A look back at the headlines from 2018

FLINT TWP. — The past year saw the retirement of a police chief, the proposal of a namechange for the community and the announcement of a national restaurant chain planning to open an outlet in the township in 2019. Here’s a look back at those and other headlines from the Flint Township View in 2018: January • C-A robotics team […]

Deputy charged with kidnapping, sexual assault of female shoplifter

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton charged a Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputy with sexually assaulting and kidnapping a woman he had just arrested for shoplifting at the Clio Walmart. George Charles Zofchak II, 40, is charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct first degree, one count of kidnapping and one count of misconduct in office related to the […]

UAW distributes food boxes

FLINT TWP. — A record 450 food boxes were distributed Dec. 21, between 10 am.- 2 p.m., to needy families who have been referred to UAW Local 598/M.O.S.T Group and the Flint Assembly PMN Group. Funds for the food boxes were raised through collections held in the plant and a donation from UAW Local 598. Food Boxes are purchased from […]

Woman charged in shooting at Big Lots

FLINT TWP. — A 34-year-old Flint woman was arraigned Friday, charged with nine felony counts in connection with a Christmas Eve shooting at Big Lots store. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton issued charges against Shaundrica Quantez. She is charged with nine felony counts including felonious assault, being a felon in possession of both a firearm and ammunition, discharging a firearm […]

Holiday crash leads to second degree murder charges

FLINT — A Flint Township man has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder following a fatal Christmas Eve crash on Saginaw and 12th streets. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton charged Lorenzo Jackson, 23, of Flint Township in the deadly crash in the City of Flint that killed two people. Jackson is also charged with two counts of first-degree […]

In brief

Flushing Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet FLUSHING — The Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Awards Banquet on Jan. 31 at the Signature Chophouse on East Pierson Rd. The Chamber will be bestowing honors upon several Flushing residents who have excelled in their service to the community. Award categories include Educator of the Year, City […]

Flu season means protecting against disease

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Health Department wants residents to consider the two best ways to protect against contracting disease this flu season are vaccination and practicing good hand-washing technique. Influenza, pertussis, and chickenpox are diseases that can be prevented through vaccination. The Genesee County Health Department would like to remind residents of the importance of vaccinations and the […]

Enter GCBA Real Life, Real Love contest for chance to win $2,500 in GCBA Bucks

GRAND BLANC — Everyone has heard the quote “every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” And now, the Genesee County Bridal Alliance (GCBA) wants to hear yours! The GCBA is looking for couples to enter their “Real Life, Real Love” contest in conjunction with the Wedding Marketplace set for Sunday, Jan. 27 at Captain’s Club at Woodfield. […]

Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce, Financial Plus Credit Union present check to Old Newsboys of Flint

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their 15th annual Whatchamacallit networking event on Dec. 7 to raise money and donations to benefit the Old Newsboys of Flint and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. As has become the tradition, Financial Plus provided the venue, opening their main office at G-3381 Van […]

In brief

AAA: Michigan gas prices at 23-month lows STATEWIDE — The plunge at the pump continues this week, and now gas prices are poised to have their lowest start to the New Year since Jan. 1, 2016. Americans are finding gas prices below $2 a gallon at 31 percent of filling stations in the United States. Since mid-October, the national average […]