2021-02-04 E-Edition

Raising up Rosie

Back to the Bricks and the Flint Women’s Forum unveiled a new Rosie the Riveter statue at Flint Bishop International Airport on Jan. 29. From left, Amber Taylor, Back to the Bricks Executive Director and Gary Fisher, Vice President of the Genesee County Historical Society. See page 13 for more.

County addresses change in vaccine distribution



GENESEE COUNTY — County officials are optimistic that recent changes to nationwide COVID-19 vaccine distribution will help reach vulnerable populations in Genesee County. Dr. Pamela Hackert, Medical Health Officer for Genesee County, announced on Jan. 26 that the federal government is rolling out a new distribution system based on population numbers and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) social vulnerability […]

Mental health millage, 911 surcharge to be placed on May ballot



GENESEE COUNTY — After a long Presidential Election cycle in 2020, voters will now be facing two countywide proposal requests at the upcoming May 4 special election. At its Jan. 27 meeting, Genesee County Commissioners approved ballot language for a new Community Mental Health Millage and a 911 surcharge renewal for the Genesee County 911 Central Dispatch. The mental health […]

GBHS senior selected as candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholars program

GRAND BLANC — Shriya Yarlagadda, a senior at Grand Blanc High School, is one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year. She is the daughter of Sreekanth and Himabindu Yarlagadda. Grand Blanc schools Superintendent Clarence Garner said, “Oh […]

Planning Commission to consider easing restrictions on drive-through restaurants



GRAND BLANC — Years ago, the Grand Blanc Planning Commission sought to curb the proliferation of drive-through restaurants in the central business district. Now, the regulations they put in place to accomplish that endeavor are being reconsidered. “We have had a lot of discussion and a whole lot of inquiries,” said planner Brian Borden. “The last year has really intensified […]

Tree protection ordinance changes still pending



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township officials continue to struggle with proposed amendments to a part of the zoning ordinance that regulates tree removal. The issue has been volleyed back and forth between the township Board of Trustees and Planning Commission for months as officials walk a fine line between preserving trees that cannot be replaced, and respecting the […]

COVID vaccine celebration

Residents and staff of Charter Senior Living of Davison, 10222 Lapeer Rd., decided to hold a celebration for the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine to the facility on Jan. 27. It was a Mardi Gras party for seniors and staff while vaccines were administered. Both resident and staff received vaccinations and masks were required of all participants.

Superintendent to write letter supporting Let Them Play movement



DAVISON — The superintendent of Davison schools will write a letter to lawmakers in Lansing and prepare a resolution for the board of education to approve, both in support of the Let Them Play movement which is seeking to have the state resume high school winter sports before the planned Feb. 21 reopening. Superintendent Kevin Brown said Feb. 1 he […]

Rowe Professional Services presents infrastructure overview to council



DAVISON — City Engineer Leanne Panduren, with Rowe Professional Services, presented an overview of the city’s streets, sanitary sewer and water at the city council’s Jan. 25 meeting. The infrastructure review gave council members some insight into what priorities they will need to focus on moving ahead and some of the costs facing the city in the future. According to […]