Help & Hope

2021-04-29 E-Edition

Community clean-up

Flint Township kicked off its community clean-up campaign on Saturday morning near the Sear’s parking lot off Linden Road. Volunteers picked up trash between the Genesee Valley Center and Linden Lane Apartments, combing through the fields and filling well over a dozen trash bags. As part of the township’s clean-up efforts, organizers and Flint Township officials are reminding residents to […]

Voters to decide countywide mental health millage, 911 surcharge

GENESEE COUNTY — A special election will be held May 4 with polls opening at 7 a.m. countywide for voters to consider a mental health millage and a telephone bill surcharge renewal for 911 services. Voters in the Bendle Community Schools district will also consider a renewal of the current 17.9586 mills levy on all property and the approval of […]

GCCARD receives federal funds to assist renters, landlords during pandemic

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) has received $12,085,085 in federal funds to help tenants facing pandemic-related hardships avoid eviction, while also ensuring landlords can recoup owed rent through the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program. Qualifying individuals can receive assistance for up to 12 months of rental arrears and three months of projected rental […]

MCC site for COVID-19 vaccination station

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will be the site of a COVID Vaccination Station beginning Thursday and Friday, April 29-30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Event Center on the main campus in Flint by appointment only. Make an appointment at forms.gle/AWfZsCMCqgc81NZm9. The Vaccination Station is a collaboration between the Genesee County Health Department, Michigan Health Clinics […]

Atlas FD receives donations for safety equipment



Atlas Township Fire Department Lt. Gary Schafer and Chief Steve Bullen accepted checks from Good Times in Goodrich and Hannah’s Legacy. Jenny McKenzie and Jeff Dawley presented the donations to the fire department. ATLAS TWP. — The Atlas Township Fire Department received a welcome surprise last week when two local organizations donated close to $1,000 toward the purchase of new […]

Goodrich council postpones action on medical marijuana ordinance



GOODRICH –— The Village of Goodrich council has indefinitely postponed action on a proposed medical marijuana caregiver registration ordinance. The ordinance is identical to that which the Atlas Township Board of Trustees approved in January, and which is currently under consideration in Grand Blanc Township. Residents who appeared for a public hearing at the April 12 council meeting, and others […]

ELGA Credit Union hosts ribbon cutting at newest branch

GRAND BLANC TWP. — ELGA Credit Union, along with its board of directors, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its newest branch. The event took place Friday at the credit union’s 14th branch, located on Grand Pointe Blvd. and Hill Road in Grand Blanc Township. Construction continues on the 11.5- acre site as the credit […]

Police report larcenies from unlocked vehicles

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Police Department was urging area residents to lock the doors of their vehicles. The agency reported on social media that officers, in recent days, have taken several complaints about larcenies from vehicles. In all cases, the vehicles were left unlocked. Police say similar larcenies have been reported in surrounding communities. In addition […]