Public open house discussed I-75 reconstruction plans in Genesee County

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) held a public open house last week in the process of developing a long-term plan to rebuild I-75 from US-23 to Court Street and at the I-75/I-69 interchange. MDOT has identified this corridor as a potential site for future improvements to address aging infrastructure, increasing safety, and the existing and future […]

GC Board of Commissioners present $8 million for Animal Control transformation

FLINT TWP. — The space available to each individual animal is being expanded at the center, according to Paul Wallace, director of the Genesee County Animal Control. The facility is 40 years old and was state of the art in 1975 but needs transformation. “The animals will have larger cages,” Wallace said. “There will not be one cage on top […]

A soaring Eagle

FLINT TWP. — Joshua Neal Orrison, 16. a sophomore at Carman Ainsworth High School, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a June 16 ceremony but he has gone even further to achieve an Eagle Palm which requires earning 5 badges over Eagle Scout requirements. For his required Eagle Scout project, Joshua designed, built and installed an outdoor seating area […]

Woman, son shot in drive-by

FLINT TWP. — A 33-year-old female and her 10-year-old son were wounded in a drive-way shooting last week. On June 28, at approximately 3:57 pm, Flint Township Police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 4200 block of Calkins Rd. between Graham Rd. and Linden Rd. Responding officers located the two victims in the parking lot of Genesee […]

In brief

Trash pickup on Friday this week FLINT TWP. — Due to the July 4 holiday, trash pickup by Emterra Environmental will be delayed one day this week until Friday instead of the usual Thursday collection day. Trash, yard waste and recycling will be collected on Friday — R.S. Changed township board meeting dates FLINT TWP. — Because of the observation […]

Financial Plus Credit Union is giving away $1,000 towards your favorite charity

FLINT – Financial Plus wants to award $1,000 towards your favorite charity. Visit Financial Plus’ Facebook page and post a comment with your favorite charity and why, with the hashtag “#LoveMyCommunity” starting July 1. The person with the comment that has the most votes will win $1,000 donated to their favorite charity, and a $100 Visa gift for them. “Financial […]

Custom Ink & Steel supports Flint through tattoo fundraising event

FLINT — The second annual Inked for the Kids was an overwhelming success again this year, according to organizers. Owners Jeremy Wood (Woody) of Custom Ink & Steel and Joe Lash of Electric Chair Tattoos decided to offer tattoos and piercings again this year to benefit programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters. They provided the tattoos at their own expense, […]

New chief executive officer chosen to lead the YWCA of Greater Flint

FLINT — The YWCA of Greater Flint Board of Directors has selected Michelle O. Rosynsky, Ed. D. as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 2. The YWCA Board of Directors is thrilled to have Dr. Rosynsky lead the organization as the new CEO. “This is a critical time in our community, for the YWCA of Greater Flint and the women […]

Welcome to Swartz Creek

Tony Daoud, center with scissors, and his business partner/uncle Andy Abueita, to his right, celebrate the official grand opening of Tony’s Smokers in Carriage Plaza on Thursday. The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce was on hand to help cut the ceremonial ribbon. The event included free food, games and prizes. Tony’s Smokers sells cigars, Vape products, cigarettes, tobacco, e-liquids […]

In brief

MEDC names new senior vice president, marketing & communications LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced last week that Doug Kuiper has been appointed senior vice president of marketing and communications for the organization. In his new role, Kuiper will lead MEDC’s communication strategy and execution of marketing initiatives, including the state’s Pure Michigan tourism campaign and PlanetM […]