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 […]

New on-call firefighter hired

FLINT TWP. — Not only will newly hired on-call firefighter Scott Webb bring an extra set of helping hands to fire incidents, he can also offer prayers. Webb lives in the township and also is an ordained minister, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley, in seeking approval from the township board to hire Webb. Webb has passed all pre-tests including […]

2016 Chevy Volt Increases Range Nearly 40 percent

EPA-estimated pure electric range is 53 miles

Range anxiety – the fear that your EV will run out of power away from a charging station – is major issue with potential buyers. So the 2016 Volt is engineered to offer customers more of what they want: range, range and more range, said GM spokeswoman Michelle Malcho. The General Motors Volt’s all-new second generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion […]

In brief

Church hosting community event on Saturday FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to attend Kingdom of Heaven Ministries free Community Expo, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A fun, family-friendly event is being planned. Various health care providers will be on site and there will be a Mom2Mom sale. Other vendors are invited to purchase tables to sell items. […]

Davenport University moving to Fenton Twp.

FLINT TWP. — After 11 years of educating business students at 4318 Miller Road, Davenport University-Flint is moving its campus to Fenton Township. Mott Community College (MCC) and Davenport University (DU) officials formally announced at a press conference last week that Davenport is relocating to the MCC Southern Lakes Branch Center, 2100 W. Thompson Road. Grand Rapids-based Davenport officials announced […]

Historic former carriage factory to house automotive archive

FLINT — The historic Durant-Dort Factory One on Water Street will be converted into an archive and research center as part of a renovation project connecting the site’s rich manufacturing history with ongoing developments in the automotive industry, according to a recent press announcement. General Motors, which owns the former carriage factory near downtown Flint, will invest several million dollars […]

In brief

SBDC offering “Starting a Business Online” in Sept. FLINT — A one hour online version of “Starting a Business” seminar will be offered starting in September by the I-69 Trade Corridor/Thumb Region of The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of […]

Help Dye Elementary get a new reading center

FLINT TWP. — Only about a week is left to donate to an online fundraiser that will provide a reading center for Dye Elementary School, 1174 South Graham Road, and two other area schools. With a goal of raising $30,000, the United Way of Genesee County has teamed up with Brandon Carr, a Carman- Ainsworth High School graduate. Carr, who […]

Genesee Valley hosting free back-to-school event Saturday

FLINT TWP. — Buying school supplies and clothes tops the to-do list at this time of year, but it is also an ideal time to think about child safety. Genesee Valley Center will host a special Back to School Safety Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 29, at the Outdoor Village, facing Miller Road, behind Logan’s restaurant. […]