Al Serra Chevrolet garners prestigious Deal of the Year award for 17th straight year

GRAND BLANC — The streak continues! Al Serra Chevrolet is one of only a handful of dealerships nationwide earning Chevrolet Dealer of the Year Award honors every year since its inception in 2000. And now, after receiving the award for a 17th straight time, the celebration of this amazing achievement is short lived. “Of course, we are happy!” smiles Matt […]

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Grant helps buy life-saving equipment for fire department FLINT TWP. — A $3000 grant to the fire department from The Hundred Club of Genesee, Shiawassee and Lapeer Counties will pay for replacement of all three department defibrillators, a lifesaving piece of equipment. said Fire Chief Tom Stadler in an announcement to the township board. The 100 Club is an organization […]

MTA presentation highlights innovative transportation services

FLINT TWP. — With a five-year millage renewal proposal coming up on the August ballot, an MTA official visited the township board to highlight all the specialized transportation services offered by the agency. William Reedy, a Your Ride service manager, described a role-model operation that includes specialized transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and outcounty jobs. MTA’s service to take […]

Police coordinating extensive security training

FLINT TWP. — From schools, to malls, to churches, theaters, restaurants, outdoor concerts and other public places, as frequent national headlines have shown, there is no way of knowing when and where an active shooter situation will surface again. The Flint Township Police Department is actively engaged in an effort to train the local public how to better protect itself […]

Two Salvation Army officers reassigned to Chicago area

FLINT — After serving in Flint for three years, Captains Caleb and Stephanie Senn have been reassigned within the ranks of The Salvation Army. In their new roles, the Senns will serve as the ecumenical and administrative leaders for The Salvation Army’s work in DuPage County Illinois. The Salvation Army in DuPage County is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, a […]

Township seeking hydrant maintenance bids

FLINT TWP. — Maintaining 1,249 fire hydrants is a huge, time-consuming job, so the township board has taken bids to see if the work can be farmed out at a reasonable cost. The fire department currently maintains the hydrants but it is “a daunting responsibility for them’’ because of staff size, said Randall Stewart, township deputy supervisor who requested that […]