2020-01-16 E-Edition

Polling place snag leaves officials scrambling

FLINT TWP. — A mix-up over the availability of a longtime polling place left Flint Township officials scrambling last week for a place for residents of Precincts 6 and 11 to vote in the upcoming presidential primary. Precincts 6 and 11 have traditionally voted at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Corunna Road, but the polling place had to […]

Resident ruptures gas line putting in “For Sale” sign

FLINT TWP. — A Flint Township resident struck and punctured a gas mainline Friday while posting a “For Sale” sign on his property, causing a gas leak. The incident occurred on Lambden Road, and the Flint Township Fire Department and Consumers Energy responded. Kathryn Burkholder, a media relations representative for Consumers, said the depth of gas lines vary due to […]

Stevenson to speak at Mentoring Inspiration Breakfast

FLINT — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County will host its 14th annual Mentoring Inspiration Breakfast Jan. 20 at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, 4100 S. Saginaw St., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. BBBS Director of Development Taffy L. Jones said the breakfast has two purposes – to celebrate Mentoring Month and to celebrate the good works of […]

Heavy rainfall leads to some flooding

Icy mix on Sunday causes hazardous conditions

GENESEE COUNTY — While it wasn’t the crippling ice storm many weather forecasters feared, last weekend’s heavy rain and freezing did lead to some flooded roads and basements in the area. The National Weather Service said rainfall from Friday through Saturday afternoon rainfall reports from Friday night through Saturday afternoon was recorded at 2.12 inches through 1 p.m. in Flint. […]

Cousineau, Ellenburg named to top posts with County Commission

GENESEE COUNTY — At this year’s organizational meeting, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Martin Cousineau as chair and Ellen Ellenburg as vice chair for 2020. Both Cousineau and Ellenburg were unanimously elected by the commission at its Jan. 2 organizational meeting. Cousineau takes over as chairman from Ted Henry. Cousineau, of Flushing, commissioner for District 7, said […]

In brief

Book Club FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township- McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd., will hold book club on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. This group will meet and discuss a wide variety of fiction that is selected monthly. The group is open to the public. — G.G. Federal Financial Aid 101 FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center Library, […]

Financial Plus, Swartz Creek Chamber raise donations for charities

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their 16th Annual Whatchamacallit networking event on December 6, 2019 at the Financial Plus Credit Union’s Main office located at on Van Slyke Road in Flint. This highly attended holiday event attracted hundreds of community attendees, with the primary goal to raise money and donations […]

New Year to bring new emergency department to Genesee, Livingston counties

FLINT — McLaren Fenton, McLaren’s location at 2420 Owen Rd., is in the second phase of a major makeover that will change health care for southern Genesee and Northern Livingston County residents. The first phase is now complete and involved the renovation of one-half of the building to update the office space for several physician practices, imaging services, including 3-D […]

FCCC and FIM enter into a memorandum of understanding

FLINT — Governing representatives of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation and the Flint Institute of Music signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to proceed with examining and evaluating a potential consolidation of programmatic and operational responsibilities to FIM from the FCCC. During the period of the MOU, FIM will assume the day-to-day operations and programming of both The Whiting and […]