Waiting for the phone call, disappointments and success

A new lease on life

Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series where I will recount my battle with cirrhosis of the liver and the life changing transplant I received in September. My story is an account of how I overcame my illness, but mostly I hope to heighten awareness about organ donation. I will be a lifelong advocate for organ donation […]

Sworn in



Due to recent promotions, Lt. Brad Wangler (top photo) and Sgt. Matthew Vanlente (bottom photo) were sworn in on Wednesday, January 10.

C-A school board seeks to fill vacancies




FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education is immediately seeking two new members to fill vacancies left by the resignations last week of two long-time members. Patrice Hatcher and Joy Crane, who most recently served as board president and vice president, respectively, have submitted formal letters of resignation, effective Jan. 19. Resumes’ and letters of interest in filling […]

Mock election planned for C-A students




FLINT TWP. — Future voters of America will get a realistic look at the election process in a Mock Election coming up Feb. 6 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. “It will run just like a regular election,” said Clerk Kathy Funk, who is spearheading the effort. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will vote on a yet-to-be-announced ballot issue while seniors will be […]

Board balks at policy on tax-reverted properties




FLINT TWP. — A month ago, the township became the owner of nearly 100 tax-reverted properties that were not sold in recent foreclosure auctions conducted by the Genesee County Treasurer’s office. Now the board is grappling with how to manage them. The township usually turns tax-reverted properties over to the Genesee County Landbank but has first rights to claim them. […]

Public hearings set for commercial tax exemption




FLINT TWP. — Public hearings on Feb. 5 aim to give a tax break to developers of a Planet 3 Extreme Air Park located at 3450 Miller Road. Developers have applied for a Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate which also requires that the township create a Commercial Rehabilitation District. In his letter of application to the Flint Township board, Michael Clark, […]

In brief



WFBA seeking input for Downtown Development plan FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association, with Flint Township, is hosting a Public Engagement Event to allow businesses to suggest projects for a proposed Downtown Development Authority and commercial Improvement plans for Bristol and Beecher roads. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m., Jan. 18, during the regular […]

DFCU installs Free Little Library



GRAND BLANC – Dort Federal Credit Union installed a “Free Little Library” book house inside of Berston Field Hous, Jan. 8. The Flint Area Credit Unions received a grant from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation to help promote literacy in Genesee and Shiawassee counties. The Genesee Career Institute Construction Trades built the twelve book houses. Mott Community College Fabrication Lab […]

Barnett Financial & Tax helping keep resolutions



GRAND BLANC — While many have made financial and health resolutions for the new year, one local firm is committed to helping keep them. Barnett Financial & Tax, a firm that focuses on helping people prepare their finances for retirement, is offering a “Get Healthy, Wealthy and Wise in 2018” event designed to get participants on track for this year […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber partners with experts for training



FLINT – Whether you want to get your finances in order or bring a business idea to fruition, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce offers the resources to help make your goals a reality. In 2018, the Chamber will provide more than 60 workshops and seminars, starting Jan. 24, relevant to a variety of industries and skill levels. “These […]


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