Tee Time

SATURDAY, JULY 28North Branch July 4th Fireworks Committee four person scramble at WASHAKIE GOLF & RV RESORT.Last year’s event raised $3600 for this year’s fireworks display! Tee off at 8 a.m. Cost: $75 per person, includes steak dinner catered by Bryan’sSupermarket. Details: Bob Bryan at Phone: 810-793-6106 or robert_ 15573@msn.com. SATURDAY, JULY 2818-hole golf scramble to benefit the Scott HeverlyMemorial […]

Clerk disputes opponents attack on her voting record

FLINT TWP. — Two-term Flint Township Clerk Kim Courts, who is seeking re-election, says campaign literature being circulated by her opponent is untruthful. Alex Clark, who will face Courts in the Aug. 7 primary election, cites six charges he claims illustrate Courts “bad voting record on public safety.” He said Courts “supported laying off police officers” and “voted for a […]

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It Was Real Trip for Early Focus Electric Customer

Ty Newell of Illinois celebrated becoming one of the first retail customers for the Ford Focus Electric by recreating one of the country’s earliest automotive road trips. After taking delivery of the Focus from Hassett Ford in Wantagh, N.Y., Newell and his wife decided to drive it to the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., where it was built. […]

Board working to keep school-based police officer

FLINT TWP. — Keeping a police officer at the high school has come under the budget-cutting radar. The Flint Township Police Department is in talks with Carman- Ainsworth School officials to devise a shared-expense plan to keep the school-based officer. To save money, CA school officials are considering discontinuing its School Resource Officer (SRO) Program in favor of perhaps privately […]

Candidates answer questions prior to Aug. 7 primary

Local, state and county seats up for grabs

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters will go to the polls Aug. 7 to narrow the field in several political races for the November general election. Voters in Flint Township will be asked to decide between candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress 5th District seat — the winner of that race facing Democrat Dan Kildee of Flint for the seat […]

MTA seeks millage renewal for support of Your Ride services

GENESEE COUNTY — The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) is seeking a millage renewal at the Aug. 7 state primary, where the funds would be used to provide the Your Ride service to the elderly, persons with disabilities and other members of the public in Genesee County. If approved by voters, the millage renewal would levy .4 of one mill on […]

In brief

CA custodial service contractor field narrowed FLINT TWP. — In keeping with tentative plans to privatize its custodial service, Carman- Ainsworth officials have narrowed the field of contractor candidates. Selected for a second interview were DM Burr and CSM, according to Russ Parks, assistant superintendent, in an update to the school board last week. Parks said ten companies bid on […]

New home for Lover’s Lane

FLINT TWP. — Lover’s Lane has moved to a new location after 17 years of doing business at the Somerset Town Centre on Miller Road. The new location across the street at the Valley Plaza, 4225 Miller Road, is larger, less expensive and provides better visibility, said Michael Allmond, vice president of the Plymouth-based chain. With its old lease expiring, […]

Fire Mountain locks its doors

FLINT TWP. — Fire Mountain buffet restaurant, 4200 Miller Road, has closed. All signage has been removed and a notice is posted on the door thanking diners for years of patronage and asking them to visit a sister location, the Old Country Buffet at Courtland Center Mall in Burton. Fire Mountain is the second Flint Township business to be closed […]