Police Blotter

Police arrest suspicious man approaching children FLINT TWP. — Last Friday, Township police arrested a Harrisville man who since has been charged by the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office with Criminal Sexual Conduct – Fourth Degree, Indecent Exposure, and Indecent Exposure by a Sexually Delinquent Person, according to a police report. Police were called on Friday, July 14 at approximately 1:30 […]

Get eclipse-ready with Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Longway Planetarium is Mid-Michigan’s premier resource foreclipse information. On Aug. 21, an eclipse of the sun will be viewable from the continental United States, prompting its popular name, The Great American Eclipse. In order to safely observe the eclipse from Michigan, you will need to use eye protection specifically made to view the eclipse, or use various methods […]

In brief

GISD program to host Relentless Tour with Anthony Ianni GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee Intermediate School District’s 21st Century Bridges to Success Summer Learning Program welcomes the Relentless Tour featuring Anthony Ianni on July 27 at 9 a.m. in the Genesee Career Institute Innovation Zone, G-5081 Torrey Road Flint, Michigan 48507. As the first athlete with autism to play Division 1 […]

Genesee County drug court awaits word about its share of $4.8 million

GENESEE COUNTY — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is funding of up to $4.8 million, over several years, for treatment drug court programs for people who are involved in the criminal justice system with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in Michigan. Judge Mark Latchana, […]


Township bids farewell to old voting machines

FLINT TWP. — Having no issues on the August 8 ballot makes this a good time to do some housekeeping at the township’s clerk’s office. As it happens, the township is getting new voting machines so the old gray washing-machine boxes were loaded on a truck and carted off last week. The new machines are expected to arrive in September, […]

FJGA Mancour Cup goes to Goodrich’s Barth

FLINT – Trent Barth set a blistering pace in the two-day Flint Jr. Golf Association Mancour Cup race at the Flint Elks Club Monday and Tuesday, besting the field by 12 strokes. In Monday’s first round, Barth continued to dominate, carding a two-under-par 70 to lead the field by six strokes. Nine players qualified for the second round including Flushing […]

Mall manager says Genesee Valley Center ‘is here to stay’

FLINT TWP. — From an economic development standpoint, Genesee Valley Center shopping mall is holding its own, despite widely reported downturns in the national retail climate. That was the gist of a broad message about retail health locally and nationally from Miles McFee, mall general manager, who was a guest speaker at the July meeting of the township’s Economic Development […]

Volleyball tryout schedule for Carman-Ainsworth

FLINT TWP. – Girls interested in trying out for all three levels of volleyball at Carman-Ainsworth High are invited to tryout on the following days. All must have a sports physical updated on or after April 15, 2017 in order to try out. All practices and competitions are mandatory. Varsity tryouts for all juniors and seniors: Wed., Aug. 9 6-9:30 […]

Twp. man wins Governor’s Service Award

FLINT TWP. — Samuel Wells of Flint Township will be among the 49 winners of the 2017 Governor’s Service Awards to be presented during a special ceremony, hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission, at 7 p.m. on Monday, August. 21, at the Detroit Opera House. Since 1994, Michigan’s Governor and spouse have hosted the awards to pay tribute to […]

Sports Shorts

Travel softball tryouts The Saginaw Bay Riverdawgs softball tryouts for the 2018 season will take place Aug. 12-13 at 3475 Hospital Rd., Saginaw. Tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 12 will take place at the following times: 10U 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U and 14U1- 3 p.m.; 16U 9-11 a.m.; 18U 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 13, 10U 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 12U […]