MCC to become Fiat Chrysler-certified training school

FLINT — Mott Community College’s (MCC) Automotive Technology program has joined the network of Fiat Chrysler-certified technical training school sites nationwide. Classes will begin with the winter 2017 semester. FCA US LLC, a North American automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, established the Mopar Career Automotive Program LOCAL in partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), to train approximately […]

Open water fishing still best this time of year

LAPEER COUNTY — Open water fishing for pike and panfish is a good bet this time of year. Areas to the north may be making skim ice at night but there is no safe ice to report. SOUTHEAST LOWER PENINSULA Lake Erie: Some perch were caughtin the Metro Park Marina. Walleyefishing slowed.Huron River: Steelhead were caughtup near the dam at […]

Will the true news story stand up

The Washington Post recently interviewed a guy named Paul Horner, one of the top purveyors of the fake news stories that clot Facebook these days. The paper asked Horner why people bite on his stuff. His answer ought to scare the heck out of you: “Honestly, people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuff around. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore […]


Tim Hall, General Manager CLIO – Customers at Randy Wise Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Clio can rest assured that their car-buying experience will be stress-free with the dealership’s new general manager Tim Hall, who makes it a point to take care of his customers and incorporate personalized service into each sale. Hall, 49, of Fenton, has been selling cars […]

Recovery task force launching a “grocery store initiative”

FLINT – A new, “two-pronged” approach to reinstating easy access to grocery stores for the Flint neighborhoods facing the economic and water crises has been unveiled for the coming years, per an announcement from the Flint Economic Recovery Task Force. The plan, called the Grocery Stores Initiative includes improvements to the four grocery stores already in existence on the north […]

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Board releases PEG money to schools

FLINT TWP. — Just in time for Christmas, the township board, has released an allocation of Public, Educational or Governmental (PEG) funds to the three local school districts in the township. The board approved release of $16,000 as follows: Carman Ainsworth – $8,000 Swartz Creek – $4000 Flushing – $4,000 PEG funds are generated through an agreement with Comcast Cable […]

Public hearing on name change proposal Jan. 12

FLINT TWP. — The fact-finding phase of an effort underway to consider changing the township’s name or converting to a city will wind up after a public hearing set for 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at the township offices, 1490 S. Dye Road. The hearing is being convened by a Suggestion Committee formed in September to explore the pros and cons […]

Lawrence Tech students reach out to PAWS, provide architectural drawings for new shelter

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – As PAWS Animal Rescue pushes forward with its “Raise the Woof” campaign, they’re getting a little help from some unexpected allies. Earlier this year, a couple of students from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield entered the picture. Diane Britain and Gjerogjla Lilo are seniors in the architectural program, according to PAWS volunteer Edith Campbell. For their senior […]

Paws, claws and Santa Claus

Ann Cole and Rick Frase of Swartz Creek are making memories with their toy “pink” poodle Misty, 14, during a visit with Santa Claus during a pets’ night event last week at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall.

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