Installation of new coaster climber at park expected July or August



DAVISON — The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint gave a grant of $1,232.56 to the City of Davison from the Justin M. Jury Fund, The Davison Community Fund and the Sherri E. Stephens Fund. City Manager Andrea Schroeder said the city will use the money toward the purchase and installation of a coaster climber in […]

I Chews the Blues is back

15th annual Blues concert coming to Mojo’s Winghouse Aug. 7


RICHFIELD TWP. — After missing last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the I Chews the Blue festival is back for it’s 15th annual show, Aug. 7. The Blue festival will be held at Mojo’s Winghouse, 4300 N. State Rd., from 1-10 p.m. and will feature some of the best Blues from right here in Genesee County and as far away […]

Township adds confidentiality clauses to caregiver ordinance



FLUSHING TWP. — Flushing Township is edging closer to passing a home occupation/medical marijuana ordinance, following more rounds of changes to the ordinance language. On July 8, the Board of Trustees passed the first reading of the amended home occupation ordinance, which is in its fifth draft since being proposed in January. At the request of local medical marijuana caregivers, […]

Township recognizes longtime Planning Commission members

The Flushing Township Board of Trustees paid tribute to longtime former Planning Commission members Ronald Flowers and Gerald Doyle at the July 8 board meeting. Flowers (right), pictured alongside Flushing Township Supervisor Fred Thorsby (left), served on the Planning Commission from 1978 to Dec. 31, 2020, and was also a longtime Flushing Township trustee. Thorsby commended Flowers for being an […]

Township approves purchase of radar speed signs



FLUSHING TWP. — Flushing Township is stepping up enforcement on speeding and other traffic-related crimes with the addition of new radar speed signs. At the July 8 township board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of two portable radar speed signs for the Flushing Township Police Department at a cost of $5,000. Flushing Township Police Chief Mark Bolin […]

FHS Class of 2020 tribute statue to be unveiled July 24



FLUSHING — Flushing High School will pay tribute to graduates from the Class of 2020 by presenting a new landmark in their honor. On July 24, the school will unveil a statue outside the William H. Tunnicliff Auditorium to recognize 2020 FHS graduates for their perseverance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The dedication ceremony will be held at noon on the […]

Creekwood Dental hosts food pantry

BURTON — Creekwood Dental will hold a mobile food pantry from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24, for anyone who needs food. The event will be held in the Creekwood Dental parking lot, 1080 Creekwood Trail, in Burton. This is for anyone who needs food. If you or someone you know needs food, stop by. The Mobile Food […]

Genesee County residents urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urge residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites. Recently, mosquitos collected in the neighboring counties of Bay, Oakland, and Saginaw have tested positive for Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV) at the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories. These are the first reported positive pools […]

Council approves engineering activities for Belsay rehab

BURTON — The city council authorized the city administration to execute a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for preliminarily engineering activities for roadway rehabilitation work along Belsay Road, June 21. Council authorized Mayor Duane Haskins and City Clerk Racheal Boggs to enter into a contract on behalf of the city with MDOT for the planned rehabilitation of […]

Burton mom charged with letting 2-year-old wander off

BURTON — The 24-year-old mother of a 2-year-old child found wandering alone in the intersection of Genesee and Lapeer roads July 1 at 3:45 a.m., has been charged with a misdemeanor. The Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office charged Rachael Marie Ames with a lone count of fourth-degree child abuse after a motorist found the toddler near the intersection of Genesee and […]