– Two stone markers delivered last week to the Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road are to honor the memories of several longtime members who have recently passed on. The markers contribute to enhanced landscaping in front of the center, made possible after much-needed drainage problems around the building were recently corrected. – Photos by Rhonda Sanders

Name change update

FLINT TWP. — New legislation is being proposed to pave the way for the township’s potential name change. In an effort to resolve legal uncertainties, a bill is being drafted to update language in Act 156 of 1851 which enables county government officials to make changes to townships. State Senator Jim Ananich and State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) have been […]

County shooting for mid-Oct. water pipeline switch

FLINT TWP. — Plans are being made to go live next month with a “hard” switch to the new Karegnondi Water Authority water supply, leaving the Detroit’s Great Lakes Water Authority, said John O’Brien director of Genesee County Division of Water & Waste Services (GWWS). In a status report to the Flint Township Board of Trustees on Monday, O’Brien said […]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

GENESEE COUNTY — Another Genesee County Recycle Day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday October 22 at Bentley High School, 1150 N Belsay Rd. A collection also will be held that day at the Flint East Water Service Center, 3310 East Court Street in Flint. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Recycle Day is set up several times […]

Rep. Phelps recognizes airport staff

LANSING — State Rep. Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) honored the staff of the Bishop International Airport’s Department of Public Safety on September 14, by presenting them with a special tribute on the House floor, according to a press release. Phelps presented the tribute to Chief of Public Safety Christopher Miller and Bishop Airport police officer Lt. Jeff Neville, who was stabbed […]

Principal changes for C-A Schools

FLINT TWP. – Parents and students of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools returned this school year to find several new faces in the principal’s office. Most notably, Kevin Summey, longtime middle school principal has move on to a position with Saginaw Public Schools, according to C-A Superintendent Eddie Kindle. “Kevin has served our district for over 20 years and has built outstanding […]

Fire department hires several new firefighters

FLINT TWP. With his swearing in on Thursday as a full-time firefighter, Mark Rowley Jr. will be following in the footsteps of his father Mark Sr., who served the department for 25 years, including five as assistant chief; and those of his grandfather Don Rowley, who served 33 years, including 12 as chief. “Three generations from one family serving to […]

In brief

Meeting location changed FLINT TWP. – The monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association has moved to a new location. The group will meet from noon to 1:15 p.m. today, Sept. 21 at Ruggeros, 5311 Corunna Road Chris Flores, Vice President of Business Development for Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, will be the guest speaker. He will talk about the […]

Gov. Snyder concludes investment mission

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder wrapped up his nine-day investment mission to Japan and Germany last week – a 16,000-plus mile journey that took him to meetings with business and government leaders. Focused on foreign investment in Michigan, Snyder said he worked deepening and strengthening significant relationships with businesses bringing investments, expanded facilities and jobs to Michigan. On the final […]

Sen. Peters applauds Federal Trade Commission investigation of Equifax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, released a statement last week applauding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision to investigate Equifax’s data breach. Peters sent a letter this week urging the FTC to investigate whether Equifax misled consumers and failed to maintain adequate security protocols. As a result of […]