Looking back on 2019 in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — The past year has been an eventful one, with everything from a failed millage for Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, to the discovery of PFAS at Bishop Airport and the sale recently of the Genesee Valley Center. Here’s a look back at the past year: January Baker College announced it would leave its Flint Township campus in 2020, as […]

Township surprised by news of Genesee Valley Center sale

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County’s largest mall has a new owner, and changes are already being made. Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, has been purchased by Namdar Realty Group, which owns several malls in Michigan, including Fashion Square Mall in Saginaw Township. A woman who answered the phone at the mall’s management office Friday said there currently is […]

MCACA awards $13,500 to the Flint Children’s Museum

FLINT — The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) awarded $13,500 that is to support educational, artistic and cultural experiences at the Flint Children’s Museum (FCM). This grant is awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of the 659 applications to compete for the MCACA 2020 fiscal year funding. Organizations receiving an MCACA grant award […]

Township board approves additional police overtime funds

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Chief Kevin Salter got a belated Christmas gift in the form of command personnel and additional overtime funds for the 2020 Flint Township budget. The Flint Township Board of Trustees held a special meeting the day after the holiday to approve the 2020 appropriations resolution, but Trustee Tom Klee brought up concerns about cuts […]

Flint Township enjoys year of strong economic development

FLINT TWP. — In its first full year, the Flint Township Economic Development Authorities’ efforts have met with great success. Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker said at a recent end-ofyear recap session that a good part of the year has been spent setting up a solid foundation for the Economic Development Plan by creating various partnerships including CIB Planning to […]

Swanson named interim sheriff

GENESEE COUNTY — Undersheriff Chris Swanson was appointed to act as interim sheriff of Genesee County following Sheriff Robert Pickell’s announcement he will retire Jan. 5. Swanson will assume the sheriff’s post on Jan. 6. He was appointed to the position at a meeting of a panel consisting of Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney David Leyton, Clerk John Gleason and Judge […]

In brief

Tech Tutoring at Genesee Valley library FLINT TWP. — One-on-one tutoring sessions Jan. 17, 10-11 a.m. at the Genesee District Library located inside the Genesee Valley Center, 3141 S. Linden Rd., to help answer any technology questions you may have. Computer help, cell phone help, and more. No registration required. — G.G. Folklore for adults with special needs FLINT TWP. […]

Veterinarians at higher risk for suicide

Dealing with death on regular basis one of main factors

GENESEE COUNTY — Veterinarians are at an “increased risk” for suicide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 400 veterinarians died by suicide between 1979 and 2015, according to a CDC study. Seventy-five percent worked in small animal practice. Chris Repke, veterinarian and owner of Point Animal Hospital in Fenton said he’s not surprised by […]

MDHHS continues Flint food giveaway in January Department distributes vitamin-rich food

LANSING — Families can get nutritious food to help limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for January at locations throughout Flint. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has provided the Flint mobile food pantries since February 2016 in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. All mobile food […]

In brief

MDHHS acting to increase support for families LANSING — Michigan residents who receive child support in addition to cash assistance through the Family Independence Program (FIP) will soon see more money they can use to buy food, clothing and other items for their children under a change in Michigan’s fiscal year 2020 budget. The budget signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer […]