GDL millage renewal will be on Aug. ballot

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library (GDL) is seeking a millage renewal from voters on August 2. The millage renewal rate is .9981 mills, which costs taxpayers approximately $1 per $1,000 of taxable value. In other words, a home with taxable value of $50,000 will pay approximately $50 in taxes a year to support the library, according to a […]

Firebirds bring in fresh faces in offseason

FLINT – The Flint Firebirds have made several moves in preparation of their second season in the Ontario Hockey League this coming fall. During the June 28 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft, the Firebirds made a pair of selections that could be key factors in the future of the franchise. With the eighth overall pick, Flint selected defenseman Michal Steinocher, […]

Twp. board rejects cell tower application

FLINT TWP. — The township board unanimously opposed an application from Mobilities LLC of California to build seven cellphone tower poles on right of ways in the township. The application is filed under the Metro Act, a state law enacted in 2002 to help telecommunication providers in cutting through red tape to obtain permits without having to pay excessive fees […]


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In brief

Senior center fundraisers FLINT TWP. — You never know what treasures you might find picking through a yard sale. The same goes for the Parking Lot Sale at the Flint Township/Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Friday, July 15. The center is located at 2071 S. Graham Road. Friends of the Flint Township-McCarty Library […]

Classy man says goodbye

Fat Guy Corner

The player drafted No. 1 out of Wake Forest in 1997 has retired from the NBA. Yes, we say good bye to the ultimate big man, Tim Duncan. I remember when all of the basketball world was shocked that Tim Duncan stayed in college for all four years! Yes, Tim Duncan chose to hone his game in college. I think […]

Robo-Con set for July 23

The FIRST Robotics Lapeer Chimeras Team 1684, along with a number of new partners, will host Lapeer’s third annual Robo-Con on Saturday, July 23 at the Lapeer Center for Innovation (formerly Lapeer West High School) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. One of Lapeer’s robotics pioneers, Tony Diodato, of Cypress Integrations Systems, said, “We want to get the community out […]


July 16 Handgun Steel Shoot at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club, 1213 N. Lake George Rd., Attica. $5 members, $10 non-members. Sign up starts at 9:15 a.m., final signup at 2:30 p.m. July 22 Meeting and shoot for the Lapeer Chapter of The Well Armed Woman at Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club. At the rifle range. Details: Mallory Sly, 810-706-0432 or missmallory35@gmail.com. […]

Snowbird Alert: Southwest adding nonstop Florida flight

FLINT — Southwest Airlines is increasing its Florida flights from Flint beginning January 7, 2017. In addition to its current daily flights to Chicago- Midway (that offer more connections than ever before), and Saturday-only flight to Orlando (MCO), Southwest is adding a Sunday flight to Orlando, as well as Saturday-only nonstop flights to Ft. Myers (RSW) and Tampa (TPA). “The […]

Reaching Higher Showcase back again

MILFORD – While it’s more prevalent in other states, a growing number of individuals feel the sanctity of prep athletics is slowly fading away like the sands in an hour glass. Between the influence of collegiate programs, agents, corporate entities and various other sources, issues like amateur status and the integrity of the game are taking a back seat to […]