Twp. board makes DDA opt-out decision

FLINT TWP. — In a close 4-3 vote, the township board decided not to opt out of its own proposed Downtown Development Authority and held the first reading of an ordinance to create the DDA. Faced with a Feb. 18 deadline for opting out of participation in a tax increment financing district (TIF) for the plan, the board held a […]

Carman-Ainsworth beats Grand Blanc in district semifinal

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:13 p.m. – FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team beat Grand Blanc 54-22 in the Class A district semifinal. C-A is ranked No. 7 in Class A. Flushing beat Swartz Creek 42-28 in the other semifinal. Finals are Friday at C-A at 7 p.m. For full high school sports coverage in your area check […]

Daly out as head of GCRC

GENESEE COUNTY – John Daly was given a severance package last week and is no longer manager-director of the Genesee County Road Commission. The road commission board voted Feb. 9 to approve a severance agreement for Daly. According to published reports, Daly’s performance was questioned by the commission for the past several months. The road commission voted 4-1 to approve […]

2018-02-22 E-Edition

Triple homicide suspect charged

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged a 27-year-old Flint Township man with three counts of first degree murder in the February 3 killings of three city of Flint residents, according to a press release. Jeffrey Jamelle Glover is accused of shooting to death Andre Devion Davis, 54, James Edward Fagan, 68 and Sharon Kaye Davis, 77 […]

Kidnapper sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison

FLINT TWP. —James M. Elbert, III, 29, of Flint was sentenced to 260 months (21. years) in federal prison for kidnapping and being a felon in possession of ammunition, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announced on February 16 in a press statement. Schneider was joined in the announcement by Jeffery E. Peterson, acting special agent in charge of the Detroit Division […]

In brief

Police offering more seminars to teach churches selfprotection FLINT TWP. — Based on demand, the township Police Department has scheduled two more sessions of its “Responses to Violent Intruders in Places of Worship,” a two-hour seminar to train church people how to protect themselves. Two sessions previously held drew a good turnout, according to Police Chief George Sippert. The next […]

BizBOX provides financing to Genesee County businesses

GENESEE COUNTY – A new idea was launched last week for Genesee County businesses – a complete approach to helping small businesses, new and existing, learn the building blocks for a successful business. Once these building blocks are mastered by entrepreneurs, their businesses are then eligible for funding up to $50,000. The program is called BizBOX. According to Metro Community […]

Genisys Credit Union Partners with The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to Feed Those in Need

GENESEE COUNTY – Genisys Credit Union was excited to help “Change the Face of Hunger” by raising money for The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Genisys employees and members from the Clio, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Marysville and Vassar branches raised $6,617.37. Genisys also utilized the Food Bank’s match program and raised another $7,892 for a total of $14,509.37. “We are […]

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