Five candidates seek Genesee County Circuit Court judgeships

FLINT – Two vacancies on the Genesee County Circuit Court, are being sought by five local lawyers. Chris Christenson, Glenn Cotton, Tabitha Marsh, Richard McNally and Brian Pickell have announced nominating petition efforts to get on the August primary ballot. Each candidate was asked to respond to two questions – what do you feel are your strongest qualifications to be […]


ADDY WINNERS – Silver Medal Award Winners at the 41st Annual American Advertising Federation AAF Addy Awards Ceremony at Northbank Center, Feb. 23. Pictured from left to right is newest inductee Jim Baade, Stephanie K. Confer, Chris McDonald, John Tracy, Tom Reynolds, Laurie Prochazka, Lueida Grady, Karl Olmsted and Dave Perry.

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Genesee County to Celebrate International Women’s Day FLINT – The Flint Area Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, in collaboration with the International Center of Greater Flint, will host a community event celebrating International Women’s Day, from 5 – 7 p.m. March 7, at Factory One, 303 W Water St, in downtown Flint. International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 has […]

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to Feature Andy Warhol

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of screen prints and photographs by Andy Warhol. These works were gifted to Mott Community College by the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. Screen prints and selected photographs will be in the […]

Consumers Energy uses vacant theater as headquarters

ENCORE — For the second year in a row, Consumers Energy is using the parking lot at the vacant Cinema 10 theater, 4425 Lennon Rd. as a temporary construction storage site The township Planning Commission review committee approved a temporary use permit for the site to be used from Feb. 1 through Aug. 1 of this year. Visible from the […]

MCC students to participate in 2018 LAND conference

FLINT — Fifteen Mott Community College (MCC) Studio Art and Graphic Design students have had their work accepted to the Fine Arts Exhibition at the Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Conference held recently at Muskegon Community College. Additionally, MCC Honors student Briana Hartwig, of Metamora, was chosen as a LAND Student Scholar for 2018 for her research paper “Our […]

Fire department receives lower ISO rating

FLINT TWP. — The township Public Protection Classification of 5 for fire protection, effective May 1, is a slight downgrade from the previous rating of 4, according to the Insurance Services Office (ISO), which analyzes several aspects of fire protection services and assigns a rating of 1 to 10 based on its findings. A rating of one is top notch. […]

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Old Newsboys to hold St. Patrick’s Day Bowling event GENESEE COUNTY —Help provide Christmas gifts to needy children with the roll of a bowling ball! The Old Newsboys of Flint will host the 7th Annual Bowling Fun-raiser & Silent Auction Friday, March 16. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with registration / check in and the bowling begins at 6:30- […]

Code enforcers kept busy last year

FLINT TWP. — Weeds and blight were the township’s two biggest code enforcement issues last year, according to the annual Code Enforcement report for 2017 submitted to the township board of trustees by Tracey Tucker, building director. The report stated $482,815.94 of activity. August was the busiest month for code enforcement activity with 805 cases followed by June with 580 […]

Lady Cavs take down Linden in district opener

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team thwarted Linden 75-14 in Monday’s district opener. The Lady Cavs (19-2) took a 33-1 lead in the opening quarter and added a 26-4 second to lead 59-5 by halftime. Carman-Ainsworth then coasted to a win in the second half, allowing Linden to take the third, 7-4, but the Lady Cavs added […]