Twp. board supports naming of pond

FLINT TWP. — If all goes well, a placid stretch of water visible from Calkins Road, just west of Graham Road – home to swans, fish and other aquatic wildlife – will have an official name. Since the 1960s, locals have called it Baillie’s pond in reference to the family who built and has maintained it for more than 50 […]

C-A schools seeking new superintendent

FLINT TWP. —After 12 years with the district including the past four at the helm, Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Dr. Steve Tunnicliff has resigned his position, effective June 3. He will begin a new job as associate superintendent for the Genesee Intermediate School District, beginning June 6, according to his letter of resignation submitted to the school board last week. The school […]

Flint Twp. board supports county Law Day events

GENESEE COUNTY — Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical Center, will be among honorees at the 2016 Law Day Luncheon & Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Genesee County Bar Association, from 11 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. on April 29 at the Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint. Hanna-Attisha, the doctor whose research […]

Fire department gets OK to buy new pumper truck

FLINT TWP. — The township board has authorized the fire department to seek bids to buy a new pumper truck. Bid specifications and forms can be picked up from the clerk at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road, and are due by 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 13, according to a posting on the township website. The winning bid […]

Tempers flare over slow fire department hiring

FLINT TWP. —– Despite ongoing criticism from outspoken residents, the township board is taking its time about hiring enough firefighters for round-the-clock staffing at fire station No.1, G-5331 Reuben Street. Noting that 24-7 staffing at Station One was one of the pledges made for the Public Safety Millage passed by voters in November 2014, angry residents have voiced their displeasure […]

Board again turns down offer to buy vacant land

FLINT TWP. — “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again” is generally good proverbial advice for fortitude but did not work for a purchaser making a second offer to buy vacant parcels on Charter Drive owned by the township. For the second time, the board in a 5-2 vote turned down an offer from Flint Cardiovascular Consultants […]

In brief

MDOT to answer questions about Bristol Rd. roundabout FLINT TWP. – Representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation will attend the April 18 township board meeting to discuss plans for the roundabout to be built on Bristol Road near the I-75 exchange, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. Now would be the time for anyone with questions to come and get […]

CAMS recognizes honor students

FLINT TWP. — Seventy-seven students were recognized during the National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, on March 23. Selected 7th and 8th Grade inductees hold a Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and also met other high standards of leadership, service, citizenship, scholarship, and character, according to Milissa Kenworthy, an advisor for the National Junior Honor […]

Affairs to Remember grand opening held

FLINT TWP. — Affairs to Remember, a Michigan-based specialty event rental company, celebrated its expansion into the Metro Flint and Tri-City areas with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, March 30. Alongside the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce, the event welcomed the public to check out the Flint showroom, located at 4297 Miller Road, across the […]


New cleaning company now open

FLINT TWP. — Modernistic, a cleaning and restoration company, officially opened a new location on March 17 in an11,000 square-foot commercial building at 2352 Austin Parkway, north of Miller Road next to the I-75 freeway. It was vacated in mid- 2014 by Belle Tire which moved to Miller Road. “We’ve hired 4 employees so far and are always looking to […]