Reaction mixed as board delays start of in-person school option

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Community Schools Board of Education has delayed the start of the 2020-21 school year and temporarily suspended in-school instruction. Parents had until Aug. 19 to choose between a remote or virtual learning format when school begins Sept. 8. The remote model will provide real-time group instruction for three hours per day, as well as […]

In brief

Truth in taxation GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees will have a truth in taxation hearing in September. The hearing provides the township board the opportunity to approve a levy of 6.8738 mils against total property value of approximately $1,385,900,000. Without the public hearing, the township would be allowed to levy 6.7483 mils. The 0.1255-mil […]

Carman-Ainsworth teacher creates classroom wish list on Amazon

FLINT TWP. — As COVID-19 continues to complicate school reopening efforts, teachers are turning to alternative methods to keep their classrooms stocked for the fall. Nichole Lynch, a first-grade teacher in the Carman-Ainsworth Community School District, recently created a classroom wish list on People can donate supplies for Lynch’s class by visiting a link to her Amazon page entitled […]

Winners of Farmers Market BBQ Cook Off announced

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Farmers Market, 8110 E. Court St., held its annual BBQ Cook Off Aug. 15. Judges for the event were Davison Police Chief Donnie Harris, Davison Township Supervisor Tim Elkins, and Davison City Councilman Ben Callis. The winners of the BBQ Cook Off were: Ribs 1st place – Northern SmokeBBQ2nd place – Brian Rice3rd place – […]

Davison man allegedly leads police on 18-mile chase

CHESTERFIELD TWP. — A 31-year-old Davison man was arrested Aug. 11 after he allegedly fled during a police stop for a traffic violation and led officers on a pursuit which lasted 13 minutes and covered almost 18 miles. Michael Wilson of Davison has been charged with felony fleeing and eluding, open intoxicants, resisting arrest and obstructing an officer following his […]

Township moves to approve marijuana ordinance

DAVISON TWP. — The board of trustees took the first steps Aug. 10 to regulate the growing of medical marijuana in residential neighborhoods with the passage of the first reading of a caregiver permit ordinance and application process. Supervisor Tim Elkins said the ordinance and permitting fee is “literally cutting edge,” something nobody in state is doing. He said he […]

Clerk advises residents to deliver ballots in person to township hall

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township Clerk Cathy Lane is urging residents to drop off their absentee ballot applications and ballots at the township hall. “I would instruct anybody within driving distance of township hall to either bring their ballot back to the township hall, we’re open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we are all wearing masks, […]

MHSAA postpones football season until spring

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced today the postponement of the high school football season until Spring of 2021. According to a statement on the MSHAA website, the Representative Council made the decision to postpone the football season based on feedback and input from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office, state health department officials, member schools, collegiate conferences […]

Elementary teacher sets up free community library

FLUSHING — Flushing residents in need of a good read can stop by a new community library to pick up a free book. Jen Wagner, an elementary teacher from Flushing who teaches in the Birch Run Area School District, has provided a free book stand in her front yard on the 6000 block of N. McKinley Road between Stanley and […]

FCS to start fall semester online on Sept. 8

FLUSHING — Flushing Community Schools will be delaying in-person classes and rolling out the new school year with online courses this fall. Last Tuesday, the Flushing Board of Education unanimously approved a proposal to start the 2020/2021 school year on Sept. 8 and to hold all classes online for the first month of the fall semester. The board also moved […]