2021-01-21 E-Edition

Vaccine Drive-Thru

Volunteers assist people at a drive-through COVID vaccination clinic in Grand Blanc held Jan. 16 at the Perry Innovation Center. About 500 Genesee County residents were able to get the Pfizer vaccine. See page 3 in today’s Genesee County View for details.

Former governor, officials charged in Flint Water Crisis

Snyder facing willful neglect of duty charges for role in water scandal

GENESEE COUNTY — Former Gov. Rick Snyder was arraigned Jan. 14 in Genesee County 67th District Court on two misdemeanor charges of willful neglect of duty while his administration oversaw Flint in emergency management that led to the city’s lead-tainted water crisis. The charges against Snyder, both misdemeanors, each carry a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a […]

Health department, county officials attempt to tackle vaccine shortage

GENESEE COUNTY — As COVID- 19 vaccination ramps up across the state, the Genesee County Health Department (GCDH) wants to make sure that more vaccines become readily available for county residents. At a press conference held on Jan. 13, officials said that the county is facing a major shortage of COVID-19 vaccines. Despite having the fourth highest death total among […]

Hospital staff surprised with homemade sweet treat donation

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A special delivery was received at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc Township on Tuesday, Jan. 12: boxes of individually-wrapped, homemade cookies with inspirational messages from local students. The cookies were distributed to staff caring for COVID patients. Hospital chaplains delivered 300 cookies throughout the hospital and heard many positive comments about the thoughtfulness of the […]

About 500 people receive COVID vaccines at drive-through clinic

GRAND BLANC — About 500 Genesee County residents can begin to return to a more normal lifestyle after receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at a drive-through clinic set up Saturday at the Perry Innovation Center in Grand Blanc. About 500 others received the Pfizer inoculation Thursday at Northwestern High School in Flint. The vaccines were available by appointment for people 65 years […]

West Middle School student wins 42nd annual MLK essay contest

GRAND BLANC — Alessa Lo’Ree, an 8th-grader at Grand Blanc West Middle School, is the winner of the 42nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contested sponsored by Mott Community College. Lo’Ree read her essay, “A Forgotten Dream,” at a virtual MLK tribute event themed “We Cannot Walk Alone” on Thursday, Jan. 14. The event raises money to support the […]

Cardinals crush Rockford, advance to state final in Detroit

DAVISON — The Davison Cardinals are heading back to Detroit to defend their D-1 state championship after rolling through the state semifinal on Saturday. Davison (11-0) kept its undefeated season alive with a 27-3 win over the Rockford Rams (9-1) in Rockford. The Cardinals were once again propelled by a strong defensive effort, holding the Rams to a field goal […]

Davison Township receives clean audit report

DAVISON TWP. — Auditors offered praise to the township for what they consider an accurate annual audit, one that reflects officials who stayed on top of things to keep accounts in the black. Pamela Hill and Chris Gilbert, auditors from Plante Moran, gave the audit report to the board at its Dec. 11 meeting. The report showed an “unmodified opinion” […]

Richfield Township planning ditching project in 2021

RICHFIELD TWP. — Township Supervisor Joe Madore said road work has been on the township’s to-do list the past 5-7 years, but this year it’s a ditching project that will take center stage. Madore said the township will work in conjunction with the Genesee County Road Commission this summer for a ditching project on Hubbard Road to alleviate flooding in […]