2020-05-14 E-Edition

Flying high!

The Navy’s Blue Angels flew around the state Tuesday, doing flyovers at area hospitals to honor essential workers. They made a pass-through Genesee County, flying over McLaren Flint and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Shown here are the refueling tankers for the Blue Angels above St. Paul Lutheran Church in Flint and heading back to Selfridge Airforce Base, passing […]

Sloan Museum invites community to document pandemic with scrapbook

Community members invited to submit materials to be preserved in museum’s collection

FLINT — Sloan Museum is inviting the Greater Flint community to submit journals, art, videos, photographs, and other materials documenting the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum has created a webform where the public can submit digital materials at SloanLongway.org/COVIDscrapbook. “As a community partner and repository for Greater Flint history, it’s our responsibility to make sure the voice of our community is […]

County Sheriff’s Department busts large-scale theft ring

FLINT — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a large-scale theft ring that spanned three mid-Michigan counties since February. Last Wednesday, Interim Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson announced that Edward Thornton and Zachary Cross had been taken into custody for stealing thousands of dollars-worth of lawncare equipment and off-road vehicles in Genesee, Oakland and Tuscola counties. The pair […]

COVID-19 testing site opens at GBHS

GRAND BLANC — Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of Kroger, has opened a free COVID-19 drive-through testing site for patients in the Grand Blanc area. Testing began Thursday, May 7, and will continue through the end of May, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, in the Grand Blanc High School parking lot, 12500 Holly Road. […]

25 percent of GBCS voters cast ballots in May 5 election as statewide voter turnout breaks record

GRAND BLANC — Reflecting a trend seen statewide, about 25 percent of registered voters in the Grand Blanc Community Schools cast ballots in the May 5 millage election. Michigan recorded record-breaking voter turnout in about 50 elections in 33 counties and 200 municipalities, according to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Grand Blanc schools Superintendent Clarence Garner said the local turnout […]

GBHS plans drive-in commencement for Class of ‘20

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Community Schools officials are working on a plan to make sure the Class of 2020 gets some sort of graduation ceremony. Friday, Grand Blanc High School Principal Mike Fray notified parents that a modified commencement will take place Thursday, June 4, at the US-23 Drive-In on Fenton Road in Mundy Township. “We are doing something […]

Grand Blanc student-athletes sign letters of intent

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Community Schools is proud to announce that the following Grand Blanc High School student-athletes will be continuing their athletic and academic careers. Below is a list of Grand Blanc student-athletes and the colleges and universities they plan to attend this fall. Gannon Olsey will play baseball at Calvin College. Jackson Turnbow will run cross country/ […]

2020 Miss Davison pageant canceled due to COVID-19

DAVISON — Miss Davison Scholarship Pageant has been crowning excellence since 1938. Sometimes excellence means putting public health first. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing restrictions on events for the foreseeable future, pageant officials have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Miss Davison Pageant. This is not the first time the pageant has been affected by […]

Slezak announces bid for Davison Township supervisor

DAVISON TWP. — Former state representative Jim Slezak will challenge Tim Elkins for the position of Davison Township supervisor in the November general election. Slezak, 53, a 1985 graduate of Davison High School and 1989 graduate of Yale University, is running as a Republican for the supervisor’s seat. Elkins, a Democrat, currently holds the seat since he was appointed to […]