In brief

Absentee ballots are ready

FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kim Courts has announced that absentee ballots are now available for the March 12 special primary election. Ballot applications are available on the township website or can be picked up at the township hall during normal business hours.

The election is being held to fill the Michigan State Senate 27th District seat vacated when John Gleason was elected Genesee County Clerk. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Top vote-getters in the primary will move on to the special election on May 7. — R.S.

FANG makes big return on investment

FLINT TWP. — The township has received a check from the Flint Area Narcotics Group (F.A.N.G) for nearly $41,000 in drug forfeiture money, Police Chief George Sippert reported to the township board Monday night.

The refund helps offset the cost of dues paid to participate in the drug-fighting effort. Sippert said he looked back over the years and tallied that since 2001, F.A.N.G. has returned to the township nearly $210,000 in drug forfeiture money. He said it is a credit to the F.A.N.G command staff and to the township officer working with F.A.N.G. who are doing their part to help offset costs. — R.S.

Tool store has weekend tent sales all year

FLINT TWP. — Five tent sales for Harbor Freight Tools have been approved by the township board for the rest of the year. The first sale is coming up March 8-10 in the parking lot in front of the store a 4333 Miller Rd. It will take place from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, Other approved dates are June 7-9, Aug. 23-25, Oct. 11-13 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Compliance and safety inspections take place before each sale. — R.S.

Ortonville non-profit holding silent auction

GRAND BLANC — A3Hunger, an Ortonville non-profit; that’s mission is to feed the hungry within our community and abroad, is proud to announce that we will be hosting our first “Empty Bowls” Soup and Silent Auction, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. This event will be hosted at the Grand Blanc Middle School East, 6601 Perry St. Grand Blanc.

Details: Call 248-342-3934. — G.G.

Mom 2 Mom sale at Holy Rosary

GENESEE TWP. — Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5199 Richfield Ra.d, will hold a Mom 2 Mom Sale March 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, table rental available for $20 per table. Featured items include gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, strollers and pack ‘n plays. The sale is sponsored by St. Patrick’s Guild and the Holy Rosary Child Development Center.

Details: Call 810-736-6260 or e-mail — G.G.

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