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MTA renewal on August ballot FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kathy Funk is among clerks in Genesee County notified of the MTA Millage Renewal proposal on the August 8 ballot. This will be a renewal of the levy set to expire this year. Voters will be asked to approve a five-year renewal – 2019-2023 – of 0.40 mills ($0.40 per $1,000 […]

NFHS responds to Rice Commission report on college basketball

INDIANAPOLIS – In response to the Rice Commission Report on College Basketball, NFHS Executive Director Bob Gardner offers the following comments on some of the suggestions from the Commission, particularly those that would impact the 51 NFHS member state associations and the high school basketball community. Gardner responds: First, the NFHS commends the NCAA and the Rice Commission for its […]

Jury convicts man of violent assault on girlfriend

FLINT — An assault that began at a Flint Township club nearly two years ago has led to the conviction of a Flint man. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced on Monday that Michael Robert Avery, 43, was found guilty by a Genesee County jury of eight felony counts related to an incident that occurred on November 21, 2015 including: […]

I’ll give Lions’ draft a B

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Lions’ Super Bowl is over for 2018, as the NFL Draft was completed last weekend. The Detroit Lions selected a center from Arkansas, Frank Ragnow. I did not have Frank, or a center, on my draft radar! The draft was loaded with centers and preference for Detroit was Ragnow. He was impressive at the combine and has been […]

Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge winners named

GENESEE COUNTY — Rankin Elementary and Carman-Ainsworth Middle School are among county- wide schools that have won cash prizes in the third annual Greater Flint Health Coalition Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge. This fitness challenge was designed to promote health and wellness within local schools while creating some “healthy” competition. Throughout the month of March, over 2,000 students from […]

Golf Outings

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Dust control approved for 2018

FLINT TWP. — Around this time every year, the township board approves a contract with the Genesee County Road Commission to spray unpaved roads for dust control. The contract calls for spraying roads with a chloride solution. The first application is done in late April or early May; the second application is done in late June or early July and […]


Iconic supercar is 15th Corvette to lead ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and will lead drivers to the green flag on Sunday, May 27, for the 102nd running of the legendary race. It marks the 15th time a Corvette has served as the official Pace Car since 1978, and the 29th time a […]

More youth leadership encouraged

For the past ten years, one sure sign of spring for me was receiving a notice about the annual clean-up of the Flint Township Park. It was spearheaded by Dr. Peter Mikelens, a member of The Gleaner, Greater Flint Area Arbor (a fraternal organization), which underwrote costs for the event. For the past few weeks, I have been fretting that […]

2018-05-03 E-Edition