2020-10-01 E-Edition

Drive-thru Halloween nights coming to Crossroads Village

MT. MORRIS TWP. — In lieu of its traditional Halloween celebration, Crossroads Village in Mt. Morris Township will be hosting Halloween Ghosts & Goodies drive-thru nights throughout October. Starting this Saturday, families can take a fun-filled drive through the village and enjoy a variety of Halloween displays and exhibits. Crossroads Village will be open for drive-thru visitors on Fridays and […]

County Board approves revised budget, reduces cuts to prosecutor’s office

FLINT — The Genesee County Board of Commissioners has approved an updated budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, following negotiations to lower cuts to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office. Last Wednesday, the county board voted 4-5 against a proposed budget that would have made over $700,000 in cuts to the prosecutor’s office from the general fund. Commissioners Bryant Nolden, David […]

Trowbridge to challenge Young for 5th District county seat

GRAND BLANC — Two candidates will be in the running for the 5th District Genesee County Commissioner seat in the Nov. 3 election. Incumbent 5th District County Commissioner Mark Young, a Democrat, will seek another term this fall when he is challenged by Republican Sean Trowbridge. Here is what the candidates had to say: Mark Young, Age: 61 Education: County […]

Kautman-Jones, Folts seek 4-year term as supervisor

ATLAS TWP. — Former Supervisor Shirley Kautman- Jones, who served from 2008- 2016, wants her old job back. She will face opposition for the post, however, as she goes up against resident Justin Folts in the Nov. 3 election. Kautman-Jones, a Republican, unseated outgoing Supervisor Teresa Onica in the August primary and will now run against challenger Folts, a Democrat, […]

Four candidates running for two seats on Board of Education

GRAND BLANC — Incumbent Board of Education members James Avery Jr. and Jay Hoffman are seeking another term but will be challenged for those seats by residents Joe Johnson and Amy Facchinello. The four will square off in the Nov. 3 general election with the two top vote-getters winning the open seats on the board. Here is what the candidates […]

Consumers to cut power for 6 hours in parts of Grand Blanc, Mundy townships

GRAND BLANC TWP. –— Consumers Energy will reroute electric transmission lines in parts of southern Genesee County, resulting in a temporary power outage for more than 4,500 customers in Grand Blanc and Mundy townships. The service interruption is expected to begin at midnight Saturday, Oct. 3, and continue for about six hours. The work will help ensure delivery of safe, […]

In sports

Lady Bobcats cruise past Chemics MIDLAND — The Grand Blanc varsity volleyball team picked up a road victory at Midland on Tuesday night, winning all three sets over the Chemics, 26-24, 25-23 and 25-17. Ryleigh Winkle led the Lady Bobcats with five kills, 11 digs and 11 assists. Kate Walter had five kills and one block. — B.G. Grand Blanc […]

Peppin, Smith in race for 9th District Genesee County Commission seat

DAVISON — Residents Gary Peppin and Matthew Smith will square-off Nov. 3 to fill the 9th District Genesee County Commission seat, which represents Davison, Davison Township, Richfield Township, Forest Township, Genesee Township and Otisville. Peppin, a Democrat, and Smith, a Republican, will vie for a 2-year-term as county commissioner after the announcement earlier this year that current commissioner David Martin […]

Slezak to challenge Elkins for supervisor’s position in Davison Twp.

DAVISON TWP. — Former State Rep. Jim Slezak will vie for the job of supervisor for Davison Township when he faces incumbent Timothy Elkins for the position, Nov. 3. Elkins, a Democrat and longtime trustee on the board, was appointed to serve as supervisor in 2018 when then- Supervisor Karen Miller retired from the position mid-term. He is opposed by […]