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Discount Tire fire sends column of black smoke into the sky

FLINT TWP. – Discount Tire, 3252 S. Linden Rd., was the scene of a large fire late this afternoon. A column of thick, black smoke could be seen coming from the burning building at about 6 p.m. As of 6:50 p.m. there were no details available, but firefighters were on the scene. The Flint Township View will have further details […]

Dog Park

Lucy takes an afternoon stroll in the rain last week at Elms Park nearby in Swartz Creek. Her owner, Sean, keeps her on a leash for safety. Later this year, however, Lucy and other dogs will be able to romp untethered in a fenced area built just for them. Local brothers Eric and Ryan Melen have been raising money for […]

Board approves purchase of electronic fingerprint system

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department will purchase a new electronic fingerprint Live Scan system with a $15,495 grant from the National Criminal History Improvement Project. The Flint Township Board of Trustees accepted the grant and approved the purchase Monday. Chief of Police Kevin Salter said the Live Scan system is used by law enforcement agencies throughout the […]

Police officer hired, another retires

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees hired one police officer and accepted the resignation of another on Monday. Ryan Turvey was hired effective March 25 at a rate of $23.43 per hour. Because Truvey served as a police officer for the City of Flint for 10 years, Chief of Police Kevin Salter recommended his starting pay be […]

Carman-Ainsworth robotics team scores industrial design award at competition

FLINT — Sandstorms, enemy robots and a ticking clock added to the tension and excitement at the FIRST in Michigan District Kettering University Event #2 this past weekend. Maelstrom, the rugged and efficient robot designed, built and operated by members of the Megatron Oracles (Big MO) Team 314 from Carman- Ainsworth High School proved to be a formidable force on […]

Economic development reports progress in 2018

FLINT TWP. — Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker painted a positive picture of the first year for Flint Township’s three new departments during a report to the board, March 4. In their first year, the Downtown Development Authority and the Beecher Road and Bristol Road Corridor Improvement authorities have taken great strides, with commercial investment in 2018 at $1.62 million […]

Top Awards

Flint Township Fire Fighter Association members Jonathan Colbeck and Ryan Wood accepted top awards at the Salvation Army Red Kettle banquet held on Feb. 25. Flint Township Firefighters, Police (State and Township) and 911 dispatchers helped collect more than $14,000 in cash, toys and clothing in one day for the Salvation in December.

Kettering University to host FIRST Robotics Competition

FLINT — Forty of Michigan’s top high school robotics teams will square off at the FIRST Robotics Competition District Event #2 at Kettering University on March 7-9. The competition, which will be held in Kettering’s Recreation Center, is free and open to the public. Thursday will be an inspection and set-up day, and qualifying matches will take place Friday and […]

DEQ continues investigation into airport groundwater contamination

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality gave an update to the Flint Township Board of Trustees, March 4, on its investigation into the discovery of PFAS at a former landfill located at Bishop International Airport. Paul Bucholtz of the MDEQ addressed the board and assured the community the state is doing all it can to find out […]

Old Time Rock n’ Roll

Don Newman played the guitar and sang songs for a group at the Genesee Valley Center Branch of the Genesee District Library in Flint Township, Feb. 23. The program was called Old Time Rock n’ Roll and it was an interactive Rock n’ Roll show to teach about music, fads and dances of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

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