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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Battlecross, with special guest Beast in the Field, June 28. Tickets are $8 in advance. On June 29, Spineshank will perform with special guests 9 Electric and Mureau. Tickets are $10. Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys will perform June 30. Tickets […]

Firefighter resignation raises staffing concerns

FLINT TWP. — One of two staff resignations submitted to the township board last week prompted a discussion about improving retention and morale. The board accepted letters of resignation from Patricia Watson, a communications operator in the police department and Christa Shulters, an on-call firefighter. Watson indicated she was leaving to accept a job out of state. But Shulters letter […]


Board member car allowance eliminated

FLINT TWP. — In an ongoing effort to cut costs, the township board has voted for the second time this month to cut its own benefits. By a unanimous vote, with Treasurer Sandra Wright absent, the board eliminated the car allowance for the supervisor, clerk and treasurer. “To help deal with the township’s financial difficulties, the unions and employees have […]


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Fallen soldier is third C-A casualty

FLINT TWP. —Gov. Rick Snyder ordered flags flown at half-mast statewide on Tuesday in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly, 25, of Flint Township. Lilly died June 14 from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device while on active duty in Operation Enduring Freedom in Panjway, Afghanistan. He was a 2005 graduate of Carman- Ainsworth High School. Funeral […]


Area law enforcement chimes in on new fireworks law

GENESEE COUNTY — A new state law, Act 256 of 2011, regarding the sale of fireworks went into effect Jan. 1. The law regulates the sale of consumer fireworks, a grade of explosives which include roman candles, bottle rockets, missile-type rockets and arial fireworks. According to City of Burton’s attorney Richard Austin, the law recognizes 30 days in which consumer […]

Mott CC hosts All-Stars

FLINT — In what has become an annual showcase for newly-graduated high school seniors, Mott Community College hosted the Bruin Classic baseball and softball games last Monday. Last year, it was the Gold team that beat the Black team, 6-2, in softball, laying the foundation for the Black team to come back with a vengeance and take this year’s contest, […]