Zoning updates pass second reading and adoption

FLINT TWP. — From now on, tent sale applications will not be approved by the township board. Instead they need only pass muster with the building, police and fire departments. But they are now required to be tied to the use of the adjoining business. Third party vendors are no longer allowed. The change protects the interests of established businesses […]

Cougar Electric LLC is there for your generator

GENESEE COUNTY — Cougar Electric LLC is a factory authorized “Service Dealer” for the following brands of standby generators: • Generac • Eaton • Briggs & Stratton • General Electric Is your standby generator ready to serve you in the event of a utility power outage? Nearly 100 percent of our generator service calls during a power outage involve units […]

Popular path

When the dust clears from road construction underway on Norko Drive, recreational paths at the increasingly popular Flint Township Park will be connected to the Genesee Valley Trail extending nearly three miles east almost to the Flint City limits on Corunna Road. The repaving project scheduled to begin Aug. 18 got a late start when road crews were tied up […]

Much ado about nothingness:

Great Lakes Flotation relieves everyday stress

SWARTZ CREEK — People seeking deep relaxation, a good night’s sleep, or a fresh outlook on things are driving from all over east Michigan just to float in the Creek – at Great Lakes Flotation LLC. “There are lots of stressed people in Michigan,” said owner Terri Stangl. “When people learn how floating is a healthful, non-invasive way to relieve […]

Survey says?

Twp. needs response from residents to repair River Forest Rd.

FLINT TWP. — Residents in the River Forest subdivision off Beecher road are being asked to return an income survey needed to help township officials secure funding to repair River Forest Road. Badly deteriorated roads in the subdivision have been a problem for decades. Residents have constantly complained to the township board about the need for repairs. Township officials have […]

Learning Dreams offers an array of services

FLINT – The Learning Dreams LLC, 5103 West Pierson Road, Suite, has a new location and is offering additional services. Kori E. Carson Dean is the founder and CEO of Learning Dreams, LLC. Learning Dreams was organized in 2002. It started out as a home-based business that offered tutoring and educational advocacy services. Due to an injury, Carson Dean was […]

Police Blotter

August crime report FLINT TWP. — August was a busy month for the police department, according to a report to the township board from Lt. Robert Batinkoff, who was filling in for Chief George Sippert. Last month, police arrested 389 people, Batinkoff reported. Of those, 207 were for preexisting warrants, 182 for new criminal charges. Included were three for robbery, […]

The staff at Mid Michigan Dental provides education, assistance

FLINT— The mission of Dr. Terry A. Potter D.D.S., owner of Mid-Michigan Dental Group, along with his dental team is clearly visible upon entering into his state-of-the-art dental office. Patients are always welcome with a smile and the dental team is ready to provide patient education and assistance wherever needed. Dr. Potter and his team educate patients with genuine respect […]

Comment sought on panhandling ordinance

FLINT TWP. — Looks like the township’s panhandling problem will not be resolved any time soon. A controversial begging and soliciting ordinance amendment aimed at curbing street beggars is on hold while an advisory committee weighs the pros and cons in a series of public meetings. The committee first met on Aug. 27 and the first of three public hearings […]

Flint Festival of Quilts set for Sept. 11-13

FLINT — The annual Flint Festival of Quilts will be celebrating its 20th year, Sept. 11-13, featuring five unique and amazing exhibits throughout downtown Flint, blanketing our area with beautiful expressions of creativity. “I am always blown away by the talent I see over the three days of this festival,” says Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of the Greater Flint […]