Distracted driving education and “operation ghostrider” enforcement initiatives unveiled

MICHIGAN – Don’t drive distracted. That is the message from Operation Ghostrider, a statewide initiative focused on distracted driving, that is now in effect. For example, on Thursday, April 27, troopers from the Michigan State Police, Tri-City Post, used an unmarked vehicle, to enforce the campaign along US-10 in Bay County. In a threehour period, troopers issued 26 citations and […]



Chevrolet is commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Corvette with a new Corvette Carbon 65 Edition offered on 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ models. Limited to only 650 numbered vehicles globally, the distinctive Carbon 65 blends visible carbon-fiber exterior elements — notably, a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler and quarter ducts — with a new Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior […]

MDOT, State Police announce speed limit increases for selected freeway, non-freeway areas

MICHIGAN – A speed limit of 75 miles per hour for portions of I-69 on the outskirts of Genesee County should be in place by mid-November or sooner. In accordance with new state law, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan State Police (MSP) have identified 900 miles of non-freeway state highways for speed limit increases to 65 mph, […]

2017-05-04 E-Edition

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Correction FLINT TWP. — An article published in the April 20 issue should have said that a free-standing PURESLEEP store, approved for construction on Miller Road next to Bust Buy, will be a second location. PURESLEEP will also continue to operate inside the Art Van store, also on Miller Road. — R.S. Bike Night celebrates Cinco De Mayo FLINT TWP. […]

Lilac Lungs

Local group to play Pontiac venue

GENESEE COUNTY — Lilac Lungs, a local “indie pop” band featuring members from the Grand Blanc and Goodrich areas, are set to release their debut album Eventide on May 12. The album release will be held the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac beginning at 6 p.m. Members Emily Torres (lead vocals and keyboard), John Birrell (vocals and guitar), Matthew Jones (drums), […]

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Local organizations to Host Holistic Heal water event FLINT — As the trauma from the Flint Water Crisis carries on, The Serenity House of Flint and Healthy Healing Roots decided to answer the call for help. ‘Heal the Water’ is a community event that will offer holistic options to detox lead and release trauma from the people of Flint. Flint’s […]

Back with some new vanity plates

These past few months, dealing with my health issues, I have slacked off watching for vanity plates on area roads. It’s a frivolous undertaking and not everyone’s favorite read, but I have a lot of readers who seem to enjoy it. So when I was about ready to put the plates on the back burner, a friend of mine, Kyle, […]

State Police offers tips for a Safe Prom Season

FLINT TWP — As Carman- Ainsworth students head to Lansing Saturday for their prom, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is advising them and all prom-goers to make smart decisions and take extra precaution to stay safe while celebrating. “Prom is an exciting time for high school students and we want to encourage teens to have fun by making good choices,” […]

C-A Baker Career Academy invites 8th- to 10th-graders to open house

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County students in grades 8-10 and their parents are invited to the spring informational open house for the Carman-Ainsworth (C-A) Baker Career Academy, 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, May 4. It is located in a newly renovated stand-alone building on Baker College’s Flint campus at 1122 W. Bristol Road. The Academy offers free college courses to qualified high […]