Schuette reminds residents to be on alert for scammers in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is reminding Michigan residents to exercise caution in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately whether it is selling a flood damaged vehicle or taking donations meant for disaster relief, scammers choose times of disaster to take advantage of hard working well meaning citizens. “Hurricane Harvey has inflicted disastrous results on the state of […]

Goose season opened on Sept. 1; hunters should be aware of aggregate bag limits

GENESEE COUNTY — It’s time to head to Michigan’s lakes, fields and marshes to hunt geese. The hunting season opened Friday, Sept. 1 and the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that big changes to regulations this year include a dark goose and light goose aggregate bag limit. Canada geese, white-fronted geese (or specklebellies) and brant are now part of […]

Board reinstates pre-election meeting in November

FLINT TWP.—In a rare occurrence on its yearly meeting calendar, the township board will hold its regular meeting on the eve of the November 7 election. In recent years, board meetings on the Monday before any elections have been canceled – resulting in only one board meeting during that month – generally in May, August and November. The board unanimously […]


Available in Case IH Red and New Holland Blue, Ram Harvest Edition combines capability, technology and premium appearance in the first truck designed specifically for the agriculture industry

Ram is celebrating its agricultural bonds with a new model designed specifically for America’s farm families. The Ram Harvest Edition is the industry’s first agricultural marketspecific truck and is visually distinguished by two new colors: Case IH Red and New Holland Blue. “The Ram Harvest Edition marks the first time that Ram dealers will be able to stock trucks that […]

Enrollment underway for YouthQuest’s afterschool enrichment program

FLINT – Registration for YouthQuest – an afterschool program administered by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce – is underway at multiple school districts in Genesee County including Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools The program is expanding this year to Bentley Community Schools. Now in its eighth year, YouthQuest offers engaging activities and services that encourage academic achievement; physical fitness; the […]

2017-09-07 E-Edition

In brief

Habitat for Humanity presents ReStore GENESEE COUNTY — The first edition of the ReStore Round-Up, an email newsletter from Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is now available online. It features new merchandise, sales and coupons for the Habitat ReStore, 101 Burton Street in Flint. This month, the site is posting brand new items from Ethan Allen Furniture available for sale […]

City to seek grants for trail extensions

SWARTZ CREEK – The Swartz Creek City Council has green-lighted a plan to seek state funding to extend the Genesee Valley Trail from the eastern city limits to Winshall Park. The city will apply for a Transportation Alternatives Program grant through the Department of Transportation, and seek a Recreation Passport Grant from the Department of Environmental Quality. The trail extension […]

Let the good times roll

You and your bicycle are invited to come out for the inaugural Flint Township trail run. Now that I have your attention, I regretfully must confess that the event does not actually exist yet. I am throwing the suggestion out there to see if there is any interest. The idea first came to me a few years ago. I drive […]

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