Public hearing on name change proposal Jan. 12




FLINT TWP. — The fact-finding phase of an effort underway to consider changing the township’s name or converting to a city will wind up after a public hearing set for 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at the township offices, 1490 S. Dye Road. The hearing is being convened by a Suggestion Committee formed in September to explore the pros and cons […]

Paws, claws and Santa Claus



Ann Cole and Rick Frase of Swartz Creek are making memories with their toy “pink” poodle Misty, 14, during a visit with Santa Claus during a pets’ night event last week at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall.

Twp. Board amending water, sewer and telecommunications ordinances, increasing fees




FLINT TWP. — Effective Jan. 1, the shut-off and turn-on charges for water service will be $50 – a $25 increase. That is one of several fee changes approved by the township board last week. Also coming is a $10 increase in building permit fees to help defer an increase in inspection fees, administrative and software fees, according to Tracey […]

Santa Claus is coming to the Capitol



FLINT TWP. — Capitol Coney Island, 4021 Van Slyke Road, will be hosting a special guest — Santa Claus — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, December 17. To help celebrate the holidays, Capital Coney Island will be offering free meals to all kids who come in on Saturday during those hours. Any child who comes into Capitol […]

C-A to receive arts grant



GENESEE COUNTY — Carman- Ainsworth is among 56 schools in the state to be awarded a 2016-17 “Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant”, according to a press release. Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), last week announced the grants totaling $60,000 to be awarded to schools statewide to subsidize the cost of […]

6-1 vote on approval of township 2017 budget




FLINT TWP. — A resolution for the “Flint Township 2017General Appropriations Act” was approved by the township board last week with one dissent. Trustee Barb Vert cast the sole no vote. “I feel like some of the department expenses are more than what the revenues are,” Vert said. “I feel we can’t keep drawing from our fund balance, so I […]

Police department provides training for mall security officers




FLINT TWP. — It I becoming more common nationwide for crimes of opportunity to be reported at shopping malls, airports, movie theaters and other public venues, which makes it vital to have a more prepared security team. Sixteen security officers for Allied Universal, who are contracted to provide security services at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, recently received specialty training […]

In brief



CAHS Instrumental Music Winter Concert FLINT TWP. — The Winter Concert by Carman-Ainsworth High School (CAHS) Instrumental Ensembles will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. The concert will feature performances by the Orchestra, Freshmen Band, Concert Band and Symphony Bands. It will take place in the CAHS Auditorium and admission is free. — R.S. Church hosting Christmas Concert on […]

Macy’s put on lockdown after threat



FLINT TWP. — On Tuesday. December 13, the Flint Township Police Department responded to Macy’s department store, 4600 Miller Rd, at the Genesee Valley Center for a suspicious situation. According to a police report, Macy’s associates received a suspicious phone call from a male who made threatening statements. The threats were generic in nature and as a result, the store […]

Event at mosque planned Dec. 17



BURTON — In this time of increasing religious intolerance around the world, local Muslims are seeking common ground with their neighbors through an evening of interfaith celebration. On Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. the As-Siddiq Mosque of Burton, 4417 Saginaw St., will host One Love, Two Prophets. Celebrating Jesus and Muhammad. Islam is the faith of 1.6 billion people around […]


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