Winners circle

En’Dea Haygood and Christian Aubrey, seniors at Carman-Ainsworth High School, are all smiles after being crowed Homecoming Queen and King last Saturday.

Twp. awarded demolition grants

FLINT TWP. — The walls of 31 blighted structures are due to come tumbling down early next year, thanks to a grant to the township. The funding is coming from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) 2016 Hardest Hit Blight Elimination program. Township officials requested funding to tear down 32 homes and received a grant to tear down 21 […]

Two new officers sworn in, more sought

FLINT TWP. — Moving forward toward a goal to get the police department up to full force of 45 officers, two new officers were sworn in last Wednesday. They are Nicholas Pohl and Tyler Stambaugh. Pohl, who lives in the Flushing area, is a 2008 graduate of Alpena High School, a 2011 graduate of Alpena Community College and 2016 graduate […]

Tailor celebrating 25th anniversary

FLINT TWP. — Two six-foot-tall stuffed teddy bears awaiting head-totoe zippers that will turn them into Halloween costumes are an example of the kinds of special sewing and alterations projects entrusted to Karen Blackwell-Vickers. From hemming prom dresses to turning mink coats into teddy bears, Blackwell-Vickers, owner of Tailoring by Blackwell, has done it all during her twenty-five years in […]

Home invasion suspect in custody

FLINT TWP. — On Tuesday, October 4 the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a first-degree home invasion warrant against Orlanda Frye, a 40-year-old Mt. Morris Township resident, according to a Flint Township Police report. The charges stem from a home invasion that occurred in the 4000 block of Van Slyke Road on September 22. This same suspect was arraigned in […]

In brief

Sherriff to address business group on Oct. 20 FLINT TWP. — Is the scrutiny the police agencies are receiving justified? What is role of law enforcement in the community? Why is elder abuse a serious problem in our community? Those questions be answered by Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell who will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of […]

Carmen-Ainsworth enrollment down

FLINT TWP. — On Wednesday, October 5, Student Count Day, a state-mandated enrollment count, Carman-Ainsworth Schools saw a K-12 decline of 61 students since February and 43 students since last Fall. Student counts are conducted on the first Wednesday in October and the first Wednesday in February. The total, or blended count, determines the amount of state aid a district […]

Block grant hearing scheduled next week

FLINT TWP. — Now is the time to speak up for anyone with suggestions about township improvements. The township board will be listening doing a required Public Needs hearing set for 7 p.m. Monday October 17 during the township board meeting. The township’s 2017 allocation is estimated at $212,502, said Clerk Kim Courts. The funds must be spent in low […]

Brownfield redevelopment an investment in county’s future

Industrial brownfield redevelopment in the city of Flint is one of the central challenges affecting the long-term economic vitality of our region. However, these large parcels – approximately 1,000 acres, in total – also hold tremendous potential for helping to reshape the economic landscape in Flint and Genesee County, the state’s fourth largest metropolitan area. It is the latter point […]

Law Enforcement Career Day at MCC

FLINT — Mott Community College will host a Law Enforcement Day from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Event Center on the Flint campus, 1401 E. Court Street. Law Enforcement Day is an informational event highlighting career paths in Criminal Justice and the steps needed to pursue those careers. The event is free and open to […]