Secretary of State offices to close for Fourth of July holiday

LANSING – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents all offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of Independence Day, July 4. Customers can hop online at, which allows customers to renew their tabs and driver’s licenses, get a duplicate registration, duplicate title, change their address and register to be an organ donor. […]

Ed Dept. seeks input on student code of conduct

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requests public comment on the revised State Board of Education (SBE) Model Code of Student Conduct presented at the June 13, SBE meeting. A full copy of the proposed code changes is available at: www.michigan. gov/documents/mde/Item_ E_ SBE__ Model_ Code_ of_ Conduct_ 572809_ 7. pdf MDE will receive comments beginning now through […]

I-69 Thumb Region launches competition

GENESEE COUNTY — Entries are being accepted for the second-annual Catapult Business Plan Competition, with cash prizes for local and regional winners totaling $30,000. Sponsored by the I-69 Thumb Region, a seven-county economic development partnership, the competition was created last year to “catapult” entrepreneurs and small-business owners to the next stage in growing their businesses. The prize money is designed […]

Bike Night Schedule at Harley-Davidson

FLINT TWP. — Party at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson. Miller Road at I-75, all summer long during its Bike Night events. Coming up themes are Independence Day BBQ, June 30; Comedy Night, July 14; Karaoke Night, July 28; Pin-Up Contest, August 11; Stunt Show, August 25 and the Hot Bike Contest Grand Finale, September 8. Details: 810-234- 6646. — R.S.

‘Hairspray’ at CAHS features cast from all over

FLINT TWP. — Upcoming performances of the award-winning musical “Hairspray” at Carman-Ainsworth High School is drawing its cast from high schools countywide. Cynthia Risch, a 2017 Davison High School graduate, will play the title role of Tracy Turnblad, a Baltimore teenager who uses her celebrity status to champion integration of a local television dance show. She is joined in the […]

Learn about music production at MCC’s Music Tech Fest

FLINT — Learn the ins and outs of music production at Music Tech Fest Friday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mott Community College (MCC). The annual day-long festival of music technology, music creation, and recording is hosted by the MCC Music Department, and offers participants a snapshot of the Music Technology degree program at the College. […]

In brief

GISD implements summer four-day work week GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) will once again implement a four-day work week during the summer. This initiative is part of a continuing effort to substantially reduce energy costs for the district. The regular five-day work week will be compressed into a four-day work week to achieve these savings. The […]

Fullerton: Tobacco 21 ordinance violates state law

GENESEE COUNTY — Eighteen-year-olds, as of now, can still buy tobacco products in Genesee County, after a ruling Monday by Seventh Circuit Court Judge Judith Fullerton put a halt to the divisive Tobacco 21 ordinance. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners passed a 7-2 vote for the new purchasing age back in February, despite warnings from two Republican commissioners – […]

Prep All-Star game ends in 5-5 tie

MIDLAND – In a rain-shortened third annual Michigan High School All- Stars baseball game at Dow Diamond on Monday, the game was called a 5-5 tie when persistent rain rolled across the area. The North has led the series 2-0, and had scored one in the third inning and four in the sixth while the South team had scored one […]

Flint Jr. Golf summer league starts Monday

LAPEER – On June 26, area youth golfers will fill the area golf courses to kick off the annual Flint Jr. Golf Association summer league and tournaments. Visit for the specific division start times and locations. There is still time to register for the FJGA, too. Five-hole players pay $75 and with a capacity of 500 players. Nine-hole players […]