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Residents complain about dark conditions on township roads

FLINT TWP. — At the past two township board meetings, residents have come forward to complain about a large number of streetlight outages. Kevin Stiff, a business owner and resident, said he personally drove around the township counting outages – 49 on Miller Road, 20 on Corunna Road and about 35 on Linden Road before he stopped counting. Stiff said […]

Twp. updates 5-year master parks & rec plan

FLINT TWP. — More sidewalks, more beautification efforts, trail expansion and programmed activities for children and fitness buffs are among recommendations for the township set forth in the newly adopted 2016-2020 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Approved by the township board last week, the five-year plan requires periodic updating so that township projects will be grant eligible. The document includes […]

Fire dept. to upgrade equipment

FLINT TWP. — The time has come to replace the fire department’s utility/ staff vehicle. At the request of Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley, the township board has approved the purchase of a 2016 Chevrolet 4×4 Tahoe at a cost of $36,609. It will replace a 2003 Ford that has more than 102,000 miles on it and is in need […]

Township officials support water drive

FLINT TWP. — Help for the Flint water crisis keeps pouring in. The latest is the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” water drive, which is a cooperative effort between residents, businesses, church groups and civic leaders. The effort is spearheaded by Gene Leverette, a member of the township Road Advisory Committee. He is listed as the contact person on a flier being […]

WFBA helps Flint Twp. broadcast water announcement

FLINT TWP. – With Valentine’s Day only a few days away and concerns expressed by the townships many restaurants about reassuring diners about water quality, Flint Township officials knew they had to act fast to alleviate fears. Township Karyn Miller and other township officials sought support from the West Flint Business Association to sponsor a 30-second radio commercial that ran […]

HHS awards $500K in funding to Flint health centers

FLINT — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $500,000 in funding to help two area health centers increase and expand activities in response to the lead contamination of Flint’s water. Following a tour of the Hamilton Community Health Network, Inc. (HCHN), Burwell and HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Nicole Lurie, […]

In brief

CAHS to present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now on sale for the Carman-Ainsworth High School Theater presentation of the “Little Mermaid,” at 7 p.m. March 16-19 and 3 p.m. on March 20. Tickets available at — R.S. Gospel favorites in concert at local church FLINT TWP. — Ernie Haas & The Signature Sound, a […]

KWA pipeline will be ready to go by summer

FLINT TWP. — Construction of the Karegnondi water pipeline from Lake Huron to Genesee County is on schedule and under budget, said Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright in a presentation last week to the West Flint Business Association. The project is 90 percent complete and expected to be finished in June, he said. Budgeted at $300 million, it is […]

In brief

Application deadline extended for $100k college scholarship program GENESEE COUNTY – Community Choice Credit Union has announced the Community Choice Foundation is offering students additional time to apply for its annual scholarship program, extending the application deadline to March 1. Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to Michigan graduating high school seniors who pledge to stay in Michigan […]

C-A Schools don’t have Flint water

FLINT TWP. – Add Carman- Ainsworth Schools to the list of area establishments that have issued public advisories about its water source. Many schools in Flint are being supplied with bottled water due to a high-lead contamination problem in Flint water first reported at the start of the school year. The City of Flint’s water crisis dates back to April […]