2017-06-15

Bomb scare at Bishop Airport ends well




FLINT TWP. — At noon on Thursday, Dianne Koblinskii, a township resident, expected to be at her job transporting vehicles for Hertz which is located at Bishop International Airport. Instead she was restricted to the farend of the rental car parking lot along with about 200 airport employees and travelers during a three-hour airport evacuation due to a bomb scare. […]

Back to the Bricks kicks off Heritage Promo Tour



FLINT — Back to the Bricks has officially kicked off its summertime residency in Flint, beginning with their annual Heritage Promo Tour, which begins in Flint and snakes its way around the lower peninsula, ending in Fenton six days later. The Promo Tour attracted more than 200 vehicles and 400 participants for the nearly 600-mile drive. All told, Back to […]

Name-change survey postponed until September




FLINT TWP. — Township officials have decided to postpone a name-change survey until September. Initially the township board had approved a survey of residents and businesses owners that was to have been conducted next week through the end of the month. Eric Bowe, a marketing specialist contracted to conduct the survey, presented that timeline and procedural details to the township […]

In brief



Learn music production at MCC’s Music Tech Fest FLINT — Learn the ins and outs of music production at Music Tech Fest, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mott Community College (MCC). The annual day-long festival of music technology, music creation, and recording is hosted by the MCC Music Department, and offers participants a snapshot of the […]

Fire department gets federal grant




FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department has been awarded a $276,000 Assistance to Fire Fighting Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley, in an announcement to the township board. The grant will be used to purchase Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). The award total also requires s a 10% […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, presents Otherwise, with special guest Through Fire, June 21. Tickets are $15 in advance. Adrenaline Mob, with special guests The Wild and Polychromic, will perform June 22. Tickets are $15 in advance. Icy/Dicey, an AC/DC tribute band, will perform June 23, with special guests […]

Condemned house gets one last chance




FLINT TWP. — A half-finished house at 1085 Vivian Drive, already under court-order for demolition, has been granted a conditional reprieve. The township board has approved an offer from a developer interested in rehabbing the 2,700 square-foot that was built in 2014 but not completed in the Country Ridge subdivision off Calkins road between Dye and Elms roads. The two-story, […]

Grind rallies to win in 4OT thriller




DAVISON – Saturday’s second annual Flint-area High School Football All-Star Game was something to behold. A tale of two halves would be an understatement. The Rise came out and struck early, holding the momentum in the opening half, but it was reversed throughout the second half, and in a four-overtime thriller, the Grind came back to win, 27-21. The game […]

New C-A Schools partnership will provide youth health services



FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools has formed a new partnership with the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) at Michigan Medicine that will offer fully comprehensive health services to school age youth throughout the community, according to a press release. Beginning in July. the program, housed at Carman-Ainsworth High School, will serve as an expansion of students’ existing […]

25th Bruin Classic set for next week




FLINT – The 25th annual Bruin All-Star Classic, presented by the Bruin Club of Genesee County and Mott Community College, is slated to kick off this upcoming week. All-star games of basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball will be played throughout an action-filled week that will highlight some of the area’s best athletes. The event begins with volleyball on Tuesday, June […]