A look back at some top twp. events in 2016




FLINT TWP. — A water contamination crisis in the city of Flint spilled over into the township, affecting residents and business owners all year. 2016 also was an election year that generated lots of local and national controversy. Interest in renaming the township surfaced again in the wake of the Flint water crisis and led to the formation of a […]

Miller Rd. overpass lane closure due to accident



FLINT TWP. — The westbound outside lane on the Miller Road / I-75 overpass was closed Dec. 21, due to vehicular damage to the bridge, according to an advisory from the Genesee County Road Commission. The northerly two beams of the bridge over southbound I-75 were hit and damaged by a semi truck on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police […]

Police chief looking to hire more officers




FLINT TWP. — in an update to the township board about his ongoing quest to hire more police officers, Police Chief George Sippert said that he hopes to bring the names of two more candidates to the January meeting, then two more in February. The department currently has seven open positions. Twenty applicants responded to a recent round of job […]

County law enforcement join together to honor vets



FLINT TWP. — Under the leadership of Commander Thomas Kish at the Michigan State Police – Flint Post, several local law enforcement partners joined together to assist with the 2016 Wreaths Across America event at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Saturday, Dec. 17, according to a press release. When Genesee County Walmart stores reached out for assistance […]

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Church concert FLINT TWP. — The Isaacs will be performing in a concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, January 8 at the Central Church of the Nazarene. 1261 W. Bristol Road. An offering will be received. Based in Hendersonville, TN, The Isaacs are a multiaward winning family group who began singing 35 years ago. The vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs and […]

Police looking into head-on collision



FLINT TWP. — On Dec. 24 at approximately 3:30 pm, Flint Township Police responded to a personal injury accident involving two vehicles in a head-on collision on South Ballenger Highway, west of Van Slyke. Initial investigation has shown that the driver of an eastbound vehicle (a 29-year-old Flint Township resident) crossed over the centerline and struck a westbound driver (a […]

Mott Foundation’s end-of-year grants help Flint nonprofits provide critical services for residents



GENESEE COUNTY — Thanks to the coordinated efforts of many local nonprofits, the response to Flint’s water crisis is in high gear. But the added workload is putting a strain on both human and financial resources. To provide some relief, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted more than $1.1 million to seven agencies that provide critical services for people […]

Township beefing up email security




FLINT TWP. — Guarding against getting hacked is one of several reasons given for the township board’s unanimous decision to switch to a new hosted email service. “As we have seen recently, it is vital that government entities make their email systems as secure as possible from hackers and cyber attacks,’’ said Clerk Kathy Funk in as written request to […]

Baker to host economic forecast by Federal Reserve economists

Public invited to free event Jan. 10

FLINT TWP. — Two economists from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will present an economic forecast for 2017, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 5-7 p.m. at the Baker College of Flint Center for Business, 1050 W. Bristol Road. The event is free and open to the public; registration is not required. The Fed presenters, Paul Traub, senior […]

In brief



Christensen Law debuts its New Year’s Eve ‘Safe Ride Home’ program in county SOUTHFIELD At least one Michigan law firm is doing its part to fight drunk driving in Genesee County with an initiative that includes paying for the cab or Uber fare of people who might otherwise be tempted to drive drunk on New Year’s Eve. Christensen Law and […]


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