The township commercial district took a double hit from the March 15 announcement that Toys R Us, 3250 S Linden Rd. and Babies R Us, 3274 S. Linden Road are permanently closing. The two big box stores are located one door apart with high visibility, directly across the street from Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, which also will soon lose […]

Spring Home and Garden Show is this weekend

BURTON — The Spring Home and Garden Show, coming to the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center this Saturday and Sunday, is sure to have something for everybody. Local companies and dozens of experts will be on hand to share ideas and advice to help with area residents’ home improvement projects. Home improvement professionals and lawn and garden experts will […]

Medical marijuana ordinance delayed again

FLINT TWP. — The growth of the medical marijuana industry in Flint Township has hit a snag. For the second time, the township board voted to delay approval of a medical marijuana licensing facilities ordinance that spells out rules for state-authorized businesses to operate in the township. The proposed ordinance was up for second reading and adoption after being postponed […]

Optimist Club of Downtown Flint announces ‘Officer of the Year’ awardees

MUNDY TWP. — Seven area police officers, a Michigan National Guardsman, and a Flint City Police K9 unit member will be recognized by the Optimist Club of Downtown Flint at the annual “Respect for Law” ceremony and luncheon, at noon on Tuesday, April 17 at the Genesee Career Institute Conference Center, 5081 Torrey Road. The event honors deserving officers who […]

Fire chief presents annual report

FLINT TWP. — Only one person died in a fire last year in Flint Township, caused by careless smoking, according to the 2017 Annual Report from Fire Chief Tom Stadler. Township firefighters responded to 778 incidents last year, averaging 65 per month, 15 a week and two per day. March was the busiest month with 96 runs, followed by 70 […]

C-A music department makes two big announcements

FLINT TWP. — Heather Kendrick, Miss Michigan 2017, will be a guest performer at the Carman-Ainsworth 20th Annual All District Band and Orchestra Concert. Kendrick, of Marysville, is a violinist and University of Michigan graduate with degrees in Music Education, Violin Performance, and the study of Organizations. As an arts professional, she works with her platform “Keeping the Arts in […]

In brief

Election workers sought FLINT TWP. — Anyone interested in becoming an elections inspector is invited to attend training meetings on May 17 and 19, said Clerk Kathy Funk. Pay is not great but the work is rewarding, she said. Interested residents ages 18 are invited to come to the township hall and sign up to take classes, Funk said. — […]

Police identify pedestrian accident victim

FLINT TWP. — Michael Shelby, 52, of Flint was fatally injured in an accident on W. Bristol Road at Carmanwood Drive, according to a police report. On March 30 at about 8:20 p.m., township officers responded to reports of a personal injury accident involving a pedestrian. An initial investigation showed that Shelby was in the roadway when he was struck […]

Elder law attorney Thomas to host free workshops April 10 and 12

FLINT — Michael E. Thomas, a Flint attorney specializing in elder law, says he has seen both joys and tragedies in his 40 years of practice. But nothing is more tragic, he says, than seeing a family lose their life savings because of a stroke, onset of dementia, Parkinson’s disease or another significant medical event. Statistics reveal that there is […]

Partnerships announced for the Ally Challenge

GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials announced today two non-profit organizations in the greater Flint area to be designated as the primary beneficiaries for the PGA TOUR Champions event coming to Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club September 10-16. The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will focus on positively impacting the youth in Genesee County and beyond by designating net proceeds […]