2017-06-22

Twp. clerk seeks to become passport facility




FLINT TWP. — Pick a proper public place to apply for a passport? If your answer is the Flint Township Administration building, 1490 S. Dye Road, you might be in luck. Township Clerk Kathy Funk would like to make that happen. She requested and received from the township board permission to pursue the possibility of becoming a Passport Acceptance Facility. […]

In brief



GISD implements summer four-day work week GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) will once again implement a four-day work week during the summer. This initiative is part of a continuing effort to substantially reduce energy costs for the district. The regular five-day work week will be compressed into a four-day work week to achieve these savings. The […]

Awesome landscaping



FLINT TWP. — Kristi Hunt, an administrative assistant at the township police department, gets the credit for the beautiful landscaping at the building entrance. The multilevel grounds alongside the tiered entry steps has been transformed by plantings of flowering perennials and shrubs. There’s Delphiniums, Salvia, Trollius, Black-Eyed Susan, Daylily, Cone Flower, Scabiosa, Gaillardia, Penestemon, Veronica, Liatris, Daisy, Oenothera, Agastache, Yarrow, […]

Fullerton: Tobacco 21 ordinance violates state law




GENESEE COUNTY — Eighteen-year-olds, as of now, can still buy tobacco products in Genesee County, after a ruling Monday by Seventh Circuit Court Judge Judith Fullerton put a halt to the divisive Tobacco 21 ordinance. The Genesee County Board of Commissioners passed a 7-2 vote for the new purchasing age back in February, despite warnings from two Republican commissioners – […]

Township board sends message on marijuana facilities




FLINT TWP. — With a look ahead to future state medical marijuana regulations, the township board has approved a resolution of intent for it local rules. The resolution is designed to ”send a message” of the township’s intent to those who will be investing in the industry, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. “It is the opinion of Peter Goodstein […]

Prep All-Star game ends in 5-5 tie



MIDLAND – In a rain-shortened third annual Michigan High School All- Stars baseball game at Dow Diamond on Monday, the game was called a 5-5 tie when persistent rain rolled across the area. The North has led the series 2-0, and had scored one in the third inning and four in the sixth while the South team had scored one […]

Schools of Choice applications accepted



FLINT TWP. — The Schools of Choice application period for the 2017-18 school year, has ended for grades K–5 at Carman Ainsworth Schools but applications are still being accepted for grades 6-12 until August 18. Applications will be available in the Administration Building or online. — R.S.

Flint Jr. Golf summer league starts Monday



LAPEER – On June 26, area youth golfers will fill the area golf courses to kick off the annual Flint Jr. Golf Association summer league and tournaments. Visit www.fjga.org for the specific division start times and locations. There is still time to register for the FJGA, too. Five-hole players pay $75 and with a capacity of 500 players. Nine-hole players […]

Lt. Baldwin graduates from FBI Academy




FLINT TWP. — Township Police Lieutenant James Baldwin joined a select group of trained leaders, with his recent graduation from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. After ten weeks of training while absent from his home and family, Baldwin graduated in the 268th session of the national academy, where officers from all over the United States […]

Bruin Classic getting underway




FLINT – The 25th annual Bruin All-Star Classic held at Mott Community College has been underway this week, with All-Star games of volleyball, baseball, softball and boys’ and girls’ basketball being held throughout the week. The volleyball game was held on Tuesday at Mott’s Ballenger Fieldhouse and both the baseball and softball games were held yesterday at Whaley Park, well […]