Township explores ways to pay for police bond

FLINT TWP. — After informally mulling a suggestion to use surplus sewer and water funds to pay off the police department bond debt, the township board has opted to explore a different option. At its July 15 meeting, the board unanimously approved a motion to seek proposals from various local banks to find the lowest possible interest rates for a […]


The time has come, the CEO said, for building the Cadillac Ciel, a concept car that was first seen in 2011. At least that’s what USA Today is saying. According to that newspaper, GM CEO Dan Akerson said the Ciel will go into production within the next two years. Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell said, “It shouldn’t come as a surprise […]

In brief

Beth Israel rummage sale set for this weekend FLINT TWP. — Congregation Beth Israel, 5240 Calkins Road, will hold its annual Sisterhood’s Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11-13. The doors will open from 8-9 a.m. Sunday for shoppers who pay $5 for early admission. Free general admission begins at 9 a.m. and continues at the same […]

YWCA CEO of Greater Flint resigns

FLINT — After five years of dedicated service to the YWCA of Greater Flint, Paul Newman has announced his intention to resign as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization. Newman will continue to serve in the top leadership role while the Board of Directors completes the search process for a new Chief Executive Officer. Newman joined the YWCA as […]

Arrest made in two-year-old gas station homicide

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township police have arrested a suspect in a late night fatal shooting at a gas station on Ballenger Hwy., according to a press release from Sgt. James Baldwin. The shooting happened July 11, 2011. At about 1:20 a.m., Flint Township Police responded to a call at the Admiral Gas station, 1135 N. Ballenger Hwy, for reports […]


HealthPlus renews ‘Pink Bus’ sponsorship

MTA bus promotes breast cancer awareness and early screening

FLINT — HealthPlus has announced it will continue as a sponsor of the Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) “Pink Bus” initiative to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early breast cancer screening. Louis Hawkins, community relations administrator at HealthPlus, made the announcement today at a news conference at the MTA administration building in Flint. The new […]

Technology can improve public spaces

Public spaces have long been the focal point of strong communities. Long before the advent of the Internet, smartphones, tablets, and even newspapers, men and women learned about the goings-on in their communities by gathering in town centers and other public spaces. While communication has become more streamlined since the days of the town crier, a community’s public spaces still […]

Hurley launches Hernia Center of Excellence

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center has announced the addition of the Hurley Hernia Center of Excellence, the only service and facility of its kind in the region, dedicated to caring for a wide range of hernia related repair and surgeries. Treatment plans utilize the latest innovations including lightweight, high-strength meshes that are custom tailored for men and women to create […]

Antique boats, trailers, motorcycles coming to Port Sanilac

The annual Antique Boat Show and Vintage Festival is coming to Port Sanilac next Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10. Come to Port Sanilac Harbor Park to see antique boats, travel trailers and vintage motorcycles. There will be boat races, live entertainment, model boat displays and boat rides. Shuttles available from the harbor park to the Barn Theatre for performances of […]