CAHS senior wins youth award/scholarship

FLINT TWP. — Cameron Reaves, a senior at Carman-Ainsworth High School is the 2018 winner of the Priority Children’s Robert E. Weiss Outstanding Youth Award, presented on February 9 at the 23rd annual Children’s Champion Breakfast. The Weiss Award is presented each year to a high school student who has done something special to help make Genesee County a better […]

Twp. board makes DDA opt-out decision

FLINT TWP. — In a close 4-3 vote, the township board decided not to opt out of its own proposed Downtown Development Authority and held the first reading of an ordinance to create the DDA. Faced with a Feb. 18 deadline for opting out of participation in a tax increment financing district (TIF) for the plan, the board held a […]

Daly out as head of GCRC

GENESEE COUNTY – John Daly was given a severance package last week and is no longer manager-director of the Genesee County Road Commission. The road commission board voted Feb. 9 to approve a severance agreement for Daly. According to published reports, Daly’s performance was questioned by the commission for the past several months. The road commission voted 4-1 to approve […]

Triple homicide suspect charged

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged a 27-year-old Flint Township man with three counts of first degree murder in the February 3 killings of three city of Flint residents, according to a press release. Jeffrey Jamelle Glover is accused of shooting to death Andre Devion Davis, 54, James Edward Fagan, 68 and Sharon Kaye Davis, 77 […]

Kidnapper sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison

FLINT TWP. —James M. Elbert, III, 29, of Flint was sentenced to 260 months (21. years) in federal prison for kidnapping and being a felon in possession of ammunition, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announced on February 16 in a press statement. Schneider was joined in the announcement by Jeffery E. Peterson, acting special agent in charge of the Detroit Division […]

In brief

Police offering more seminars to teach churches selfprotection FLINT TWP. — Based on demand, the township Police Department has scheduled two more sessions of its “Responses to Violent Intruders in Places of Worship,” a two-hour seminar to train church people how to protect themselves. Two sessions previously held drew a good turnout, according to Police Chief George Sippert. The next […]

BizBOX provides financing to Genesee County businesses

GENESEE COUNTY – A new idea was launched last week for Genesee County businesses – a complete approach to helping small businesses, new and existing, learn the building blocks for a successful business. Once these building blocks are mastered by entrepreneurs, their businesses are then eligible for funding up to $50,000. The program is called BizBOX. According to Metro Community […]

Genisys Credit Union Partners with The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to Feed Those in Need

GENESEE COUNTY – Genisys Credit Union was excited to help “Change the Face of Hunger” by raising money for The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Genisys employees and members from the Clio, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Marysville and Vassar branches raised $6,617.37. Genisys also utilized the Food Bank’s match program and raised another $7,892 for a total of $14,509.37. “We are […]

In brief

Flooding insurance policy LANSING – Melting snow and rain may cause flooding in parts of Michigan and many residents may not know that damages are not covered by regular homeowners insurance. To be covered from flood damage, property owners must purchase a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP estimates that 90 percent of all natural disasters involve […]

Celebrating the health care industry in Genesee County

Did you know that health care is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Genesee County? According to data from Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), it represents just over 17 percent of the region’s employment today. And since jobs in the medical field are consistently in demand, it’s important that area students know about the opportunities available to […]