Davison Community Schools says ‘no’ to critical race theory

DAVISON — In recent months, school districts across the country have grappled with controversy surrounding Critical Race Theory and its implementation in public schools. Locally, Davison Community Schools has taken decisive action to oppose application of the theory in the district. At the July 14 Davison School Board meeting, several school board members said that Critical Race Theory (also known […]

Clerk position to be decided by voters

Election called for Nov. 2 to fill vacancy

DAVISON TWP. — After failing to reach a consensus on an appointment to replace Clerk Mary Miller, who resigned June 1 after just six months in office, the Board of Trustees has been unable to fill the position within the designated 45 days – meaning the next clerk will be decided by voters with candidates selected by the political parties. […]

Bond project begins

Work has begun on the $18 million performing arts center at Davison High School, part of the $71.39 million bond approved by voters in March of 2020. The construction is taking place at the southwest corner of the building, originally built in 1971, and is the centerpiece of many updates and improvements at the high school and other buildings throughout […]

In brief

Smith preliminary exam postponed FLINT — A preliminary exam for Davison Board of Education member Matthew Smith has been postponed until Aug. 9. Smith is charged with a misdemeanor count after allegedly making a threatening phone call to an elected official in the Upper Peninsula in March of 2020. He was due in court Monday, but the prosecutor from Oakland […]

Pest experts ask residents to help contain the mosquito population

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Pest control experts are urging Grand Blanc Township residents to be vigilant and do their part to reduce the mosquito population. “We want to … (make) sure residents understand that, after heavy rains, wheelbarrows, kiddie pools, buckets, things of that sort cause a big issue for breeding mosquitos,” said Ashley Warner of Rose Pest Solutions. A […]

Blackmore Rowe softball wins league championship

FLUSHING — The Blackmore Rowe Insurance 10-12 girls softball team has capped off another successful season by winning its league championship. Blackmore Rowe (9-2) defeated Flushing Vision Source, 3-0, in the championship game on July 8. Two nights earlier, they advanced to the title game by knocking off First Response Restoration Services, 8-4, in the semifinal playoff game. In the […]

Doyle Rice golf scramble coming up

ATLAS TWP. — The Doyle Rice Golf Scramble will host its 9th annual golf tournament on Saturday, July 31, at the Flint Elks Lodge, 7177 E. Maple Ave. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Carriage Town Ministries as the official charity of 2021. Registration fee is $85 per player. Cash prizes and awards, dinner and drinks are included. […]

Cultural Exchange Concert comes to Flushing on July 25

FLUSHING — For the first time ever, Riverview Park will play host to a concert featuring both traditional Mexican and Filipino music. El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil & Mariachi, together with the Philippine Arts & Cultural Ensemble of Michigan (PACE-MI), will host a Cultural Exchange Concert on July 25 in Flushing. The free concert will start at 2 p.m. at the […]

City Manager launches investigation into prolonged emergency response times

FLUSHING — At the June 12 Flushing City Council meeting, City Manager Clarence Goodlein informed the council that he will be investigating the causes behind a noticeable increase in local emergency service response times. Goodlein said that according to initial data he’s collected, the average EMS Tier-1 response times within the city have increased approximately 80 percent from 5 minutes, […]

Organ donor sign-up night at Concerts in the Park

FLUSHING — Flushing Concerts in the Park will be hosting an organ donor sign-up night as part of its concert festivities on July 28. “All Directions” will be performing Big Band, Motown, R&B, and Pop music. The concert is free and starts at 7 p.m. — B.G.