2016-04-28 E-Edition

In brief

MDA receives grant from Merkley Charitable Trust FLINT — The Greater Michigan Muscular Dystrophy Association recently accepted a $2,000 grant from the Martha Merkley Charitable Trust administered by FirstMerit PrivateBank for its 2016 MDA Summer Camp Program. At MDA camp, kids with neuromuscular disease discover a world created specifically for them, and meet many other kids sharing the same needs […]

HealthPlus Nominated to Genesee Health Plan’s Health Care Hall of Fame

FLINT – HealthPlus was officially honored last night with the Community Partnership Award from the Genesee Health Plan. The award goes to individuals and organizations that have partnered with the GHP to improve the health and wellness of its members through education and access to affordable high quality care. Michael Genord, M.D., interim CEO and chief medical officer, HAP Flint, […]

Dr. Mona named to 2016 Time 100 Most Influential People

FLINT — TIME named Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative to the 2016 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the May 2 issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, April 22, and […]


Co-owner of STAT Emergency Medical Services, Inc., Joe Karlicheck (far left) poses for a photo with Dr. Karen Weaver, the mayor of the City of Flint and his partner, Co-owner of STAT Marc Lund during the organization’s 15th anniversary open house on Friday, April 22 at their location on Third Street in Flint. Mayor Weaver officially pronounced Friday, April 22, […]

In brief

Televangelist at Glad Tidings revival May 1-2 FLINT TWP. — Ron Phillips, senior pastor of Abba’s House in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be the featured speaker at the revival for Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church of God, 4475 South Linden Road. Phillips is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 and again at 7 p.m. on […]

Election signage ordered to handle high voter turnout

FLINT TWP. – Township Clerk Kim Courts has ordered new election signs to be placed outside of polling places to better direct voters and campaigners in the August and November elections where high voter turnouts are anticipated. Election signs and supplies costing $2,543.62, after a five percent discount, are being ordered from Election Source of Grand Rapids. Signs designating 100-feet […]

WFBA introduces twp. board candidates

FLINT TWP. — Most candidates for township board offices introduced themselves and answered questions last week during a forum at the West Flint Business Association’s monthly meeting. Those present included both candidates for supervisor – incumbent Karyn Miller and challenger David N. Huffman. Two of the four candidates for township clerk attended – Kathy Funk and Shawn MacGillivray- Heston. Also […]

Vacant lots sold (again)

FLINT TWP. — After several tries, the township board has finally come to terms with a buyer for the sale of two vacant lots on Charter Drive. The board voted unanimously to accept an offer from Samir Elian M.D., of Flint Cardiovascular Consultants, to purchase the land for $55,000 without contingencies except an agreement not to resell the property for […]

Court order permanently closes after-hours clubs

FLINT TWP. — The party is over for two troublesome after-hours clubs in the Diplomat Plaza on Flushing Road that have been permanently shut down under a court order issued Monday by Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Judith Fullerton. Under the Final Stipulated Restraining Order, the establishments known as “The Mansion,” 3434 Flushing Road, and “Tha Spot,” 3432 Flushing Road […]