2012-07-26

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 […]

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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 […]

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Security Credit names Jones card services head FLINT — Brian Jones, of Grand Blanc, has been named card services manager of Security Credit Union (SCU). Jones previously served in SCU’s information technology department, a position he’s held since 2006 In his new role, Jones is responsible for managing daily operations of all credit, debit and ATM cards as well as […]

ELGA Credit Union donates $4,200 to The Salvation Army



GENESEE COUNTY — ELGA Credit Union understands the great need in our community and is reaching out through The Salvation Army by presenting a check for $4,200 designated to assist families in need with basic needs, such as food and shelter. “ELGA Credit Union is an incredible supporter of The Salvation Army, which we deeply appreciate on behalf of the […]

The VIEW from here

Boats’ names are as fun as vanity tags

I recently spent a week on the west side of the state and enjoyed some needed down time along Lake Michigan to relax. But I couldn’t completely relax, I stayed on the lookout for vanity plates as usual. While I found a few to add to my ongoing list of funny license plates, I also stumbled across something just as […]

Eagles fly in FJGA play




FLINT — Two eagles highlighted Monday’s play in the Flint Junior Golf Association. Connor Carey eagled the 320-yard third hole and shot 2-under-par 70 to earn medalist honors in the Jack Nicklaus Group at Flint Golf Club. The Grand Blanc graduate posted the low-gross score in the championship flight by one stroke over Davison’s Gabe Schiller, who also scored an […]

Gall headlines Michigan’s Olympians




LONDON, ENGLAND — Nearly a dozen Michigan athletes will represent the United States when the 2012 Summer Games kicks off Friday, July 27, in London, England. Grand Blanc and U-M grad Geena Gall is perhaps one of the best-known locals and she’ll be vying for a medal in the women’s 800 race when the track and field events take center […]

Flint Olympian Games coming to a close




FLINT — While the playoffs for sports such as basketball and softball don’t start until Monday, the rest of the 56th annual Flint Olympian Games came to a close last weekend. This includes the youth tennis, which was scheduled to take place last Thursday, but was forced to reschedule to last Friday because of the extreme heat. Coming out on […]