Township amends marijuana transport law

FLINT TWP. — A local ordinance soon will take effect imposing penalties on medical marijuana users caught driving around the township with accessible marijuana in a vehicle. An ordinance amendment regulating the transport of medical marijuana was approved by the township board Monday night and is in compliance with a recent state statute. Following a public hearing, the proposed amendment […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Aus-stand ing

Adam Scott finally brings home a green jacket for Australia. The same green jacket that eluded the great Greg Norman during his career. Norman is the great Australian golfer who was idolized by many in his country. The Masters last Sunday ended in a two-hole playoff won by Adam Scott over Angel Cabrera. The fact that Scott thought he had […]

2 new officers start in May

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department will have two new police officers on board early next month, bringing staffing back up to full force. An offer of employment to fill a vacated position was made to Jacob Edward Emerich and approved by the township board on Monday night. Police Chief George Sippert said Emerich has a bachelor of […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, MAY 4The 18th Annual Lapeer West Football Club GolfScramble will take place at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB.The cost of $75 per person includes 18 holes of golf,cart and lunch. Please get your entries in by 4/26/13.Details: contact Mike Smith at 667-2423 ext. 3232, PatCronin at 664-1711 or Bob Rowden at 664-4906. SATURDAY, MAY 11The 15th Annual Swartz Creek Athletic Boosters […]

Niece of Martin Luther King Jr. to speak at local fundraiser

FLINT TWP. — Dr. Alveda King, niece of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, will be the guest speaker at the annual benefit dinner for the IMPACT Pregnancy Resource Center, 2585 Lavelle Road. Tickets are $30 each and are now on sale for the fundraiser scheduled for 6 p.m. May 16 at Colonial Valley Suites, 101831 Lapeer […]


Chrysler reported U.S. sales of 171,606 units, a 5 percent increase compared with sales in March 2012 (163,381 units), and the group’s best monthly sales since December 2007. The Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in March compared with the same month last year. The Ram Truck brand’s 24 percent increase was the largest sales […]

Rep. Kildee visited troops, attended memorial for local grad

WASHINGTON — Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee returned April 6 from a bipartisan Congressional Delegation trip to Afghanistan to visit Michigan troops. The three-member delegation — led by Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) — met with U.S. forces and held important discussions with highranking U.S. and Afghan officials regarding political, economic and security […]


The Ford Focus is officially the world’s best-selling passenger car in the world with sales totaling 1,020,410 vehicles worldwide, outselling all other nameplates in 2012, according to Southfield-based automotive data firm Polk. In fact, three of the 10 top-selling vehicles globally in 2012 were Fords – the F- 150 pickup was the third-best selling vehicle in the world. The Ford […]

In brief

Work begins next week on I-75 ramps to eastbound I-69 FLINT TWP. — Orange barrels, detours and lane closures are coming next week for eastbound drivers on I-69 at the I-75 interchange The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced a $1 million investment to make improvements to the I-75 ramps to eastbound I-69. Slated to begin April 24, the […]

The VIEW from here

Evil keeps trying, but it just makes us stronger

A nother terrorist attack this week, this time at the Boston Marathon. Unlike the terrorists who perpetuated the shootings in Denver, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., this killer (or killers) likes to hide backpacks filled with explosives in trash bins and then sit back to watch his handiwork unfold. Evil, they say, never sleeps, and again it has raised its ugly […]