2021-03-18 E-Edition

World War II vets celebrate 100th birthdays together



FLINT TWP. — World War II veterans Vern Wilson and Grover Good have much more in common than just their military service: they also happen to live in the same senior living complex and share the same birthdays. Wilson and Good, who both turned 100-years-old on Tuesday, received a special birthday tribute* from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and the […]

Genesee County Health Department announces expansion of registration for COVID-19 vaccines

GENESEE COUNTY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will open to all individuals aged 16 years or older with a medical condition on March 22. All age groups aged 16 years or older are eligible to receive COVID-19 the vaccine on April 5. Currently, the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) receives the Moderna and Janssen Johnson & […]

Teen golfer looking forward to playing in tournament at Augusta



GRAND BLANC — A Grand Blanc Township teen will fulfill one of her biggest dreams when she steps onto the lush, emerald grounds of Augusta National Golf Club. Kate Brody is one of 80 young golfers from across the country to qualify for the 2021 Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals. The Golf Channel will broadcast the competition, which takes […]

City pulls in reins on charitable solicitations



GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc City Council is tightening up the guidelines for charitable solicitations in public places. Amendments to the city’s solicitation ordinance will limit charitable collections to one intersection at a time, and one charity per day. The changes also give police Chief Brian Lipe the authority to approve the location based on public safety. “With those […]

GBCS officials rush to resume face-to-face instruction on March 22



GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Community Schools administrators are scrambling to work out some of the details of a return to school plan ahead of a March 22 deadline. The district stands to lose out on about $1 million in supplemental money from the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Fund if it doesn’t offer at least 20 hours of face-to-face […]

Village to seek loan refinancing

GOODRICH — Village officials will shop around for a better interest rate on the Rural Development loan taken out through the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2003. The loan paid for the village offices. The USDA recommended refinancing in an effort to reduce the 4.250 percent interest rate the village currently is paying, according to village Administrator Sheri Wilkerson. About […]

In brief

Roundabout set for July GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission is set to begin construction on a new roundabout on Grand Blanc Road at Embury Road in July. In addition to installing the roundabout, construction crews will rebuild Grand Blanc Road between Dort Highway and the city limits of Grand Blanc. — L.R. Medical marijuana licensing hearing […]

Officials look into placing DPW supervisor under council rule



DAVISON — Eleven years ago the city council voted 5-2 to repeal an ordinance creating the position of director of the Department of Public Works, thus eliminating the job and the fact the council had control over hiring and firing of the position. In the wake of that decision, then-council members established the position of DPW supervisor, which answered directly […]

DAR salutes D&W Awning for proud flag display



DAVISON TWP. — Raised the day after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the giant American flag that proudly flies over D&W Windows and Awning, 8068 E. Court St., has become an icon in Genesee County. That display of love for the country, long recognized as a landmark by people driving by on I-69, has been officially recognized as a […]