2018-04-19 E-Edition

HELP Centers to reopen next week

FLINT – The HELP Centers have been a trusted resource for Flint residents over the past year and a half. The project began in response to the Flint water crisis to help residents with food, water, mental and physical health services all at one location. The model has proven to be a great resource to residents and is shifting to […]

Life lessons aren’t easy

When I was 5 years old, my dad taught me how to ride a 2-wheeler. He made me cry. He took the training wheels off my bike and said, “If you feel like you’re going to fall, just turn the wheel that way.” Then he went back into the garage to tend to one of the 8,000 or so projects […]

Local Filmmaker to Keynote Annual Event

FLINT —The Flint Women’s Forum (FWF) has announced the keynote speaker for its 2018 annual Celebration of Women event, local filmmaker Nicole Bowers Wallace. Bowers Wallace joins a list of past speakers of women who all have done great things in and for the state of Michigan. This year’s event is being held April 20, at the Holiday Inn Gateway […]

In brief

New member joins Beecher CIA board FLINT TWP. — The township board approved the appointment of Patty Williams, a branch manager at the Linden and Court branch of Huntington Bank, to join the newly formed Beecher Road Corridor Improvement Authority. Williams replaces Brandon Bird who has been transferred out of the area. Bird was chairman of the Beecher CIA. — […]

Clerk steps down from two committee positions

FLINT TWP. — In a move toward board conciliation, Clerk Kathy Funk resigned from her positions on the Negotiating Committee for AFSCME Local 1918-01 (Clerical) and Teamsters Local 214 (Police Communication Operators aka Comm Ops). However, Funk made clear that she is not, resigning from her position on the Personnel Committee and retaining her right to serve on the Personnel […]

Citizen government takes action at county board

GENESEE COUNTY — In a sterling example of citizen government in action, local veterans and their advocates were successful on Monday in forcing the Genesee County Board of Commissioners to reverse its decision to take $50,000 from the voter approved 2012 tax millage to co-sponsor a golf tournament. The commissioners voted 7-1 on April 2 to partner with the Ally […]

Twp. Board supports 2018 Law Day Proclamation

FLINT TWP. — To help raise awareness of the annual Law Day Celebration, the township board has approved a resolution supporting events sponsored by the Genesee County Bar Association. Each year, bar associations nationwide designate May 1 as Law Day to educate the community about the rule of law and its role in preserving freedom. This year’s theme is “Separation […]

C-AHS Robotics Team to compete in FIRST World Championship

FLINT TWP. — Akin to the Super Bowl of the sporting world, the 2018 FIRST Robotics Championship in Detroit will field 1,008 teams from 44 countries and Big MO, Team 314 from Carman- Ainsworth High School will be among them, To qualify for the world event, Big MO competed last weekend against 159 other teams at the Michigan FRC State […]

Twp. board approves/funds three redevelopment authorities

FLINT TWP. — After public hearings at which few people spoke, despite a standing-room only crowd, the township board unanimously approved project development and financing plans for its new Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and a Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) for Beecher Road and Bristol Road. The township board is establishing all three 30-year authorities in May to address economic development […]