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FLINT TWP. — Construction sites along Miller Road all summer and fall attest to the appeal of the township as a place to do business. Some site plans and special use permits approved by the Planning Commission during the year are beginning to blossom and others are poised to continue the new construction phase into next year. The most recently […]

Township okays holiday displays

FLINT TWP. — Soon it will begin to look a lot like Christmas when township signs, telephone poles, a bridge and key buildings get decked out with boughs of festive greenery. The township board on Monday approved spending up to $12,500 to purchase and place the beribboned garlands and wreaths at various places around the township. It is not the […]

Police chief reports on Drug Take-Back Day

FLINT TWP. — Township police not only supported the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in its 14th National Drug Prescription Take Back Day on October 28, they are actively engaged year-round with a drop-box in the lobby that is open around the clock. Most recently, township police turned over to the DEA 198 pounds of collected prescription drugs, said Police […]

Fire Department gets to keep credit card handy

FLINT TWP. — Similar to a privilege granted to the police department in September, Flint Fire Chief Tom Stadler asked for possession of township fire departments credit cards. The Credit Card Use Policy had been for police and fire officials to request a credit card from the controller’s office when needed, then return it to between uses. But Police Chief […]

Another ‘stranger danger’ incident reported by C-A student

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Eddie Kindle last week sent out another Stranger Danger notice to parents about a stranger approaching a student – the fourth in the past month. Kindle’s letter was to make parents aware of an incident reported October 30 by an Atlantis High School student. At about 4 p.m. the student was walking north on Graham […]

In brief

Public Open House – Flushing Road rehabilitation and road dieting FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission has announced that a public informational meeting for the Rehabilitation / Road Dieting of Flushing Road from Elms Road to Warner Road will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16 at the Flint Township Hall, 1490 S. Dye […]

Race track proposal hinges on medical marijuana ‘catalyst’

SWARTZ CREEK – Canadian investors are eying the 100-acre property once known as Sports Creek Raceway, but some city officials are not enthusiastic about the proposed development. Windsor, Ontario-based TDE Group principals envision a flex (light) industrial, mixed use development, according to Justin Dunaskiss, a partner in Dunaskiss Consulting & Development and a spokesman for TDE. The caveat is that […]

Protecting our youth from the ‘Danger Zone’

If I asked you what time of day schoolage youth are most likely to engage in risky behavior, what would you say? Would you be surprised if I told you it’s earlier than you might think? There’s a reason why the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. are often considered the “danger zone” by law enforcement and educational professionals. It’s […]

Scholarship sponsors sought

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association is seeking business sponsors for its 2018 WFBA Student Scholarship Award Program. Each year, the WFBA sponsors three scholarships to deserving Genesee County students. Awards are based both on service to their school and the community. The three $1500 awards are the WFBA High School Community Service Scholarship, the WFBA Curbco/Swartz Creek […]

McLaren acquires health plan in Indiana

Acquisition marks first expansion outside Michigan

GRAND BLANC — McLaren Health Care has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MDwise, a non-profit HMO that serves more than 360,000 Indiana individuals and families and generates in excess of $1.5 billion in annual revenue. The transaction, which is subject to state and federal regulatory review and other closing conditions, is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017. […]