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National Night Out kicks off Aug. 3

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department will be hosting National Night Out on Aug. 3 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This free police-community event will include K-9 demonstrations, driving simulators, bicycle and prize giveaways, a JAWS of Life demonstration, a dunk tank, bounce houses and inflatable games. Police, fire, and ambulance vehicles from local communities will be […]

Suspects arraigned in deadly March apartment shooting

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

FLINT TWP. — Three men are facing charges for allegedly shooting and killing a 28-year-old Flint Township man earlier this March. Flint Township Police arrested 22-year-old Jhalil Hakeem Price and 25-year-old Jalen Malik Price-Davis last Tuesday in connection to the March 29 shooting death of Deomantae Winston. Winston, 28, was shot around 9:10 p.m. outside Sunridge Apartments on Suncrest Drive […]

Parks chosen to fill SC school board vacancy

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education has appointed Alissa Parks to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Treasurer Michael Ahearne. Parks will serve as a trustee. The board will appoint one of the sitting members to step into the treasurer’s post in August. If Parks wishes to retain her seat on the […]

Flushing family celebrates four generations of nurses

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

FLUSHING — In 1955, Flushing native Theo Everett graduated from nursing school and began a long career as a pediatric nurse in the Flint area. In the decades since then, Everett has seen her passion for nursing carried down through four generations in her family, including her daughter Teresa McComb—a retired pediatric nurse; granddaughter Melissa Sparks, who started her nursing […]

COLLEGE NEWS

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

Olivet College announces the Class of 2021 OLIVET — Olivet College recently celebrated the Class of 2021 with an in-person Commencement ceremony on May 22. Two hundred and fourteen graduates were honored, including traditional undergraduate students and graduates of the Master of Business Administration program, RN-BSN Program and Criminal Justice Professional Degree Program. Graduates from the Class of 2020 were […]

Out of the past

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 4, 2011 Two candidates will run for mayor in the Nov. 8 general election, while four are seeking election to three, four-year terms on the City Council. The six candidates filed nominating petitions with City Clerk. Mayor Tim Bishop will face challenger Richard Fridline for the mayor’s seat. Running for City Council will be incumbents Chris […]

Enjoy your kids while they are still young

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

Sometimes I’m asked why I don’t write about my kids anymore. Readers may recall my columns in the past about hanging out with my children and some of the ups and downs of being a single dad. Well, my answer to those who have asked is, my kids are grown up now. Lucy has been out of high school for […]

Remember When …

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

In Genesee County there are many old stories to tell about its founding families. I hope you would at least know your own family stories to tell, they are the best memories. When America was being settled as a country, most families had a farm to keep for their family. Having land was first, a home, and a barn for […]

Flint Township introduces newest officer

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

The Flint Township Police Department has filled the first of four vacant budgeted police officer positions with the hire of Officer Jestin McWilliams (pictured, right, with Flint Township Police Chief Kevin Salter). McWilliams, formerly a Genesee County deputy for seven years, was sworn into office last week and approved for hire by the Flint Township Board of Trustees on July […]

Americana Seniors celebrate anniversary

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 29, 2021

The Davison Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Americana Seniors of Davison to celebrate their one-year Anniversary. Americana Seniors of Davison is locally owned and operated by life-long Michiganders. Their community is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood and provides both assisted living and memory care. They celebrated with the Davison community offering food from local vendors […]