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The Empire joins forces with the Magic Kingdom

I ’m a self-proclaimed “Star Wars” geek. I have been since I was 10 years old in 1977 when the first movie came out. I remember standing in line at least 10 times that year at the Eastland Mall (now Courtland Center in Burton) to watch the best adventure movie set in a “galaxy far, far away” that I’d ever […]

Library events announced

GENESEE COUNTY — Here are the events happening throughout the Genesee District Libraries in the month of November: Flint Township McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd.: • Children ages 6-11 years, 9-12 years and 11-17 years can make their own “Picasso” to display at the library on Nov. 10 from 2-3 p.m. Genesee District Library Headquarters, 4195 W. Pasadena Ave., […]

Voters turn down all 6 state proposals

GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan voters defeated all six state proposals in Tuesday’s general election though voters in Genesee County voted in favor of two of them. With 98.6 percent of the county’s 220 precincts reporting at about 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, the unofficial vote total showed Genesee County voters supported Proposal 2 to guarantee collective bargaining by 95,786 (52.7 percent) […]

In brief

CAHS theater presents “To Kill A Mockingbird” FLINT TWP. — The Carman Ainsworth High School theater department will open its season with a production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,’’ at 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10 in the high school auditorium. The classic drama is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book, published 50 years ago, by Harper Lee, which explores themes […]

State, county races offer few surprises

Most ballot proposals pass in Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — Here’s an overview of how state and county candidates did in the Nov. 6 election, as well as the outcome of several Genesee County ballot proposals. • U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow won by a comfortable 19 percent against Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra earning 122,210 votes in Genesee County to Hoekstra’s 52,970. • Incumbent Geneseee County Drain Commissioner […]

Kildee wins congressional race

GENESEE COUNTY — In Tuesday’s general election, Democrat Daniel T. Kildee won the U.S. 5th Congressional seat held since 1977 by his retiring uncle, Dale Kildee. Final vote tallies were not available at publication time but with 98.6 percent of votes counted as of about 7 a.m. Wednesday, Kildee had polled 119,364 votes (65.64 percent) over his closest challenger, Republican […]

CDBG funds earmarked for senior food pantry

FLINT TWP. — A free food pantry for senior citizens will be the beneficiary of the township’s 2013-15 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) public service funding. The board voted unanimously at its October 29 meeting to allocate $25,000 to support the food pantry operated at the Flint Township senior citizens center on Graham Road. The money is 15 percent of […]

Curbco retained to plow residential streets

FLINT TWP. — The township board will exercise an option to extend a snowplowing contract with Curbco Inc. of Swartz Creek for one additional year. In a joint agreement with the Genesee County Road Commission, the township signed up for a pilot program in 2010 to contract with a private company for snow removal in subdivisions and industrial parks during […]