Twp. board hires new appraiser over objections

FLINT TWP. — Two township trustees are not budging on their view that hiring a new appraiser is an unwarranted expense. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert opposed a hiring proposal at the August 17 board meeting but were outvoted 4-2. Trustee George Menoutes was absent. The board accepted a recommendation to hire an applicant who was described as an […]

Firebirds meet and greet fans at Lapeer Days

LAPEER — With their inaugural Blue and White contest coming up on Sept. 3, the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have been making themselves available to fans in Genesee and Lapeer County. Recently that publicity tour made a stop at Lapeer Days on the courthouse lawn downtown last Saturday. “I’m from Florida, but I’ve lived in Michigan for […]

Fire drill

Hopefully whoever was driving these vehicles was not seriously injured. But some good is coming from it. Double K & S Towing of Swartz Creek provided an unlimited number of these wrecked vehicles for firefighters to practice extrication, said Mike Burkley, assistant fire chief in a report to the Flint Township Board. Disassembling cars in a non-emergency setting helps firefighters […]

Sports Shorts

Olympic hopefuls to mentor at local swim clinic OXFORD — Aqua Swim Club of Oxford – home to world-class athletes – will host another ProSwimClinic on Saturday, Aug. 29, with special guests and Olympic hopefuls, Giles Smith and Kevin Cordes. The duo is teaming up with Aqua Club’s very own two-time Olympic swimmer, Nimrod Shapira. Shapira, representing Israel at both […]

Willowbrook rezoning approved with a surprise

FLINT TWP. — The township board’s approval last week to rezone two vacant lots bordering Willowbrook Manor Nursing Home, 4436 Beecher Road, came with a surprise announcement that the senior care facility also is planning a building addition. Up for consideration by the board was a second reading and adoption of Willowbrook’s request to rezone two adjacent parcels from single […]

Korir finishes first at Crim Festival

FLINT — Leonard Korir of Tucson, Ariz. finished first in the 10-mile male portion of the Crim Festival of races in a time of 46:59.57 Saturday. Korir was able to take advantage of the absence of Julius Kogo. Kogo, a native of Kenya like Korir, was forced out of the United States because of issues with his visa. Kogo had […]

New paint recycling drop-off site now open

GENESEE COUNTY — A free drop-off location for recycling latex paint has opened in a partnership between Habitat for Humanity, Keep Genesee County Beautiful and the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC), according to a press release. The drop-off site is at the HFH ReStore, 101 Burton St., Flint, where all residents can bring leftover, unused and unwanted paint to […]


GOLF Taylor Jarnigin shot 92 and Mikaila Garrison 96 to lead the Cavaliers in the 22nd annual Charger Invitational on Monday at Flint Golf Club. Alanna Gleason added 109 and Madysen League 114 as Carman-Ainsworth totaled 411 to finish 12th in the 19-team field and sixth in the Saginaw Valley League preseason tournament being played within the invitational. Midland Dow […]

Township board approves Industrial District for strip mall

FLINT TWP. — The Miller Plaza strip mall on Miller Road is now part of an Industrial Development District (IDD) recently approved by the township board. After a public hearing, the board approved an application for an IDD and an Industrial Facilities Tax Certificate (IFT) for DaVinci Equity Group, doing business as Riverfront Optical at 4337 Miller Road, The IDD […]

Mistakes last straw for Tigers viewers

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Tigers have now officially become a “cannot watch” for the Fat Guy. The debacle Monday night against the Cincinnati Redlegs was the final straw for me. Detroit was leading this baseball game 5-0 and then lost 12-5 after the Reds put up 10 runs in one inning. The Reds snapped a ninegame losing streak to boot to add […]