2018-05-10 E-Edition

New charity program announced for The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren

GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials announced today the details regarding its newest charity program, Birdies for Charity presented by Ally. This grassroots charity platform is an extension of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren’s mission to positively impact non-profit organizations in the greater Flint area. Birdies for Charity will createpositive opportunities for additional charities to get involved with the tournament […]

Donations sought for start-up, bringing new vision to Flint

FLINT — When life gives you lemons, make lemonade is proverbial time-tested advice about making the best of a bad situation. In keeping with that formula, Genusee Eyewear, a start-up company, is planning to bring manufacturing jobs to Flint derived from the Flint water crisis. Employing a circular economy business model, the company will make democratically designed eyewear from recycled […]

College is becoming more accessible

Flint is recovering. That’s a simple and researchable fact. But lately, this fact has been masked by a resurgence of media headlines on if Flint residents and businesses have potable water. So, while our region works through this challenging issue, I want to turn your attention to some positive news about educational opportunities in Genesee County. Colleges and universities are […]

In brief

WFBA presents annual scholarships FLINT TWP. — Three education scholarship winners will be presented at the WFBA luncheon meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 in the meeting room of the Golden Corral restaurant, 4200 Miller Road. Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Eddie Kindle will be the guest speaker. He will present information on the University of Michigan-Flint Dual Enrollment […]

C-A Dye Elementary received $10,000 from Burlington Stores

FLINT TWP. — Burlington Stores, Inc., through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, has donated $10,000 to Carman-Ainsworth’s Dye Elementary in celebration of its new store in Flint. Representatives from Burlington Stores presented the check to Dye Principal Detra Fields during an assembly at the school on April 30. A representative from AdoptAClassroom.org contacted school administrators and helped to secure the donation […]

Township clerk earns Governance credential

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Clerk Kathy Funk has taken the next step to enhance the effectiveness of her job, according to a press release. With her completion of the Michigan Townships Association’s (MTA) intensive Township Governance Academy (TGA), Funk now has access to enhanced tools and decision-making processes that will help shape her community for years to come. Funk has earned […]

New police chief to be named soon

FLINT TWP. — A new police chief will be introduced at the May 21 township board meeting and sworn in on May 22. Chief George Sippert announced his plans to retire last December, after 16 years of service. The township board voted Monday to request from its Civil Service Commission the name of the candidate eligible for the promotion. Lt. […]

Board delays medical marijuana licensing ordinance again

FLINT TWP. — Advocates of licensed medical marijuana facilities being located in Flint Township will have to wait a few more months for a decision by the township board. For the third time since March, the township board voted to delay approval of the medical marijuana licensing facilities ordinance that would establish rules for state-authorized businesses to operate in the […]

Twp. board amends traffic safety ordinance

FLINT TWP. — The township board has revised its controversial Traffic Safety Ordinance to comply with changes in state law. The ordinance prohibiting solicitation in the street, was based on the Michigan Traffic Code and was first passed in January 2015 to address a growing problem with panhandlers on street corners. Effective March 1, 2015, the ordinance regulated interference with […]