2020-02-13 E-Edition

Hundred Club Annual Dinner Meeting raises support for law enforcement

FLINT — A group of local men and women are striving to make a big difference in the lives of first responders and their families in 2020. On Jan. 28, the Hundred Club of Genesee, Shiawassee and Lapeer counties held its annual Dinner Meeting at the Flint Golf Club to honor fallen police officers and firefighters. The organization, which is […]

Carman-Ainsworth slowly moves ahead with building security improvements

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools have not been deterred by the failure of the 1-mill sinking fund millage that was shot down by voters May 7. The district has slowly begun to install the 300 quick action locks at all of its buildings, doing the work as it can, one building at a time. Superintendent Eddie Kindle said […]

Swanson recognizes Machine Shop’s support of K-9 units, police agencies

FLINT — Interim Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson recognized the owners of The Machine Shop in Flint, Feb. 5, for supporting Flint’s K-9 unit with the donation of funds from t-shirt’s the club has been selling. Swanson held his weekly press briefing at the Machine Shop, 3539 Dort Hwy., Flint, where he spoke to owner Kevin Zink and his wife, […]

Sheriff warns of new elderly scam

GENESEE COUNTY — Interim Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson is warning residents of a new scam which is geared toward bilking the elderly out of thousands of dollars. Swanson discussed a fraud incident this week in Genesee County where an elderly couple was given a computer by their son. Within a few days they received an offer by email for […]

Kildee amendment passes to protect student loan borrowers

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI- 05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today applauded action in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand protections for student loan borrowers, including borrowers whose ability to repay their private student loans is affected by a major disaster or emergency such as a tornado or drinking water crisis. The Comprehensive CREDIT […]

In brief

RV sales business coming to Flint Township FLINT TWP. — Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker told the Flint Township Board of Trustees, Feb. 3, that a business called Camping World is going to be locating on the property currently occupied by the old Frank’s Nursery on Miller Road. She said the developers of the RV sales business will be tearing […]

Kettering University hold groundbreaking for Tech-Centric Learning Commons

FLINT — Today, Kettering University officially broke ground on a 105,000-sq.-ft, state-of-theart, multi-use facility that will serve as the academic hub of the campus. “This new facility represents a watershed investment in Kettering’s students, faculty, staff and the Flint community,” said University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan, who was joined by Flint community leaders including Mayor Sheldon Neeley, special guests […]

Genesee County Parks Hosts Second Annual Job Fair

GENESEE COUNTY — The team at Genesee County Parks wants you to ditch that stuffy office job and seize the opportunity to spend some time outdoors this summer. Genesee County Parks is looking for new team members to join them for the upcoming summer season, and the organization will be conducting on-the-spot interviews at two upcoming job fairs for a […]

In brief

FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council Accepting New Member Applications WASHINGTON D.C. — FEMA is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council. The council offers an opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit in Washington, D.C. The Youth Preparedness Council offers an opportunity for young leaders to complete a youth […]