Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad will not open for summer

GENESEE TWP. – The Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission has decided for the health and safety of the visitors and staff, they will not be opening Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad for the upcoming 2020 summer season. The park opened in July of 1976 and this will be the first time they have had to delay an opening, according […]

2020-04-23 E-Edition

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 on-site testing with location in Swartz Creek

SWARTZ CREEK — Rite Aid continues to expand COVID-19 testing sites with new locations that just opened Monday in New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Ohio, through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In Genesee County, Rite Aid, 9090 Miller Rd., in Swartz Creek is one of the sites will be open for testing […]

Man dies after assault at Hurley Medical Center

FLINT — Police are charging a 25-year-old Flint man with two felony counts after he allegedly took an IV pole at Hurley Medical Center, where he was a patient, and beat a 91-year-old man recovering in the bed next to him on April 11. The 91-year-old man died the next day, but the prosecutor’s office is awaiting results of an […]

Candidates running for state and local public office

GENESEE COUNTY — The deadline for candidates to file to be on the ballot in the August primary was April 21. The following is a list of people who have filed to run for public office in the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election. We will run a list of judicial candidates in next week’s edition. Here is the Genesee County […]

Voters to cast ballot from home in upcoming bond election

Grand Blanc schools seeking May 5 approval from voters

GRAND BLANC — The clerks in Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Township have been busy mailing out absentee ballots to all registered voters after the Grand Blanc School District opted to go ahead with its May 5 bond election during the coronavirus shutdown. Polls will not open on Election Day, instead all voters will have to cast their ballot via […]

Dispute over money likely led to fatal shooting in Gaines Twp.

GAINES TOWNSHIP — A dispute over money appears to have led to a fatal shooting in Gaines Township. Police say David Lee Holmes, 49, died of a gunshot wound to the head when two gunmen entered the home in the 11000 block of Hill Road, near Nichols Road, around 7:15 p.m. Monday. “Troopers responded to a shooting call and, upon […]

FISH continues to assist community

GRAND BLANC — Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. During these trying times, there are wonderful organizations providing resources to those in need. During the COVID-19 crisis, FISH of Grand Blanc continues to assist neighbors living in the Grand Blanc School District by distributing food on Mondays. This unprecedented demand is taking […]

‘Love My Senior’ allows area residents to ‘adopt’ a graduating senior

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek community is pitching in to help ease the sting of the coronavirus’ impact on the Class of 2020. The Facebook page Swartz Creek Love My Senior 2020 gives area residents the opportunity to “adopt” a graduating senior and do something special for them, such as sending them a gift card or care package. Laura […]

Girl Scouts recognizes Grand Blanc resident for exceptional leadership

DETROIT — April is National Volunteer Month and like every year, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) is celebrating by recognizing 100 volunteers across the region for their commitment to the Girl Scout program. Among the dozens of women, men and organizations, Rachel Karyakose, of Grand Blanc, who received the Volunteer of Excellence Award. All awards are national awards from […]