Tree planted for township beautification cut down, stolen

FLINT TWP. — Rather than drive to a Christmas tree farm, store or lot, apparently someone took a look at a large, healthy blue spruce pine tree growing at the northwest corner of Graham and Corunna roads and decided it would make a nice Christmas tree. Township officials want to find out who chopped down the tree just before Christmas. […]

C-A board elects 2016 officers

FLINT TWP. — At its annual organizational meeting last week, the Carman- Ainsworth Schools Board of Education elected new officers. They are: President: Patrice Hatcher Vice President: Joy Crane Secretary: Laura Garrison Treasurer: James Johnson Trustee: Lonney Jarnigin Trustee: Gloria Nealy Trustee: Ann Saunders Hatcher takes over from Nealy, who served as board president in 2014 and 2015. Hatcher, joined […]

Priority Children announces 2016 Children’s Champion nominees

GENESEE COUNTY — Jessyca Matthews and Carrie Mattern, teachers at Carman-Ainsworth High, are among the nominees for the Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award, presented by the 2016 Priority Children Children’s Champion Award. Now in its 21st year, the annual awards breakfast recognizes individuals, students and organizations in Genesee County for outstanding efforts on behalf of children. Awards will be […]

Flint Township recognized for fostering economic growth

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township was named a 2015 four-star community by an annual research study that rates entrepreneurship, economic development and job growth. The Entrepreneurial Cities (eCities) study is conducted by researchers at iLabs, located at the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. eCities surveyed 66 communities from 29 counties across the state that are home to 20 […]

Man charged in 1982 murder of Flint Twp. woman extradited from Canada to stand charges

FLINT TWP. — A former Genesee County resident has been extradited from Canada to stand charges in the 1982 shooting death of a Flint Township woman, Prosecutor David Leyton announced Friday, January 8 in a press release. Jeries Qumsyeh, 62, formerly a resident of Genesee County, and most recently residing in the country of Jordan, was extradited Thursday from Canada […]

In brief

Flint Police Chief to speak to WFBA FLINT TWP. — James Tolbert, Chief of Police for the City of Flint, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, January 21, at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Tolbert’s topics will include initiatives for 2016, violence […]

GCBA Wedding Marketplace ready to help happy couples

GRAND BLANC — Calling all future brides and grooms, The Genesee County Bridal Alliance (GCBA) presents the fifth annual Wedding Marketplace from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. The event features a variety of wedding vendors and takes place at the Captain’s Club at Woodfield, 10200 Woodfield Drive, Grand Blanc. Admission is $5 at the door and $3 for […]

Former dealership site completes total redevelopment with Boost store

FLINT TWP. — A third tenant has signed up to fill the last vacancy in a newly built strip plaza on Miller Road. A cellphone store has claimed that final space, according to Tracey Tucker, township economic enhancement director. The cellphone store will join a Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop that opened in September and a Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant […]

Demolition of Showcase Cinemas begins

BURTON — The final curtain is being lowered on Showcase Cinemas. Crews began demolishing the vacant building January 6, and the process is expected to take about a month to complete. The former theater opened in 1980 and was once the only multiplex movie theater in Genesee County, before a second Showcase opened in Flint Township, off Corunna Road. Flint […]

In brief

Salvation Army nears goal with days remaining FLINT – A shortened holiday ringing season at some retailers took their toll on the Genesee County Salvation Army annual Red Kettle Campaign. The nonprofit came up $90,000 short of its $815,000 goal, the first time we have seen the organization fall significantly short. “People, understandably so, were in a hurry. They wanted […]