A SHOW OF APPRECIATION



– All week, the electronic message board in front of Latina Restaurant & Pizzeria, 1370 West Bristol Road, has been flashing a colorful reminder that Sunday is a special day for mothers. It will be a busy day for many restaurants because Mother’s Day is the top holiday for dining out, with one in four American adults planning to do […]

C-A benefit auction draws great donations




FLINT TWP. — Richard (Dick) Lee, the guest of honor at the 2nd Annual Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) Community Auction & Raffle last Friday, probably was not the only person to leave the event wearing a big smile. One high-bidder left with four University of Michigan footballs tickets on the 50-yard-line for the Sept. 19 game in Ann Arbor, plus […]

New fire truck on order




FLINT TWP. — It’s official. The township fire department is getting a new pumper truck early next year. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley said it typically takes about 11 months for a new customized truck to arrive, after the order is placed. After soliciting bids for the truck, at its April 18 meeting, the township board unanimously accepted a bid […]

Ready for Duty



FLINT TWP. — Shana McCallum, a recently hired township police officer, was among 15 recruits who graduated last week from the Mott Community College Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) for the Winter 2016 term. Winter 2016 represents LERTA’s seventh session since the Academy offered its first class in September 2012. The Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy, operating under the […]

Volunteers joined hands to beautify twp. park




FLINT TWP. — Temperatures were a bit on the chilly side last Saturday morning but a group of 50 volunteers soon warmed up to the annual task of beautifying the township park on Norko Drive. The 8th annual Join Hands Day brought together a diverse group of all ages including the Faith Missionary Church Youth Group; 4-H Country Clovers, members […]

Register of Deeds office releases statement regarding misuse of technology fund




GENESEE COUNTY – The Genesee County Register of Deeds office alleges misuse of the technology fund to pay for employee wages and unauthorized purchases in a news release sent out by County Clerk John Gleason last week. Gleason said the Genesee County Commission has been “pillaging” money reserved for updating technology in his office. In accordance with Public Act 698 […]

Karegnondi project on schedule, under budget




GENESEE COUNTY — When construction began on the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) pipeline in June 2013, no one could have foreseen that before its completion the area it serves would be the site of one of the worst public health crises in history. Now that KWA is just weeks away from its expected completion, Genesee County drain commissioner Jeff Wright, […]

In brief



Church bake sale coming up at St. George Orthodox FLINT TWP. – A Middle Eastern Luncheon and Bake Sale will be held at St. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Take out will be available. For more information, call 810-732-0720. -R.S. Time for spring cleaning (and shredding) FLINT TWP. — Last […]

Lead found in drinking water at Carman Park-Baker Academy



FLINT TWP.—Bottled water is being provided for students at Carman Park-Baker Career Academy as a precaution resulting from unacceptable lead levels found in water from one drinking fountain at the school, 3375 Van Campen Drive, according to a parental advisory issued Monday May 2 by Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff. Water testing at all C-A buildings was done over spring break in […]

Five Guys now open




FLINT TWP. — Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 4146 Miller Road, opened on Monday, serving up its award-winning burgers, fries and milkshakes to steady customer traffic. Five Guys don’t hold grand opening specials but it is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., said Lauren Lewis senior communications manager. About 45 workers have been hired and there is […]


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