Two township men arrested in string of armed robberies

FLINT TWP. – Police Chief George Sippert credited “old-fashioned police work,” with the arrests of two township men in a string of recent armed robberies at two businesses and a residence. “No technology was involved,” Chief Sippert said in a report to the township board in which he praised outstanding detective work leading to the arrests of Christopher Lee-Williams, 19, […]

UM-Flint announces 4th year of partnership with curiosity academy

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry announced its continuing partnership in the fourth year of Curiosity Academy. This community based STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts) program for 6th-8th grade girls in Genesee County provides a risk-free learning environment during the school year. Additional community partner institutions include Kettering University and Sloan-Longway. Over the […]


THE END IS NEAR — The Genesee County Road Commission has begun the fourth and next to final stage of Linden Road reconstruction, a nearly $5 million project that began in April. Stages One and Two focused on Linden Road north of Corunna Road, starting on the west lanes then switching to east lanes. South of Corunna Road. Stage 3 […]

Commerce Committee Approves Peters Legislation to Advance Development of Self-Driving Vehicles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today unanimously approved the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act introduced by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), along with Senator John Thune (R-SD), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The bipartisan legislation will help advance the testing and development of […]

Township board to look at self-improvement

FLINT TWP. – In coming months, the township board will be self-evaluating with a goal to be recognized as a Township of Excellence or just to do better at governance. Clerk Kathy Funk initiated the process by providing fellow board members with a packet of information about the Michigan Township Association’s (MTA) “Township of Excellence” criteria for recognition. Funk said […]

MCC earns third Gold ranking as Veteran Friendly School

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) has received a Gold ranking as a Veteran Friendly School for the 2017-18 academic year by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). Gold is the highest ranking the organization awards to colleges and universities. It is the college’s third Gold designation in as many years. The Veteran-Friendly School program, created by the MVAA, recognizes […]

C-A Schools see enrollment drop larger than expected

FLINT TWP. — Fall student count day held on Wednesday, October 4 in schools statewide, showed that enrollment in the Carman-Ainsworth district dropped more than 200 students since the same time last year. The count taken last week was 4,064 compared to 4,237 in the February 2017 count and 4,296 in October 2016 – a loss of 173 and 232 […]

MCC is hosting MCC4Free open house

FLINT – Mott Community College (MCC) is hosting MCC4Free, a community wide open house on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the main campus in Flint. Come experience college for a day through dozens of mini-sessions taught by MCC faculty. And, along with getting the chance to experience higher education, visitors will be even more pleased […]

Planning Commission okays pet resort

FLINT TWP. — The Planning Commission unanimously approved a special land use permit to open a pet resort facility, after a public hearing where nearby residents expressed concerns about barking dogs. Jody Blackburn, the applicant, said she has a purchase agreement for a property at 3095 South Dye Road, which is zoned industrial. She is planning to open a dog […]

In brief

Time for the Pig Roast FLINT TWP. — Tickets for $10 each for the 6th annual Senior Citizens Center Pig Roast fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 at the center, 2071 S. Graham Road. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Admission includes one raffle ticket for a Chinese Auction of valuable prizes. Entertainment will be provided. For ticket […]