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Flint Police Chief to speak to WFBA

FLINT TWP. — James Tolbert, Chief of Police for the City of Flint, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, January 21, at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Tolbert’s topics will include initiatives for 2016, violence reduction efforts and strategies for North End Community Community Crime. Also, Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller will provide a brief update on local happenings. Note that WFBA meetings are now held on Thursdays and are open to the public. — R.S.

Dancing to the oldies

FLINT TWP. — Put on your dancing shoes. The Fairlanes & The DeVilles, a ‘50s rock and roll band, will provide the entertainment for “Dance Night,” a stroll down memory lane, hosted by the Flint Township Senior Center, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 15. Tickets are $5 each and includes light refreshments. Only 100 tickets will be sold. To purchase tickets, call 810-732-6290. The center is located at 2071 S. Graham Road, just west of the I-75 freeway and south of Corunna Road. — R.S.

Church hosting Right to Life service

FLINT TWP. — Flint-area Right to Life will holds its 2016 Interdenominational Candlelight Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Friday, January 15 at Kingdom of Heaven Ministries, 2430 Dutcher Road. Lonnie Brown, the church pastor, will be the guest speaker. He is a founder of the Impact Pregnancy Resource Center and knowledgeable about the impact of abortion in the local community, especially among African-Americans, according to a press release. Details: Call 810-250-0218. — R.S.

Township hall closed Monday for holiday

FLINT TWP. — Township offices, 1490 S. Dye Road, will be closed on Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The regular township board meeting will be moved to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 19. – R.S.

Lottery scam reported

SWARTZ CREEK – Authorities were reminding residents to be wary of an old lottery scam after a Swartz Creek resident reported being swindled out of thousands of dollars.

The victim told investigators he received a letter in late December from Inter-Link Mega Lottery Inc.

The letter stated the man had won $500,000 from the International General Market Survey drawing, according to police.

The documents included a check for $7,800, and directions to deposit the check then wire the same amount to a recipient in New York to pay taxes, insurance and shipping on the winnings.

The victim later discovered that the check was fraudulent. — L.R.


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