Refills: Three vacant buildings on Miller Road to be redeveloped

FLINT TWP. — Three vacant commercial buildings on Miller Road may soon be getting a new lease on life, according to site plans recently approved by the township Planning Commission. One of them is the former Fitness USA building at 4580 Miller Rd; near Genesee Valley Mall, which closed in September 2013 after some 33 years of operation. Another is […]

Time to help choose a new twp. name

FLINT TWP. — Any resident interested in suggesting a new name for the township has until March 30 to fill out a nomination form posted on the township’s website at It was created by the township’s Suggestion Committee that has been meeting for about five months to explore either converting to a city, changing only the township’s name or […]

Rotary selects Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. — Madison Dyke and Garrett Ebert were selected by the Genesee Valley Rotary Club as the Carman-Ainsworth High School Students of the Month. Garret was dual nominated by both the English and the World Language departments. His name was first brought up by his English teacher, Judy Hillis, who said: “Garret Ebert is an excellent English student and […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ramped up for St. Patrick’s Day

FLINT TWP. — Wear your green and enjoy your green beer but don’t drink and drive. Police are ramping up patrols in readiness for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration period, said Police Chief George Sippert in a report to the township board. Focused on drunk driving, officers will patrol from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from March 16 through 29, […]

In brief

Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor! FLINT TWP. — Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy., is inviting the public to an event to learn about American Muslims and enjoy hands-on activating, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.., on Sunday, March 26. It will feature a panel discussion; poster exhibit called “A Forgotten History: Muslims & Early America” […]

Police debunk shirt on windshield scare

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township police have ruled out any connection between a recent incident at Genesee Valley Center mall and widely publicized stories about shirts being left on windshields by human traffickers, intended to lure victims out of their cars. According to a police report, on Feb. 16 at approximately 9:30 pm, an employee of the Genesee Valley Center […]

Elderly woman dies in fire

FLINT TWP. — A fire on Saturday, March 4, claimed the life of an 81-yearold township woman. Her four cats also died, according to a report from Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. The Flint Township Fire Department responded shortly after 2 p.m. on March 4 to a reported fire in a trailer with entrapment in the 2400 block of Beverly […]

Hurley receives national accreditations

FLINT — The Max E. Dodds Cancer Program within Hurley Medical Center has received accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Hurley’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program has also been granted a full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. About the Max […]

Creative work for MCC wins big at ADDY Awards

FLINT — American Advertising Federation’s Greater Flint ADDY Awards were held on Friday, Feb. 24, marking the 40th anniversary of the event. Throughout the course of the evening, BluFish Consulting was recognized with several awards, including six awards for creative work generated on behalf of Mott Community College (MCC). All told, BluFish won a Gold ADDY and five Silver ADDY […]

MCC, VAAA partner on free dental care for seniors

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) Dental Hygiene Clinic has partnered with the Valley Area Agency for the Aging (VAAA) to provide free dental cleanings and check-ups for area senior citizens as part of the 226 DDF Brighter Futures Community Grant through the Delta Dental Foundation. VAAA received the $1500 grant which will be used to cover the costs of […]