Up, up and away

Allegiant Airlines’ first flight out of Flint’s Bishop International Airport, bound for Florida, lifted off last Wednesday afternoon, following a Floridathemed party for passengers that included a giant cake shaped like the Sunshine State. See inside for more photos and the full story about Allegiant, which is a low-fares provider and the fifth airline serving Bishop.

Prosecutor padlocks two after-hours clubs

FLINT TWP. — The fate of two trouble-prone after-hours club on Flushing Road will be determined at a court hearing scheduled Monday morning, April 25 in Genesee County Circuit Court, according to a press release. Two establishments that have hosted late night parties where violence erupted have been padlocked by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton and the Flint Township Police. […]

Labor agreement settled with on-call firefighters

FLINT TWP. — After months of negotiating including mediation, the township has struck a tentative collective bargaining agreement with its On-call Firefighters Association. Township board members voted 4-2 in favor of the contract which provides for a two percent raise for each year of the three-year contract. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert voted no, Clerk Kim Courts was absent. […]

Going, going, almost gone

Four vacant lots to be auctioned off

FLINT TWP. — Four vacant residential lots in the township are among bank-owned properties being auctioned off next week. Oxford Bank of Lapeer has authorized the sale of 22 properties including ten in Genesee County, five in Lapeer County, three in Oakland County, three in Tuscola County and one in Macomb County. All will be offered at the auction at […]

Filing deadline passed for twp. board candidates

FLINT TWP. — There will be at least two new faces on the township board come November, based on the unofficial list of candidates who filed by the April 19 deadline with the Genesee County Clerk election division. The biggest race will be for the township clerk job being vacated by Kim Courts who will be running for county commissioner. […]

More on-call firefighters hired in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — After completing mandatory training, three on-call firefighters are ready for fullfledged duties. On Monday, the township board hired Charles Moran, Scott Webb and Bennie Griggs on a probationary status of one year. They completed and passed 295 hours of fire fighter training at the Genesee County Fire Academy, said Mike Burkley, assistant fire chief. Webb and Moran […]

In brief

Church doing community service work this weekend FLINT TWP. — Central Church of the Nazarene on Bristol Road will be conducting its annual Mission Blitz on Saturday, April 23. The Mission Blitz is an annual service day where church volunteers go out to various sites in the community to perform services such as painting fire hydrants for the township fire […]

Police Blotter

Bicyclist killed in Linden Road accident FLINT TWP. — On Sunday, April 17 at approximately 2:10 pm, the Flint Township Police Department responded to a personal injury accident involving a bicyclist on South Linden Rd. between W. Court Street and Calkins Road, according to a press release. A minivan also was involved in the accident. The bicyclist, Michael Sova, 71, […]

Calling all superheroes

5K to benefit Weiss Child Advocacy Center

FLINT — April 23 is the the race to end child abuse in Genesee County. Run, walk or FLY to the Flint Farmer’s Market and you can be a hero to the children in our community who need help. Help run the town blue in the 5K run at 9 AM or untimed 1K Fun Run for kids and families […]

Pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac is a ticking time bomb

Flint and the Straits of Mackinac are 225 miles apart but one thing connects them in my mind: distrust. I have it in spades. Probably we all do. Ever since the poisoning of Flint, I can’t bring myself to trust the state to protect us from anything, great or small, short term or long term. I most assuredly don’t trust […]