Students to hold balloon release, Thursday

DAVISON — A balloon release in memory of four Davison Community Schools students who have died since March is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3 at 5:45 p.m. The event will be held at the Jack Abernathy Regional Park to allow social distancing and all in attendance have been asked to wear masks. This is not an event sanctioned by the […]

New council members, returning mayor sworn-in

DAVISON — The Davison City Council’s newly elected members were sworn in Nov. 23, along with re-elected Mayor Tim Bishop. Joining the council are new members Stacy Kalisz, Casey Clark and Jaime Stebbins. They are replacing outgoing council members Ben Callis, Leigh LaForest and Jacqui McKellar, all of whom chose not to seek another term this year. The councilmembers and […]

Construction report

Work is nearing completion in Davison Township on the new O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on Lapeer Road just west of M-15. Also, work is ongoing at the new Culver’s Restaurant on Court Street and Irish Road, in front of Menard’s.

COVID-19 surge prompts cancellation of Christmas on Main Street

DAVISON — Plans for a Christmas parade, tree lighting and downtown events have been cancelled following recent restrictions on gatherings by the state following a surge in COVID-19 cases. Just a few weeks ago the Davison Downtown Development Authority announced it was seeking financial support from the businesses on Main Street to help pay for Christmas street lighting, activities and […]

Flushing Candlewalk starts tonight with parade, tree lighting

FLUSHING — The annual Flushing Candlewalk will be kicking off tonight and continuing Friday night with a variety of activities and special holiday attractions. Activities begin tonight at 6 p.m. with the Parade of Lights and the arrival of Santa Claus, which will start at Century 21 Signature Realty on Main Street and wind through downtown Flushing to Riverview Park. […]

Ex police officer faces additional charges in Flushing Township rape case

FLUSHING TWP. — Another victim has come forward with rape accusations against former Flint City Police Officer Justin McLeod. At a press conference held on Nov. 25, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson announced nine additional charges have been brought against McLeod, who was arrested at a Flushing Township residence on Nov. 15 and charged with raping a juvenile girl. Swanson […]

Flushing Area Senior Center creates care packages for seniors

FLUSHING — In light of the COVID- 19 pandemic and current restrictions, the Flushing Area Senior Center (FASC) is creating 100 free care packages for low-income seniors in the community. The packages include various toiletries, masks, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent and fun activities. Please contact the FASC office at 810-659-4735 if you have any questions or would like to arrange […]

FCOC seeks donations for Christmas dinners

FLUSHING — With the holidays in full swing, the Flushing Christian Outreach Center (FCOC) is asking for the community’s help to provide Christmas dinners and necessary items this winter. Terry Bigelow, FCOC program manager, said that the center needs around $1,000 in donations to cover costs for Christmas ham dinners and fixings for clients. FCOC is also in need of […]

Burton area schools move ahead with remote learning

BURTON — Local schools are onboard with remote learning plans following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s orders on Nov. 15 to close classrooms and return to virtual learning. Atherton, Bentley, Bendle and Kearsley schools all moved to remote learning formats after the governor announced schools would have to close Nov. 18 due to a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths statewide. The […]

Christmas cheer

Burton Fire Station No. 1, 2029 E. Bristol Rd., and the adjoining city park are both decorated for the holiday season. Volunteers led by City Councilwoman Tina Conley put up the decorations recently and they were lit nightly starting after Thanksgiving. The city is also having a home Christmas decorating contest. For details visit the city’s website at or […]