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Patsy Lou Williamson dead at 87

DAVISON TWP. – Patsy Lou Williamson, wife of the late Flint Mayor Donald Williamson and owner of Patsy Lou Williamson General Motors dealerships in Flint Township, died Tuesday, May 26, at age 87. Williamson died at her residence. A private funeral service will be held with private burial in Flint Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made […]

Whitmer extends stay-at-home order until June 12

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-100 to extend Michigan’s Safer at Home order until June 12. The governor’s order also protects Michiganders from the spread of COVID-19 by extending the temporary closure of certain places of public accommodation such as theaters, gyms, and casinos. The governor also signed Executive Order 2020-99 to extend the state of emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was upheld by Judge Cynthia Stephens […]

Governor announces process for the safe reopening of schools

Whitmer signs Executive Order to create a Return to Learn Advisory Council

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced the creation of the Return to Learning Advisory Council via Executive Order 2020-88, formalizing a process for determining how schools may be able to reopen in the fall. The panel – which will be comprised of students, parents, frontline educators, administrators and public health officials – will be tasked with providing the COVID-19 […]

Governor extends stay home order until May 28

LANSING — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77 to extend Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order to May 28. The governor’s order will allow manufacturing workers, including those at Michigan’s Big 3 auto companies, to resume work on May 11 as part of her MI Safe Start Plan. “This is good news for our state, our businesses, and our working families,” said Governor Whitmer. “We’re not out of […]

Governor extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order 

Order lifts restrictions on activities like lawn care, golfing, boating 

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15. The new order will require people to wear homemade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. It will also lift some restrictions on outdoor activities and allow some workers who perform previously suspended activities to go back to work. “Data shows that […]

Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad will not open for summer

GENESEE TWP. – The Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission has decided for the health and safety of the visitors and staff, they will not be opening Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad for the upcoming 2020 summer season. The park opened in July of 1976 and this will be the first time they have had to delay an opening, according […]

Man dies after assault at Hurley Medical Center


FLINT – Police are charging a 25-year-old Flint man with two felony counts after he allegedly took an IV pole at Hurley Medical Center, where he was a patient, and beat a 91-year-old man recovering in the bed next to him on April 11. The 91-year-old man died the next day, but the prosecutor’s office is awaiting results of an […]

Governor extends stay-at-home order through April 30 

LANSING – Today, Governor Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April. As with the prior order, Executive Order 2020-42 limits gatherings and travel and requires all workers who are not necessary to sustain or protect life to stay home. Executive Order 2020-42 also imposes more stringent limitations on stores to reduce foot traffic, slow […]

McLaren health care worker succumbs to COVID-19


FLINT – An intensive care nurse at McLaren Flint has died due to complications from coronavirus. Patrick Cain, 52, died over the weekend and was remembered in a statement released April 6 by McLaren Flint president and CEO Chad Grant. “It is with deep sadness that McLaren Flint’s president and CEO notified its employees and physicians on Monday that a […]

Gov. Whitmer closes schools for rest of the school year

GENESEE COUNTY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this morning suspended face-to-face learning for Genesee County students — closing all K-12 buildings across the state for the rest of the school year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer signed an executive order to close all schools unless restrictions are lifted and is setting guidelines for remote learning for students at home. The View […]


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