MEA/AFT mall march highlights unsettled lawsuit

FLINT TWP. — On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in AFT Michigan et al vs. State of Michigan — the long-running 3 percent case is brought by the American Federation of Teachers of Michigan and the Michigan Education Association on behalf of education employees who had money wrongfully withheld from their paychecks in 2010-2012, according […]

McLaren Health Care named as sponsor for Ally Challenge golf tournament

GRAND BLANC – During a press conference on Monday morning at McLaren Health Care’s new headquarters in Grand Blanc, officials announced a number of developments in the inaugural Ally Challenge, a PGA Tour Champions event coming to Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Sept. of 2018. It was announced that a three-year deal will position McLaren as the presenting […]

Skaff event includes four charities this year

GENESEE COUNTY — Last year, the Skaff Save & Share event was just one-day and included three charitable organizations but will grow this year to four days and will benefit four outstanding charities in the community. “The response from our one-day Save & Share event last November was tremendous. We were busy from the moment our doors opened right up […]

Flushing Schools’ facility bond passes

FLUSHING — Flushing residents voted yes on a $17,800,000 facility bond proposal to improve classrooms, safety and energy for their school district. The proposal was developed through community surveys after a previous bond proposition was voted down last spring. It comes with a 1.38-mill property tax increase in the first year, and an “estimated simple average annual millage” of 1.83 […]

C-A’s Men at W.O.R.K. hosting 10th holiday event

MUNDY TWP. — WinterFest, the tenth annual holiday charity event, will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, December 2 at the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School cafeteria, 1409 W. Maple Road. It is hosted by Men at W.O.R.K., a father’s group formed in 2000 by a group of young fathers wanting to spend more quality time in activities with their children. […]

Arrests made in drive-by shooting

FLINT TWP. — On Sunday, November 12 at approximately midnight, Flint Township Police officers responded to a drive-by shooting in the 3300 block of W. Dayton St. in the area of Lavelle Rd. and Pasadena Ave., according to a police report. Upon arrival, officers learned that a vehicle with multiple occupants drove by the residence firing numerous rounds into the […]

Teamwork leads to arrest of fugitive in mall parking lot

FLINT TWP. — Law enforcement officers temporarily blocked off the back (Dutcher Road) entrance to the Genesee Valley Center shopping mall last Thursday evening during the arrest of a suspect wanted in Indiana on an assault with intent to commit murder warrant. Flint Township Police assisted the Michigan State Police Third District Fugitive Team with the apprehension of the individual, […]

In brief

Mill Road Bridge in Flint Township closed until further notice FLINT TWP. — Due to safety considerations, the Mill Road Bridge over the Flint River, located between Beecher and Flushing Roads will be closed to traffic until further notice. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route via Beecher, Linden and Flushing Roads. For more information, contact Alexander Patsy, Programming […]

Fellowship, pride and holiday cheer

Swartz Creek to kick off holiday season with downtown tree lighting Monday

SWARTZ CREEK – The GFWC – Swartz Creek Women’s Club will present the inaugural community tree lighting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the corner of Holland Drive and Miller Road in downtown Swartz Creek. The tree, which stands taller than 14 feet, was donated in memory of James Petiprin, who owned the nowclosed Petiprin’s Tree Farm in Mundy […]

Board approves winter tax roll special assessments

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees approved a resolution for the 2017 Winter Tax Roll Special Assessment Certification in the amount of $ 1,920,753.67. They are as follows: —Street Lights $ 348,025.72 Assessment Department — Garbage $ 1,158,264.12 Assessment Department —Delinquent Sewer & Water Usage $ 331,212.34 Sewer & Water Department — Delinquent Sewer Tap $ 1,105.65 Sewer […]