In brief

Small business trainings FLINT – The following are free training events sponsored by the I69 Trade Corridor Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). There is no fee for these trainings, but advance and separate registration for each individual is required. “Writing a Business Plan” WEBINAR: Wednesday, March 15 from 12–1pm. Details and to register, go to: clients.sbdcmichigan.org/ […]

History enthusiast shares story of young freedom fighters

SWARTZ CREEK – It was just one paragraph in a book, but it spurred 14-year-old history buff Lucas Hartwell to dig deeper into the story of teenage freedom fighters during World War II. “I was astounded that these boys would be moved to commit acts of sabotage, especially for their age,” said the Grand Blanc Middle School student. Hartwell turned […]

MCC VP Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

FLINT – Dr. Amy Fugate, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mott Community College (MCC), is one of 24 college administrators who will be honored with the 2017 Distinguished College Administrator Award, presented by Phi Theta Kappa during PTK Catalyst, the Society’s annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, April 6-8. The Distinguished College Administrator Award is given to college vice presidents, […]

MCC president honored by Zeta Phi Beta

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea will be honored by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Zeta Beta Zeta Flint Finer Womanhood, Inc., at 2 p.m. on March 11, with their “Finer Woman Within the Community” award. The event will be at the Mt. Olive Family Worship Center. “I am humbled to have been chosen by the […]

Officers cited for life-saving efforts

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert recently cited four officers for “outstanding work,” credited with saving the lives of two township residents. At the March 6 township board meeting. Officers Lacey Lopez and Michael Schuyler were recognized for their lifesaving efforts involving an elderly township man on November 16, 2016 and Officers Barry Wascher and Neal Donovan were cited […]

Sorority presents Debutante Cotillion

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., will host its first “Pearls of Perfection: Poised, Polished and Prepared” Debutante Cotillion on Saturday, April 22, at 5 p.m. at the Riverfront Banquet Center; 1 Riverfront Plaza in Flint. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling (810) 287-2302 or via PayPal online at, www.flintdeltas.com. […]

Annual building report is positive

FLINT TWP. — A positive cash flow last year is one of the highlights of an in-depth 2016 Year in Review for the building department submitted to the township board of trustees by Tracey Tucker, building director. The 15-page report stated that building department revenues were $382,957.12 compared to expenses of 349,911.52 – resulting in a positive cash flow of […]

In brief

Church hosting comedy, gospel show March 25 FLINT TWP. — Mark Lowry’s “Diapers 2 Depends Tour” is coming to entertain you with Christian comedy and music, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 West Bristol Road. Lowry is a Christian singer, comedian, and songwriter. The evening also will feature the gospel music of […]

Police using JAG funds to buy new stun guns

FLINT TWP. — After about 13 years of carrying its current Taser model, township police officers are overdue for an upgrade. The township Board of Trustees has authorized police officials to purchase 20 new Taser X2 models, paid for with 2015-16 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding. Taser, the manufacturer, is offering a package price of $35,684.69, which is lower than […]

Space Camp Essay Contest now open

MICHIGAN — A statewide essay contest is offering students in grades 7-12 a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) that will be held at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Education, Low Incidence Outreach )MDE-LIO) the 2017 Space Camp Essay Competition […]