NEW KID ON THE BLOCK



Signage went up last week revealing that the Burlington store will be the new occupant at a former Sports Authority store at 4095 Miller Road. The 43,000 square-foot store has been vacant since summer 2016 when Sports Authority closed but renovation crews have been working inside the then-unidentified store for several months. Burlington’s departure from its current location at Genesee […]

Township board seeking grant to buy Pirates Park




FLINT TWP. — The third time proved the charm for a proposal for the township to acquire Pirates Park amusement center on Miller Road. The acquisition hinges on winning grant assistance from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to purchase the 38.7-acre recreation center. The board turned down similar proposals circa 2008 and 2014, citing the ongoing expense of maintenance […]

Township beefing up security




FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved the purchase of security barriers for the treasure’s wing of the township administration building, part of an ongoing effort during the past few months to upgrade security at township buildings. The barrier includes bullet-resistant glass and stainless steel mounted cash trays and a solid core entry door with bullet resistant Fiberglass Armor. […]

Twp. approved purchase of police cars




FLINT TWP. — Six new vehicles are being added to the police department fleet. Four are budgeted replacement patrol cars and two are for use by investigators. The acquisitions were separately approved by the township board at recent board meetings. At its March 19 meeting, the board approved the purchase of two Ford Taurus SE sedans for $41,392. The cars […]

Texas truck driver charged in fatal crash on I-69



FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged a Texas truck driver in the fatal crash at 11:38 a.m. on March 14, that killed a Davison man and his three-year-old daughter, according to a press statement. Dalibot Sakotic, 34, of Wylie, Texas, has been charged with two counts of manslaughter with a motor vehicle, a felony punishable by […]

Charges filed in death of two-year-old girl




FLINT TWP. — After a monthslong investigation, a 19-year-old Flint Township man has been charged in the death of his two-year-old daughter last September. A medical examiner ruled that the death of Zen’Daya Johnson was a homicide. The Genesee Prosecutor’s Offices has charged Jaquan Tremaine Johnson with felony murder and 1st degree child abuse in the September 26 death of […]

In brief



Clarification Following an article last week regarding more candidates filing for the 7th District Genesee County Circuit Court judge position, retired Judge Archie Hayman’s support of Tabitha Marsh was questioned. We followed up by talking to Hayman who confirms he supports both candidates — Marsh for one position and Judge Celeste Bell for the other. These openings were created by […]

Rock goes Rolling: benefit concert for bicycle giveaway



“Growing up, I hated fixing bicycles for the family business but that was how I earned my allowance. It drives my dad crazy to hear how many we have given away for free,” says Tony Tucker with a laugh. The Restaurateur, community leader, and all around good guy is referring to the fourth official Krystal Jo’s Diner Annual Bike Give […]

We all have a stake in ‘Flint Town’



Netflix’s eight-part docu-drama “Flint Town,” which focuses on the challenges of the Flint Police Department, is the latest installment in the rather tiresome narrative about Flint’s decline. Not surprisingly, the series also juxtaposes the state of Flint today versus the Flint of yesterday throughout much of the broadcast. But “Flint Town” – told largely from a single point of view […]

GRAND OPENING



Hurley Medical Center recently opened Durand Urgent Care, 8759 Monroe Rd. Durand. Hurley officials said there was a lack of health care access in that area and Hurley Medical Center “is about access.” This location is about 20 minutes from Flint, giving people in Shiawassee County a closer option for care. The clinic treats children to geriatrics of all types […]


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