2015-07-23

In brief



Are you ready for some football fundraising? FLINT TWP. — A car wash at the Patsy Lou Williamson parking lot, 5135 Corunna Road, is one of two upcoming fundraisers to support the Carman-Ainsworth football program. The car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25. For details, contact Coach Parker at 810- 656-0189. The second […]

Glorious day for Flint Jr. Golf




FLINT – “What a glorious day for golf,” said Bill Hense of the Flint Jr. Golf Association on Monday. “The Nicklaus Group did not tee off until 8 a.m. to let the Greens Superintendent get caught up on some much needed work.” Hense said that 63 young men and women began play with the girls’ championship flight won by Flushing’s […]

Two new firefighters hired




FLINT TWP. — The township board approved hiring two new on-call firefighters at its Monday night meeting. They are Ken McNally, an experienced firefighter and Bennie Griggs, a trainee. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley said that McNally is a third-shift worker who is available to work during the day. He has served previously as an on-call firefighter for the Mundy […]

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pick Up New Makeup in Move to Refresh Popular Trucks



Everything old is new again. GM is proving that old saying by releasing the first pictures of the 2016 Chevy Silverado and 2016 GMC Sierra, which will be coming out in the fall. The redesign of the 2016 Silverado 1500 and Sierra is part of an aggressive strategy to build on the trucks’ momentum, said GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson. “We […]

Vacation was awesome, but I have a few quips



I just came back from an awesome vacation to Grand Haven and I have to say it was very much needed and it was a real recharge for me. Vacation was awesome this year, especially with two of my favorite people – Anita and my son, Sam. But I still can’t help but remember the quirky moments of the vacation. […]

Another Speedway rebuild in early planning stages




FLINT TWP. — Facelifts for Speedway gas stations in the township will continue next year. Plans for a rebuild of the Speedway at 2169 Bristol Road and Holiday Drive were approved by the township Planning Commission on July 9. Same as work in progress at the station at Linden and Corunna roads, the Bristol Road project will involve a complete […]

In brief



The Salvation Army of Genesee County begins Christmas in July FLINT — On July 25, from noon-4 p.m., Walmart of Grand Blanc in conjunction with theGenesee Valley Tractor Collectors Club of Michigan will kick off, a partnership with The Salvation Army; Christmas in July, which will collect toys for children in need . Shoppers visiting Walmart (located at 6170 S. […]

County online high school completion program gearing up



GENESEE COUNTY — GEARup2LEAD of Flint, a nonprofit organization, is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Heroic Leadership Academy, an alternative high school program launching for the the 2015-16 school year. Students from around the state are eligible to enroll in the program through Michigan’s Schools of Choice program. Michigan’s Schools of Choice deadline for enrollment is Aug. 14. Heroic […]

Lowe’s Heroes donate time, retailer chips in funds, to PAWS




CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Neither hoards of marauding mosquitoes, nor bursts of torrential rain, nor fits of subtropical heat and humidity could stop the 25-or-so volunteers from Lowe’s Home Improvement who helped spruce up a local animal shelter. Lowe’s donated $2,500 worth of supplies and their staff donated their time to help PAWS, a no-kill rescue. The work is part of […]

Renaissance Costume Contest offering free tickets



FLINT TWP. — Four free tickets to the 37th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly are up for grabs to the winner of a costume contest sponsored by Goodwill of Mid-Michigan. The costume must be created using items purchased from a Goodwill store. The entry deemed the best costume that uses the most Goodwill items will win four tickets to […]


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