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GAC presents Advanced Care Planning talk GRAND BLANC — Genesys Athletic Club, as part of its Lunch and Learn with Friends series for seniors, presents a talk on advanced care planning, Nov. 21 at noon. Advanced care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you were unable to speak for yourself. No one can […]

Baker College named ‘Best for Veterans’

FLINT — The Baker College system has been ranked among the nation’s top 20 online/nontraditional schools in the annual Best for Vets college rankings by Military Times, a family of newsweeklies that provides independent information to service members and their families. The designation includes Baker’s 12 campuses and three satellite locations across Michigan, including Baker College Online. “As with all […]

That’s the Spirit!

FLINT TWP. — Parents having trouble getting teens out of bed to get to school on time might want to try dangling different bait. A hearty dose of school spirit worked just fine last Friday to rouse hundreds of Carman-Ainsworth High School students (and staff) for a Spirit Cup pep rally last week that started at 5 a.m. Spirit Cup […]

Pipeline manufacturing jobs coming to Flint area

FLINT TWP. — Welding skills in particular could help land one of 50-60 manufacturing jobs coming next year with the opening of an pipe making plant on the site of the old Buick City complex in Flint. American Cast Iron Pipe Co., based in Birmingham, Alabama, announced at a press conference Nov. 13 that it will build a 200,000 square-foot […]

‘Challenge accepted’ for goatee

When my best friend Carl told me he was growing a goatee for November, the first thing I said to him was “challenge accepted.” That’s the kind of friends we are. Put us in a room together in five minutes flat we’ll be seeing who can punch the hardest, eat the most spicy mustard, or any other outrageous challenge to […]

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Security Credit Union welcomes new Loss Prevention Manager FLINT — Flint-based Security Credit Union (SCU) recently hired Butch King as loss prevention manager. Prior to joining the team at SCU, King served as a loss mitigation supervisor, collection team leader and foreclosure specialist at FirstMerit Bank. “We’re very pleased to welcome Butch to the SCU team,” said Christopher Estes, SCU […]

Grand Blanc’s Sonitrol shares in arrest milestone

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Sonitrol Tri-County, the Flint area’s largest locally owned and operated security firm, is helping to get criminals off the street, thanks to its verified security system. Over the last several months, police in Genesee County have arrested and have taken into custody six persons who were engaged in criminal activity at two Flintarea schools, which are […]

Preen with ENVY

FLINT TWP. — After working together at another salon for about 15 years, Rose Fuson and Jamie Wyman decided to open their own shop. Salon Envy & Co., 3093 S. Linden, opened in June but held its official ribbon cutting earlier this month. “It was time to do it and move on,” said Fuson, who’s worked as a hairstylist for […]

The D.R.E.A.M. comes due

FLINT TWP. — The D.R.E.A.M. after-school enrichment program at Dillon Elementary will kick off Session Two on Tuesday, November 26. D.R.E.A.M. stands for Dillion Reaching Everyone with After-School Moments. Parents must pay and sign up in advance to enroll their children in the fun, educational after-school classes. Classes have limited space and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A […]

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Weather report FLINT TWP. — Besides several reports of downed trees or arcing wires, township properties and residents suffered no major damage from Sunday’s violent windstorm. Fire Chief John Ringwelski reported that firefighters responded to 17 calls for assistance between 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 2:30 a.m. Monday. Most calls were about arcing wires and a few trees blocking the road. […]