2016-03-31

Twp. board supports naming of pond




FLINT TWP. — If all goes well, a placid stretch of water visible from Calkins Road, just west of Graham Road – home to swans, fish and other aquatic wildlife – will have an official name. Since the 1960s, locals have called it Baillie’s pond in reference to the family who built and has maintained it for more than 50 […]

In brief



Genealogical Society planning research trip GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Genealogical Society is sponsoring a genealogy research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne from May 10 to 11. Bus fare is $45 for non-members, $40 for members. The cost does not include lodging at the Super 8, which is offering a special group rate, or meals. […]

C-A schools seeking new superintendent




FLINT TWP. —After 12 years with the district including the past four at the helm, Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Dr. Steve Tunnicliff has resigned his position, effective June 3. He will begin a new job as associate superintendent for the Genesee Intermediate School District, beginning June 6, according to his letter of resignation submitted to the school board last week. The school […]

State loan leverages job creation, private investment in Flint



LANSING — A Flint company will purchase equipment, supplies, make building improvements and hire new employees as a result of Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s participation in a $200,000 term loan initiated by Metro Community Development. The loan is part of an ongoing economic development effort to help Flint’s businesses grow and create new jobs. “Reinvigorating the Flint economy requires cultivating […]

Flint Twp. board supports county Law Day events



GENESEE COUNTY — Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Medical Center, will be among honorees at the 2016 Law Day Luncheon & Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Genesee County Bar Association, from 11 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. on April 29 at the Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint. Hanna-Attisha, the doctor whose research […]

SPROUT Art Contest now through April 25



GENESEE COUNTY — The SPROUT Coalition is sponsoring an art contest open to middle and high school students. The contest is open from now until April 25. Students are asked to create a jingle that can be used to support the 5210 campaign: 5 – Eat five or more fruits and vegetables everyday 2 – Two hours or less of […]

Fire department gets OK to buy new pumper truck




FLINT TWP. — The township board has authorized the fire department to seek bids to buy a new pumper truck. Bid specifications and forms can be picked up from the clerk at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road, and are due by 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 13, according to a posting on the township website. The winning bid […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Gunnar & The Grizzley Boys, with special guest Audrey Ray, April 1. Tickets are $10 in advance. Metal Allegiance is April 2, featuring Alex Skolnick, Mark Osegueda, Chuck Billy, Mike Portnoy Bumblefoot and Mark Menghi, with special guests Next to None and […]

Tempers flare over slow fire department hiring




FLINT TWP. —– Despite ongoing criticism from outspoken residents, the township board is taking its time about hiring enough firefighters for round-the-clock staffing at fire station No.1, G-5331 Reuben Street. Noting that 24-7 staffing at Station One was one of the pledges made for the Public Safety Millage passed by voters in November 2014, angry residents have voiced their displeasure […]

Cavaliers’ Armstrong named All-State in basketball



Area players on the Associated Press All-State basketball teams, as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sports writers and broadcasters. BOYS CLASS AFirst TeamTerry Armstrong, Carman-Ainsworth, Fr. Honorable Mention O’Mari Duncan, Carman-Ainsworth, So.Logan Plude, Flushing, Sr.Zach Leedom, Grand Blanc, Sr.Cameron Cyborowski, Grand Blanc, So. CLASS C Honorable Mention Raheem Riley, BendleDedric Hendricks, Atherton GIRLS CLASS ASecond TeamClare Glowniak, Flushing, […]