Trail mix

Construction has begun to link the eastern end of the Genesee Valley Trail to the City of Flint portion, which will follow the abandoned Canadian National railroad track bed from Corunna near Ballenger and end at Chevy Commons – a green space being developed on the former site of the Chevy in the Hole factory. As shown in the photo, […]

Economic Development Corp. board meets to discuss interests

FLINT TWP. — Commercial blight, semi-truck parking, weed cutting and the need to improve economic development were among issues discussed at the annual meeting of the township’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The EDC meets once annually to elect officers or as needed to conduct business. It was formed to encourage industrial and commercial development through its ability to purchase, construct, […]

Police force adds two new officers

FLINT TWP. — Effective June 15, the township will have two more police officers working to uphold law and order in the community. At its Monday night meeting, the Township Board approved hiring two new officers, as recommended by Police Chief George Sippert. They are Christopher Robert Miller and Steven Douglas Moore. Miller is currently a part-time officer for the […]

New Manufacturing Coalition seeks to expand talent pool, opportunities

FLINT — Local manufacturers have partnered with the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce to broaden the image of manufacturing in the region and expand the talent pool for today’s manufacturing careers. Founding members of the new Flint & Genesee Manufacturing Coalition will work to identify and secure resources for job-driven training programs, and strengthen growth opportunities for local companies […]

Carman-Ainsworth recognized for cardiac preparedness plan

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Schools was recognized by MI HEARTSafe for being prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies, according to a press release. The designation is awarded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Department of Education, American Heart Association, Michigan Athletic Association (MHSAA) and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the […]

Public hearing set for Justice Grant spending

FLINT TWP. — Public comment will be taken at a hearing set for 7 p.m. June 15 at the township hall, regarding spending of the 2015 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice. The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal funding to state and local jurisdictions to support a […]

In brief

MDOT accepting applications for jobs GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Transportation Youth Development and Mentoring Program (YDMP), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration is looking for applicants for a summer program, which involves jobs at MDOT’s roadside parks, rest areas, carpool parking lots, and roadsides. Open to high school students and recent graduates, age 16 and up, […]

5K Run/Walk Teal Track and Trail coming next week

GRAND BLANC — For the first time this year, the annual 5K Run & Walk, Teal Track and Trail will be held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s Family Fun Fest. The event is a fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer research. Created by Kirk and Marie Heath in memory of their daughter Wendy, who passed away in 2012, the run […]

Eighth-graders begin high school years

FLINT TWP.— The Class of 2019 has stepped into high school. Carman-Ainsworth Middle School held its’ annual eighth grade Celebration on Friday, May 29th at Carman-Ainsworth High School, attended by many friends and family. This year, middle-school Principal, Kevin Summey opened the event, while students led the rest of the ceremony, according to Sandra Worthing, eighth grade history teacher. Students […]

Vic Canever announces “Canever Car Show” dates

FENTON — For the fourth year running, Vic Canever Chevrolet is hosting a Summer full of car shows, with the next show taking place, June 18, from 3-8 p.m. The car shows are held on the dealership grounds, located at 3000 Owen Road in Fenton. All classic cars, hot rods and antique automobiles are welcome at the event. Participants will […]