A night of romance to benefit needy Genesee County children

FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint will host their annual President’s Valentine Gala on Feb. 14 at the Warwick Hills Country Club. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with hors d’ oeuvres and conversation followed by a sumptuous dinner (choice of entree) at 7 p.m., and dancing at 8:30 p.m. Valet parking is included in this black-tie optional event. Cash […]

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Faris appointed to elected women leadership board GENESEE COUNTY — State Rep. Pam Faris (D-Clio) has been appointed to the National Federation of Women Legislators (NFWL) Bylaws Committee. Faris joins Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien of New Jersey, Senator Valencia Seay of Georgia and chair of the committee, Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson of Richland County, South Carolina. The NFWL, based in Alexandria, […]

Kroger sponsoring contest for Black History Month

GENESEE COUNTY — In honor of past African American leaders, Kroger’s is sponsoring its 8th annual “I Can Make History” contest to encourage cultural and community pride. Kroger will award more than $71,000 in prizes in four categories – ART, ESSAY, MUSIC, and POETRY. The competition is open to all 4th through 12th grade students currently enrolled in school in […]

‘Share the Love’

Genesee Valley, Mrs. Fields celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving back

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Genesee Valley Center and Mrs. Fields is asking customers to give from the heart this Valentine’s Day to support the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The second annual “Share the Love for Our Community” campaign began Monday, Feb. 2 at Genesee Valley Center. Mrs. Fields, located in the JCPenney wing of the mall, is now collecting non-perishable […]

The hands of time

A commemorative clock in front of the police station on Norko Drive is keeping time again thanks to the efforts of a township resident. Police Chief George Sippert recently acknowledged the service of Jerry Preston for volunteering to repair the clock, saving the township an estimated $600. It had been nearly a year since the clock stopped working, Chief Sippert […]

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Gospel group coming to Central Church FLINT TWP. — The Booth Brothers, a southern gospel music group, will be performing live in concert at the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 West Bristol Road on Saturday February 21 at 6 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to hear this award-winning trio (Ronnie, Micheal and Jim) sing. Doors will open at […]

Police dept. buying 6 new patrol cars

FLINT TWP. — Six new Chevrolet Tahoe police cars soon will be patrolling township streets. The township board at its Monday meeting approved a $198,336 budgeted expense to buy the vehicles through a governmental bid process. The fully-marked SUVs will have four-wheel drive. The Chevy Tahoe four-wheel-drive Police Package is “pursuit rated” for the first time in the 2015 model […]

Kelly to retire from MCC

FLINT — After more than 17 years at Mott Community College (MCC), Michael Kelly has announced he will be retiring as Executive Director of Public Information on March 17. Kelly came to MCC in December 1997 after serving as Senior Director of Education and Information for the Michigan Credit Union League. He previously served as Coordinator of the Home Learning […]

Twp. board OKs road millage renewal

FLINT TWP. — Township Board Trustee Frank Kasle said he does not think it’s a good idea to place the township’s road renewal millage on the same ballot as the state’s controversial sales tax proposal for road improvements and other things. Kasle said, based on what he’s heard and read, Michigan’s Proposal One request to raise the Michigan sales tax […]

Cavaliers fall to Midland at the buzzer

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker against Midland on Tuesday after a Midland player was fouled in the waning seconds, then hit both free throws for the win, 46-44. Midland held the one-point advantage after one quarter, 9-8 and outscored Flint 11-4 in the second. The Cavaliers outscored Midland 15-14 in the third and 17-12 […]

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