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Severe blood shortage: Donors needed now to address delays in patient care

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

DETROIT — The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases; organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets– are urged to make an appointment to give as soon as possible to prevent further impact […]

Blood donations needed as cancer patients resume care after challenging year

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | July 01, 2021

FLINT — The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up this June to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time and help ensure loved ones have the strength and support they need as they undergo cancer treatment. According to the American Cancer Society, many patient visits and procedures were forced to delay […]

Grand Blanc baseball wins first state championship in school history

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

GRAND BLANC — Clutch pitching, timely hitting and a whole lot of hugs lifted Grand Blanc varsity baseball to its first state championship in school history on Saturday. Grand Blanc (33-11) captured its first championship crown by defeating #2 ranked Portage Central, 8-3, in the Division 1 state final at Michigan State University’s McLane Stadium. The Bobcats jumped out to […]

GCRC announces upcoming 2021 construction projects

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Road Commission has announced a busy construction season over the coming months. The following are upcoming construction projects that are expected to get started in the near future: Meadowbrook Park Subdivision – Flushing Township, approximately July 7-23 Taft Road (Linden Road to TA Mansour Boulevard) – Flint Township, approximately July 14-31 Lincor Parkway (Corunna […]

VFW Post 822 celebrates 100 years with Harley raffle

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

GRAND BLANC TWP. — VFW Post 822 in Grand Blanc Township will raffle off a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in September as part of the celebration of 100 years of continuous service to the community. The 2021 Harley Davidson Softail has an estimated value of $13,000. The VFW will award a second prize of $5,000, a third prize of $2,500, a fourth […]

Financial Plus celebrates new look at Grand Blanc branch

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

The Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce and Financial Plus Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of the newly-remodeled Grand Blanc branch, with a ribbon cutting Monday, June 21. Rachel Mouser, director of marketing, said the credit union removed the remote tellers and “went back to more personalized banking.” “We went back to our roots,” she said. “We went back to […]

Drumming for a Cause event set for Saturday

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

GRAND BLANC — On Saturday, June 26, residents are invited to rock out for charity with a special Cardio Drumming class that will be held on the Grand Blanc High School football field. All proceeds from this class will go to support Hurley Children’s Miracle Network. Cardio Drumming is a 55-minute total body workout designed for fun. Drum tubs and […]

GB Township sees growth in home sales, new construction

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township has had a robust couple of years in terms of new construction and home sales, and that has led to a remarkable increase in revenues for the township, schools and county. “You have a very active market, something a lot of communities would probably be very jealous of,” said assessor Dulcee Ranta. The […]

Grand Blanc Pharmacy celebrates with ribbon cutting

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

Kaushal Patel, at center with scissors, prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the official grand opening of Grand Blanc Pharmacy, 2227 Hill Road. Patel, who was joined by members of the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce, local dignitaries and his family, is the owner and pharmacist. Grand Blanc Pharmacy offers a personal approach to the full-service pharmacy providing […]

Search team recovers remains of drowning victim from Millpond

By wsmith@mihomepaper.com | June 24, 2021

GOODRICH — After more than two days of searching, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Dive Team on Sunday recovered the remains of a boater who went missing on the Atlas Millpond. NaQuan Khalid-William Baker was one of three people who were fishing from a rowboat that capsized in the pond around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, according to Capt. Todd J. Lanning. The […]