Passenger vehicle, semi involved in crash

FLINT TWP. — Traffic on I-75 was delayed during morning rush hour, Jan. 8, following a crash involving a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle. The accident happened at about 4:30 a.m. on southbound I-75 at Bristol Road. One of the vehicles involved was a semi-truck pulling a trailer, said Lt. Brad Wangler, in a statement released last week. Initial investigation […]

Chrome and Ice indoor carshow comes to town

BURTON — The hopeless ones talk about their condition like an incurable illness. They say they “caught the bug” when they were young, or “got bitten by it” later on in life. For Tom Fahoome, it started with Corvettes. Self-admittedly, he was already pretty far gone, but his condition worsened, solidified when he saw a 1962 Corvette and knew it […]

Flint St. Patrick’s Day Miss Hibernia pageant applications being accepted

FLINT — The 2019 Flint St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal, Matthew Kenny, has announced applications are being accepted for the 2019 Miss Hibernia Pageant with $3,000 in cash scholarship prize money being awarded to the Queen and her court. The Miss Hibernia Pageant, which has been a tradition in Genesee County for more than 35 years, is sponsored by the […]

Cherry sworn in as for 49th House District representative

LANSING — State Rep. John Cherry (D-Flint Twp.) was sworn in officially last week as representative for the 49th House District for the 2019-2020 legislative session. The swearing-in ceremony marked the formal opening of Michigan’s 100th Legislature. “I am thankful to the people of Genesee County for giving me this opportunity to be their voice in the Capitol,” said Cherry. […]

Lapeer man dies after being hit by semi

MUNDY TWP. — Police in Genesee County said a 29-year-old Lapeer man died of his injuries Jan. 10 after being struck by a semi while walking along Linden Road. Metro Police Authority Chief Matt Bade said the man was struck by a northbound semi on 5400 block of Linden Road between Hill Road and Maple Avenue at 2:45 a.m. Genesee […]

Mott Community College receives gift

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) received a gift of more than $2.1 million from the Dewaine V. and Jana B. Robinson trust to establish a perpetual trust in their names at Mott Community College. It is the second perpetual trust at the college, the first was a gift from the William S. Ballenger Trust in 1951. “This tremendous gift […]

Rezoning approved for truck tire center

FLINT TWP. — A new Shrader Tire & Oil service center has been given rezoning approval in the area of Bristol Road and Holiday Drive. The Board of Trustees approved rezoning of two parcels, at its Jan. 7 meeting, located off Holiday Drive from C-2 General Business to Industrial zoning. This rezoning will allow a proposed tire and oil change […]

Clerk wants do-over of county commission organizational meeting

GENESEE COUNTY — County Clerk John Gleason is calling foul on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners after they held their annual organizational meeting, presiding over their own swearing in and the election of officers. Gleason said it is standard practice for clerks to chair the first meeting of the year for county commissions, and some other bodies, until newly […]

Registration open for 63rd Annual Regional Science Fair

GENESEE COUNTY — Registration is open for the 63rd Annual Flint Regional Science & Engineering Fair that will be held March 15-17, on the campus of Kettering University in Flint. FRSF is a great way for kids in grades 4-12 from Genesee and 7 neighboring counties to the east, north and west, to be engaged in science/ STEM inquiry outside […]

Deputy charged with kidnapping, sexual assault of female shoplifter

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton charged a Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputy with sexually assaulting and kidnapping a woman he had just arrested for shoplifting at the Clio Walmart. George Charles Zofchak II, 40, is charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct first degree, one count of kidnapping and one count of misconduct in office related to the […]

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