Signs to point the way

FLINT TWP. — Help is on the way for businesses located along the Linden Road corridor now under major reconstruction. A sign ordinance amendment had its first reading before the township board and is headed for a second reading and adoption at the board’s June 5 meeting. Similar to when Miller Road was redone a few years ago, the amendment […]

Township name change marketing study OK’d

FLINT TWP. — What’s next for the proposed township name change? A marketing study approved 5-2 by the township board Monday night is the next step in the process that began last September with the formation of an advisory committee. For seven months, that Suggestion Committee met and discussed options before making a recommendation to the township board in late […]

C-AHS health students headed for international HOSA competition

FLINT TWP. — Three Carman- Ainsworth High School students won third place in the HOSA- Future Health Professional Michigan State Conference and are now eligible for a “once-in-a-lifetime” chance to compete within a group of 15,000 people at the HOSA International Conference in Orlando, Florida. HOSA is an extracurricular student organization focused on medical and leadership skills of high school […]

Brownfield Development Authority OK’d

FLINT TWP. — The old K-mart site on Miller Road, abandoned gas stations and trailer parks and a defunct glover factory on Flushing Road all were mentioned as potential redevelopment targets in a discussion prior to the township board approving the creation of a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Prior to a public hearing, Janet Michaluk, Brownfield coordinator for the Michigan […]

In brief

C-A football fundraiser FLINT TWP. — The community is asked to come out to support the Carman- Ainsworth football program by dining at Buffalo Wild Wings, 3192 S. Linden Road, on May 22 from 5-9pm where 15% of all proceeds will go toward the football program. To print a ticket, go online to or uploads/2017/05/Carman-Ainsworth- Football-5-22-17.pdf — R.S. […]

Social media can be a hazard

A new study by the American Psychological Association says constantly checking your email, Facebook and Twitter can be hazardous to your mental health. As my back home pal Moon Dimple would probably say, “Well, duh. Next they’ll tell us eating lard straight from the can is bad for you, too.” It’s true that experts are always studying things that don’t […]

Watchful neighbor helps cops catch burglars

FLINT TWP. — Two home invaders are in custody thanks to the quick action of an alert neighbor. Police responded around 2:15 p.m. on May 15, to a call from a resident who saw two strange men kick in the back door of a neighbor’s house, said Police Chief George Sippert in a report to the township board. The neighbor […]

Errant driver turns self in

On Tuesday, May 16, at approximately 1:11 a.m., the Flint Township Police Department, responded to 4044 Corunna Rd. (Device Doctors) for a commercial alarm. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the south wall of the business had extensive damage as it was immediately apparent that a vehicle had driven into the business. The vehicle was gone upon arrival. Upon reviewing surveillance […]

Travel makes a difference in Flint & Genesee

Last week, our region joined with many other communities across the United States in highlighting the importance of travel to American jobs, economic growth, and personal well-being. National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7-13) allows us to showcase the impact of business and leisure travel to the local economy while saluting the people who are on the front lines, delivering […]

New MCC degree program preps students for growing fitness industry

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will roll out a new Associate of Applied Science degree program this fall for Health and Fitness Professionals. “It is a growing field,” said Nicholas Rethman, Coordinator of Physical Education for the Health Sciences Division at the College. “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers related to Fitness and Athletic training are expected […]