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Peaceful protest SWARTZ CREEK — A Black Lives Matter peaceful protest will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, in the north lot of Swartz Creek Middle School. The event is a peaceful protest. Masks are required. A limited number of masks will be provided for those who do not have one. For more information, visit protest. — […]

Grand Blanc Twp. residents speak out about Liimatta dismissal

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Looking for answers, about 80 Grand Blanc Township residents showed up for a special Board of Trustees meeting July 1. Many wanted an explanation for the recent dismissal of township Superintendent Dennis Liimatta. Although they didn’t get the answers they sought, they did have the chance to express their thoughts, and they’re not happy. On June […]

Mundy Twp. man dies in one-car crash

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On Tuesday, July 7, around 5:50 a.m., Grand Blanc Township police and firefighters were dispatched to southbound Interstate 75 and Dort Highway for a fatal crash. The first units on scene discovered a single-vehicle crash and the male driver deceased. The vehicle was traveling south on the interstate, near the Dort Highway extension, when it left […]

Flint purchases land to connect Grand Traverse Greenway, Iron Belle Trail

FLINT — The City of Flint is finalizing plans to connect its existing Grand Traverse Greenway trail system to the Iron Belle Trail. Two weeks ago, Flint purchased property from CSX Railroad to complete a new three-mile paved recreation trail that will run from Pengelly and Hemphill roads to Kearsley and Grand Traverse streets. The new trail will link the […]

Mundy Twp. man still searching for living liver donor

MUNDY TWP. — Robert Darrell Hughey and his family continue to wait and hope for someone to save his life. Hughey, 66, of Mundy Township, has been searching for a living liver donor for more than a year. (See the Feb. 20 Swartz Creek View article at Doctors have said Hughey’s liver disease resulted from diabetes, which went undiagnosed […]

GST Michigan Works! is working to reduce unemployment with their summer training

FLINT — The STEP into work program is a grant-funded short-term work experience program designed to serve youth between the ages of 18-24. This opportunity will run now through September. The program participants will take advantage of career exploration. They will learn what is required to take the career path they want successfully; finding the career that is right for […]

MCC’s Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy graduates 17 in Winter 2020 class

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) graduated 17 recruits in a virtual ceremony that can be viewed at The keynote speakers are Chief Phil Hart, City of Flint Police Department, and Sheriff Chris Swanson, Office of the Sheriff, Genesee County. Completion of the program was delayed by the COVID-19 stay at home […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO July 15, 2010 A country concert, a pizza eating contest and a Strongman competition will all be part of next week’s 2010 Festival of Flags. Many of the old, familiar events will continue to take center stage at the festival – like the parade, the carnival and the fireworks – but the Davison Chamber of Commerce said […]

Genesee County Jail launches IGNITE program for inmates

FLINT — The Genesee County Jail is rolling out a new program to educate inmates and prepare them to carry on productive lives after incarceration. During a June 24 press conference, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson announced the launch of IGNITE, which stands for Inmate Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education. The program is aimed at teaching job skills and […]

GHOST task force arrests Saginaw man in sting operation

GENESEE COUNTY — A Saginaw man is behind bars after he allegedly attempted to meet up with a minor for sex in Genesee County. Thomas Dean Trinklein, 34, was arrested in a sting operation conducted by the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) on June 23. According to police, Trinklein drove to a hotel in rural Genesee County with the […]

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