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Cherry wins 49th House District seat



GENESEE COUNTY — John Cherry (D-Flint) has claimed the 49th District House of Representatives seat in a landslide victory over opponent Patrick Duvendeck (R-Flushing), receiving 71 percent of the vote to Duvendeck’s 29 percent. Altogether, Cherry received 15,726 votes to Duvendeck’s 6,555, with 94 percent of precincts reporting. Cherry, 33, will be occupying the seat currently filled by term-limited Rep. […]

Lowe’s closing, calls move ‘essential to growth’



FLINT TWP. — Lowe’s will close its two Flint-area stores as part of a strategic reassessment plan, company officials said this week. The store at 2100 T.A. Mansour Dr., in Flint Township, and the other store at 4274 E. Court St., Burton, are among 20 underperforming locations across the U.S. being shut down. Employees were notified of the plan to […]

Hurley Medical Center and HAP to host free immunization fair on Nov. 15

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center and HAP are hosting the “What’s Your Flu IQ” community fair at the Flint Farmers’ Market on Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 50 attendees will receive a voucher for a free turkey (limit one turkey per family). Attendees can also participate in Flu IQ activities, prizes and get access to […]

Last days for sign-up for Salvation Army Christmas assistance

FLINT — This is the last chance for families living in Genesee County needing Christmas assistance with toys and food, to ensure a blessed Christmas holiday for their children, should come and apply for The Salvation Army’s 2018 Christmas Assistance program. The last sign-up day will be held Nov. 13, and Nov. 14 both days from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at […]

Hurley Medical Center announces election results for board officers

FLINT — At their annual meeting in October, the Hurley Board of Managers elected the following slate of officers: Jason Caya, Chair; Frances Gilcreast, Vice Chair; Tom James, Treasurer; and Charlotte Edwards, Secretary. Jason Caya was appointed to the Hurley Board of Managers in May 2014. Since being appointed to the Hurley Board, he has served on various Board Committees […]

Firebirds host Veterans night

BURTON — In honor of Veterans Day, the Flint Firebirds hockey team is inviting local veterans and their families to be their guests on Friday, Nov. 9, when the Firebirds will face off against the Soo Greyhounds at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center at 7 p.m. The special evening will include a ceremonial puck drop, featuring Major General Michael […]

Gleason Community Fund loans money to Old Newsboys for statue



GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization committed to helping educate the public about organ donation, loaned $10,000 to the Old Newsboys of Flint, Nov. 1. The Community Fund, founded by Genesee County Clerk John Gleason, gave the Old Newsboys the $10,000 it needs to install a statue at Flint Bishop Airport which commemorates the Newsboys organization […]

Jane Fonda tour promoting voting hits Genesee County



BURTON — Three dollars and fifty two cents is the current minimum wage for tipped workers in the state of Michigan. Seventy percent percent of tipped worker in the U.S. and 80 percent in Michigan are women. “They suffer from three times the poverty rate as the rest of the U.S. work force,” said Saru Jayaraman, author and co-founder of […]

County begins Process Servers Program

The Genesee County Board of Commissioners have started a Process Servers Services program for our county seniors age 60 and over. This program, in conjunction with the Genesee County Clerk’s Office, will be paid for from the Genesee County Senior Services Millage, a county-wide voter approved millage. Seniors who find themselves in need of having a protective order served will […]

YMCA offers free Saturday morning basketball program

FLINT — The YMCA of Greater Flint has a long tradition of creating professional athletes, many who started playing ball at a young age at the Downtown Branch’s gym. Flint youth will have the opportunity to play the same courts like such professional players as Miles Bridges and Kyle Kuzma in a new free program on Saturdays. Starting Nov. 3, […]


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