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New leadership driving state’s economic development strategy LANSING – Called a “natural choice” to assume the top post at the state’s chief economic development organization, Jeff Mason was approved today by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation executive committee as the organization’s new CEO. He assumed the position immediately upon approval. Unanimous approval comes two weeks after Gov. Rick Snyder recommended […]

Passport facility application denied

FLINT TWP. – A township application to become a U.S. Passport Facility has been denied by the U.S. Department of State National Passport Center. Last month, the township board gave a green light to Clerk Kathy Funk to pursue an opportunity to become a Passport Acceptance Facility which can reportedly bring in up to $14,000 a year in revenues, through […]

Police called to late-night domestic disturbance

FLINT TWP. – A domestic disturbance and standoff on Thursday July 6 ended with the arrest of a 21-year-old Mt. Morris Township man, according to a police report. At approximately 3 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, Flint Township Police were called to 2049 Mill Rd. for a domestic disturbance in progress. The first officers arriving on scene were informed by […]

Charter school is growing in square footage, enrollment

FLINT TWP. – The township Planning Commission has granted approval to the Genesee STEM Academy (GSTEMA), 5240 Calkins Road, to erect a temporary modular classroom building on the east side of the main building. GSTEMA is a charter school established five years ago in Flint before relocating last summer to the former Congregation Beth Israel Jewish synagogue. Last year, the […]


Signs are up all over town announcing the annual Our Lady of Lebanon Mideast Festival, from Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16. A Fireworks Show at dusk, one of the highlights each year, will take place on Friday and Saturday night, according to the festival schedule posted online at www.mideastfestival.com. Festival hours are Friday: 11:30AM – midnight; Saturday: noon […]

Rock the Kettle with the Salvation Army kicks off

FLINT – The Salvation Army serving Genesee County is announcing the 2017 Rock the Red Kettle of HOPE Campaign is underway locally. The goal of this campaign is to raise $10,000.00 to benefit families in Flint and Genesee County. Please contact Joy at 810-232-1684 to discuss ways you or your business can help us “Do the Most Good”! Many families […]

Canadian man indicted for Bishop Airport attack

FLINT TWP. — Amor M. Ftouhi, a 49-year old man from Quebec, Canada, was indicted July 5 in Flint federal court on charges of committing an act of violence at an international airport and interference with airport security, according to a press announcement by Acting United States Attorney Daniel Lemisch. Lemisch was joined in the announcement by David P. Gelios, […]

Save the Date

Flint Youth Theatre to Host Season Announcement Party FLINT —The public is cordially invited to the Flint Youth Theatre (FYT) on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for the 2017-18 Season Announcement Party! This event will be held at the Flint Youth Theatre, located at 1220 E Kearsley St, Flint, Michigan, and is free to attend. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres […]

Township has purchase offer on vacant land

FLINT TWP. — It’s been years since the township had a new housing development but one is now pending. At its Monday meeting, the township board gave tentative approval to a purchase offer for 86.65 acres of vacant land on South Dyewood. The township acquired the land for free through tax reversion in 2011. The purchase offer of $173,200 came […]

Flint Firebirds adding to 2017-18 roster

FLINT – The Flint Firebirds continue to improve their squad this offseason, and during the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft, they looked to bolster their blue line. They did just that by selecting Nikita Alexandrov in the first round, 25th overall. The Russian defenseman will fit in well and fill a void left by the departures of Alex Peters and […]