Area still recovering from ice storm

GENESEE COUNTY — Improving weather conditions have allowed for steady restoration progress overnight as Consumers Energy responds to the weekend ice storm which cut power to more than 260,000 of its customers. “The calmer weather overnight has allowed us to progress in making more areas safe and restoring power,” said Mary Palkovich, the utility’s vice president of energy delivery. “We […]


Kelley Blue Book’s internet listings website, kbb.com, named the 2014 Jeep Wrangler and 2014 Dodge Challenger winners of its 2014 Best Resale Value Awards. For the fourth consecutive year, Jeep Wrangler has been named Best Resale Value in its class and ranked on the Top 10 list for the third year in a row. With record setting sales numbers this […]

In brief

Hit and run driver sought in fatality FLINT TWP. — On Dec.19 at 6 p.m., Flint Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred on Beecher Road near River Forest Drive in Flint Township. The pedestrian, Monica Campbell, a 42 year old Flint Township resident, was fatally injured in the accident. Campbell was struck […]

TREE-CYCLING— A recipe for “What to do with that tree?”

GRAND BLANC — Although many trees end up in the garbage bin following Christmas, Mike Yancho, Sr., General Manager of Trim Pines Farms, indicates recycling the tree is not only fun but educational, if you have kids at home. In addition to what dead trees normally do—turn into mulch (food) for surrounding plants, there is a host of other things […]

GM’s announcement good news for region

General Motors delivered an early Christmas gift to three Michigan communities recently when company brass announced the automaker will invest $1.3 billion in new equipment and expansions at three factories in the state. GM plans to spend $600 million for the paint shop at the Flint truck assembly plant; $493 million at its Romulus Powertrain Operations plant, and $121 million […]

Sunlight headed our way

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night!” — Steve Martin It is barely winter, if you’ve already grown weary of short days and are looking forward to more sunlight, you won’t have to wait much longer. Saturday was the first day of winter, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing us the shortest daylight period and longest […]

Used car lot empty at Waldron’s

FLINT TWP. — About this time last year, the lot at the incoming Jim Waldron used car dealership , 4140 Miller Road, was full of vehicles and the hope of a new lease on life for a vacant township property. Now the lot is empty again and the business appears to be closed. Jim Waldron Jr., co-owner of the business, […]

Aldridge-Eason receives Governance Award

GENESEE COUNTY — Karen Aldridge-Eason, a member of the Genesys Health System Board of Trustees and former board chair, was awarded the Thomas A. Gleason Governance Award for her significant contributions to furthering Genesys’ mission of creating hope through healing in the Genesee County community. The Genesys Board of Trustees honors board members (current and past) with the governance award […]

In brief

Whaley hires new director of finance FLINT — Becki Flanagin, CPA, MBA began as Whaley Children’s Center Director of Finance on Nov. 18. Flanagin is a Certified Public Accountant with more than nine years of experience in public accounting. Most recently, Becki was with Plante Moran working with nonprofit organizations. Becki obtained her Master Degree in Business Administration from the […]

A Star is Born

Dance-off at The Palace puts C-A student in the spotlight

FLINT TWP. — Many talented people dream of the show biz success that 11-year-old Antwain Alexander is already having. The agile Flint Township youngster has been making the talk-show rounds since sudden fame found him via the Dance- cam at a Pistons home game against the New York Knicks on Nov. 19. Antwain got into an impromptu dance battle with […]

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