Township mailing gets upgrade

FLINT TWP. — After being a workhorse for five years, the township’s Neopost postal meter broke down in the middle of mailing out winter tax bills.causing mailing issues while it was out for major repair, said Clerk Kathy Funk. The township board has unanimously approved Funk’s request to replace the equipment. The lease on the technologically dated Neopost postal machine […]

Lions slide into playoffs

Fat Guy Corner

The whirlwind of football games has dwindled down and the college season is down to Clemson and Alabama for the national title. I will get back to that game later. The NFL season is down to 12 teams looking to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February. The Detroit Lions took the backdoor entrance in to the playoffs. The Green Bay […]

Twp. board continues FANG support

FLINT TWP. — The township is sticking with its membership in the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) despite more municipal partners pulling out, most recently the City of Flint. To continue its participation in the multi-jurisdictional drug-fighting organization, the township board recently unanimously approved paying annual dues of $40,972.39. Flint Township has participated in FANG since its inception in the […]

Smartly Efficient

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Offers Technology Features to Help Drivers Maximize Efficiency

The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – the industry’s first electrified minivan – is rated to deliver a range of 33 miles solely on zero-emissions electric power from a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery and earned a fuel economy rating of 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. But Pacifica Hybrid’s technological capability goes […]

In brief

MADD holding vigil for crash victims GENESEE COUNTY— MADD Genesee County will host its annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Grand Blanc, 6106 Saginaw Road, Grand Blanc Township. The service was postponed from its original date of Dec. 10 because of bad weather. Family members and […]

2017-01-05 E-Edition

Looking ahead through the eyes of forecasters

A report making the rounds on the Internet last week highlighted a prediction that Barack Obama would be the last U.S. president. Right or wrong, that certainly got my attention. The prediction was made by Baba Vanga, a blind Bulgarian woman who was credited as an accurate prophetess, forecaster or whatever you call people who claim to see the future. […]

Selecting a comfortable wedding gown for big day

DAVISON — Many brides-to- be visit bridal shops with specific goals in mind regarding the style of their wedding gowns. Some women come equipped with magazine tear-outs or pull up ideas on their mobile phones. Others may have an entire scrapbook filled with various ideas they’ve been compiling for years. Much consideration is given to wedding gowns. The cost and […]

MTA receiving 32 new compressed natural gas buses and gaining nationwide attention

Thirty-two compressed natural gas buses will be delivered in lots of 11 vehicles in the next 18-24 months to the Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) of Genesee County and were made possible by a federal and state grant. Ed Benning, general manager and chief executive officer of the local MTA said the agency was extremely appreciative to be able to receive […]

In brief

Yoga instructor class GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP — Are you passionate about yoga? Ever thought of teaching this transformative practice? Jennifer Whipple, BA, ERYT of Prana Yoga in Grand Blanc will be starting a teachers’ class beginning January 8. Payment plans are available. For more information contact Whipple at 810-965-0184 or visit prana-yoga center.com/ for more information. — P.S. Ford to […]