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Little Free Library opens in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Book lovers of all ages now have access to a free community library in Flint Township. Kacey Vanderkaar, a writer and book coach, recently opened a Little Free Library outside her home on Red Barn Road in the Miller Road Farms neighborhood off Miller Road. The library is registered with the worldwide Little Free Library book exchange […]

Call for sci-fi, fantasy art for Guild 2nd annual show

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild is looking for entries for its 2nd annual Fantasy and Sci- Fi art show in October. Entries may include a variety of media, including photography, metal, acrylic, oil, mixed media, textile and glass. Please limit pieces to no bigger than 30 inches by 30 inches. Entries should include titles and the […]

Governor signs order reopening gyms, pools, some sports

MDHHS guidance strongly recommends against contact sports resuming

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176 reopening Michigan’s gyms and pools in those regions where they remain closed and allowing for organized sports practices and competitions to resume in those regions where they remain restricted, subject to strict protections meant to limit spread of the virus. Gyms and pools may begin to reopen on Sept. 9. The governor also […]

United Way, Food Bank receive and distribute face shields



FLINT — The Food Bank of Easter Michigan received 50,000 face shields, Aug. 27, from the United Way of Genesee and Shiawassee counties. InstaShield LLC and United Way are distributing 190,000 face shields to help protect essential workers, volunteers and partner organizations throughout Michigan. This partnership represents the first 190,000 shields the company will donate as part of its Million-Shield […]

GHOST task force announces another arrest in sting operation



FLINT — The Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) has released details on another sting operation that it conducted this summer to take human traffickers off the streets. At a press conference held on Aug. 26, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Macala Vliet, a Flint man who was trafficking a 26-year-old woman for sex. Vliet, 26, […]

Food drive nets more than 2,000 products for Grand Blanc families

GRAND BLANC — FISH would like to thank Rachael Gaydos and Emeleigh Peters for reaching out to their less fortunate neighbors in the Grand Blanc Community Schools by conducting a food drive last week. While assisting FISH during the weekly food distributions, these young women expressed concerns that many of their peers were not aware of so many struggling families […]

Deputy dies unexpectedly

ATLAS TOWNSHIP — The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is grieving the loss of Deputy Robert Johnson, an Atlas Township resident. Johnson died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 22. He was 63 years old. “Deputy Johnson dedicated his life to protecting and serving the residents of Oakland County,” said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “He made an insurmountable impact on those he worked with […]

Grand Blanc community mourns loss of former supervisor Delaney

GRAND BLANC — On Friday, the Grand Blanc community will say its final farewells to William F. “Bill” Delaney, a man who helped shape Grand Blanc Township in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Delaney, who served as township supervisor from 1974 to 1984 and 1992 to 2000, died Saturday, Aug. 27, at home. He was 80 years old. Memorial visitation […]

‘Grab bag’ book sale announced

GOODRICH — The Friends of the Goodrich- Atlas Library have announced the cancellation of their traditional fall September book sale and Christmas book sale this year due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. They will offer “grab bag of books” for sale inside the ramp lobby of the library. The grab bags of books are $5 each and there are several genres […]

Outgoing trustees criticized for ‘long-term’ decision-making



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Frustration, bickering, accusations – it all made for a long and tense meeting of the Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees last week. Much of the discord at the Aug. 25 meeting harkened back to the previous meeting when Trustee Al Mansour introduced a motion to initiate a search for new labor attorneys. The current attorneys, […]


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