2020-04-02 E-Edition

Chalk Your Walk

Keegan Steele of Flint Township got a kick out of his mom’s artwork along their street. Natasha Steele left colorful messages of encouragement as part of a nationwide effort called “Chalk Your Walk.” In Michigan, because of the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued a “Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.” order advising residents to stay home unless necessary, […]

County health officer warns of coronavirus surge

GENESEE COUNTY— In less than two weeks, Genesee County has seen its number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases jump from four to over 150. With cases continuing to climb, Genesee County Health Officer John McKellar is warning that the county could see an even greater surge of the virus by mid-April. At a press conference held last Friday, McKellar announced […]

Flint Township Police offering camera registration

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department has rolled out a new security camera registration program called S.C.R.A.M. (Security Camera Registration and Mapping). According to the department’s Facebook page, members of the community often look for ways to get involved in the fight against crime. By registering cameras, citizens and business are helping fight crime indirectly through technology. Often […]

Carman-Ainsworth superintendent offers an update during the state-mandated school closure

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Community School Superintendent Eddie Kindle offered an update to parents, students and staff on news affecting them due to the state-mandated school closure. In order to keep staff and volunteers safe, the district is restructuring the way it distributes meals. Carman-Ainsworth will have meals available Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Carman-Ainsworth […]

Gone fishin’

Dennis Foster manned the fryer as members of VFW #3720 wrapped up the Friday night fish fry season by giving away 80 fish dinners last Friday. What they found was, well, they couldn’t actually give it all away. A lot of the people who called in their pickup orders insisted on paying. Others called not to order dinners, but to […]

Chief judge reduces court hours

FLINT — The Genesee County Probate Court, 7th Judicial Circuit Court and 67th District Court have been closed to the public due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order suspending all court activity until at least April 14. Further information about how to access the courts can be found at www.7thcircuitcourt.com, www.gcprobatecourt.com and 67thdc.com/ The public is advised not to come to […]

Genesee Health Plan remains fully staffed to help Genesee County residents with health care coverage

FLINT — Genesee Health Plan (GHP) continues to provide health care coverage services to Genesee County residents by phone following the closure of its physical office to the public due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order. “Genesee Health Plan’s priority is to make sure people get the health coverage they need and have access to […]

Michigan National Guard arrives to help out at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

FLINT — About 10 Michigan National Guard members will be helping at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, sorting food and building boxes. Kara Ross, director of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, said the National Guard arrived Monday to help at the 2300 Lapeer Rd. facility as part of orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to aid Food Banks in […]

In brief

Work starts back up on I-475 northbound FLINT — The Michigan Department of Transport (MDOT) has resumed construction on northbound I-475 in Genesee County. This work is part of a $44 million investment in substantial repairs to nearly 18 miles of I-475 in Genesee County, including rebuilding 3 miles of roadway and interchange improvements. Work began March 30; lane shifts […]