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Sixteen bridges in Genesee County to receive improvements under Whitmer plan

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday the first 21 state highway projects starting throughout the state as part of the 2021 Michigan Department of Transportation construction season. These projects are a blend of those previously funded through the department’s budget, as well as several supported by the Rebuilding Michigan bonding program. Among the projects announced were significant improvements to […]

GCHD offering survey regarding community health

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County residents can participate in a survey about their own health and the health of their community. The survey, called the Speak to Your Health! Community Survey, is sponsored by the Genesee County Health Department and several community partners. This is the ninth time the survey is being conducted, working toward an “aware, empowered, and healthy […]

Fire destroys home

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A Grand Blanc Township family lost their home and belongings after a fire erupted in the garage and quickly spread Saturday night. Firefighters were summoned to the old farmhouse at 6041 McCandlish Road around 8:35 p.m., and found that, within minutes, the flames had spread to a trailer, boat, two vehicles parked outside the garage and […]

‘Treasure race’ scavenger hunt to benefit Grand Blanc area animal rescue

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Spud Software and Evolutionary Racing are teaming up to help out a local animal shelter and anyone who wants to join in the fun may do so and have a chance at a $500 prize. Using an app that Spud Software developed for Evolutionary Racing, participants will follow clues to various locations in the Grand Blanc […]

Chamber launches Golden Egg Hunt contest

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

GRAND BLANC — A new contest by the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce, called the Golden Egg Hunt, is now underway. The Chamber wants participants to write their name and phone number on each ticket, hunt down each location and drop their name in the bucket inside! Get your tickets at www.grandblancchamber.com. Only one entry allowed daily. Visit these Chamber […]

GBCS employees getting pieces of the PIE for their schools

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Community Schools staff are participating in the “Partners in Education” (PIE) program with Horace Mann – Maksymowski Insurance. The company has pledged a $25 donation for each employee who requests a quote for one of their products. The agency kicked off the PIE program by delivering actual pies, made by the popular and local Crust […]

City withdraws from bike share

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc City Council has withdrawn from the bike share project. The company with which the city was working filed bankruptcy, and the company that took over came forward with a different price structure, according to City Manager Wendy Jean-Buhrer. “So, in the new contract, they want the city to pay $30,000 a year to have […]

‘Grab bag’ book sale going on at Goodrich-Atlas library

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

GOODRICH — The Friends of the Goodrich-Atlas Library will not hold their annual spring book sale due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. However, they will offer a “Grab Bag of Books” for sale in the elevator/ ramp lobby. The pre-bagged grab bags of books cost $5 each and there are several genre’s available: mystery/ thriller, young adult, children, historical, romance, cooking […]

Contents of letter remain undisclosed as supervisor issue continues

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

DAVISON — An issue raised at the last city council meeting about whether the Department of Public Works supervisor should answer to the council or the city manager came up again March 22 – only this time it created some procedural difficulties. Ed Brown, supervisor of the Department of Public Works, asked to read a letter he had written to […]

Board approves new mowing violation procedure

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | March 25, 2021

DAVISON TWP. — Following board approval of a new procedure for notifying residents of lawn mowing violations, the township is ready for tougher enforcement this spring and summer. The Davison Township Board of Trustees approved a new procedure for enforcing lawn mowing at its March 11 meeting, giving property owners fewer notices and a higher fee if the township has […]