Old Newsboys kick off holiday season



GENESEE COUNTY – It is the busiest time of year for the Old Newsboys of Flint, and they started out the holiday season with their annual meeting Nov. 1. Founded in 1924, the Old Newsboys of Flint has served 812,000 children since it first started helping those in need 94 years ago. Last year alone, the organization helped 6,179 children […]

No surprises in uncontested school board races

FLINT TWP. — Gary Cousins and Gloria Nealy won re-elected to the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education, Nov. 6. The incumbents were unopposed in their bid for re-election. Cousins received 7,078 votes and Nealy received 8,004 votes. Their current terms end Dec. 31 with their new, 6-year terms starting Jan.1. Cousins is currently vice president of the board, while Nealy is […]

Gleason Community Fund loans money to Old Newsboys for statue



GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization committed to helping educate the public about organ donation, loaned $10,000 to the Old Newsboys of Flint, Nov. 1. The Community Fund, founded by Genesee County Clerk John Gleason, gave the Old Newsboys the $10,000 it needs to install a statue at Flint Bishop Airport which commemorates the Newsboys organization […]

Cherry wins 49th House District seat



GENESEE COUNTY — John Cherry (D-Flint) has claimed the 49th District House of Representatives seat in a landslide victory over opponent Patrick Duvendeck (R-Flushing), receiving 71 percent of the vote to Duvendeck’s 29 percent. Altogether, Cherry received 15,726 votes to Duvendeck’s 6,555, with 94 percent of precincts reporting. Cherry, 33, will be occupying the seat currently filled by term-limited Rep. […]

Lowe’s closing, calls move ‘essential to growth’



FLINT TWP. — Lowe’s will close its two Flint-area stores as part of a strategic reassessment plan, company officials said this week. The store at 2100 T.A. Mansour Dr., in Flint Township, and the other store at 4274 E. Court St., Burton, are among 20 underperforming locations across the U.S. being shut down. Employees were notified of the plan to […]

In brief

Gun locks available FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police along with Project Child safe is providing free gun locks. You can pick yours up in the Flint Township Police lobby today. — G.G. SCAHS plans open house SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Historical Society will host an open house at the new Archives Room at the Cage […]

Hurley Medical Center and HAP to host free immunization fair on Nov. 15

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center and HAP are hosting the “What’s Your Flu IQ” community fair at the Flint Farmers’ Market on Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 50 attendees will receive a voucher for a free turkey (limit one turkey per family). Attendees can also participate in Flu IQ activities, prizes and get access to […]

C&L Ward hosts annual Shingles for Shelter, Stuff the Truck events

DAVISON — In an effort to give back to the community, C&L Ward will once again host a roof giveaway program called Shingles for Shelter, in which they will gift an installed asphalt roof to a homeowner who has fallen on hard times and cannot afford to replace a failing roof. ABC Supply Co. Inc. has partnered with them and […]

Hurley and Kohl’s Team Up For Healthy Kids

FLINT — Kohl’s has committed $250,000 to the Hurley Foundation, on behalf of Hurley Children’s Hospital, in support of its Kohl’s Healthy Kids program. Since 2006, Kohl’s has granted more than $1.4 million to the Hurley Foundation to support multiple children’s health initiatives, including rehabilitation, asthma, and childhood injury prevention. According to a recent community health needs assessment, Genesee County […]

Hamady Complete Food Center closes its doors



FLINT—Three months after its grand opening on the north side of Flint, Hamady Complete Food Center is closing for the final time. Jim McColgan Jr. confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Hamady would be shutting down at 9 p.m. In a statement to the press, he said that the grocery store couldn’t meet financial objectives at its 2629 West Pierson Road […]


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