2018-03-22

Township board seeking grant to buy Pirates Park




FLINT TWP. — The third time proved the charm for a proposal for the township to acquire Pirates Park amusement center on Miller Road. The acquisition hinges on winning grant assistance from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to purchase the 38.7-acre recreation center. The board turned down similar proposals circa 2008 and 2014, citing the ongoing expense of maintenance […]

Firebirds cap off rough season with loss




FLINT – The 2017-18 Ontario Hockey League season came to an end for the Flint Firebirds with Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Windsor Spitfires before 4,288 at the Dort Federal Event Center. After a scoreless first period, and only one goal in the second from Windsor’s Jake Smith, things began to heat up in the final period. Ethan Keppen got […]

Township beefing up security




FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved the purchase of security barriers for the treasure’s wing of the township administration building, part of an ongoing effort during the past few months to upgrade security at township buildings. The barrier includes bullet-resistant glass and stainless steel mounted cash trays and a solid core entry door with bullet resistant Fiberglass Armor. […]

The Spook School & the importance of sports




“I f I played sports in high school, would I even like me? Would I be someone to be proud of…or just this mess that you see?” Driving around aimlessly a few weeks ago, I was asked this seemingly dozens of times over the course of a four-minute song that graced my ears for the first time. This question is […]

Twp. approved purchase of police cars




FLINT TWP. — Six new vehicles are being added to the police department fleet. Four are budgeted replacement patrol cars and two are for use by investigators. The acquisitions were separately approved by the township board at recent board meetings. At its March 19 meeting, the board approved the purchase of two Ford Taurus SE sedans for $41,392. The cars […]

Golf Outings



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Texas truck driver charged in fatal crash on I-69



FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged a Texas truck driver in the fatal crash at 11:38 a.m. on March 14, that killed a Davison man and his three-year-old daughter, according to a press statement. Dalibot Sakotic, 34, of Wylie, Texas, has been charged with two counts of manslaughter with a motor vehicle, a felony punishable by […]

Busted bracket edition

Fat Guy Corner

Halloween came in the middle of March Madness and it was trick or treat for some college basketball teams. Who received the treats? The University of Michigan, Loyola of Chicago, Syracuse and Kansas State. The tricks went to Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Xavier and Michigan State. That’s right, a No. 16 seed in UMBC took down the choking No. 1-seeded […]

Charges filed in death of two-year-old girl




FLINT TWP. — After a monthslong investigation, a 19-year-old Flint Township man has been charged in the death of his two-year-old daughter last September. A medical examiner ruled that the death of Zen’Daya Johnson was a homicide. The Genesee Prosecutor’s Offices has charged Jaquan Tremaine Johnson with felony murder and 1st degree child abuse in the September 26 death of […]

Road Trip!

Chevrolet Teams Up With Data Scientist To Create Epic Family Trip

Chevrolet enlisted the expertise of prominent data scientist Randy Olson to help families make the most of their spring road trip plans. Olson created a map using a custom algorithm to plan an efficient route through all 48 contiguous states, with stops at 48 of some of the best-known and most beloved family vacation spots across the United States. According […]