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Woman changes lifestyle, competes as bodybuilder

SWARTZ CREEK — Back in 2007, when she was 57 years old, Swartz Creek resident Linda Woodyard decided to make positive changes in her life. She started eating better and exercising regularly, and she went from 162 pounds down to 125 pounds today, losing over 10 dress sizes in the process. Now, at 63 years old, Woodyard competes in two […]


THROUGH MARCH 31Rabbit Hunting season statewide. THROUGH MARCH 1Squirrel hunting season statewide. THROUGH NOV. 14Fall wild turkey hunting season, grouse hunting season. THROUGH NOV. 16Duck hunting season, north zone. THROUGH-NOV. 7Woodcock hunting season statewide. THROUGH-DEC. 29Regular Canada Geese hunting season middle zone. OCT. 1-NOV. 14Archery deer hunging season statewide. OCT. 1-JAN. 1, 2013Baiting for deer allowed statewide, but must be […]

Residents defeat roundabout

FLINT TWP. — Residents opposed to placing a traffic roundabout at Dye Road and Court Street packed a public hearing Monday night at the township hall. The public hearing concerned a proposal from the Genesee County Road Commission to install a roundabout to improve safety at the crash-prone intersection. Road commission representatives presented a summary of plans aimed at summer […]

Schedule of Autism support groups in Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — The Autism Support Group of Genesee County (ASGGC), 4476 S. Dort Hwy., Burton, will be holding the following: • New Diagnosis & Young Child Group — first Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8 p.m. A support group for parents new to Autism (5-10 people only). Meet one on one with Bill Nason, limited licensed Psychologist. • Transition Planning […]


Magna International Inc. has announced that its Magna Exteriors and Interiors (MEI) operating unit has started production of its Active Grille Shutter (AGS). The AGS is a louver system that blocks various front-end air- flow openings, reducing drag while maintaining optimal engine temperatures. Reduced drag is a key factor for improving vehicle gas mileage. Building on the auto industry’s initial […]

Police officers cited for great work

FLINT TWP. — Two township police officers have been singled out for special recogntion. Lt. Robert Batinkoff recently received the Service Above Self Award from the Genesee Valley Rotary Club. Announcing the award at the township board meeting Monday night, Chief George Sippert said Batinkoff was honored for his investigative work in solving the carjacking and homicide of Leslie Mills, […]

In brief

Old Newsboys Christmas sign-up starts soon FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment in their Christmas Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s low-income families since 1924. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Dr. from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. –6 […]


Iconic fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi last week revealed the result of his latest project: the six-piece Malibu Collection, inspired by the allnew 2013 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan. Beginning Oct. 16 at noon EDT, the new fashion collection will be sold exclusively on LivingSocial’s Shop in limited quantities. This is the company’s first venture into physical products featuring themed collections of […]

Health Plan millage renewal explained

GENESEE COUNTY — What about Obamacare? That is the No. 1 question voters keep asking about the November ballot proposal to renew the Genesee Health Plan for seven years, said Pam Nelson, GHP community outreach specialist about the service for uninsured low-income residents of Genesee County. The question arose again during a political educational forum last week sponsored by the […]