With five precincts, West Flint Church of the Nazarene on Dye Road is one of the busier polling places and Tuesday’s presidential election was no exception with a full parking lot and steady stream of voters throughout the day.

Carfentanil not yet a township problem

FLINT TWP. — In late September, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a public warning to the public and to law enforcement nationwide about the health and safety risks of carfentanil, after linking the synthetic drug to a significant number of overdose deaths in various parts of the country. There have been several reports in Genesee County but none […]

Unofficial election results in

FLINT TWP. — With a 58 percent voter turnout in Genesee County, Democrat Hillary Clinton garnered the most votes but probably not enough to win Michigan or her historic quest to become the first woman elected President of the United States. In what is being called a stunning upset, Republican challenger Donald Trump nationally outpolled Clinton 289 to 218 in […]

Twp. board supports new senior housing plan

FLINT TWP. — Family Service Agency for Mid-Michigan (FSA) wants to build more houses for low-income senior citizens and the Flint Township Board is all for it. The board unanimously supported a resolution for FSA to apply for funding through the Genesee County HOME Program Project. The board also backed a pilot proposal back in 2011 when the FSA applied […]

Art of Achievement Award nominees named

GENESEE COUNTY — Several Flint Township businesses and individuals are listed among the nominees for the third-annual Art of Achievement of Awards, presented by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau. This year’s gala will be held Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Flint Institute of Arts. The […]

Community celebrates opening of Early Childhood Center

FLINT — A ribbon cutting ceremony held last Thursday celebrated the opening of Cummings Great Expectations, An Early Childhood Center, 2200 Walton Avenue. More than 200 young students will gain new skills through exploration, learning and creative play as the Center officially opens its doors to provide free, year-round much-needed early education services for children across Flint, according to a […]

In brief

WFBA hosting networking meeting on Nov. 17 FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will host its annual Networking Meeting to give each member an opportunity to update other members about their products and services. There will not be a guest speaker this month. The group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17 from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the […]

UPenn student awarded 2016 AGA investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship

FLINT TWP. — Rani Richardson, a 2014 honors graduate of Carman-Ainsworth High School, is the recipient of the 2016 AGA Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship Award, according to an announcement published last week by the American Gastroenterological Association. Richardson, who is currently a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, is interested in a career that involves integrating […]

Police Blotter

Jury convicts man in 2015 police shooting at Hometown Inn FLINT TWP. — A Genesee County jury has found a Flint Township man guilty on 13 felony counts related to a 2015 shooting of a police officer, according to a press release from Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton. Christopher Arren Washington, 57, was charged and convicted of assault with intent […]

McLaren Flint awarded advanced certification for comprehensive stroke centers

FLINT — McLaren Flint is the first hospital in Genesee County to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Heart- Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart- Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. With this certification, McLaren […]