Kia to open GB showroom

GRAND BLANC — Kia of Grand Blanc and the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce are hosting a kickoff celebration in honor of the facility’s grand opening. Located in the Al Serra Auto Plaza on S. Saginaw St., Kia of Grand Blanc has been opperating out of a temporary bulding since 2009. Now after months of construction, Kia is ready to […]

Genesys Athletic Club hosts fundraiser for cancer

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) will host Shakin’ it for a Cause — a fundraiser to benefit Genesys cancer patients. The event, open to the entire community – will take place April 29, from 6-9 p.m., at GAC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The evening includes a 45-minute Zumba class featuring some of the top Zumba instructors in […]


Free Indeed 12 step recovery group at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Faith Tabernacle, 1225 S. Center Rd., Burton. Details: 810-743- 0001. Celebrate Recovery program with dinner at 6 p.m. and group at 7 p.m. every Friday at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd., Flint. Details: 810-235-5671.

Libraries will have to cut hours, staff if millage increase not approved May 3

GENESEE COUNTY — On May 3, one of the issues facing voters will be the proposed millage increase of 0.25 mills (25 cent per $1,000 taxable value) for a period of six years for the Genesee District Library (GDL). According to the its website, the Genesee District Library is facing major cuts in funding and over the past two years, […]

GRCC announces leadership appointments

FLINT — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) today announced leadership appointments at YouthQuest, the organization’s afterschool program for at-risk children. The program operates at 15 schools in Flint-Genesee County. Changes in leadership are aimed at furthering the goals and objectives of the program and building on the success achieved in the first year. “YouthQuest is off to a […]

Areawide alumni hockey tournament roaring success

BURTON — Anytime a first annual event is put on, expectations are high for a good turnout, but also realistic. Last weekend, the First Annual High School Alumni hockey tournament more than exceeded tournament chair Eric Lemieux’s expectations, and then some. “The tournament was unbelieveable,” Lemieux said. “I had no idea it could ever be this big. Friday night 200-300 […]

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Seasoned contractor gets the Woodland roofing job FLINT TWP. — The contract for a new roof at Woodland Elementary School has been awarded to Lutz Roofing of Shelby Township. A bid of $242,800 was approved by the Board of Education at its meeting last week. According to its web site, Lutz has been in business for 29 years doing commercial […]


Award-winning gospel singer to perform at Perani Arena

FLINT — Celebrating her first album release in three years, acclaimed gospel singer Nicole C. Mullen is performing at Perani Arena on April 27. Mullen is here courtesy of reviveFLINT, a nine day celebration event based on the “good news” of the Gospel. “I want the people of Flint to know they are loved. I want to get across that […]

2011-12 school year classifications announced

AREAWIDE — Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and post-season tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2011-12 school year have been announced, as well as the enrollment breaks for postseason tournaments set up by divisions. Classifications for the upcoming school year are based on a second semester count date, which for MHSAA purposes […]

BBB announces identity theft prevention event

SOUTHFIELD — Your local Better Business Bureau along with GreenPath Debt Solutions are encouraging residents and small businesses to take an important step in helping prevent identity theft and protecting the environment by attending BBB’s Secure Your ID Day Community Shred and Hard Drive Destruction event on April 30 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the BBB Officeparking lot in Southfield. […]