Board OKs Traffic Safety Ordinance to curtail street soliciting




FLINT TWP. — Under threats of potential law suits and political retaliation, the township board of trustees narrowly passed a controversial Traffic Safety Ordinance, after a public hearing Monday night attended by a nearly full house. Approved to take effect on March 1, the ordinance regulates interference with motor vehicles on public streets by prohibiting money or any other object […]

New police officer hired




FLINT TWP. — Molly Elise Marlatt, a Flint Township resident, is joining the township police force. Police Chief George Sippert said she has already successfully completed preliminary tests including physical and psychological exam, drug test and background check. She will start work January 12 as an uncertified entry-level officer. She will begin four months of training immediately at the Law […]

The iceman cometh



From an unseasonably mild Christmas and temperatures in the 30s and 40s, the Flint area has slid into the deep freeze of winter starting with a messy mixture of snow and freezing rain on Saturday, January 3, that had the salt trucks out working all day to clean up the slush. Make room for the plow trucks.

Gearing Up

Kettering hosts FIRST Robotics Kickoff for 2015


FLINT TWP. — “Recycle Rush,” the robotics challenge for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) 2015 competition season started Saturday with an internationally-televised live broadcast by NASA TV and opportunity for high school teams to meet at “local” kickoffs to learn the rules, pick up the Kit of Parts, and begin the design and build portion of the competition. Megatron Oracles, […]

C-A Middle School hosting Hurley Teen Health Check



GENESEE COUNTY – The Hurley Children’s Hospital Teen Health Checks are potentially saving lives. As a result of these free community screenings, dozens of students in Genesee County have either been told to stop playing sports immediately or to follow up with their physicians because a potentially life-threatening condition was detected. Carman Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W. Maple Road, is […]

In brief



Gleaner Community Service Awards tonight FLINT TWP. — The Gleaner Greater Flint Area Arbor has selected three very active volunteers to honor this year at its Community Service Recognition Awards (CSRA) Dinner and awards presentation, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 8 at Ballenger Auditorium of McLaren Hospital – Flint, 401 S. Ballenger Highway. The Senior CSRA recipient is Harry Mitchell, recognizing […]

Zen diagram

Reiki master channels energy to promote relaxation and healing


SWARTZ CREEK – Pat Williams is a skeptic about “pretty much everything.” So when long-time friend Lisa Lewis suggested Williams try Reiki, the Vernon Township woman was a little nervous. “I thought, ‘Yeah, right,’” she said. But one session with Lewis, and Williams became a believer. “I got so relaxed,” she said. “At the end, it was like a cold […]

Salon expands services



SWARTZ CREEK — Hair to Toe Studio recently welcomed Shelley Drury to its staff. Drury, of Durand, specializes in hair care for African-American clientele. Services include shampoos, thermals and curl reforming. She soon will add relaxers to her repertoire. Drury, who uses Design Essentials products, was trained at Regency Beauty Institute in Flint Township. Hair to Toe is owned by […]

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Circus Park, twp. partner for medical develpment CLIO — Members of the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Center have implemented a planning process to develop the 104-acre plot with I-75 frontage into a regional medical village. The Elf Khurafeh Shriners have partnered with Vienna Township to submit a grant application to the Federal Economic Development Administration. This application, if approved would allow […]

Drop in gas prices has us laughing all the way to pumps




It started a few weeks ago. We all began to notice it was costing a little less every time we went to the pumps to gas up. When gas dropped below the $2 mark for the first time in what seemed like forever and it was costing about half as much to fill our tanks — I began to wonder […]


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