Festival of Flags festivities

The Davison Festival of Flags, sponsored by the Davison Chamber of Commerce, took place last week in Davison and Davison Township, June 9-13. The week started out with the annual parade down Main Street on June 9 and included the carnival held at Lake Callis, Market in the Park, the Young Warrior Beach Battle at Lake Callis on June 12, […]

Memorial Day festivities called a success

City planning combined event next year with 50th anniversary

BURTON — Members of the Parks and Recreation Commission said the Memorial Day 5K race and other festivities were a success. As the commission looks ahead to 2022, there are plans to combine next year’s Memorial Day events with the city’s 50th anniversary. At the June 9 commission meeting, a report from commission member Jim Craig, who was absent, said […]

Carman Ainsworth Top 10 grads:

Tamaer Al-Harastani GPA: 4.0 Parents: Mohammad Al-Harastani and Maiada Almasri. Aamer Almansour GPA: 4.0 Bianca (Sam) Bowers GPA: 4.0 Parents: Trish and David Bowers. Byain Ghannoum GPA: 4.0 Parents: Anan Kalih and Mustafa Ghannoum. Razeen Maroof GPA: 4.0 Parents: Sania Zainuddin and Sayed Maroof Osama. Harley Pearson GPA: 3.922 Parents: Cassandra and Allan Pearson. Jackson Simmons GPA: 3.986 Parents: Stephen […]

SC school board re-opens discussion about closing Gaines

SWARTZ CREEK — Citing declining enrollment, Swartz Creek Community Schools officials have re-opened discussion about the future of Gaines Elementary. The topic first arose in 2016 under the leadership of former Superintendent Dr. Jeff Hall and many current and former members of the Board of Education. At that time, enrollment numbered 230 to 240 students at Gaines, according to current […]

Congratulations Class of ‘21

Luke Clapp was one of 243 Dragons who embarked on the next adventure in their lives on Sunday, June 13, as the Class of 2021 graduated at the all-new athletic stadium. The ceremony marked a return to a more familiar and normal life as COVID- 19 restrictions were lifted for outdoor gatherings. The graduates chose the motto “A community of […]

Township approves commercial road projects for 2021

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township has given the green light for resurfacing projects on several key stretches of commercial roadway this summer. At the June 7 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved commercial road rehabilitation projects for TA Mansour Boulevard, Lincor Parkway, Taft Road and Nerredia Street. Special assessments were also set for the projects, with TA Mansour, Lincor and […]

Police respond to threat at Walmart

FLINT TWP. — A 19-year-old man is in custody after making threats at the Walmart store on Corunna Road last week. On June 8 at 10:38 a.m., Flint Township Police were dispatched to Walmart for a suspicious situation. Customers reported that a shopper was creating a disturbance and making threatening statements while inside the store. Although officers were unable to […]

Dennis Brooks remembered on 20th anniversary of tragic passing

GENESEE COUNTY — Dennis Brooks was the first person to ever lose their life at Genesee County’s Auto City Speedway. Brooks, 35, at the time, suffered a heart attack in his second race of the night on June 9th, 2001. Brooks left behind his wife Denise, and two children Kyle and Kelsey. This past weekend, family gathered for a memorial […]

Local writer named Flint’s first Poet Laureate

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township resident and local poet/writer Semaj Brown has been named Flint’s first Poet Laureate for her efforts to promote childhood literacy through poetry and the arts. Brown, author of “Bleeding Fire! Tap the Eternal Spring of Regenerative Light,” was selected to the Academy of American Poets’ Fellowship for 2021. The Academy of American Poets, with support […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO June 23, 2011 Davison native Tim Thomas has had a stellar season in net for the Boston Bruins. He is currently one of the final nominees for the Vezina Trophy (Awarded to league’s top goalie), and was the key component in guiding Boston on this seasons’ magical playoff run. With that being said, none of that compared […]

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