2020-03-12

MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories obtains additional coronavirus testing kits

LANSING — As cases of coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) increase in the United States and internationally, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Laboratories has increased its testing supplies to test more than 300 Michiganders for the virus, more than doubling its previous testing capacity. The MDHHS lab received additional test kits from the Centers for […]

Flint Promise returns for third year

FLINT — As Flint Promise embarks on its third year, the scholarship program will host an informational meeting for graduating seniors, parents, school counselors and interested community members on March 21. The event will be held at 10 a.m. at Berston Field House, at 3300 Saginaw St., Flint. “The Flint Promise scholarship is an investment in the future of Flint,” […]

What makes a place great?


A s the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce builds upon its talent strategies in 2020, it’s imperative that we support initiatives that keep that talent here. And one way we can do that is by asking, “What makes a place great?” According to the nonprofit organization Project for Public Spaces, it helps for a destination to have at least […]

Latchana appointed to serve on 7th District Court in Genesee County

FLINT — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Mark W. Latchana to the 7th Circuit Court of Genesee County. “We want every person who interacts with the judicial system to know that they will get a fair shot by an experienced and respected judge,” Whitmer said. Latchana currently serves as a Judge with the 67th District Court of Genesee County, a […]

March is Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness Month

FLINT — Colorectal Cancer is often preventable and treatable, and screening can save lives. Yet, screening for this type of cancer is underutilized, particularly among African Americans, who continue to bear an unjust Colorectal Cancer burden. Starting today (March 12), a team of Michigan State University public health practitioners is teaming up with the American Cancer Society and Greater Holy […]

MCC joins statewide basic needs initiative to support students

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) announced today that it will join a statewide initiative to help students connect with resources to support basic needs. The Michigan Community College Association was awarded a $442,000 grant to launch the initiative focused on improving student completion and success by addressing economic instability among students including access to food, housing, transportation, childcare and […]

St. Patrick’s Day Boxed Lunch Sale To benefit Catholic Charities’ meal programs

FLINT — It’s that time of year again! Catholic Charities is gearing up for their St. Patrick’s Day Box Lunch Sale on March 17. This annual fundraiser is a Flint tradition, offering a box lunch featuring a sandwich, stacked high with corned beef and Swiss on rye, chips, coleslaw, a pickle and treat – all for only $8. Drive-thru pick […]

In brief

Flint Firebirds Superhero night FLINT — The Flint Firebirds is hosting Whaley Superhero Night on March 14 at 7 p.m. at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd. If you bring five items (call 810-234-3603 for a complete list of qualifying items) to the game you will receive a free ticket. There will be a one-of-kind superhero Firebird […]

Man arrested after allegedly robbing Speedway – twice

FLINT TWP. — Police arrested a man after he allegedly robbed the same Speedway, 6526 Corunna Rd., twice within a week. Flint Township Police Chief Kevin Salter said the first robbery happened Feb. 23 at 4:42 a.m. when the suspect entered the store armed with a knife and stole money and cigarettes from the clerks. On March 1 at 3:35 […]

Depression/bipolar disorder support group

FLINT/GRAND BLANC — Support group meetings held weekly via an independent affiliate of The Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance of Chicago. Second and fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at 3600 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, MI 48507 (Dort Mall far right to the back). Details call Chris at 616-745-2672 (between 6-8 p.m.) or visit DBSAlliance.org. A faith-based Depression/bipolar […]