2016-10-27

In brief



Crayola donates to GISD Center GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) would like to thank Crayola, LLC for the generous donation of 28,800 boxes of 24 count crayons and 6,240 boxes of 8 count markers to our Center for Countywide Programs that serve children in Flint. Through Crayola’s donation, Early Childhood Programs, including Head Start, will have […]

Land of the free — home of the brave



Up until this last election season, I would’ve been the last person to say that it could happen here…that an American candidate for the highest office of the land would turn on their own people. Lucky me, I am among the latest of the damned, being both a journalist and a woman. Having to witness a candidate routinely describing proposed […]

Dr. Hanna-Attisha honored at Signature Chefs Auction March of Dimes benefit



FLINT — The 2016 Signature Chefs Auction on October 12th honored Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha for her outstanding commitment, dedication and leadership. Dr. Mona is known globally for educating the world about the elevated lead levels in the Flint water supply and the impact on children. Today, Dr. Hanna-Attisha serves as the Director, Pediatric Public Health Initiative, Hurley Children’s Hospital and […]

GM donates truck to Habitat for Humanity



FLINT — General Motors has donated a 2016 Silverado 2500 HD to the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity for use in their projects to build homes in Genesee County communities. Jim Scrimger, plant manager of GM Flint North American Tooling Center (UAW Local 659), presented the keys to Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Margaret Kato at an event […]

ON TIME, ON BUDGET: MDOT completes Bristol Rd. roundabout



FLINT TWP. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has completed construction on the Bristol Road roundabout adjacent to the northbound I-75 entrance ramp and the General Motors Flint Assembly plant, according to a press release. This $3 million investment involved constructing the roundabout and reconstructing several ramps to and from I-75, as well as the driveway to the GM […]

In brief



Old Newsboys’ Christmas enrollment starting soon FLINT — The Old Newsboys of Flint will soon open enrollment for the Christmas Box Program, which has been serving children from Genesee County’s low-income families since 1924. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. […]

Name-change group ready to tackle issues




FLINT TWP. — Little progress was made at the second meeting of a committee formed to explore the idea of changing the township’s name, but specific action is planned for the third meeting set for 6 p.m. November 17 when the township attorney is expected to attend. At last week’s meeting, appointed chairperson Jerry Preston explained Roberts Rules for Order […]

Cavaliers to host volleyball district



FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth volley team is going to embrace the wipe-the-slateclean mantra that many schools adopt at this point in the season. At 5-23, the season looks bleak for the Lady Cavs. However, coach Barb Hurand says it matters not what the team has done to this point. “Whatever happened in the regular season is history at district time,” […]

Supervisor resumes control of sewer and water department




FLINT TWP. — Citing “a changing of the guard here,” in reference to incoming newly elected board members, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, with board approval, has resumed responsibility for the Sewer and Water Department. For the past four years, Treasurer Marsha Binelli has overseen the department with help from controller Beth Takacs. Binelli lost her position in the August primary […]

Cavaliers look for redemption at regionals



BAY CITY — The Carman-Ainsworth cross country team has had its struggles this season and will get a chance to prove itself at Saturday’s regional at Delta College. Also competing are Alpena, Bay City Western, Bay City Central, Davison, Kearsley, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Midland, Midland Dow, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw Heritage and Swartz Creek. Bay City Western comes in at […]