2020-03-26 E-Edition

We are in this together


Even though Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order issued on Monday directing the temporary closure of noncritical businesses in Michigan was anticipated by most business owners and managers, it still landed like a gut punch. Especially for those small and medium-sized businesses that had been holding on to employees, creatively marketing their businesses and assuring customers over […]

COVID-19 is an unknown factor in organ transplant

GRAND BLANC — March is National Kidney Month, a dedicated time to raise awareness about kidney disease, but this year it’s taking a back seat to the COVID-19 outbreak. Transplant recipients and patients waiting for donors, like 25-yearold Cesante Ward of Grand Blanc, have to be even more careful these days. While the American Society of Transplantation says there is […]

CA schools end “grab and go” meals

FLINT TWP. — In a letter posted to the Carman-Ainsworth School District website, Superintendent Eddie Kindle said the district will no longer serve “grab and go” meals for students. Kindle cited the governor’s order Monday to “Stay Home, Stay Safe” for all Michigan residents that went into effect March 24 until April 13. “The intent of this Executive Order is […]

Genesee County courts offer updates amid COVID-19 shutdown

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Probate Court and 7th Judicial Circuit Court, 900 S. Saginaw Street and the 67th District Court, 630 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502 are closed to the general public except for essential functions involving health and safety and constitutional rights. The Genesee County Probate Court, 7th Judicial Circuit Court and 67th District Court today […]

Carman-Ainsworth students offered online library cards

FLINT TWP. — Due to the mandated closing of all K-12 schools in Michigan in relation to the COVID-19 virus, the Genesee District Library is working with Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools to provide students the ability to register for a library card online. This card will provide access to the Genesee District Library’s digital services while schools are closed. A student […]

Flint Township, police close offices to the public

FLINT TWP. — Township officials have announced the closing of the Flint Township Administration Building to the public through April 5, due to the National and State Emergencies declared because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Also, the lobby of the Flint Township Police Department is closed to minimize potential Coronavirus exposure to the citizens of Flint Township as well as the […]

Gov. Whitmer announces SBA loans now available

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced recently the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved her request for a statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration, opening the opportunity to small businesses to access low-interest loans from the SBA. “This designation unlocks critical financial resources for small businesses across the state impacted by the tough, but necessary steps we have […]

In brief

Yard waste pickup begins April 2 FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said yard waste compost pickup on Thursdays will begin April 2. — G.G. Easter Egg hunt postponed FLINT TWP. — The 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Flint Township Economic Development Authority, originally scheduled for March 28 at 10 a.m., has been postponed due […]

Support businesses, employees during this unprecedented time

As I write this, there are 1,328 confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan and 33,404 in the United States. By the time this column goes to print, those numbers will be considerably higher. That’s how fast things are moving. Like many of you, the outbreak is unlike anything I have ever seen before. It’s changing the way people live their lives. […]

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