2018-07-26

MTA asking voters for millage renewal




FLINT TWP. — A millage renewal proposal for the Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will ask voters in the August 7 election to extend a 0.40 mills tax levy for another five years from January 1 2019 through Dec. 31, 2023. “This is a renewal only with no increase,” said Edgar H. Benning, MTA General Manager, in a media statement. If […]

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August election info FLINT TWP. — The township administration building will be closed on Tuesday, August 7 election day, but the election division will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday August 4 for voters to obtain absentee ballots. Absentee ballots also will be issued until 4 p.m. on Monday August 6 but must be completed on […]

Merakey & Creative Ribbon Cuttings



Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce held two grand opening celebrations and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in July. Among the celebrations were Merakey Innovative Care and Education Solutions, a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider, located at 2284 S. Ballenger Hwy in Flint; as well as Creative Hair School of Cosmetology 4205 Miller Rd. in Flint.

HAP encourages families to get children Immunized at Aug. 4 Summer Health and Fun Fair



FLINT – Michigan-based insurer Health Alliance Plan is offering free and low-cost immunizations for school-aged children at its Summer Health and Fun Fair on Aug. 4. Immunizations to protect children from diseases like the measles, mumps and hepatitis will be administered by the Genesee County Health Department. The fair will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at HAP’s Flint location at […]

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Free ‘Writing a Business Plan’ Workshop in Flint FLINT – A free “Writing a Business Plan” Workshop will be held at Oak Business Center, 2712 Saginaw St, from 1– 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 1. Presented by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted by Oak Business Center; this workshop covers the specifics of business planning including market research, […]

State Representative 49th District



Attempts were made to contact every candidate in each race. These are the responses we received. – G.G. Name: John Cherry Age: 33 Hometown: Flint, MI Family: Married to Teresa Villacorta, one young daughter, Diana Occupation: MI Department of Natural Resources Performance Manager Coordinator Political experience: Flint Charter Commission – Vice Chair. Education: Bachelor’s Degree Natural Resources, Master’s Degree Public […]

Michigan among top states for business, flint area also strengthening



CNBC recently announced the results of its 12th annual America’s Top States for Business ranking for 2018 and Michigan is among the top 10 states for technology and innovation, cost of living, workforce, and preferred location overall for business. Citing the state’s “fierce devotion to technology and innovation,” CNBC ranked Michigan third in that category, up from ninth place in […]

Grand Blanc teen to race in Junior Olympics




DES MOINES, IA — Grand Blanc East Middle School student, Skylar Lee, will compete in the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics in Des Moines, IA beginning this Saturday. The eight-day event, which lasts July 28-August 4, will host over 10,000 athletes to compete in various events and age groups. Lee, 13, is the top qualifier from the state of […]

RACE: Are We So Different? opens August 4 at Flint’s Sloan Museum



FLINT – On Aug. 4, Sloan Museum will launch a community conversation about race and racism in the United States, when the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit opens at its Flint Cultural Center location. RACE will encourage visitors to explore the science, history, and everyday impact of race. The exhibit is presented in partnership with The University of Michigan-Flint […]

Robo-Con gathers mid-Michigan teams



LAPEER — The fifth annual Robo- Con proved to be the biggest and best yet, with well over 1,000 attendees throughout the course of the day. The free event, held at Lapeer Center for Innovation, featured hands-on activities including a virtual reality booth and the chance to drive actual robots from past competitions, as well as the first-ever robotics competition […]


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