Police investigating pipe bomb found at apartment




FLINT TWP. — Police still are investigating the discovery last week of a live pipe bomb found in a storage area at the Western Pines Apartments, 2252 Noble Avenue, south of Corunna Road. On Wednesday, December 9, police responded to a report of a possible pipe bomb found by a maintenance man in an unlocked area of one of the […]

Photos with Santa



FLINT TWP. — Spread holiday joy and help animals in need by participating in Petco’s annual Photos with Santa event, which began on the first Saturday of the month and is continuing from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 at the superstore, 3559 Miller Road. Pose with or without your pet next to Santa and bring home a keepsake frame […]

Township board OKs clerical union contract




FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees remains divided over two percent raises offered in employee contracts. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert remain steadfast in their opposition to wage increases negotiated with the township’s labor unions but were outvoted 5-2 in the board’s contract approvals. So far agreements have been settled with two of the township’s six labor unions.. […]

Township says goodbye to three longtime employees




FLINT TWP. — The township board bade farewell last week to three long-time employees – issuing proclamations and hosting a traditional cake and coffee reception for two of them. Ronna Gettel, who worked in the assessor’s office for 27 years, and Mark MacDermaid, an appraiser for 35 years, were honored with proclamations and a cake. The township board also accepted […]

PEG funds disbursed to local school districts




FLINT TWP. — Producing daily broadcasts of a news show is one of many things that students at Swartz Creek High School are doing with Public, Education and Government (PEG) access funds. The money is acquired through an agreement with Comcast Cable to return a percentage of franchise fees to the community for public access TV programs. Last week, the […]

Township renewed FANG membership




FLINT TWP. — Renewing membership in the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) took a $41,000 bite of the township’s coffers, but township officials say it is well worth every penny spent. Annual membership dues of $41,972.39 recently approved unanimously by the township board go to support the efforts of the multi-jurisdictional drug team responsible for investigating and handling drug and […]

In brief



Memorial Services announced for Jack Kildee FLUSHING — D. Jack Kildee, father of U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee, died Dec. 12 at age 85. His request for cremation has taken place. A service of remembrance will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. A military graveside service will be held 11:30 […]

GM invests $356 million in Flint, Saginaw and Grand Rapids Engine/Component Operations



GENESEE COUNTY – General Motors announced on Tuesday that it will invest more than $356 million in a new engine line in Flint and driveline and powertrain components in Saginaw and Grand Rapids, creating more than 50 jobs and helping to retain nearly 500 positions, according to a press release. The Michigan investment announcements came on the same day as […]

Miss Hibernia scholarship applications now available



FLINT – Entry forms are available for the 2016 Miss Hibernia pageant. More than $2,500 in scholarships will be awarded to the top three honorees in the contest sponsored by the grand marshals of the Flint St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The pageant is open to women age 16 to 22 years who are of Irish descent. Contestants must attend the […]

Southwest Airlines increases flights in Flint



FLINT TWP. — Getting to Florida this summer just got easier. Officials at Bishop International Airport announced last week that Southwest Airlines is returning nonstop service to Orlando. FL (MCO) from June 5, 2016 – August 5, 2016 on Saturdays only. This service is in addition to the three flights per day the airline will be flying to Chicago/Midway (MDW) […]


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