Controversial ordinance coming up for adoption next week

FLINT TWP. — Will it fly this time? That’s the question facing the township board’s proposed Traffic Safety Ordinance due for a second reading an adoption at its January 5 meeting next week. The proposed ordinance bans passing money into or from a vehicle that is in traffic. It is a successor to a Begging and Soliciting Ordinance that only […]

Looking back at big news in 2014

FLINT TWP. — Casino plans, street beggars and solicitors, public safety and a police shooting were among the Top 5 news stories in Flint Township last year. One of the biggest bombshells of the year came in late May when the U.S. Supreme Court finally handed down its ruling on off-reservation casino loca- tions. A proposed casino site here on […]

I-75, I-69 traffic cameras coming this year

GENESEE COUNTY — A towering electronic roadside sign installed last spring on southbound I-75 near the Bristol Road exit lets motorists know what to expect on the road ahead including construction, accidents, traffic jams and estimated drive times. It is called a Dynamic Message Sign and, along with cameras, is part of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) gradually being rolled […]

New Senior Citizens Center director logical choice

FLINT TWP. — Pam Luna is ready, willing and able to take the helm of the Flint Township Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road. Almost since she walked into the door as a volunteer nearly two years ago, she was in training for the position. “I was hired first as like a recreation aide and then a little while after […]

In brief

C-A accepting Schools of Choice applications FLINT TWP. — Non-resident students interested in attending Carman-Ainsworth Schools for the second semester can apply during an upcoming Limited State Schools of Choice Program. Applications will be available Jan. 5-16 for the semester beginning Jan. 26. There are limited openings in all buildings and at all grade levels except at Dye Elementary. Dye […]

You ‘auto’ go to the auto show

GENESEE COUNTY — It began over two months ago with a Sharpie and a can of spray paint as show organizers outlined floor space in Detroit’s Cobo Center to prepare for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). That floor space will be covered from end to end with more than 750 vehicles when the annual vehicle extravaganza rolls out […]

In brief

Senator Jim Ananich Gets “Crime Fighter Award” LANSING — Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan – a statewide crime prevention non-profit organization led by more than 500 of Michigan’s best-known police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and crime survivors – honored Senator Jim Ananich with Fight Crime’s prestigious “Crime Fighter Award” during a reception at the State Capitol. Grand Ledge Police Chief […]

Time for New Year’s Resolutions

I may have said this before, but I have no use for New Year’s Resolutions. They are prone to failure because for many they set lofty goals and they can’t always achieve them in the coming year. You put yourself under a lot of pressure when you say you’re going to start out the New Year by changing some bad […]

Yeo & Yeo honors Employees

FLINT — Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants recognized four associates in the firm’s Flint office for years of dedicated service at the firm’s annual holiday celebration held recently at the Holiday Inn Gateway in Flint. Susan Wise, accountant, was recognized for 35 years of service. She provides managerial accounting services and prepares financial statements, payroll, payroll taxes and […]

Visit the Art of Video Games at the FIA before it closes Jan. 18

FLINT — Creativity meets technology in the exhibition The Art of Video Games at the Flint Institute of Arts which opened to the public on Oct. 25 and will close on Jan. 18. This interactive exhibition explores the 40 year progression of video games as an art form and global phenomenon. Visitors can take a journey through 80 video games […]