2020-11-26 E-Edition

County Clerk defends election results in Genesee County, Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Clerk John Gleason and Flint Township Clerk Kathy Funk held a joint press conference on Thursday to defend local election results and address claims of voter fraud in the state of Michigan. During the briefing, Gleason applauded area clerks and election workers for spending long hours tallying a record turnout of absentee and in-person ballots […]

Local hospitals nearing capacity

All to continue with elective surgeries – for now

GENESEE COUNTY — The three local hospitals – Ascension Genesys, McLaren Flint and Hurley Medical Center – are all operating at near capacity with the recent surge in coronavirus patients. Still, each hospital is still providing services, including elective surgeries, and will for as long as they are able, according to spokespersons for each facility. Christine Bergman, marketing communications manager […]

14th Avenue Boutique ready for business

A ribbon cutting was held recently for the 14th Avenue Boutique, 8240 Embury Rd., in Grand Blanc. The owner is Noelle McVeigh, pictured left of Grand Blanc Chamber President Jet Kilmer (center) and immediately to the right of Kilmer is Grand Blanc Township Clerk Cathy Lane. The business is mostly online at www.14thavenueboutique.com but maintains some hours at her home, […]

Developer, city debate marijuana sales; automotive service off the table at former Kmart site

GRAND BLANC — The owner of the former Kmart/Farmer Jack property says he agrees with city officials who feel that automotive-related businesses aren’t a good fit for the neighborhood, but he’s not keen on their notion to prohibit marijuana sales within the Planned Unit Development. Doraid Markus, owner of Bloomfield-based Markus Management Group, appeared before the City Council on Wednesday, […]

Grand Blanc Twp. Master Plan identifies goals for future development, improvements

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township residents will get a chance to weigh in on updates to the township’s Master Plan prior to final approval in December. The plan acts as a pattern for guiding development and future land use. The most recent updates direct more attention to the northern gateway area at “the point,” generally identified as Dort […]

City hall closed to visitors

GRAND BLANC — The City of Grand Blanc administrative offices will be closed to the public until Tuesday, Dec. 8, due to the recent state Department of Health and Human Services emergency orders. People who have business with the city may make an appointment by calling 810-694-1118. City employees will continue to report to the office. All payments and documents […]

FISH has ‘phenomenal’ food collection

GRAND BLANC — FISH of Grand Blanc volunteers were blown away by the outpouring of concern from the community members who contributed to the annual Feed a Bus food drive Saturday, Nov. 21. “It was phenomenal, with a capital P,” said FISH President Barb Smith. Last year, donors filled a school bus with food and personal care items. This year, […]

Sworn In

The Davison Township Board of Trustees were sworn in Nov. 20 during a private, socially distanced ceremony at the Davison Township Municipal Offices, 1280 N. Irish Rd. Outgoing Clerk Cindy Shields swore in newly elected Supervisor Jim Slezak, Clerk Mary Miller, Treasurer Tim Green and Trustee Lori Tallman. Also sworn in following his re-election was Trustee Matthew Karr. Pictured, from […]

Chamber closes office, but remains active in Davison

DAVISON — The Davison Area Chamber of Commerce has closed its office on W. Flint Street, but the organization is still at work in the community. Director LaDawn Hastings said the Chamber had been talking about leaving its office and was considering other options, including a move to Main Street and the option of not having an office at all. […]