Stolen autos recovered

GENESEE COUNTY — Eighteen stolen autos recovered countywide in November 2013 were valued at $222,850, according to a monthly activity report from the Genesee Auto-Theft Investigation Network (GAIN), provided to the Flint Township Board. The board is a dues-paying municipal participant in the countywide crimefighting program for vehicle thefts and related complaints. GAIN is administered by the Genesee County Sheriff’s […]

Top Stories of 2013

Cavs’ record football season ends in semifinals Carman-Ainsworth had little trouble moving the football last Saturday in its Div. 1 semifinal game against Clarkston. The problem was hanging on to it. The Cavaliers lost two fumbles and an interception, and Clarkston capitalized on each one to post a 61-26 victory and earn a spot in the state championship game this […]

In brief

Flint Mayor to speak at WFBA meeting FLINT TWP. — Flint Mayor Dayne Walling will be the guest speaker at the monthly West Flint Business Association meeting at noon, Jan. 15 at Valley Coney Island, located at the corner of Linden and Miller Roads. Wailing’s topic will be “Flint’s new Master Plan: It’s effect and impact on Flint Township.” Also, […]


Sales for December and the year are in, and while all three Detroit automakers reported stronger vehicle sales, it was the truck that led the way for each manufacturer. GM dealers delivered 2.8 million vehicles in the United States in 2013, retail sales increased 11 percent and total sales were up 7 percent compared with 2012. The all-new Chevrolet Silverado […]

MDOT asks public for feedback on highway information technology

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) wants to know your opinion about its Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technology in Michigan. ITS engineers are partnering with researchers at Western Michigan University to survey the public’s awareness and use of the ITS services MDOT provides to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently on Interstate, US and M routes. The […]

MCC schedules additional Super Saturday Registration at all locations

GENESEE COUNTY — Aware that prospective and returning students were inconvenienced by recent weather conditions, Mott Community College is providing an additional one-stop shopping opportunity for all students to enroll for the college’s Winter Semester. The MCC Super Saturday registration event, designed to provide all the enrollment services students need to successfully complete the registration process, at one place and […]

Closed Chinese buffet is deja vu for group meeting

FLINT TWP. — For the second time in less than 24 months, the buffet restaurant at 3583 Miller Rd. in the Genesee Crossings shopping center has abruptly closed its doors — apparently for good. Signs posted on the door at Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet date back to mid-December when groups holding regular meetings there had to direct their membership […]

Fortune 500 company continues local tenure

FLINT TWP. — Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and data solutions, has moved to a new sales office in the Gateway Center in Mundy Township and also invested in an upgraded switch at Bristol and Linden roads, making Flint Township an intersection for more than 4,000 miles of telecommunication fiber and providing even more businesses across the […]

In brief

Red Cross names new disaster services manager GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross has announced Annette (Annie) Swain is the new Disaster Services Program Manager for the Genesee-Lapeer jurisdiction. Swain has been with the Red Cross as a volunteer for the past 13 years. For the last several years she was the volunteer coordinator for The Genesee-Lapeer Chapter. This […]

Readers lend a hand in license plate hunt

I write an occasional column about vanity license plates, just for fun, and while it may seem like I locate these plates by myself, I often have a little help from friends and family. My girlfriend, her kids, my son and some of my friends have been a great help in reporting back to me some of the odd and […]