2020-06-11 E-Edition

Peaceful protest

A peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was held June 7 in Davison. Organized by Davison High School students, the protest focused on police brutality, inequality and racial bias. For more about the protest see page 5.

Salons, barbershops to reopen statewide on June 15

GENESEE COUNTY — After weeks of uncertainty, Michigan barbers and salon shop owners have now been given the go-ahead to open their doors once again. On Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that salons and barbershops in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan can reopen on June 10, while salons and barbershops in the rest of the state will be allowed […]

Genesee County leaders address racial injustice, vow to bring change

FLINT — A group of law enforcement leaders, area pastors and community organizers gathered in Flint last Wednesday to denounce racial injustice and present a message of unity in turbulent times. During a press conference held at the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, leaders addressed the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man from Minneapolis who died in police custody […]

Graduation on the big screen

MUNDY TWP. — Grand Blanc High School seniors were treated to a unique graduation commencement ceremony in a most unlikely venue: Genesee County’s only active drive-in movie theater. On June 4, Grand Blanc Community Schools hosted a drive-thru commencement for the Class of 2020 at the iconic US 23 Drive in Theatre in Mundy Township. Graduates arrived one-by-one in vehicles […]

ELGA site plan gets thumbs up from Planning Commission

GRAND BLANC TWP. — ELGA Credit Union has cleared another hurdle in its plan to build a new headquarters and branch office in Grand Blanc Township. The township Planning Commission voted Thursday, June 4, to recommend the township Board of Trustees approve the site plan for the project on Hill Road and Grand Pointe Blvd. The 12-acre parcel will accommodate […]

County commission collecting data on Grand Blanc area trail use

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission continues to monitor trail use in the Grand Blanc community. Following a recent trail count study at Bicentennial Park, a new trail counter has been installed to collect data on pedestrian and cyclist use on the trail along Perry Road. The Perry Road trail, which does not have an official […]

In brief

Food service continues through June GRAND BLANC — The Bobcat Grab ‘N Go breakfast and lunch distribution will continue through Tuesday, June 30. Distribution takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Brendel and McGrath Elementary schools. District officials say they expect the Meet Up & Eat Up summer food program to begin July 7. Updates […]

Music scholarship

DAVISON — The I Chews the Blue 2019 scholarship recipient received a check for $750 last week to put toward furthering his musical education. Jacob Crotteau, a 2020 Davison High School graduate, received the scholarship from Marguerite King-Goodall, organizer of the annual I Chews the Blue concert. Crotteau plays the trombone and will continue his musical studies in college. Pictured, […]

Black Lives Matter protest held in downtown Davison

DAVISON — A peaceful protest supporting the Black Lives Matter movement was held Sunday afternoon in front of the Davison Public Library. Organized by Davison High School senior Trayza Haido, the protest was attended by approximately 100 people and featured speeches by Haido, DHS graduate Raea Miller, Little Miss Flint Mari Copeny and State Rep. Sheryl Kennedy (D-Davison). The crowd […]