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City awards Woodland Ponds property to low bidder

High bidder voices dissent with decision

FLUSHING — A large parcel of vacant city-owned land is now on its way to being sold and utilized as a single-family residence. On Dec. 13, Flushing City Council voted unanimously to award the Woodland Ponds property to Dr. Mazen Najjar and Hana Sankari for the price of $85,000. Woodland Ponds, an 18-acre parcel located on the city’s northeast side […]

FASC to host “Wyatt Earp: A Life on The Frontier” on Jan. 19

FLUSHING — The Flushing Area Senior Center will be presenting a snapshot of the Old West with “Wyatt Earp: A Life on The Frontier” on Jan. 19. The show, which is a dramatic retelling of the legendary late 1800’s era lawman, will be held at 3 p.m. and open to the public free of charge. Wyatt Earp, the great grandnephew […]

Burton Kiwanis to hold Hot Fudge Run & Walk 2022

BURTON — The first event in the Burton Race Series for 2022 will be the 10th Annual Burton Kiwanis Hot Fudge 5K Run & Walk extravaganza, Feb. 19. This 5K run and walk will begin at 1180 N. Belsay Rd. in Burton. The event is a run and walk where the fudge is delicately melted to dip the fresh fruit […]

City contract with Medstar may be recognized by county

BURTON — At a recent meeting of the Genesee County 911 Consortium, the membership agreed it will recognize service agreements between ambulance companies and local municipalities, but there are still many aspects of how dispatching will work that need to be addressed. Burton City Councilman Greg Fenner said he attended the recent 911 consortium meeting two weeks ago and he […]

Bentley student among winners of second investor pitch competition at GISD

FLINT — The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) has announced and congratulated the winners of its second Investor Pitch Competition. Among the winner this year was Haven Trottier, third place, who is a student at Bentley Senior High School. Haven’s business was called Bear Hugs. The event, which was held virtually, was a huge success with more than 105 students […]

Community, firefighters mourn loss of former Gaines Twp. chief

GAINES TWP. — The Swartz Creek/ Gaines Township community – and in fact, the Genesee County firefighting community – suffered a great loss last week with the passing of former Gaines Township Fire Chief Bill Miller. Miller, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 1, of natural causes. A funeral will take place Saturday, Jan. 8, at Hill Funeral Home in Grand Blanc. […]

A Year in Review


FLINT TWP. — The year 2021 was a time of expansion and change for Flint Township, which finished some key road projects and added new business growth. Capital improvements were at the top of the township’s agenda in 2021, including several commercial road projects. Streets that saw repaving and/or rehabilitation during the year included Linden Creek Parkway, TA Mansour Boulevard, […]

Randels Elementary to host “Gentle Boys to Gentlemen” course

FLINT TWP. — Carman Ainsworth Community Education will be offering a “Gentle Boys to Gentlemen” course for school-aged boys and young adult men starting Jan. 18 at Randels Elementary School. The program will provide an up close and personal hands-on experience to help young boys and young men discover their gifts, go after their dreams and to live out their […]

Diesel Pro’s owner, crew back at work after devastating fire

SWARTZ CREEK — Matt Randall isn’t going to let something like a catastrophic fire sway him from his goals as either a businessman or a family man. On Monday, Dec. 27, the 23-year-old Swartz Creek resident watched as the business he launched four years ago, Diesel Pro’s, burned to the ground. Eight days later, Randall was back in business. “I’m […]

Residents continue opposition to proposed dollar store

GAINES TWP. — Gaines Township residents continue to voice opposition to a new Dollar General proposed to be built on the southwest corner of Grand Blanc and Morrish roads. Site developers have not returned to the township since late November when the Zoning Board of Appeals rejected their petition to reduce the required number of parking spaces from 85 to […]

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