2020-12-10 E-Edition

Hope for the holidays

Genesee County prepares for COVID-19 vaccine deliveries



GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Health Department has selected six school districts to serve as potential COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites. Last week, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners tentatively approved a memorandum of agreement between the health department and Flint, Davison, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Lake Fenton and Mt. Morris schools, which will enable each district to host vaccination pod […]

Pink Night Palooza raises big money for Hurley cancer patients



FLINT — Pink Night Palooza had to go virtual this year, but that didn’t stop donors from raising major funds for local cancer patients. Over the weekend, Hurley Medical Center announced that $191,864.12 has been raised for its Breast Cancer Navigation Fund. Fundraising totals include money raised by the 12th Annual Pink Night Palooza presented by Hurley Medical Center and […]

Hey, Santa

Perched atop a Grand Blanc Fire Department fire engine, Santa Claus made a special appearance in the City of Grand Blanc over the weekend. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on traditional holiday events, such as the tree lighting ceremony, but the firefighters and the Jolly Ol’ Elf didn’t want to disappoint the local kids, so they improvised. Since […]

Holiday lighting display opens at Bicentennial Park on Dec. 11



GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Parks and Recreation crew has been busy stringing thousands of twinkle lights in Bicentennial Park for the annual holiday light display. The drive-through event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11; Saturday, Dec. 12; Friday, Dec. 18; and Saturday, Dec. 19. Visitors may access the park at […]

Grand Reserve residents show some love to township police



GRAND BLANC TWP. — The residents of Grand Blanc Township’s Grand Reserve neighborhood wanted to do something special this holiday season to show the local police officers how much they value all the support the department provides. “We are a senior community, so we often have emergency vehicles in here,” said resident Mary Ann Emick. “We have a lot of […]

Flower power

With all of the uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the requisite safety measures, the Rotary Club of Grand Blanc had considered foregoing the annual poinsettia sales this year. Instead, they pressed on, realizing the fundraiser would allow them to continue their support for community projects like FISH, literacy programs, school programs, the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce’s Special […]

School district gearing up for new auditorium construction

Board receives update on bond projects


DAVISON — Work is expected to start next summer on a new performing arts center at Davison High School, but in the meantime, there are plenty of other bond-related projects to be completed before that work can begin. Superintendent Kevin Brown reported to the Board of Education, Dec. 7, that construction of the new auditorium will begin in the summer […]

Smith named township deputy clerk, remains under investigation for alleged threat



DAVISON TWP. — Newly elected Clerk Mary Miller has named school board member Matthew Smith as the township deputy clerk. Smith, who recently ran and lost his bid for 9th District Genesee County Commissioner to Gary Peppin (D-Davison), said he was offered the position by Miller and “thought it was a great opportunity.” The board met in a special Zoom […]