Fireworks Show This Weekend



If you missed the Fourth of July fireworks displays, no worries. Area folks know that an impressive fireworks display is part of the entertainment at the annual Mid-East Festival held on the grounds of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Rd., coming up this weekend July 13-15. For the 11th consecutive year, the festival will offer fireworks […]

GM ending water supply agreement




FLINT TWP. — A request from General Motors to transfer its water service for Flint Engine Operations from the township back to the City of Flint, has been approved by the township board with contingencies. One condition is that GM pays a tap-in fee, as set forth in the original 2014 water provision franchise agreement when GM transferred to Flint […]

Police department hires approved




FLINT TWP. —Samantha Buth will join the police force effective July 23 under a conditional offer of employment recommended by Police Chief Kevin Salter and approved Monday by the township board. Salter said that Buth will fill one of five vacant positions in the department and also will be the fourth female on the 40-officer force. The department is budgeted […]

Medical Marijuana mired in morass of regulation




GENESEE COUNTY — Medical marijuana may have been legalized in Michigan a decade ago, but local municipalities are mostly not onboard with state laws, thus keeping provisionary centers closed and out of the reach of many potential patients. Currently those using medical marijuana are governed by the Medical Marijuana Act as approved by Michigan voters on Nov. 4, 2008 and […]

In brief



No door-to-door solicitation authorized FLINT TWP. — Any door-to-door solicitors approaching homes are doing so without a permit, warned Clerk Kathy Funk. The township peddler’s ordinance requires that door-to-door salespeople register with the clerk’s office. There are no licenses currently active, Funk said, noting that a home security company is among those known to be approaching township residences including outside […]

Genisys Credit Union receives Economic Bright Spot Award



AUBURN HILLS — Genisys Credit Union has received the Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots Award from Corp! Magazine. This award recognizes Michigan companies that continue to grow, expand and hire Michigan’s brightest talent. “We are honored to once again receive this award from Corp!” said Jackie Buchanan, Genisys President and CEO, “Genisys is committed to providing outstanding financial products and services […]

County employees get hepatitis A vaccinations in hopes of inspiring others




BURTON — Hepatitis A Vaccinations for county employees and county commissioners were offered at the Genesee County Administration Building July 9. “We’ve had 21 cases of these hepatitis A cases since the outbreak officially started in Michigan back in August,” said John McKellar, health officer for the Genesee County Health Department. “There are some states that are having hepatitis A […]

In brief



State to open Surplus Store this Saturday LANSING — Shoppers can score good deals on surplus goods when the state of Michigan’s Surplus Store open its doors to the public for a one-day sale on July 14, The Surplus Store has a vast inventory of excess items coming from property seized by police, items voluntarily surrendered at airports, surplus property […]

Land of the free, home of the offended



The climate in America has changed from the time when I was growing up in the 1970s and 80s. It’s changed even more since my folks, who were among the Greatest Generation, were kids. There was a time when you could express an opinion, or a thought or make a comment which might not suit everyone, but it was your […]

New Gift of Life coordinator reaches out to community




GENESEE COUNTY — Shalonda Griffin said she hopes she can dispel many of the misconceptions and myths about organ donation in both Genesee and Saginaw counties. Griffin, 39, is the new community relations coordinator for Gift of Life Michigan in Genesee and Saginaw counties and has been on the job since Feb. 26. Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann […]


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