Haz-Bins

Countywide collection sets record


FLINT TWP. — A record number of 1,006 vehicles made drops on Saturday at the countywide Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Day held in the parking lot at Carman-Ainsworth High School. The spring collection usually draws more participation but thanks in part to better publicity this year, about 600 drop-offs were expected. The old record-high was about 700 […]

Voters reject road millage renewal; Prop 1




FLINT TWP. — Township voters were not in a generous mood Tuesday. Along with voting down the State Proposal 1 road-plus measure, they also rejected renewal of the township’s 10-year road improvement millage. It was close but with all 15 precincts reporting, the tally was 2,529 no votes (51.24 pct) to 2,407 yes (48.75 pct), according to unofficial results from […]

Hometown Inn reopens under watchful eye of law enforcement




FLINT TWP. — When police say they are keeping an eye on the newly reopened Hometown Inn, they mean it literally. High-definition video cameras installed throughout the premises of the longtime trouble spot at 3277 Miller Road, now allow township police to monitor its activity from feeds to the police station. The surveillance cameras and police access to them were […]

Student filmmakers focus on township ‘panhandling’ bill




FLINT TWP. — All eyes were on Flint Township for many months while officials worked their way through crafting a controversial ordinance to address a growing panhandling problem. The ordinance ultimately adopted in January and effective March 1 also caught the attention of two film students at Mott Community College, who are majoring in Media Arts and Entertainment Technology (MAET). […]

Sprucing up the park



About 60 people came out on a sunny, warm Saturday morning for Join Hands Day – the annual clean-up and beautification of the Flint Township Park on Norko Drive, sponsored by the GLEANER Greater Flint Area Arbor.

New officer graduates from police academy



FLINT TWP. — Molly Marlatt, a township police recruit hired in January, was one of 14 graduates in a ceremony held last Thursday by the Mott Community College Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA), according to a press release. Marlatt joined the township force on January 12 as an uncertified entry-level officer. Now that she has completed LERTA, she will […]

In brief



CAHS theater staging a musical comedy FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now on sale for the Carman-Ainsworth High School Theater production of “Bring It On,” a musical teen comedy. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Performances are at 7 p.m. May 6-8 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 9. — R.S. St. George hosting […]

McLaren Imaging Center one of three in state to earn recognition for excellence




FLINT — A triangular shaped plaque now proudly displayed at the McLaren Imaging Center, 501 S. Ballenger Highway, is a sign to patients that the facility provides an exceptional level of care. The tri-colored emblem designates the outpatient facility as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is the first in […]

May is American Stroke Awareness Month



GENESEE COUNTY — Like many African-American men, Frank Bell had a long family history of high blood pressure, strokes, and heart attacks. It wasn’t too surprising that he would spend most of his adult life trying to keep his blood pressure in check with medication. Those same family genes would also play a crucial role in his stroke at the […]

All the news that’s fit to print



There has been a lot going on in the world and sometimes I have to take a break from the local scene and see what’s happening elsewhere. One of the most interesting news items I’ve seen recently was the attempted terror attack in Garland, Texas. Two self-proclaimed jihadists who may (or may not) have been part of the Islamic State […]


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