Township board sworn in

FLINT TWP. —The newly elected township board of trustees was sworn in on Monday before a packed house of well-wishers. They are Supervisor Karyn Miller, starting her third term; newly elected Clerk Kathy Funk and Treasurer Lisa Anderson; returning trustees Frank Kasle and Barbara Vert and newly elected trustees Carol Pfaff-Dahl and Tom Klee. Police Chief George Sippert conducted the […]

How to get Black Friday deals

As Thanksgiving draws near, retailers begin dropping hints about their Black Friday promotions. Some stores have begun to open their doors on Thanksgiving evening, after many people have filled up on turkey and trimmings. Smart shoppers recognize that Black Friday is a great time to find deals on holiday gifts, and following these tips can help shoppers save even more. […]

Departing board members given emotional sendoff

FLINT TWP. — Four people joined the township board this week which also meant that four people are leaving. The board dedicated a portion of its meeting Monday night to say farewell and to give proclamations and parting gifts to departing board members: Clerk Kim Courts, Treasurer Marsha Binelli and Trustees Belenda Parker and George Menoutes. Genesee County Prosecutor David […]

Help holiday gifts arrive on time

The end of December is prime shopping and shipping time for holiday gifts. Shipping giant UPS calls this time of the year its peak season, and FedEx and the United States Postal Service also cite the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as some of their busiest weeks. Jingling bells and Christmas carols once were the foremost sounds of […]

Habitat for Humanity holding Open House

GENESEE COUNTY — On Tuesday, November 29 charities, businesses and families around the world will come together for GivingTuesday, a global celebration of the spirit of giving back. Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) is inviting the public to come out and celebrate this day of global giving by attending its GivingTuesday Open House from 5-7 p.m. at its headquarters […]

Did you know?

Black Friday deals are a top draw for shoppers looking to save money and get a jump-start on holiday shopping. In a survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers, more than 34 percent of respondents indicated they plan to shop on Black Friday. However, many others are just as eager to begin shopping even earlier. In recent years, some […]

Nonprofit gets free advertising campaign

FLINT TWP.— For many years, Shirley Cochran, founder and executive director of Motherly Intercession, has thought of her organization as one of Genesee County’s best-kept secrets. For 17 years, Motherly Intercession has quietly gone about the business of helping children of incarcerated parents. “Although Motherly Intercession commenced in 1999, the organization has remained to be the best kept secret in […]

Firebirds win twice in dramatic fashion

FLINT – It was an exciting weekend to be at the Dort Federal Event Center. The Flint Firebirds’ young talent is really beginning to shine and it was on full display over the weekend, most recently in a back-and-forth game with the Windsor Spitfires on Saturday afternoon that resulted in a 4-3 overtime victory for the Firebirds. Flint wasted no […]

Twp. on-call firefighters badly needed

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department needs to hire more men or women on-call firefighters, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Over the past 10 years, the fire department has lost half of its on-call firefighting staff due to moving (job related or housing issues), health issues or retirement. “We are currently down to 19 on-call firefighters and […]

Carman-Ainsworth grad Gerald Holmes continues to prove role for Spartans

EAST LANSING – A 49-0 win over Rutgers on Saturday provided one scary moment for Carman-Ainsworth grad and Michigan State University junior Gerald Holmes. Holmes suffered a leg injury when he had his left leg awkwardly twisted under the pile of Rutgers defensemen on Saturday. The extent of the injury is not reported, per MSU policy. Holmes has 83 attempts […]

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