2016-01-07

Gov. Snyder declares state of emergency for Genesee County



LANSING —Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for Genesee County due to ongoing health and safety issues caused by lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water. By declaring a state of emergency, Snyder authorized the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) to coordinate state efforts in cooperation with local response and […]

Again, Christensen?

Sports VIEW


If you follow our sports coverage, then you may remember a column in which I ranted about a recent trade that was executed by Flint Firebirds’ general manager Terry Christensen. He sent goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic and defenseman Josh Wesley, two Carolina Hurricanes’ prospects, to Niagara for goaltender Brent Moran and five future Ontario Hockey League Draft picks. I still think […]

In brief



Dancing to the oldies FLINT TWP. — Put on your dancing shoes. The Fairlanes & The DeVilles, a ‘50s rock and roll band, will provide the entertainment for “Dance Night,” a stroll down memory lane, hosted by the Flint Township Senior Center, 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 15. Tickets are $5 each and includes light refreshments. Only 100 tickets will be […]

Firebirds’ skid continues; make another trade




FLINT — The Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds are continuing to show signs of being a first-year franchise on the ice, most recently dropping a 4-2 decision to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint on Sunday evening. Flint, however, had its chances. In fact, the Firebirds led 1-0 late in the […]

Firefighters getting new gear




FLINT TWP. — The fire department is purchasing 20 sets of turnout gear for its on-call fire fighters at a cost of $29,920, the low bid. Two bids were submitted, one from Douglass Safety Systems of Sanford and the other from Fire Equipment Associates of Flushing. The township board approved the bid from Douglass Safety Systems for $1,496 per set […]

EBONY ON PLATINUM – ACCENT ON STYLE

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Now Available With All-New Ebony Black Interior

Fans of the popular 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum now have two options when selecting a vehicle interior color theme – an all-new all-Ebony Black, or the previously available high-contrast Medium Soft Ceramic and Ebony Black. Both versions are available for order now. Explorer Platinum with the new Ebony Black interior is in showrooms this month. Since launch in September, Explorer […]

Customize your wedding to give it a unique touch



GRAND BLANC — Steeped in tradition, weddings have featured many of the same components for centuries. Although it may not seem like there are many opportunities to put your own stamp on the wedding, there are plenty of ways to do just that. Cristina Everlein, owner of CC Events, has been helping couples plan and execute memorable weddings for 14 […]

Wedding vendors



Check out these great wedding vendors at GCBA Wedding Marketplace. Booths are still available. Visit www.gcbaweddings.com for more info. Allied Rent All, Appearance Valet, Atlas Valley Country Club, Bella Birches, Black Tie Productions, Bon Appetit, Captain’s Club at Woodfield, CC Events, Centennial Image Photography, Creative Catering, David’s Bridal, DeLorme Photography, Floral Sense, Fountain’s Golf & Banquet, Glen Gables, Homemade Chocolates […]

Future IHOP undergoing major overhaul




FLINT TWP. — Everybody looking forward to that first plate of blueberry pancakes served at the Miller Road IHOP have likely noticed that the project is taking a while to get off the ground. Developers announced plans in early 2015 that IHOP would replace the longtime Salvatore Scallopini Italian restaurant at 3772 Miller Road near the I-75 freeway. Salvatore Scallopini […]

Police officers getting new equipment




FLINT TWP.— Police officers will be starting out the new year with three pieces of new equipment. The township board recently approved the purchases of handguns, flashlights and mobile printers – all paid for with about $23,000 in Justice Assistance Grant Funds. About $8,100 will be spent for replacement Glock model 22, generation 4 handguns. “The majority of our officers […]