The road ahead

Despite the boon of a warmer winter forecast, courtesy of El Nino, Michigan weather still can be unpredictable, No doubt, road and driving conditions for the next few months will be winterized by snow, ice and possible white-outs. During a recent dust up, it took about three minutes for this segment of Linden Road to go from clear and dry […]

Board OKs police officers’ contract, firefighters’ old contract extended

FLINT TWP. — The township board has settled a three-year labor contract with the Command Officers Association of Michigan (COAM) union. Provisions include a two percent raise for all years of the contract, same as given to other employees with settled contracts. Other terms set an Early Reporting Time (ERT) rate at .25 cents per hour/day at the beginning of […]

New entry-level police officer hired

FLINT TWP. — Ethan Thompson is set to begin work Monday, January 11, as an entry-level police officer. The Flint Township Board unanimously approved his employment at its regular meeting Monday night. Thompson graduated last month from the Mid-Michigan Police Academy, said Police Chief George Sippert. He also is a graduate of Saint Johns High School and attended Lansing Community […]

Two trustees oppose board hiring practices

FLINT TWP. — Favoritism and nepotism were words used to describe the township board’s decision to hire Paul Nebraski as a full-time utility two clerical worker. He already has been working parttime for the township and is married to Deb Nebraski, an assistant to township supervisor Karyn Miller since November 2012. Trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker in recent months […]

Gov. Snyder declares state of emergency for Genesee County

LANSING —Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for Genesee County due to ongoing health and safety issues caused by lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water. By declaring a state of emergency, Snyder authorized the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) to coordinate state efforts in cooperation with local response and […]

In brief

Dancing to the oldies FLINT TWP. — Put on your dancing shoes. The Fairlanes & The DeVilles, a ‘50s rock and roll band, will provide the entertainment for “Dance Night,” a stroll down memory lane, hosted by the Flint Township Senior Center, 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 15. Tickets are $5 each and includes light refreshments. Only 100 tickets will be […]

Firefighters getting new gear

FLINT TWP. — The fire department is purchasing 20 sets of turnout gear for its on-call fire fighters at a cost of $29,920, the low bid. Two bids were submitted, one from Douglass Safety Systems of Sanford and the other from Fire Equipment Associates of Flushing. The township board approved the bid from Douglass Safety Systems for $1,496 per set […]

Customize your wedding to give it a unique touch

GRAND BLANC — Steeped in tradition, weddings have featured many of the same components for centuries. Although it may not seem like there are many opportunities to put your own stamp on the wedding, there are plenty of ways to do just that. Cristina Everlein, owner of CC Events, has been helping couples plan and execute memorable weddings for 14 […]

Wedding vendors

Check out these great wedding vendors at GCBA Wedding Marketplace. Booths are still available. Visit for more info. Allied Rent All, Appearance Valet, Atlas Valley Country Club, Bella Birches, Black Tie Productions, Bon Appetit, Captain’s Club at Woodfield, CC Events, Centennial Image Photography, Creative Catering, David’s Bridal, DeLorme Photography, Floral Sense, Fountain’s Golf & Banquet, Glen Gables, Homemade Chocolates […]

Future IHOP undergoing major overhaul

FLINT TWP. — Everybody looking forward to that first plate of blueberry pancakes served at the Miller Road IHOP have likely noticed that the project is taking a while to get off the ground. Developers announced plans in early 2015 that IHOP would replace the longtime Salvatore Scallopini Italian restaurant at 3772 Miller Road near the I-75 freeway. Salvatore Scallopini […]