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Sovita Credit Union announces YE$ to People classroom giveaway

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

GENESEE COUNTY – Sovita Credit Union will award 25 local teachers $100 grants through nominations by their peers. This initiative is part of a larger YE$ to People campaign Sovita Credit Union launched last July during their rebrand from Flint Area School Employees Credit Union. The campaign continues to support local causes that advance education and healthcare. Sovita will award […]

Township to seek loan for demolition of properties

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees agreed Monday to apply for a $37,500 loan to pay for demolition of eight condemned properties. The township will enter into a loan agreement with the Genesee County Land Bank to fund demolition of properties that have been foreclosed on and now are in the possession of the Genesee County Treasurer. […]

Results of ground water testing at Bishop Airport ‘encouraging’

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees learned at its Monday meeting that three new monitoring wells on the old landfill site at Bishop International Airport recently tested at nondetectable levels of groundwater contamination. Paul Bucholtz of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy said groundwater monitor wells look at the shallow water atop the clay […]

Bricks Flicks brings an American classic movie to the big screen

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

According to the Back to the Bricks event guide, this is the tenth anniversary of one of the favorite features of the Back to the Bricks week, Bricks Flicks, where local cruisers and movie fans gather at the U.S.-23 Drive-in theater on Fenton Road. Theater-goers and cruisers alike slipped back in time with the showing of the 1973 film “American […]

Anderson completes treasurers training

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Treasurer Lisa R. Anderson has completed the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association 2019 Basic Institute. Basic Institute is the cornerstone of the MMTA educational program. It is designed to enhance the overall job performance of treasury professionals in small and large municipalities. Graduates complete 100 hours of instruction on topics covering all aspects of municipal treasury. […]

Flash flooding leads to sewer discharge into Flint River

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

FLINT — Officials with the Genesee County Health Department and the City of Flint have reported that a mixture of sewage and stormwater has leaked into the Flint River from the City of Flint’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. In a press release, Flint officials said a discharge of sewage was triggered by sudden flash flooding on Saturday, Aug. 17. Heavy rainfall […]

Veterans Business Outreach meet the lenders

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

FLINT — If you are a veteran entrepreneur or existing business owner seeking financing options, Veterans Business Outreach Centers is holding an event that can help you find lenders who will take your business to the next level. Whether you have a great idea for a business or you’re looking to expand your current business, VetBiz Central can help. Meet […]

In brief

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

Public hearing scheduled for police grant FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday scheduled a public hearing on the Police Department accepting a 2019 Justice Assistance Grant. The public hearing will take place during the board’s Sept. 3 meeting. Eligible law enforcement agencies in Genesee County have been awarded a cumulative grant of $160,353. The municipalities awarded […]

MCC President to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

FLINT –— Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea will receive the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award at a public reception at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center on Sept. 6. Dr. Walker-Griffea is one of six alumni to be recognized as Distinguished Alumni . In addition to the Friday reception, the honorees also be honored […]

Sports are point of pride, camaraderie for Flint & Genesee

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 22, 2019

This weekend, runners and walkers from all over Genesee County, Michigan and the world will gather together for the 43rd Annual HAP Crim Festival of Races. There’s something energizing about the event, which draws approximately 50,000 people to Flint each year—and you don’t have to wear a race bib to experience it. If you’ve ever stood along the 10-mile-long blue […]