Health department prepares for next phase of vaccine distribution

GENESEE COUNTY — As it works to get COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline medical teams, the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) has announced that it will soon be rolling out the next phase of vaccines for essential workers and vulnerable individuals. Currently, the GCHD is vaccinating people in the 1A phase of distribution, which are individuals working in healthcare facilities, as […]

Martin takes oath of office, announces contact information

LANSING — State Rep. David Martin has been officially sworn in, and his legislative office is now open and ready to serve residents of Genesee County. Martin represents Michigan’s 48th District, which includes the communities of Clio, Davison, Montrose and Otisville, as well as the townships of Davison, Forest, Genesee, Montrose, Richfield, Thetford and Vienna. “The people at home are […]

McLaren Flint welcomes psychologist to staff

FLINT — Yen Ju Lee, PhD, clinical psychologist, has joined the staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Lee is seeing patients at McLaren Flint Family & Behavioral Medicine, G-3230 Beecher Road, Suite 1, in Flint. Lee completed his fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at Ascension Genesys in Grand Blanc. He earned his medical degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in […]


Olivet College announces 2020 Fall Semester Dean’s List OLIVET — A total of 355 students have been named to the Olivet College 2020 spring semester Dean’s List. To make the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Note: * indicates that the student earned a 4.0 grade point average for […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO Jan. 20, 2011 Supporters of bringing a dog park to Davison Township came out in full force for the first committee meeting last week. The meeting marked the first time residents, township officials and Denice Wagner, the leader of the movement, were able to meet as a group to try and nail down a specific action plan. […]

Swartz Creek woman plans donation of memorial tree

SWARTZ CREEK — A mother’s love never dies; it just continues to grow. And for that reason, Lisa Harms Lewis wants to do something special to celebrate the life of her son, Brandon, whom she lost to addiction last April. Lewis wants to plant a memorial tree, an evergreen to symbolize everlasting love, on city property, and invite the community […]

Davison’s Matthews on medal-winning Alma College iGEM team

ALMA — The Alma College iGEM team, competing at an international synthetic biology competition for only the second time, won a gold medal in November for a project being developed to break down the chemical compounds in contaminated soil at the Velsicol Superfund site in St. Louis, Michigan. Marleigh Matthews, a senior from Davison, was a member of the team. […]

Genesee County Sheriff’s Office releases 2020 stats

GENESEE COUNTY — During his first weekly briefing of the year on Jan. 7, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson announced important statistics related to the Genesee County Jail and Genesee County Sheriff’s Office in 2020. The following is a collection of stats regarding operations and arrest numbers from last year, along with a brief summary of the department’s community outreach […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County annual mentoring inspiration event

Commemorates National Mentoring Month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

FLINT — In commemoration of National Mentoring Month and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County hosts its Annual Mentoring Inspiration Event. The purpose of the annual Mentoring Inspiration Event is to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy through the promotion of mentorship and service in our community. This year’s theme, […]

$4.5M is heading to the Flint Registry to continue public health work

FLINT — Following passage by the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 21, the United States Senate followed suit and has passed a $1.4 trillion annual appropriations bill that will fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2021 and includes new funding to continue the impactful work of the Flint Registry. It now heads to the President, who […]

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