2021-04-22 E-Edition

Genesee County 911 seeks voter approval for surcharge renewal

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County 911 Central Dispatch Authority is seeking voter support this spring to help keep its emergency services fully funded for the next five years. At the May 4 special election, Genesee County voters will decide whether to support a surcharge renewal on all landline, wireless and voice over internet protocol service devices to fund 911 […]

Prosecutor Leyton, Voices for Children director receive awards for assisting crime victims

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton and leading Flint area child advocate Claudnyse Holloman have both received recognition for their work with victims of crime. On Monday, Leyton and Holloman were honored with an awards ceremony outside the Genesee County Courthouse to coincide with National Crime Victims Rights Week. Leyton received the Champion for Crime Victims Award, while Holloman, […]

Atlas Twp. voters face 2 local millage renewal requests

ATLAS TWP. — Atlas Township voters planning to cast ballots in the Tuesday, May 4, election should double-check the location of their precinct’s polls. With election officials expecting a much lower turn-out, despite four millage proposals this time around, the usual four precincts have been reduced to two. In February, the township board voted to combine Precincts 1 and 3 […]

Klochack throws no-hitter as Bobcats earn 2 wins at Clarkston

GRAND BLANC — Kendall Klochack delivered a brilliant performance in the circle on Monday, April 13, throwing a no-hitter to lead the Grand Blanc Bobcats past Clarkston 12-0 with Carson Kuhlman behind the plate. Klochack allowed zero hits and zero runs over the five innings while striking out 11 and walking zero. The Bobcats secured the victory thanks to seven […]

Track and field finishes in 5th place

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Boys Track and Field Team finished in fifth place of seven teams at the Shake Off the Rust Invitational, April 15 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. The meet was put on there by Davison High School, due to construction at their home site. This was the first meet for the young Bobcat team featuring many […]

Bond refinancing saves Grand Blanc schools $2.6 million

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Community Schools Board of Education and administration is saving the district’s taxpayers more than $2 million in bond principal and interest. April 6, district officials finalized the details for refinancing a portion of the 2013 bonds, which will result in an estimated total gross savings of $2.619 million, Superintendent Clarence Garner said. “We are […]

GB grad to present original designs in Threads fashion show

MT. PLEASANT — Millicent Briggs, a 2017 graduate of Grand Blanc High School, is one of the featured student designers in this year’s Central Michigan University Threads Fashion Show. The 2021 show will be aired via livestream on April 24. Tickets are available at http:// threadsfashionshowcmu.com. Briggs, a senior at CMU, teamed up with fellow senior Morgan Collins to put […]

Freeman to retire as police chief in June

Rendon considering offer by township board

DAVISON TWP. — Police Chief Rick Freeman will retire effective June 30, prompting the Board of Trustees to seek internal applicants for the job. Freeman announced his retirement after more than 30 years in law enforcement, 25 of those years with the Davison Township Police Department, the past nine years as chief. “I rose through the ranks here, blazed a […]

Fortune becomes newest Davison Township police officer

DAVISON TWP. — The newest police officer in Davison Township is certainly no stranger to the community. Blayne Fortune, 24, a 2015 graduate of Davison High School, has been hired as a full-time police officer in Davison Township. A graduate of Central Michigan University and the police academy in Lansing, Fortune has served a year and a half with the […]