Local officials get once-in-a-lifetime look inside Water Treatment Plant

OREGON TOWNSHIP — Calling it “the most important economic tool since General Motors was founded,” Genesee County Commissioner Mark Young and a host of other dignitaries unveiled the new Genesee County Water Treatment Plant last week. A Tuesday, Nov. 21, press conference included tours of the facility that will convert raw water drafted from Lake Huron into a potable resource […]

Celebrate the season at the Capitol Theatre

FLINT — Local organizations will partner to present a free holiday concert Dec. 8 featuring Flint Symphony Orchestra’s Brass & Byrd Consort, with special guest choirs from the New Jerusalem, Mt. Zion, Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle churches and the Flint Symphony Choir. There will be cultural performances from Nrityanjali and Jewish Federation. Doors open and tours of the newly renovated Capitol […]

Look for Old Newsboys next weekend at select street corners and off-road locations

FLINT TWP. — For the first time since 2015, volunteers for Old Newsboys (ONB) can legally return to some street corners on Friday, December 8, to sell special newspapers and accept donations from drivers in vehicles. A township Traffic Safety Ordinance, in effect since March 2015 banned all such street solicitation in Flint Township. It impacted both panhandlers and charitable […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to feature local artist Melet

FLINT — The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of drawings and mixed media work by Flint area artist and business man Michael Melet titled “Hiding in Plain Sight.” His exhibition will be in the gallery from Nov. 27 through Dec. 12. In addition, Melet will give a public […]

Board agrees to allow more time for public comment

FLINT TWP. — Residents who regularly attend and comment and township board meetings have long lamented being restricted to three minutes speaking time. But that will now change with the board’s approval to extend the speaking time to four minutes per person. The four-minute limit, which passed 4-3, was an amended agreement initiated by Trustee Frank Kasle. It was first […]

Puck drops on Swartz Creek- Flushing hockey season

Cam Houle and the Swartz Creek/Clio/ Flushing hockey team haven’t hit the ice since a Nov. 18 game at DeWitt due to the holiday break. They returned yesterday, following press deadlines, against Lapeer at the Polar Palace. They’ll take on Gladwin at Iceland Arenas on Saturday.

Excessive force lawsuit headed for million-dollar settlement

FLINT TWP. — A federal court hearing to settle a $1.390 million wrongful death lawsuit against the township is set for Nov. 30 in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The case involved the shooting death of Dominique Lewis, 23, who was killed by a township police officer during a traffic stop on Flushing Road in […]

Lady Cavs take down Flushing in opener

FLUSHING – The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team trounced Flushing 57-37 in Tuesday’s season opener. Of Carman-Ainsworth’s four losses last season, two had come to the dominate Flushing team that eventually took home the Class A state title. Destiny Strother put up a whopping 23 points to lead the Cavaliers. Chenelle King was close behind with 20 points. Jasia Caldwell added […]

In brief

Confusion on Election Day FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kathy Funk reported about 100 people mistakenly showed up at township polling places on Election Day because they wanted to vote in the Flint mayoral race. One went so far as to file a voter disenfranchisement complaint against Funk because his polling place was not open. Only township voters who live in […]

Cavaliers season a bit of an unknown

FLINT TWP. — Ja’kavien Lewis, Duncan O’mari, Jamarreyon Houston and Morris Montara are expected to return for their senior season. Sophomore Dustin Fletcher and junior Michael Fletcher are expected to return as well. Newcomers are not known as of this time. Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball coach Jay Witham did not respond to requests for season preview information. — J.O.