2020-07-09 E-Edition

Health officials issue order to cancel Genesee County Fair

GENESEE TWP. — After weeks of uncertainty, the Genesee County Fair has now officially been cancelled for 2020. On July 1, the Genesee County Health Department issued an emergency order requiring that Genesee County Fair organizers shut down this year’s event because of COVID-19 concerns. The health department order states that large-scale events like the Genesee County Fair are incompatible […]

Sloan Museum to host Car Cruise-In shows at Shea Automotive dealership

FLINT TWP. — Classic car lovers and hot rod enthusiasts will get three times the fun when Sloan Museum presents a series of car shows this summer. Sloan Museum, in partnership with Shea Automotive Group, will be hosting Car Cruise-In shows at Shea’s Flint Township dealership on July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. The cruise-ins will be held on […]

Church rebuilds steeple, provides view of Crapo bell

GAINES TWP. — It had been heard, but not seen, for more than 50 years. When the congregation at Swartz Creek Church of the Nazarene decided to place a cross atop the steeple, they had no clue what they were getting themselves into. “The intention was to clean the spire and put the cross on,” said Mike Ahearne, one of […]

Genesee Valley Center steps up security measures

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township has taken up extra security measures to keep shoppers safe this summer. Namdar Realty Group, the partnership which owns and operates the Genesee Valley Center on 3341 S. Linden Road, has increased the mall’s current number of security staff and is working with the Flint Township Police Department to add […]

Swartz Creek disc golf course could open this summer

SWARTZ CREEK — Discs could fly yet this year at a new disc golf course in Swartz Creek – a course the designer says will offer some unique features not available at other courses in the area. Mike Suchodolski, one of the driving forces behind the project, was out on the property over the holiday weekend, using a rotary cutter […]

Shooting suspect arrested after three-hour standoff

FLINT TWP. — A suspect is in custody following an early morning shooting that took place in Flint Township on Monday. At approximately 7:55 a.m., officers with the Flint Township Police Department were dispatched to the 2300 block of Austins Parkway for a shooting. Officers learned that a 44-year-old male resident of Flint Township had been shot and that the […]

Save the Date

Peaceful protest SWARTZ CREEK — A Black Lives Matter peaceful protest will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, in the north lot of Swartz Creek Middle School. The event is a peaceful protest. Masks are required. A limited number of masks will be provided for those who do not have one. For more information, visit blmcreek.wixsite.com/ protest. — […]

In brief

Village offices remain closed GOODRICH — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Goodrich village offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. In a post on the village website, www.villageofgoodrich.com, officials said the continued closure is to “keep our residents and staff safe.” Residents and others having business with the township may make appointments with the administrator by […]

Welcome, Cellular and More

Local dignitaries gathered Wednesday, July 1, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official grand opening of Cellular and More, 6331 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc. A signature feature of the store is the new look for Verizon, said District Manager Aaron Moorhouse. “It has a more natural feel; it’s more comfortable, more casual,” he said. The displays are […]