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NWS confirms tornado touched down in Clayton Township

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

CLAYTON TWP. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Clayton Township on Saturday, July 24. Wind speeds were clocked around 100 miles per hour as the EF-1 twister cut nearly a two-mile swath through the northern sector of the township, according to NWS Meteorologist Megan Varcie. The tornado was estimated at 200 yards wide, […]

County clerk looks to crack down on campaign finance violations

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

FLINT — Genesee County Clerk John Gleason is once again taking aim at politicians and candidates who have racked up campaign finance penalties in recent years. At a July 22 press conference, Gleason said that the county is owed more than $134,000 in unpaid campaign finance fees and fines. Altogether, 43 current officeholders, past candidates and political action committees in […]

New Century Chorale seeking singers

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

GRAND BLANC — New Century Chorale is entering its 28th year and is looking for new members to help make beautiful choral music and enrich the Grand Blanc community. People who have sung in a church or high school choir will fit right in and have an enjoyable time. New Century Chorale is a local, adult community choir of 40 […]

Jury convicts man of 2018 fatal strangulation

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said a jury convicted a 50-year old man of murder in the 2018 death of 53-year old Ranee McKelvey of Grand Blanc Township. David Reed was found guilty of second degree murder, preparing to commit arson to a dwelling, and third degree animal cruelty related to the Feb. 11, 2018, strangulation death of […]

Woman wins $1 million vaccination sweepstakes

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

GRAND BLANC — A Grand Blanc woman was the winner of the $1 million MI Shot to Win sweepstakes. LaTonda Anderson entered the drawing after she and her husband received the COVID-19 vaccination at Northwestern High School. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” Anderson said as state officials presented her with a check. “This is awesome. “I am a believer, […]

Grid president proposes plan to extend trail on Grand Blanc Road

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Friends of the Grand Blanc Grid have a vision for extending the non-motorized trail near Bicentennial Park, and they’re hoping to work with state and local officials to accomplish their goal. The plan involves installing a pathway with a pedestrian bridge along Grand Blanc Road south of the park from the entrance westward. The project […]

Save the Date

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

Art fair GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Arts Council will present the 22nd annual Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 1, at Physicians Park. State and local artists will display and sell jewelry, paintings, watercolors, ceramics, woven art and constructions. Food vendors, silent auction, GBAC member artwork and local musicians. Sponsored […]

In brief

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

Neighborhood Watch meetings considered a success BURTON — Mayor Duane Haskins said there have been two Community Neighborhood Watch meetings held so far since the city launched the new effort early this summer, and he said the meetings have had “great attendance.” “We’re hoping to get more people to show up,” he told the council, July 19. Meetings are held […]

Davison Market’s All-Day Craft Show

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Farmers Market will be hosting a Craft Show on July 31, starting at 9 a.m. and running until close. Rain or shine, the market will be full of vendors inside and outside displaying their artistic handicrafts for indoor and outdoor decorating. If interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Sandy at 810-412-5883 or go to […]

Davison schools to resume Aug. 16, mask won’t be required

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

DAVISON — In a letter to parents recently, Davison Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Brown said classes will resume for the 2021- 22 school year on Aug. 16 – and the district will no longer require that masks be worn as part of COVID-19 guidelines. Brown said the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Michigan Department of […]