2019-09-19 E-Edition

Ally Financial, McLaren extend contract with PGA for Ally Challenge

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Officials of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren announced today a five-year extension of their agreements with title sponsor Ally Financial Inc., presenting sponsor McLaren Health Care, host venue Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, and the tournament’s agreement with the PGA TOUR; ensuring this event will return to Grand Blanc Township through 2025. HNS Sports […]

Township opts out of allowing medical marijuana businesses

FLINT TWP. — It was a case of déjà vu at Monday’s Flint Township meeting when a vote on whether to allow medical marijuana testing facilities in the township again ended in a tie, essentially opting out of allowing the businesses. Township attorney Peter Goodstein and senior planner Doug Piggott were on hand to try to stem some of the […]

Flint Firebirds Hockey – Gateway to the NHL

The Flint Firebirds are set to begin a milestone year at home, on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. A record 19 players will return this season, including first-round NHL draft pick Ty Dellandrea and second-round pick Vladislav Kolyachonok, both of whom have signed NHL contracts. Dennis Busby and Ethan Keppen round out […]

GM strike affects company’s newest facility in Burton

BURTON — About 22 pickets waved their signs and got honks of support in return from passing vehicles outside the GM Davison Road Processing Center Monday morning, during the first day of the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors. Outside the Burton facility at the intersection of Davison and Genesee roads, about half of the 15 striking workers on […]

Touch a Truck event at UM-Flint

FLINT — The Flint Township police and fire departments will join other local law enforcement agencies at the eighth annual Touch a Truck event Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.in the University of Michigan-Flint parking lot at Saginaw Street and Fifth Avenue. The event is designed to build relationships between the police, firefighters and the Flint community. Kids are […]

MSP investigating theft of trucks, one used in attempted ATM robbery

FLINT TWP. — Two men were arrested early Sunday in connection with the theft of eight new pick-up trucks, one of which was crashed into an ATM at a Flint Township bank. Genesee County Central Dispatch received a call just after 6 a.m. saying that several 2020 Chevrolet and GMC trucks had just been stolen and were headed south on […]

In brief

Bottles, Brews & News FENTON — The Tri-County Times hosts the first-ever Bottles, Brews & News on Sept. 28 from 3–8 p.m. at Rackham Park (behind the Fenton Community Center, 150 S. Leroy St.). The View Newspaper Group’s craft beer and wine fest will feature craft beer and wine samples, food and live music (21 and older only please)! The […]

Ally Challenge Opening Ceremony

The second annual Ally Challenge presented by McLaren hosted its opening ceremonies early last Friday morning on the first tee at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, with messages from Executive Vice President & Chief Administration Officer of McLaren Health Care Greg Lane, Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer of Ally Financial Andrea Brimmer, and Tournament Director […]

Bishop partners with Genesee Career Institute for aviation school

FLINT — Twenty-eight students from the Genesee Career Institute could be part of a new crop of aviators to stem the shortage of pilots that has been experienced by the military and commercial airlines in the past couple of years. Crosswinds Aviation, the newest business to take up residence at Bishop International Airport, is partnering with GCI to offer a […]