Get ready to vote in Tuesday Special Election

FLINT TWP. – Voting machines are ready to go for the Tuesday. May 2 Special Election, when all Genesee County voters are being asked to approve a funding increase for the Genesee County 911 emergency system. If approved, the line item surcharge on telephone bills will increase to $1.86 per month – a 62-cents increase through December 31, 2021. The […]



Dodge rocked the high-performance car world in 2014 with the 707-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat, building supercar performance at affordable prices. They were the most powerful muscle cars ever – until now. Earlier this month, Dodge shook the foundation of the entire performance car industry, when it launched the New York International Auto Show with its wickedly […]

In brief

Five new firefighters GAINES TOWNSHIP – Five new Gaines Township firefighters have graduated from the fire academy. They are: Blake Lakies, Jason Meyer, Ryan Wilburn, Barbara Hyrman, John McCallem. – L.R. Board leadership changes CLAYTON TOWNSHIP and SWARTZ CREEK – Ken Engle is the new chairman of the Swartz Creek Area Fire Board. Engle was elected to the leadership position […]

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Dust under control?

FLINT TWP. – By now, the debate over township dust control should be settled but it required a personal visit from John Daly, director of the Genesee County Road Commission. Daly was asked to attend the township board’s April 17 meeting to explain the terms of the annual Dust Control Contract for gravel roads in the township. In late March, […]

Bishop Airport hosting another TSA PreCheck Temporary Enrollment Center

FLINT TWP. – Bishop Airport’s last two TSA PreCheck (Pre) Enrollments were so popular, it is being offered for a third time, according to a press release. Appointments are being scheduled now for May 22 through May 26. Walkins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. TSA Pre is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy […]


NEW CONSTRUCTION CONDOS – An official grand opening and ribbon cutting event took place on the afternoon of Thursday, April 20th at the Mallard Ponds Condominium community off Davison Road in Burton. Both the Burton and Grand Blanc Chambers were in attendance. Builder Vito Castellana, of VIP Homes, along with Realtor Amy Rechsteiner, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate […]

In brief

Cars, cyberspace to be discussed FLINT – The Mid-Michigan Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) is hosting a Cybersecurity Panel, May 15, at 6 p.m. This event will be held at the Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, Michigan. A dinner will be served at 7 p.m. prior to the evening’s program. The program will be a […]

Life was a lot different for 9-year-olds when I was a kid

“Lili, what are you doing?” I asked. “Well, grandma,” she said. “My friend Kinzie wants to get healthier, so I’m making an exercise and meal plan for her.” “That’s awesome,” I said, but I was thinking, “you’re 9 years old; why aren’t you playing with paper dolls?” When I was 9, I was still asking my grandmother to tell me […]

Redline to host unique art show

BURTON – Tub Welch is organizing an art show May 20 that he says will be “one of the most diverse and oddball panels of artistic talent in the area. Staged at Redline Brewing Company in Burton, the show is titled “DedRabbits Presents: Original Sinners Pre Sins Lowbrow Deluxe-O-Matic Art Sh!tShow Extravaganza” and will feature the hot rod culture, complete […]