In brief

Genesee Wind Symphony to perform Feb. 18 FLINT — The Genesee Wind Symphony, conducted by Bruce Nieuwenhuis, will perform its annual “Presidents’ Day” concert Feb. 18, at Woodside Church 1509 East Court Str., starting at 7:30 pm. The concert, entitled “American Experiences,” will include From Main to Oregon, a march by John Philip Sousa on the 100th anniversary of its […]

Mall Genesee district library branch closed due to flooding

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee District Library branch at Genesee Valley Center mall has been closed about a week due to flooding. The flooding, discovered last Thursday morning, was caused by a problem with a faulty water valve, according to Trenton M. Smiley, GDL community relations officer. The GDL branch is located in the Sears corridor near an outside entrance […]

Enrichment Brigade looks to benefit whole community

GRAND BLANC — Susan Hendricks has two children in graduate school so she understands people who believe after graduation their commitment to local schools is over. She understands, but she doesn’t believe it. “Everybody benefits,” she said, speaking of the community as a whole. She explained that if a business is productive, then it helps make a vibrant community, and […]

Planning Commission membership replacements pending

FLINT TWP. — Three new faces will appear on the township’s Planning Commission if a list of candidates meet approval at the township board meeting Monday night. In adding to reappointing John Gazall to a term expiring in August 2015, township supervisor Karyn Miller also is recommending the appointments of Randy Kilbreath, replacing Dick Ruhala, to a term expiring in […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Blackberry Smoke, with special guests Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus and The Contortionist, Feb. 1. Tickets are $15 in advance. The Machine Shop will be closed Feb. 2. The Stop, Drop and Mosh tour featuring The Paramedic, with special guests It Lies […]

Bicyclist killed in early morning accident

FLINT TWP. — A 62-year-old Flint Township man was fatally injured early last Thursday morning while riding a bicycle on Beecher Road. About 3:51 a.m., on Jan. 24, Flint Township Police responded to a call about a motor vehicle accident involving the bicycle and an SUV on Beecher Road, west of Linden Road. The bicyclist was fatally injured. He has […]


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State reps working to make voting easier

LANSING — Two Michigan lawmakers are determined to make voting easier for Michigan residents. State Representatives Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Woodrow Stanley (D-Flint) are reintroducing legislation that would make it easier for Michigan residents to vote. The two legislators are pushing forward despite no action being taken on the bills in the last legislative session. Irwin’s bill, HB 4058, […]