Sen. Annanich proposes highway renaming bill to honor fallen soldier

Bill will name a section of U.S. 23 ‘Sergeant Joe Johnson Memorial Highway’

LANSING —Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) is continuing his push to honor fallen soldier U.S. Army Sergeant Joe Johnson by re-introducing legislation to rename a stretch of highway in Genesee County after him, according to a press release. Sgt. Johnson was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. “Sgt. Johnson willingly put his life on the line […]

In brief

Catch final performance of middle school play tonight FLINT TWP. — There still is time to catch the final performance of the Carman- Ainsworth Middle School play, “I Wish,” a fairy tale, tonight, January 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. Senior citizens and children under 4 are admitted free. — R.S. Benefit for […]

Police now armed with life-saving OD kits

FLINT TWP. — Township police officers are now better equipped to handle opioids overdosers, thanks to a special kit being carried in patrol cars, said Police Chief George Sippert, in a report to the township board last week. “Beginning at the first of this year, we implemented an opioids prevention program,” Chief Sippert said. About 80 percent of officers have […]

Old Newsboys roastee happy with outcome of fundraiser

CLIO — Friends came together to talk about the efforts of Chris Hamilton to raise money for Old News Boys – and along the way they took a few comical jabs at the man who has led the local organization for several years now. Hamilton, executive director of the Old Newsboys of Flint, was roasted Jan. 12 at the Clio […]

Ready to bid on fire truck

FLINT TWP. — Going, going gone. By the time this is published, the township fire department could be the new owner of a used fire truck due to be auctioned off on Wednesday, January 18. The 1995 International 4900 Command/Light fire truck is being sold by the Davison Fire Department through Repocast of Flint. It has 18122 miles on the […]

Suggestion Committee poised to debate name-change decision

FLINT TWP. — A committee set up to determine if the township should change its name or convert to a city will get down to the nitty-gritty of reaching a decision at its next meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 2 at the township hall. At that meeting, the Suggestion Committee, as it is called, will discuss the pros […]

Board buying software to improve meeting packets and transparency

FLINT TWP. — The City of Burton has it. So does Atlas Township and other municipalities across the state and nation. Now Flint Township also soon will have Accela Software that will accelerate information dissemination. Accela Software will streamline the compilation of board packets and also fully integrate materials from each department said Clerk Kathy Funk. Under the existing system, […]