Officer Sean Fulco and Officer Lance Sherwood were sworn in last week as entry level officers for the Flint Township Police Department. Sherwood has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Mott Community College. He is a graduate of Kearsley High School and in December 2017 graduated from the MCC Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy. Fulco is a graduate of […]

Hagerman Foundation continues catalyzing $75K investment

FLINT – Thanks to the ongoing generosity of The Hagerman Foundation, Flint youth are experiencing life-changing experiences that include mentoring, lifeskills and spiritual development. The Hagerman Foundation has provided $75,000 to Young Life of Genesee County to support ongoing program expansion for the 1,100 students in Flint high schools. Young Life in Genesee County is approaching its 54th year, 16 […]

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Hurley Honored for Innovations in Paperless Clinical Environment FLINT — Hurley Medical Center has just been honored for its status as a Stage 7 healthcare system by HIMSS Analytics. HIMSS Analytics uses eight stages (0-7) to measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment where paper charts […]

MCC hosts career fair April 3

FLINT — Mott Community College’s (MCC) annual Human Services Career and Information Fair featuring Criminal Justice, Social Work and Early Childhood Education, will be April 3 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Ballenger Field house on the main campus in Flint. This event is free and open to the public. For those interested in careers in the high–demand Criminal Justice field, […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber send positive message at meeting

GENESEE COUNTY — The economic momentum for Flint and Genesee County has taken hold. That was the overriding message from Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce 2018 Annual Meeting, “Building the Future,” held today at the Holiday Inn Flint-Grand Blanc Area. “Our strategy is working,” said Chamber CEO Tim Herman, to the more than 400 assembled guests. “While the type […]

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Getting it right A photo cutline in the March 22 edition should have identified Spencer Ruegsegger as the general manager of Blackstone’s restaurant in Flint. — G.G. Water rate increase coming FLINT TWP. — Effective for water bills issued after April 2, water rates will increase by $1 to $50 per month, depending on meter size. The increase affects only […]

Local woman making a name for herself in Music City

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creekarea native Jessie Jordan, also known as Jordan Hallmark, became a local celebrity when she won the Michigan Idol singing contest in 2015, and now she’s taking her show on the road. Jordan has relocated to Nashville, also known as Music City, where she’s hitting the performance circuit, honing her skills and attracting the attention of […]

Planning Commission turns down wedding proposal

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — The Clayton Township Planning Commission is recommending no wedding bells at a home on South Van Vleet Road. Resident Tom Case, through his attorney, Kyle Riem, requested a special use permit to offer up his farm at 1202 S. Van Vleet for weddings. Before a full house at the March 20 meeting, the commission voted to recommend […]

Board delays approval of medical marijuana ordinance

FLINT TWP. — A Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Ordinance was presented for a second reading and adoption at the township board on March 19, but postponed to allow more time for review. The ordinance will define what type and where medical marijuana businesses will be allowed in the township. It will also bring the township into compliance with new state […]

Township board discussing sewer repairs at next meeting

FLINT TWP. — A proposal to conduct a comprehensive engineering study of the township sewer system will be on the agenda for the April 2 township board meeting, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. She announced the plan in response to a question from Trustee Frank Kasle who asked for an update on a preliminary report to the board in early […]