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MHSAA releases phased-in competition plan for fall sports

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

GENESEE COUNTY—The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has approved a new round of guidelines regarding the launch of school sports in the fall. On July 29, the MHSAA’s Representative Council adopted a plan to phase in competition for fall sports, while deterring the spread of COVID-19. The Council affirmed that lower-risk sports—including cross country, Lower Peninsula girls golf, Lower […]

Furyk wins Ally Challenge in Champions Tour debut

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Jim Furyk made the most of his PGA Champions Tour debut by winning the 3rd Annual Ally Challenge presented by McLaren at Warwick Hills. Furyk, who won the 2003 Buick Open at Warwick Hills, finished 14 under par and carded a bogey-free final round of 68 on Sunday to win by two strokes over Retief Goosen […]

County seats and judgeships decided in primary

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

*Updated* GENESEE COUNTY – Voters decided Tuesday among candidates for several seats in Genesee County government, with the winners of those matchups going on to the Nov. 3 general election. In the race for Genesee County Sheriff, Chris Swanson was the winner of the Democratic primary, taking a massive 38,623 votes. Flint Police Chief Phil Hart received 8,464 votes, while […]

Nicklaus visits Warwick Hills for Ally Challenge pre-tournament coverage

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

GRAND BLANC TWP. — PGA Tour legend Jack Nicklaus paid a visit to Warwick Hills to help promote the 3rd Annual Ally Challenge presented by McLaren. Nicklaus, an 18-time major champion and World Golf Hall of Famer, participated in a pre-tournament press conference last Wednesday to kick off Ally Challenge festivities. He said that he was excited to be part […]

Grand Blanc council approves ‘artsy’ beautification plans

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc City Council has approved a master plan for beautification. “The welcome signs and wayfinding signs are probably most exciting part of the plan,” said Assistant City Manager Christina Irwin. “We will also install more benches and place them where people are apt to walk more. We will be improving the streetscape. We’re also looking […]

Matilda Rizik still going strong at 100

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

GRAND BLANC — Matilda Rizik left for work Friday morning expecting it to be just another day at the law offices of Rizik and Rizik. Was she ever surprised to find cars lined up around the building, and so many people waiting to wish her a happy birthday. Rizik turned 100 years old on Sunday, Aug. 2. She still works […]

Incumbents trail in Grand Blanc Twp. primary voting

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Following the abrupt dismissal of Superintendent Dennis Liimatta in June, some Grand Blanc Township residents called for a shakeup in the local government. Whether their influence or some other factor motivated voters, it appears that some big changes are in store. As of press time, incumbent Clerk Cathy Lane, who has served 30 years on the […]

Culvers coming to Davison Township

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

DAVISON TWP. — The planning commission has approved the rezoning of 1.6 acres at Irish Road and Court Street, on the Menard’s site, for construction of a Culver’s restaurant. Supervisor Tim Elkins said approval of the Culver’s project is the culmination of nearly five years of negotiations with the national chain to bring one of its restaurants to the township. […]

Primary sets up township races for Nov. 3 election

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

DAVISON AREA — Voters will go to the polls Aug. 4 to pick candidates who will go on to the general election in November for local races in Davison and Richfield townships. Here are the races to be decided in the primary election: Davison Township Board of Trustees For the position of clerk, Democrats Bobby Bingley and Noble Hart III […]

Plan to remove dirt pile may take longer than expected

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | August 06, 2020

DAVISON TWP. — A plan to use 350,000 cubic yards of dirt and clay leftover from the excavation of Lake Callis to put a cap on the Richfield Landfill has hit a minor snag but will still move ahead as planned. Davison Township Supervisor Tim Elkins said the plan, funded by the state of Michigan with a $1.1 million grant, […]