Looking back on 2019 in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — The past year has been an eventful one, with everything from a failed millage for Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, to the discovery of PFAS at Bishop Airport and the sale recently of the Genesee Valley Center. Here’s a look back at the past year: January Baker College announced it would leave its Flint Township campus in 2020, as […]

Winter sports changes

Basketball district limited seeding, hockey schedule shift

EAST LANSING – The introduction of limited seeding at the District level for girls’ and boys’ basketball, and a shift in the postseason schedule for ice hockey, are among changes that will be noticed most this season by those who compete in and follow the 12 winter sports for which the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) sponsors postseason tournaments. […]

Township surprised by news of Genesee Valley Center sale

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County’s largest mall has a new owner, and changes are already being made. Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, has been purchased by Namdar Realty Group, which owns several malls in Michigan, including Fashion Square Mall in Saginaw Township. A woman who answered the phone at the mall’s management office Friday said there currently is […]

College bowl game predictions in a nutshell

Fat Guy Corner

Here I sit on Saturday morning sipping on my hot coffee and hating these early holiday deadlines. The college football scene is huge today, as the semifinal playoffs are in action today. I will give you my predictions and by time you read this next week, we shall see if I was right or wrong! The first game is Oklahoma […]

MCACA awards $13,500 to the Flint Children’s Museum

FLINT — The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) awarded $13,500 that is to support educational, artistic and cultural experiences at the Flint Children’s Museum (FCM). This grant is awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of the 659 applications to compete for the MCACA 2020 fiscal year funding. Organizations receiving an MCACA grant award […]

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Township board approves additional police overtime funds

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police Chief Kevin Salter got a belated Christmas gift in the form of command personnel and additional overtime funds for the 2020 Flint Township budget. The Flint Township Board of Trustees held a special meeting the day after the holiday to approve the 2020 appropriations resolution, but Trustee Tom Klee brought up concerns about cuts […]

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Flint Township enjoys year of strong economic development

FLINT TWP. — In its first full year, the Flint Township Economic Development Authorities’ efforts have met with great success. Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker said at a recent end-ofyear recap session that a good part of the year has been spent setting up a solid foundation for the Economic Development Plan by creating various partnerships including CIB Planning to […]

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