2021-07-22 E-Edition

GDL headquarters formally dedicated in honor of Bill Delaney

FLINT — William F. Delaney’s legacy lives on in many ways, and as a testament to his service to the Genesee County community, the Genesee District Library officially dedicated the headquarters building in his honor. Monday, local dignitaries gathered at the William F. Delaney Headquarters Library, 4195 W. Pasadena Ave., in Flint, for the longawaited dedication ceremony. “This humbles both […]

Three arrested on child porn, sex abuse charges

MT. MORRIS — Three people have been arrested in Genesee County for allegedly facilitating the sexual exploitation of a minor. Around the July 4th holiday, the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) investigated a case involving a trade of child pornography for sex in Mt. Morris. According to Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson, Jerome Chene of Washington Township in Macomb […]

22nd annual Grand Blanc Art Fair coming up

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Arts Council will present the 22nd annual Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 1, at Physicians Park in Grand Blanc. Several local and statewide artists will be on hand to display their work in jewelry, painting, watercolor, ceramics, woven art and constructions. What great fun to […]

Sheriff releases more details on Atlas Township homicide

ATLAS TWP. — Genesee County Sheriff’s detectives continue to reach out to the public for help in finding the person responsible for the shooting death of Jesse James Byars. Byars, 34, had been at Outdoor Adventures in Richfield Township in the hours before his remains were discovered in a field in Atlas Township early in the morning on Sunday, July […]

Gale Road rehab starts July 26

ATLAS TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission will begin a road rehabilitation project on Gale Road between Green and McCandlish roads on Monday, July 26. The work zone will be closed to through traffic. The posted detour route is Baldwin Road, Saginaw Road/Saginaw Street, Perry Road and Gale Road. The anticipated date of re-opening is Oct. 1. Motorists are […]

Free community concert rescheduled

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Due to forecasted storms, the free community concert that was scheduled for Thursday, July 15, near the sledding hill at Bicentennial Park was rescheduled for one week later, Thursday, July 22. The concert will be at the same time, 6:30 p.m. to 8p.m. The band Crosswalk will perform some of your favorite hits, oldies, soft rock, […]

Grand Blanc Twp. board seeks public input on trustee wages

GRAND BLANC TWP. — After months of research, discussion and committee meetings, the Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees expects to decide on a trustee wage increase next week. “This is such a thorny issue because it’s us,” said Trustee Joel Feick. “No board really feels comfortable … raising our own wages. But I think, since it’s been that long, […]

Flint & Genesee showing signs of forward momentum

The VIEW from here

The economy is recovering, driven in large part by consumer spending and aid from the federal government. Many businesses have reopened, unemployment is trending downward, the housing market is strong, travel and tourism are on the rise, COVID-19 cases are declining, and slowly, more people are getting vaccinated, although not nearly enough. As our local economy reopens, we are seeing […]

Letter-writer supports stand against CRT

I am pleased that school board member, Matthew Smith, stood against Critical Race Theory at the last meeting of the school board and that it will not be a part of the school’s curriculum. From what I can understand of the theory is that it wants to emphasize and exaggerate the differences that race makes in our lives. It wants […]