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McLaren to offer free community skin cancer screening FLINT — McLaren Flint and the McLaren Cancer Institute-Flint, G-3230 Beecher Rd., are offering a free skin cancer screening to the general public Aug. 29 from 3-5:30 p.m. Full body screenings will be performed by area dermatologists and internal medicine physicians and residents from McLaren Flint. Registration is required. Skin cancer is […]

Flint Township board remains nearly the same

FLINT TWP. — In a show of confidence during challenging economic times, township voters retained all Board of Trustees incumbents in Tuesday’s primary election. All are Democrats and will move on to November’s general election unchallenged. With all 15 precincts reporting, current Supervisor Karyn Miller got 2,243 votes (65 pct) to fend off challenger Shelly King nearly two to one. […]

Public invited to car show

FLINT TWP. — Victorious Word Church, 3560 Beecher Rd., is inviting the community to come out and join them at “Word and Whips,” the second annual church picnic and car show, from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The two-fold purpose of the event is for members to enjoy themselves and also to reach out to the community, said Pastor […]

MTA proposal passes

GENESEE COUNTY — At the Aug. 7 primary, the Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) renewal proposal was approved by Genesee County voters with 67.37 percent of the votes and 30,036 total yes votes. There were 14,545 total no votes cast, representing 32.63 percent of the votes. The millage renewal will levy .4 of one mill on the taxable valuation of property […]

St. George Middle Eastern Festival celebrates culture

FLINT TWP. — Music, dancing, kiddie carnival rides and games, a raffle, beer tent and homemade foods were all part of the fun at the third annual Middle Eastern Festival at St. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Road. The three-day event included entertainment by belly dancers, singers, a live band and performances by St. George’s Dabke group. The church revived […]

Graves wins Republican nod for 51st House seat

GENESEE COUNTY — At the Aug. 7 primary for the 51st District House of Representatives seat, incumbent Joseph Graves won the Republican nomination with 80.86 percent of the votes and 3,858 total votes. John Lauve of Holly received 18.70 percent of the votes with 892 total votes. “I am grateful for the support of everyone who went out and voted […]

Fall sports practice for 12-13 school year began this week

GENESEE COUNTY — The 2012-13 Fall sports season officially began Monday, Aug. 6, when approximately 110,000 student athletes began practice in eight sports in which Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors post-season tournaments. Practice sessions began on Monday, August 6, in football, followed by all other sports on Wednesday, August 8. Practice in football must begin on August 6 for […]

Slezak to go against Kildee

GENESEE COUNTY — Republican Jim Slezak of Davison won the Aug. 7 primary election against Tom Wassa of Fairgrove, clearing the way for a match-up with Dan Kildee (DFlint) in November. Both hope to take over retiring U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee’s congressional seat in the fall. Dale Kildee is Dan Kildee’s uncle and has served this area in Congress for […]

Hydration is key with onset of high school sports practices

GENESEE COUNTY — With temperatures continuing to range into the mid- to high-80s, and with high school practice fields now full of kids during the hottest part of the day, the National Federation of High School Sports reminds the athletes, parents and coaches about the importance of hydration. The NFHSS says that athletic performance declines with dehydration, beginning with a […]