Police dept. actively seeking new officers

FLINT TWP. — The Civil Service Commission has approved acceptance of applicants for entry-level police officers and the department is searching for and wide for eligible candidates, according to Police Chief George Sippert. Courtesy of the Public Safety Millage voters passed in November, the department is hiring. Applications are being accepted through Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. Application forms […]


Transportation Day at the Carman-Ainsworth Learning Center is a much-anticipated end-of-year event. Children and their parents get to see a wide variety of transportation devices ranging from go-karts to tractors to helicopters. At this year’s 19th annual event, a hot-air balloon was one of the featured modes of transportation.

Electrical union representative cites violations

FLINT TWP. — A local union representative is keeping an eye on the spate of new construction in the township and not finding things in order. Greg Remington, representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 948, attended a recent township board meeting to voice several concerns. One was about the township’s electrical inspector living too far away to adequately […]

Cost of new police cars tops quarter million

FLINT TWP. — In February, the township board approved the purchase of six new police vehicles at a cost of $198,336. At its May18 meeting, the board approved spending $83,886 to cover changeover costs of emergency equipment for them, which brings the total cost of the new wheels to about $282,222. Police Chief George Sippert explained that six new Chevrolet […]

Five on-call firefighters sign on; board split on decision

FLINT TWP. — Five new on-call firefighters have signed on, but not with full approval from the township board. In a 4-3 vote to approve conditional offers of employment, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker voted no. Vert and Miller did not give a reason but Parker said she would prefer that each candidate be […]

Board OKs Justice Grant agreement

FLINT TWP. — After a public hearing at which no one spoke, the township board approved an Interlocal Agreement for the 2015 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) awarded to Genesee County by the United States Justice Bureau. The federal funding is allocated to local governments to improve criminal justice services. It can be used to purchase equipment, vehicles and other […]

In brief

Open house today at senior living facility FLINT TWP. — A Ribbon Cutting-Name Change Celebration will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, as Homewood Village, 4444 West Court Street, officially changes its name to Brookdale Genesee Valley. The free event includes entertainment by the Paint Creek Boys, food, beverages and prizes. — R.S. Free drinks July 19 at […]

Armed robbery at Miller Road Arby’s

FLINT TWP. — Police are asking the public’s help in identifying three armed robbers who held up the Arby’s restaurant at 3038 Miller Road last weekend. Police were called to the restaurant at approximately 6:55 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, for an armed robbery in progress, according to a press release. Police say that three black males, all armed with […]

UM-Flint to offer summer workshop on Holocaust and Rwanda Genocide

FLINT — This summer the University of Michigan-Flint will host a workshop focused on using Holocaust and Rwanda genocide testimonies in research and education. Working with UM-Flint’s Thompson Library, Dr. Theodosia Robertson, Associate Professor Emerita of History; Dr. Dauda Abubakar, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science; and Dr. Kenneth Waltzer, a past Winegarden Visiting Professor at UM-Flint and […]

Church offering free Father’s Day meal

FLINT TWP. — Calling all dads and moms and the kids too. The Bridge Church, G-3326 Corunna Road, will be serving a free grilled steak dinner to all fathers at noon on Sunday, June 21, in observance of Father’s Day. Families can eat free also but are asked to bring a dish to pass, according to a notice posted on […]