2019-07-18 E-Edition

Storm damage

National Weather Service meteorologists were in neighboring Swartz Creek early Tuesday to assess damage from a storm, Monday night. They reported the damage appeared to be the result of a microburst. The high winds wreaked havoc on trees like this big, old maple that came crashing down on Durwood Drive in Winchester Village on Monday. Oakview Drive was impassable after […]

Employee resigns over tax error, township working to fix mistake

FLINT TWP. — An employee in the Flint Township Treasurer’s Office has resigned over a failure to capture and pay taxes on time to three township taxing authorities, according to Treasurer Lisa R. Anderson. Auditing firm Plante & Moran presented its audit findings at the July 1 Board of Trustees meeting, where auditing partner Pam Hill explained taxes for the […]

Mobile home park residents speak out about absentee landlord

FLINT TWP. — About 20 residents of South Valley Estates mobile home park in Flint Township have asked the Board of Trustees’ help in dealing with what they say are unreasonable demands from an absentee landlord. The park has been owned by Havenpark Management of Orem, Utah, for about a year, according to the residents. They say the company owns […]

Ally Bank support lands Dierks Bentley to headline role in 2019 Ally Challenge tournament

Bentley featured with champion Jack Nicklaus and Kid Rock in special foursome

GRAND BLANC TWP. — “Something for everyone” said Andrea Brimmer, Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer, Ally Tournament, as she and Chris Coffman, The Ally Challenge Tournament Director discussed the new changes to the second year of the tournament, presented again, by McLaren Medical Corporation. Officials announced today that multi-platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will headline the second annual community concert—which […]

Parking lot garage sale planned at C-A Senior Center, July 26

FLINT TWP. — The parking lot rummage sale at Flint Township Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center is a small fundraiser for the center, but more importantly, it’s a safe way for senior women who live alone to get rid of items they no longer need. The sale, set for July 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is set up in […]

Residents express concern about firework ordinance

FLINT TWP. — A group of Flint Township residents at Monday’s meeting convinced the Board of Trustees to take a harder look at its fireworks ordinance. The board had planned to vote on the first reading of an amended ordinance that follows the date and time restrictions set forth in the new state law. But residents came forward at the […]

In brief

FCS retirees hosting first reunion FLINT — Retirees from the Flint Community Schools are hosting their first Flint Community Schools’ Reunion for all retirees, former and current employees, board members, and their guests. The event will be Aug. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Circus Park Banquet Facility, 4240 West Wilson Road, Clio, MI 48420. The cost is $20 […]

Meijer announces teacher discount for this year’s back-to-school season

GENESEE COUNTY — As teachers gear up for back-to-school season, Meijer is making it a little easier by offering a 15 percent discount on classroom essentials to teachers. The teacher discount applies to all Meijer stores and extends all summer long and into the school year, from now through Sept. 28. According to National Center of Education Statistics, 94 percent […]

Loeb Charitable Trust awards $5K to MCC’s Early Childhood Program for outdoor play area

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) has received a $5,000 grant from the Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by Huntington Bank, to help develop an age-appropriate outdoor play and learning environment for the College’s nationally accredited Early Childhood Learning Center. “It is important that young children have opportunities for outdoor play and exploration as part of their overall […]