Building wing named for former township treasurer

FLINT TWP. — The treasury wing of the township administration building has been named in honor of former township treasurer Sandra S. Wright. Ina6to1vote,thetownshipboard approved the purchase of a black and white sign to be hung outside over the door over the entrance to the treasurer/ sewer and water department at the township administration building. Also, a picture plaque will […]

Genesys offers free car seat safety checks

GRAND BLANC – Genesys Health System is teaming up with the Grand Blanc Fire Department to offer monthly car seat inspection stations. Starting Wednesday, Oct. 11, parents may stop by the Grand Blanc Fire Department, 117 High Street, for a car seat safety check. Inspections will be performed from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are required. Call 810-606-5730 for […]

Twp. board amending violent dog and street soliciting ordinances

FLINT TWP. — Two ordinance amendments coming up for a second reading and possible adoption by the township board at its October 2 meeting concern vicious dogs and street soliciting. The latter is to bring the township’s Traffic Safety ordinance into compliance with new state laws. The township passed the controversial Traffic Safety Ordinance in January of 2015 to counter […]

MCC presenting African art collection

FLINT – The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present selected works from the Anthony & Davida Artis Collection of African American Fine Art. The exhibition, titled “Faith, Family & Faces,” will be in the gallery from Sept. 25 through Oct. 10. In addition, Anthony Artis will give a presentation, which is […]

Ready to serve

FLINT TWP. – After the swearing in of three new full-time firefighters last week, the township now has 12 full-time firefighters and 19 on-call firefighters, according to Fire Chief Thomas D, Stadler. Depicted are the three newest additions who are the first full-timers hired in more than 15 years. They are (from left) Johnathon Colbeck, Mark Rowley Jr., and Gerald […]

Community Piano Unveiled at Flint Farmer’s Market

FLINT — Patrons of the Flint Farmer’s Market, 300 E. First St., soon will be able to enjoy a community piano, thanks to a collaboration between the Flint School of Performing Arts (FSPA) and Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) Art School. The community piano will be unveiled at a brief ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. FSPA students and […]

In brief

Genesee District Library – October Events FLINT TWP. — Tech expert Ruth Britting will teach two computer use classes at the Flint Township-McCarty Library. The first class will teach you how to make the most of your computer tablet in a class at 1 p.m. October 2 followed by a class on how to make the most of iPad at […]

Grand Blanc wins 11th straight County swim Championship

FENTON – The Grand Blanc swim team won its 11th consecutive Genesee County Championship on Saturday. The Bobcats finished with 598.5 points in first overall, followed by Fenton with 458 and Powers Catholic in third place with 222. Fenton took the lead right out of the gate with a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay, but Grand Blanc’s team […]

We’re having some success helping job seekers

According to 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau Flint has the highest poverty rate in the nation among U.S. cities with at least 65,000 residents. The pundits are saying that this is a result of Flint relying on one industry for far too long. Regardless of how this happened, the recent poverty statistics are very disturbing and […]

Cavs roll over Bay City John Glenn in football

FLINT TWP. – The Carman-Ainsworth football team started out hot and never seemed to cool down during its 52-14 win over Bay City John Glenn at home last Friday. The Cavaliers piled on 20 points in the first quarter and another 10 in the second while holding their opponent scoreless for a comfortable 30-0 lead at the half. John Glenn […]