McLaren’s Imaging Center has just added a three-dimensional breast exam machine that will detect problems earlier and make mammograms easier to read and more accurate. (see full story and more photos on the Living page).

Twp. board second reading of amended traffic ordinance

FLINT TWP. – To comply with more changes in state law, the township board is once again revising its controversial Traffic Safety Ordinance. The ordinance prohibiting solicitation in the street, was based on the Michigan Traffic Code and was first passed in January 2015 to counter a growing problem with panhandlers on street corners. Effective March 1, 2015, the ordinance […]

Problems with fire department pagers plague county

GENESEE COUNTY — Issues with new pagers going in and out of service have frustrated firefighters in Genesee County for months and has now prompted 911 to reprogram the devices as a possible solution. Last summer, the Genesee County 911 Consortium purchased 800 new pagers for all of the firefighters in the county at a cost of $450,000. The new […]

County board votes to put arts millage on August ballot

GENESEE COUNTY — County residents will be asked to approve a .96 mill proposal in the Aug. 7 primary to raise $8.7 million annually for the Flint Cultural Center and the arts throughout Genesee County. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners voted April 23 to place the tax proposal on the August ballot after the group Citizens for a Better […]

Police arrest bank robber, seek gas station armed robbers

FLINT TWP. — Police have in custody a suspect from a bank robbery on Wednesday, April 18 at the Chemical Bank, 3501 S. Linden Road. Police responded at about 1:55 p.m. to a call about a robbery at the bank. They learned that one white male, wearing a blue hoodie over his head, a dark colored jacket and dark covering […]

C-A seniors recognized as Rotary Students of the Month

FLINT TWP. — Four 12th graders at Carman-Ainsworth High School, were recognized at a luncheon on April 17 as the Genesee Valley Rotary students of the month for March and April .Each month during the school year the Rotary selects two outstanding students nominated by their teachers, who become eligible to win a $1000 scholarship at the end of the […]

In brief

10th annual park clean-up FLINT TWP. — The 10th annual Township Park Clean-up and Beautification will be held from 10-11 a.m. May 5 at the Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko Drive. It is being held in memory of Dr. Peter Mikelens, clean-up project leader, for the past nine years, who died last August. This year’s event is being scaled back […]

Renewing Flint & Genesee’s economic promise

The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program released a new report last week (April 19) that hits on a topic central to our revitalization strategy for Flint and Genesee County. The report, titled “Renewing America’s economic promise through older industrial cities,” compares 70 older industrial cities with other urban areas to gauge how well they are positioned (or not) to adapt to […]

In brief

Hurley Children’s Hospital announces 28th annual bowlathon FLINT —The Hurley Children’s Hospital 28th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) Bowlathon will be held on May 18, at Colonial Lanes in Flushing. Squad times are at 6pm and 8 p.m. The cost is $30 per person or $120 per team. and includes two games, shoe rental, food and a T-shirt. Sponsorships […]

McLaren introduces 3D mammograms

FLINT — It does not take a genius to figure out many things in life, but it definitely takes a Genius 3D Mammography for earlier and better detection of breast cancer. The new Genius 3D Mammography System, recently installed at the McLaren Imaging Center, 301 S. Ballenger Hwy., is the first offered in this region and is FDA-approved as superior […]