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Genesee County Sheriff, local police join peaceful protest march in Flint Twp.

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

FLINT TWP. — When a large group of protestors marched in Flint Township over the weekend, local police chose to put down their weapons and walk with demonstrators in a show of support. On Saturday evening, several hundred people gathered at the Target store on Miller Road to protest the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died in […]

Visiting the grands

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, visits to residents of assisted living facilities have been restricted, but often accomplished through the barrier of windows. When it became obvious that residents at Brookdale Grand Blanc Assisted Living were missing their families and friends very much, and needing to see more familiar faces, the staff decided to take action by hosting a “Greet and […]

Homes are where their hearts are

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

GRAND BLANC — They say home is where the heart is. So, when flood waters swept through mid-Michigan on May 19, leaving a swath of destruction across the Sanford, Edenville, Midland and Freeland areas, it broke a lot of hearts. Now, some local folks who are experts at matching hearts to homes have mobilized to help. On Thursday, June 4, […]

Grand Blanc Twp. board advances effort to repeal tree ordinance

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Two weeks after putting the brakes on an effort to repeal the Protective Tree Ordinance, the Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees reversed their decision. “We had a special informational work session … we discussed this at length, and I know the board members who attended felt what was needed in the ordinance is covered in […]

Grand Blanc City ramps up for $1.1 million local street projects

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

GRAND BLANC — Now that spring is here, the City of Grand Blanc has begun the process of planning for its $1.1 million project for local streets reconstruction and repaving. Projects were set to begin June 1 and continue through September. The last local street project in the city was in the summer of 2017. Six streets were identified in […]

In brief

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

Bottle and Can Drive for Veterans Continues GRAND BLANC — If you missed dropping off your returnable bottles and cans last Friday, you have a second chance to do so this week. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 822, 5065 S. Saginaw St., is hosting a second day for you to clean out that garage and donate your bottles and […]

Fairy garden is labor of love for local girls

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

DAVISON — Since they were 4 years old, cousins Emma Unger and Leah Hensley have been creating a fairy garden with their grandmother, Theresa Unger. It started as what Theresa calls “girl time” with her granddaughters but has evolved into an annual event which allows the girls, now 9, to get creative while having fun with their grandmother. “We started […]

Teen killed in early morning pedestrian/ train accident

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

DAVISON — A 17-year-old man died early Sunday from injuries sustained when he was struck by a train while attempting to cross the railroad tracks near Main Street. The accident happened May 31 at approximately 4:16 a.m., Davison City Police along with the Davison Township and Richfield Township Police Departments and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 […]

Board approves DHS restoration project

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

DAVISON — The Davison Board of Education approved the first project to come out of the 2020 bond proposal passed by voters in March. The board unanimously agreed to begin an asbestos removal project at Davison High School and a subsequent project to restore the section of the building affected by the abatement. The cost of the asbestos abatement will […]

Saluting the Class of 2020

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 04, 2020

FLUSHING — Flushing High School seniors received a fitting graduation tribute on Sunday when volunteers placed hundreds of congratulatory signs on the front lawn of Flushing High School. All 341 signs—which represented the total number of 2020 FHS graduates— recognized seniors on the day that they were originally scheduled to walk for commencement (May 31). Each sign was personalized with […]