due to expenses and content. […]

Approved labor union agreements includes raises




FLINT TWP. —With two trustees firmly opposed, the Flint Township Board approved revised labor union contracts that include 2 1/2-percent pay raises for police, fire and clerical workers. The raises and a change in health care insurance provision were key items in collective bargaining agreements approved for the Command Officer Association, the Patrol Officer Association, AFSCME Local 1918- Clerical Union, […]

CAHS student lends a hand to Flint’s homeless



FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education recently presented a special recognition to Christian Williams, a Boy Scout and C-A student, who collected more than 3,500 products last summer at the Genesee Village Apartment clubhouse to make 283 personal care kits for homeless and underprivileged residents, according to a press release. Williams earned an Eagle Scout rank for his […]

C-A Superintendent sends parents notice about improper APP



FLINT TWP. — An inappropriate social media application (APP) being accessed by students in Genesee County prompted Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff to post an alert to parents and guardians to check their children’s electronic content. The “highly inappropriate” APP is called afterschoolapp.com, Tunnicliff said. “This free app is advertised as being rated for ages 12 and over, yet is completely […]

C-A gets STEM grant



FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation received $5,000 from The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation, to support C-A’s Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, according to a press release. Jodi L. Ryals, branch manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s Flint location, recommended this donation. Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation’s […]

In brief



Catholic Charities and Goodwill partner to gather donations for the needy FLINT TWP. — Catholic Charities is asking the community for donations of coats, clothing, household goods, blankets, and non-perishable food items to those in need. A drive will be held on Saturday, December 6, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., at Sam’s Club, 4373 Corunna Rd., Flint, in a […]

MCC Photography Students host 4th free Portrait Event



GENESEE COUNTY — Providing free, professional-quality photo portraits to the community has become a holiday tradition at Mott Community College (MCC). The Help Portrait Event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Events Center on MCC’s Flint campus at 1401 E. Court Street. Individuals, families, friend groups and pets are all welcome. The […]

Panera Bread opening soon




FLINT TWP. — Look for the new Panera Bread Bakery & Cafe, 4447 Miller Road, to open up any day now. Panera officials did not respond to a request for an opening date and other information but Flint Township building director Tracey Tucker confirmed that the business passed final inspections last week and is free to open whenever. Signs posted […]

Art Van promotes Van Elslander as new senior VP



WARREN — Art Van Furniture has promoted David Van Elslander to the newly created position of senior vice president, Art Van Furniture and president, Art Van PureSleep. The announcement was made by Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, and Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture. In his new position, Van Elslander will be responsible for […]


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