Legalities of township name change process uncertain

FLINT TWP. — What happens next to a proposal to change the township’s name may depend on the advice of the township attorney. A specially appointed committee has been meeting since September to hash out the pros and cons of changing the township’s name, converting to a city or leaving things as they are. After months of fact-finding, the committee […]

Several countywide events planned during Child Abuse Prevention Month

GENESEE COUNTY — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and on Monday kicked off the Paint Our Town Blue public awareness campaign, spearheaded by Whaley’s Children’s Center, the Weiss Child Advocacy Center, Priority Children and the Ennis Center for Children, Inc., and Hurley Medical Center. This collaboration of nonprofits, community leaders, businesses, and residents aims to raise awareness about the […]

Section of U.S. 23 named after fallen soldier

MUNDY TWP. — A portion of Highway US-23 will be named in honor of Sgt. Joe Johnson under legislation signed Thursday. March 30, by Gov. Rick Snyder, according to a press release. Sgt. Johnson, a 2004 graduate of Carman- Ainsworth High School, was killed while serving in Afghanistan on June 16, 2010. “Sgt. Johnson is a true American hero who […]

New board packet software ready to “go live”

FLINT TWP. — When the township board’s new Accela software program goes “live” at its April 17 meeting, the public will gain access to board information packets. It will forever change the way that agendas, minutes and other information is presented, said Clerk Kathy Funk. “We will enter the 21st century finally,” she said of the state-of-the-art software currently in […]

CAMS National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

FLINT TWP. — Seventy-two new members were welcomed into the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) in an induction ceremony on Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the CAMS auditorium. The ceremony was led by 8th grade members of the NJHS. After the ceremony, a small reception was held to celebrate the accomplishments of […]

In brief

Yard waste collection starts today in township FLINT TWP. — Compost and yard waste collection will resume on Thursday April 6 and continue weekly through Nov. 30. Items in marked containers or brown yard waste bags should be left on curb by 7 a.m. along with regular trash and recyclables. For more information call 1-877-609- 6753. — R.S. EDC meeting […]

Help is on the way

FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved conditional offers of employment for seven on-call firefighters. Twelve applications resulted from the department’s aggressive efforts to beef up the roster, including a mass mailing of 12,000 notices, posters and street signs, Seven of those applicants were accepted including one with experience, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Joshua Allison, who already […]

Shredding day coming

FLINT TWP. — It is time to start gathering up your confidential papers to be turned into confetti on Township Shredding Day. In recent years, a special shredding truck has come in twice a year, in the spring and fall, to shred confidential documents. Each resident is allowed to bring two boxes of papers. The truck will be located in […]

Flint man charged with kidnapping in drug case

FLINT TWP. — On Friday, March 31, at approximately 10:47 pm, the Flint Township Police Department responded to a reported kidnapping at Flint Heights Terrace, 3064 Miller Road, according to a press release. Officers learned that a 58- year-old male City of Flint resident had been abducted at gunpoint as a result of an outstanding drug debt. Further investigation led […]

Telling Flint, Genesee economic development story is vital

An important aspect of growing the local economy is attracting companies that are looking for markets to locate or expand their facilities. So, it is imperative to get our story – the right story – in front of key decision-makers and influencers, which, in this case, includes site selectors. And as the lead economic development agency for this region, part […]