2020-02-20 E-Edition

C-A students rock the music scene

FLINT TWP. — Students from Carman-Ainsworth High School continue to rock the music scene with a busy weekend that started with a performance to support a local child advocacy group and finished with students qualifying for a statewide solo and ensemble festival later this spring. The Carman-Ainsworth Brass Ensemble performed Friday morning at the Children’s Champion Breakfast, an annual event […]

Governor’s bond proposal leaves out local roads in Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has forged ahead with a $3.5 billion bond proposal that will address major freeway projects across the state but leave out local roads. During her State of the State address held last month, Whitmer announced that she would be asking the State Transportation Commission (STC) to issue state road bonds to fix crumbling highways […]

Township board approves noxious weed ordinance

Measure aimed at reducing tall grass and weeds

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees approved the second reading of a noxious weed ordinance at its Feb. 18 meeting. The ordinance was introduced by Supervisor Karyn Miller to try and get better control of property in the township that is not mowed properly. Some revisions were made from the first reading of the ordinance, changing the length of […]

Addiction recovery program seeks to transform lives

GENESEE COUNTY — As communities across the nation grapple with an influx of opioids and drug-related crimes, a local group is stepping up its efforts to reach individuals who are struggling with addiction. RU Recovery, a non-profit faith-based program located in Flushing, provides addiction recovery resources to people who have become dependent on drugs and/or alcohol. The group meets every […]

Former assistant prosecutor announces candidacy

FLINT — Trachelle C. Young, a former Genesee County Assistant Prosecutor, former City of Flint Chief Prosecuting Attorney, U.S. Army JAG Corps Veteran, and mother of three, formally announced her run for Genesee County Prosecutor Monday in Flint. “Our Genesee County is made up of multiple unique areas, many diverse cultures and proud hardworking people. I am committed to continuing […]

Town hall meeting to discuss the new auto insurance law

FLINT TWP. — A town hall meeting to discuss the state’s new auto insurance laws will be held March 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy. Flint and Genesee County residents are invited to attend this public education forum on the new auto insurance law. Learn about the options you will face when […]

In brief

Easter Eggs hunt scheduled for March 28 FLINT TWP. — The 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Flint Township Economic Development Authority will be held March 28 at 10 a.m. in the Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko Dr. The township is seeking donations from the public and businesses who would like to be part of this family event. […]

Genesee County Animal Control closed until further notice due to parvovirus

FLINT — Genesee County Animal Control, 4351 Pasadena Ave., is closed due to canine parvovirus. Officials said all animal adoptions and owner surrenders will be suspended until further notice for the protection of the animals currently residing inside the shelter, as well as animals in the community. All animals currently held at the shelter will be monitored by shelter and […]

Moving day finally arrived

After originally planning to move from Bay City to a place closer to work last August, I’m at last writing this column from my new home in Davison Township. I grew to like this area while covering the city, then the township, but I never liked the hourlong commute and was dreading the drive during the winter months. So far, […]