Fire Station No. 2 named for former fire chief



FLINT TWP. – In celebration of 50 years of public service, Fire Station No.2, 3327 Flushing Road, was officially dedicated on November 14 as the Donald S. Rowley Fire Station, in honor of a retired fire chief. The township board voted in September to name Station No. 2 in Rowley’s honor and Station No. 1, 5331 Reuben Street, to honor […]

EDC recommends boundaries for proposed Downtown Development District




FLINT TWP. – Hoping to meet an early 2018 deadline to expedite matters, the Economic Development Corp. has recommended boundaries for the township’s proposed Downtown Development District (DDA) and two Corridor Improvement Associations (CIA). A DDA is required to have contiguous boundaries so the two CIA’s are being proposed to extend economic development funding to other commercial areas in the […]

Holiday of Hope event intended to make holidays brighter for pets and people




BURTON — The Humane Society of Genesee County presents its 7th annual Holiday of Hope event Dec. 2, and the staff at the organization hopes the event will be positive for both humans and animals. “People can’t normally go to the mall with their animals,” Brooks said. “If people don’t have kids and their animal is their kid, they want […]

Three teens charged in weekend homicide



FLINT TWP. – Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced that he has charged three Genesee County teenagers in connection to a homicide incident that occurred in Flint Township on Sunday, November 12. Michael Allen Saylor, 17, is charged in the shooting death of Xavier Johnson on West Dayton Street while Alex Alton Mills, 19, and Tony Joseph Mireles II, 19, […]

Old Newboys hoping to replicate last year’s success with paper sale



GENESEE COUNTY — The Old Newsboys of Flint’s annual paper sale returns Friday, Dec. 8, to ensure no child in Genesee County is forgotten this Christmas. Last year, the proceeds used from the one-day event served more than 6,000 kids in the county. The sale has been complicated in the past two years due to increased restrictions on charitable solicitations […]

In brief



HAP boot drive underway GENESEE COUNTY –The Health Alliance Plan (HAP) annual Boots for Kids drive, started Monday, Nov. 20 and runs until Feb. 28, 2018. Since the program began in 2008, HAP’s Boots for Kids has provided new boots to thousands of children in shelters and community agencies throughout Genesee, Saginaw, Bay, Lapeer and St. Clair counties. New boots […]

MCC student photographers make the holidays picture perfect



FLINT – Mott Community College students, faculty and staff want to help make the Holidays picture perfect for the community. Once again the Photography students will provide free, professional-quality photo portraits to the community during the Sixth Annual Help Portrait Event on campus Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Event Center on MCC’s Flint campus at […]

MCC Automotive program is road to a high-demand STEM career



FLINT – Mott Community College’s Automotive Technology program has joined the network of Fiat Chryslercertified technical training school sites nationwide. Classes began in the winter 2017 semester and three students are currently placed at Chrysler dealerships in Southeast Michigan full time. “Students in this program are in such high demand right now that anyone who completes the training is almost […]

Let’s commit to shop small, local this holiday season



The holiday shopping season is upon us, and we’ve all been tasked with finding amazing gifts for everyone on our lists. Sometimes it feels like an impossible mission, but I guarantee it can be done. Even better, I guarantee it can be done locally. Considering that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce works with businesses throughout Genesee County, our […]

Whatchamacallit to raise funds for Old Newsboys




FLINT – The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce and Financial Plus Credit Union will present the 14th annual Whatchamacallit fundraiser, food drive and networking event on Friday, Dec. 8. “Whatchamacallit is a great way to get together, to network, have some fun and also support a great cause,” said Kali Varner, a chamber board member and ambassador. “The giveaways […]


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