Rowley passes away at 85

FLINT TWP. — Retired Flint Township Fire Chief Donald Rowley, 85, died Nov. 5 at his residence. He started his firefighting career in 1958 as an on-call firefighter for Flint Township, becoming full-time in 1961. He was promoted to chief in 1982 and served until his retirement in 1994. Current Flint Township Fire Chief Thomas Stadler said despite having retired […]

Grammy-nominated gospel singer Jekalyn Carr gives free concert to spread hope in Flint

FLINT— Grammy-nominated, Stellar Award winner and urban contemporary gospel artist Jekalyn Carr will give a message of courage, triumph and determination during a free concert and community conversation, titled Greater is Coming. As part of the Illuminating Community Change Project (IC2), Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) partners with WOW Outreach, Church Without Walls and the North Flint Neighborhood Action Council […]

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Bridge replacement to begin Nov. 14

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission began replacement of Bristol Road Bridge over Call Drain, between Torrey Road and I-75, in Flint Township on Aug. 23. On Nov. 14 at 7 a.m. the entrance ramp from westbound Bristol Road to southbound I-75 will close for concrete pavement repair. At this time westbound Bristol Road traffic needing access to […]

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2018-19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Lifelong Learning office announces the 2018- 19 Friday Applewood Lecture Series. The next program in the line-up is: Ric Mixter will present “The Most Famous Rescues on the Great Lakes,” on Friday, Nov.16, 2018, at 10 a.m., featuring the Coast Guard’s finest moments, including the tragic career of […]

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Skaff Furniture- Carpet One to hold Thanksgiving event

FLINT — Thanksgiving will last a little longer this year, thanks to the annual Skaff Save & Share event taking place Nov. 23-26. “The response from our Save & Share charity event the past two years has been overwhelming,” says Dick Skaff, Skaff Furniture-Carpet One President. “Thanks to the enthusiastic support from the community, we have been able to write […]

Swept up in the spirit of Christmas

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Art Guild’s annual Christmas event will feature the private collection of a relatively unsung hometown celebrity. Peggy Abrams is one of the most prolific Christmas artists in the world. Her windswept Santa watercolors have been licensed and sold by a variety of major organizations such as National Geographic, the Smithsonian, the National Audubon […]

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Renewal will allow the Genesee Health Plan to continue coverage

FLINT — The Genesee Health Plan (GHP) will continue to provide basic health care coverage to Genesee County residents for an additional seven years, the Friends of Genesee Health Plan announced after voters approved a millage renewal for the program, Nov. 6. The Genesee County Health Care Services Millage, which provides funding for the Genesee Health Plan (GHP), was renewed […]