Wrap-up of state, county races; millage fails, while one amendment succeeds

GENESEE COUNTY — Republican candidate Rick Snyder was “Hired” for the governor’s job on Tuesday evening, after soundly defeating Democrat Virg Bernero for the state’s top spot. Snyder received 58 percent, or 1,879,937 votes, to Bernero’s secondplace finish of 40 percent, or 1,287,866 votes. Snyder will take over for current term-limited Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm. Republican candidate Ruth Johnson bested […]

Taking a stand against treestand accidents

NATIONWIDE — With the statewide hunting season in full swing, hunters are reminded of the importance of using safety devices while hunting from treestands. National studies show that approximately 10-30 percent of hunters who hunt from treestands will have an accident at sometime in their hunting time. Some tragically will not live to detail what went wrong, while others will […]

GVC announces Bargain Hunters weekend

FLINT TWP. — While the men head north to bag a buck, ladies are invited to Genesee Valley Center to save big bucks. The weekend of savings, dubbed “Bargain Hunters Weekend,” runs Nov. 11-15 with mall-wide sidewalks and in-store savings. This special shopping event will kick-off with “Doe’s Night Out” from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 11. Ladies are invited to the […]

Bowl-A-Thon to raise awareness about child abuse

GRAND BLANC — A Bowl-A-Thon has been scheduled to raise awareness of child abuse in honor of a 4-year-old Argentine Township boy who was beaten to death back in April. Dominick Calhoun’s body was found unconscious on a bedroom floor of the apartment he lived in with his brother, mother and his mother’s boyfriend. According to police reports, the beatings […]

Meijer makes donation to local Red Cross chapter

GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross Genesee-Lapeer Chapter is honored to announce that Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Mich.- based retailer, has made a gift of $250,000 to support local Red Cross chapters. The gift will specifically support the work of the Red Cross Chapters located within the five state region where Meijer operates its 194 stores, including Michigan, Illinois, […]


SEPT. 15-NOV. 14 Fall wild turkey hunting season for permit holders. OCT. 9-31 Pheasant hunting season in Zone 1. OCT. 20-NOV. 14 NOV. 15 Buckpoles. Lapeer County at Ray C’s Extreme Store on M-21; Genesee County at Madden’s Lounge, State St. in Davison; North Branch at Self Serve Lumber on M-90; Metamora at BestThyme Party Store at the four corners. […]

Exporting Workshop at Kettering

FLINT — Even the smallest businesses can become exporters, whether low tech or high tech, products or services. And with 96% of the world’s customers located outside the United States, it is more important than ever for businesses to learn how to become part of the global economy. “Think Global – 2nd Annual Export Basics Conference” will be held on […]

In Brief

Salvation ready to help GENESEE COUNTY — The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program is intended to help Genesee County residents who would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas. To sign up for assistance you must have the following documents with you. Examples for each item appear in parenthesis. NO EXCEPTIONS. • Current I.D. for all adults in the household (Michigan […]

News Briefs

Township offices to be closed Veterans Day FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Municipal Hall will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. The office will reopen with normal hours on Friday, Nov. 12. Details: Call 810- 732-1350. — N.B. Hopeful Hearts at C/A Senior Center FLINT TWP. — Grace Hospice presents “Hopeful Hearts,” an on-going grief support […]

Letters to the editor

Trail too close to home First of all, love your paper. It’s nice to see what is going on in our local government and township. But I find it also is one-sided; not everyone is head over heals on the new trail/bike path. I live on a street that runs parallel to the old tracks. Myself and many of neighbors […]