2020-10-22 E-Edition

Dr. Mukkamala to host virtual tour of private car collection

FLINT — For the past three years, Flint surgeon Dr. Bobby Mukkamala has invited the public to view his private car collection as part of the annual Cars & Bars fundraiser. This year, Mukkamala is taking the event online to help raise funds for the Sloan Museum and the Flint Institute of Music (FIM). On Oct. 28, Mukkamala and guest […]

IGNITE program unveils new scholarship for inmates

FLINT — The Genesee County Jail will be kickstarting a new scholarship avenue for inmates in the IGNITE educational program. On Oct. 14, former University of Michigan football stars Braylon Edwards and Devin Gardner presented a $2,000 check to IGNITE on behalf of the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter and the Sports Marketing Agency in metro Detroit. The donation will help […]

Eight candidates vie for four seats on Grand Blanc Twp. board

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Eight candidates are running for four, four-year terms on the Grand Blanc Board of Trustees in the Nov. 3 election. Incumbent Joe Massey and seven residents – Joel Feick, Sarah Hugo, Paul White, Jude Rariden, Ryan Thompson, Jay Johnson and Christopher Estes – are vying for four seats on the board. Here is what the candidates […]

Revised plan for developing former Kmart site to go before Council

GRAND BLANC — A plan to bring fresh commerce to the shuttered Kmart and Farmer Jack properties has renewed momentum after the Grand Blanc City Council reviewed amendments to the site plan last week. Birmingham-based Grand Blanc Marketplace LLC and property owner Doraid Markus have proposed a new retail/office development on the 6-acre site at 12730 Saginaw Road. The property […]

In sports

Lady Bobcats continue to shine in Cross Country GRAND BLANC — The Lady Bobcats continued a season of great racing at this Saturday’s Saginaw Valley League Championships, held at the Cummings Center. Many of the athletes had standout performances, including Lola and Sophia Thomas, who claimed 1st (18:09) and 2nd (18:33) for the 3.1-mile distance. The varsity was rounded out […]

Trick-or-treat event at park to benefit Brewer cancer fund

GRAND BLANC — A “Not-So-Spooky” trick-or-treat event will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at Physician’s Park in Grand Blanc. Trick-or-treating will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. Participants are asked to donate $3 at the gate to benefit the Kelley Brewer Cancer Fund. Brewer is a long-time Grand Blanc resident. Participants will walk the trail and stop […]

Leaf collection to begin Nov. 9

GRAND BLANC — The City of Grand Blanc Department of Public Works will begin leaf collection Monday, Nov. 9. Residents are advised to rake their leaves to the curb, not in the street, as the new leaf collection machine reaches beyond the curb line. Only leaves will be collected. Brush and grass clippings will be left at the curb. The […]

Richfield Church of the Nazarene offers free Internet access for students

RICHFIELD TWP. — As students continue learning remotely, Richfield Church of the Nazarene is opening its doors to provide free Wi-Fi access for students without internet connection. Richfield is offering free high-speed internet access Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The church has five classrooms Wi-Fi ready for individual families. Room reservations can be made by […]

School board member accused of threatening phone call

Smith claims to be target of ‘political hit job’

DAVISON TWP. — A school board member and candidate for the Genesee County Board of Commissioners has been accused of making a threatening phone call to a political rival of a friend just two weeks prior to the Nov. 3 general election. Matthew Smith, who serves on the Davison Board of Education and is the Republican candidate for the 9th […]