Board hotly debates employee suspension

FLINT TWP. — Contentions over the suspension of a code enforcement officer by the township supervisor ignited tensions at the township board of trustees meeting Monday night. Alleging that Supervisor Karyn Miller had not followed proper procedure in disciplining code officer Mike Myatt last week, Treasurer Sandra Wright had the personnel matter added to the board’s agenda. Myatt, who was […]


Season of change for hockey teams

While the final games of the high school football and volleyball seasons continue to take place, high school hockey fans are gearing up for a season that brings many changes across the board, including several new co-ops. In particular in the Flint Metro League, those changes are wide sweeping. On June 16, 2011, the Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education […]

Flint Township joins lawsuit against county

FLINT TWP. — The township board has agreed to become a plaintiff in a lawsuit initiated by the Genesee County Drain Commission against Genesee County and the Board of Commissioners. At issue is a share of refunds from health care premiums paid under a county cluster plan. The drain commission is spearheading litigation to recoup its share of refunds of […]

Sports Shorts

Kodiaks wrap up regular season FLINT— Ever since their season-opening win over Xavier, Carman-Ainsworth graduate Dwan Simmons and his University of Michigan-Flint Kodiaks club football team have experienced a season of ups and downs. The opening game, a 35-3 win over Xavier, seemed quite dominant, however, the same results were not obtained on the road. The following week, the Kodiaks […]

Back to the Bricks 2012 to be topic at business meeting

FLINT TWP. — Suzanne Kayser, director of projects for Patsy Lou Chevy-Buick GMC and Mark Cormier of Duke’s Car Stereo will be the guest speakers at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, noon to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 16 at Old Country Buffet, 3583 Miller Rd. This month’s topic is “How you can get involved in the 2012 Flint Township […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Loss of a legend

The boxing world loses a heavyweight icon in Smokin’ Joe Frazier at the age of 67. Joe Frazier, of course, is forever linked to the “Greatest of All Time”, Muhammad Ali. Frazier and Ali fought three times over their illustrious careers. Smokin’ Joe was the first boxer to defeat Ali when he knocked him down in the 15th round at […]

Father/son team joins Westwood Hills Crime Watch

FLINT TWP. —The Westwood Hills Crime Watch added some new volunteers — retired Flint Township Police Officer Al Clark and his son Alex Clark — during the month of October to enhance the neighborhood’s eyes and ears for the Flint Township Police Department. The streets of the subdivision off Beecher and Mill roads were patrolled “Devils Night,” Oct. 30, and […]

Opening day is Tuesday; buck poles open at 7 a.m.

GENESEE COUNTY — Madden’s Lounge in Davison will kick off the 13th season of the Genesee County buck pole on Tuesday, the traditional opening day of the firearms deer hunting season. Sponsored by the Flint Chapter of Safari Club International, Williams Gun Sight and Outfitters and Madden’s Lounge, awards will once again be handed out to the hunter who bags […]

Police chief monthly report

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert said that Halloween night went off very well. “It was busy but nothing out of the ordinary,’’ he said. He also reported that the department handled 1,951 calls since the last township board meeting in October. Those included 16 personal injury accidents, 424 traffic stops and 211 emergency medical calls. —R.S.