Woman, son shot in drive-by

FLINT TWP. — A 33-year-old female and her 10-year-old son were wounded in a drive-way shooting last week. On June 28, at approximately 3:57 pm, Flint Township Police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 4200 block of Calkins Rd. between Graham Rd. and Linden Rd. Responding officers located the two victims in the parking lot of Genesee […]

League of Women Voters, bar association to hold judicial candidate forum

FLINT — The League of Women Voters of the Flint Area and the Genesee County Bar Association will present a candidates forum for the 7th District Judicial Circuit Court, July 11 at the Harris Auditorium of the Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach St. The event is from 7-9 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. The forum is free and open […]

In brief

Trash pickup on Friday this week FLINT TWP. — Due to the July 4 holiday, trash pickup by Emterra Environmental will be delayed one day this week until Friday instead of the usual Thursday collection day. Trash, yard waste and recycling will be collected on Friday — R.S. Changed township board meeting dates FLINT TWP. — Because of the observation […]

2018-07-05 E-Edition

Financial Plus Credit Union is giving away $1,000 towards your favorite charity

FLINT – Financial Plus wants to award $1,000 towards your favorite charity. Visit Financial Plus’ Facebook page and post a comment with your favorite charity and why, with the hashtag “#LoveMyCommunity” starting July 1. The person with the comment that has the most votes will win $1,000 donated to their favorite charity, and a $100 Visa gift for them. “Financial […]

Custom Ink & Steel supports Flint through tattoo fundraising event

FLINT — The second annual Inked for the Kids was an overwhelming success again this year, according to organizers. Owners Jeremy Wood (Woody) of Custom Ink & Steel and Joe Lash of Electric Chair Tattoos decided to offer tattoos and piercings again this year to benefit programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters. They provided the tattoos at their own expense, […]

New chief executive officer chosen to lead the YWCA of Greater Flint

FLINT — The YWCA of Greater Flint Board of Directors has selected Michelle O. Rosynsky, Ed. D. as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 2. The YWCA Board of Directors is thrilled to have Dr. Rosynsky lead the organization as the new CEO. “This is a critical time in our community, for the YWCA of Greater Flint and the women […]

Welcome to Swartz Creek

Tony Daoud, center with scissors, and his business partner/uncle Andy Abueita, to his right, celebrate the official grand opening of Tony’s Smokers in Carriage Plaza on Thursday. The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce was on hand to help cut the ceremonial ribbon. The event included free food, games and prizes. Tony’s Smokers sells cigars, Vape products, cigarettes, tobacco, e-liquids […]

In brief

MEDC names new senior vice president, marketing & communications LANSING — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced last week that Doug Kuiper has been appointed senior vice president of marketing and communications for the organization. In his new role, Kuiper will lead MEDC’s communication strategy and execution of marketing initiatives, including the state’s Pure Michigan tourism campaign and PlanetM […]

Time for a change

After working nearly 40 years as a reporter in Genesee County, I have decided to hand in my press pass at the end of the month. Much has changed in this community since I arrived in January 1980 as a suburban reporter for The Flint Journal — some good, some bad. For many years, I was the neighborhoods reporter which […]