Council may consider policy requiring police notification of complaints

BURTON — With ongoing unrest across the country revolving around the police and complaints about excessive force, city officials have taken steps to add some safeguards to the city’s police department. Mayor Duane Haskins said he’ll be implementing two policies with the Burton Police Department which will require any officers or city employees who witness police using excessive force to […]

Burton will perform water system flushing over the next two weeks

BURTON — City residents may notice some discoloration in their water over the next couple of weeks as workers conduct their annual water system flushing, but the process shouldn’t be cause for alarm. The Burton Utilities Department began the flushing about 3 a.m. June 15 and is continuing over the next two weeks. The process could discolor water as crews […]

In brief

Kearsley’s Pumpkin Patch Child Care set to reopen July 6 GENESEE TWP. — Effective July 6, Kearsley’s Pumpkin Patch Child Care will reopen with some new procedures in place to help keep children and staff, safe and healthy. Changes include asking families to limit one adult per child at pick up and drop off; adults are asked to wear a […]

Catholic Charities helps those financially impacted by COVID19

FLINT — COVID-19 may be starting to show signs of retreating but the impact of the pandemic has far-reaching consequences beyond the spread of the disease itself, including political, cultural, social and economic implications. It is often the case that communicable diseases affect populations unequally, with the most vulnerable often being the ones most negatively impacted. Indeed, early evidence indicates […]

A dignified way

Every year on Flag Day, the Swartz Creek American Legion Post 294 conducts a flag retirement ceremony. Throughout the year, Legion members accept worn flags. This year, about 50 flags were retired. According to Title 4 Section 8k of the United States Flag Code, flags should be retired when they are in “such condition that it is no longer a […]

Road diet project underway in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Work has begun this summer to transform a busy section of Van Slyke Road in Flint Township into a safer and more accessible roadway. On Tuesday, the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) started a road diet project on Van Slyke Road between Maple Avenue and Bristol Road. The project is aimed at reducing the road from four […]

Flint Township approves hazard pay for first responders

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township police officers and firefighters will be receiving extra compensation for working through the COVID- 19 pandemic. On Monday, the Flint Township Board of Trustees voted to give hazard pay to Flint Township police officers and firefighters who have worked the past 13 weeks during the coronavirus outbreak. Each police officer and firefighter who worked full-time […]

Flint Township resident shot, killed inside home

FLINT TWP. — A 29-year-old Flint Township man was shot and killed inside his home during the early morning hours of June 12 on the township’s east side. At around 12:40 a.m., Flint Township police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Walton Avenue for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 29-year-old man who was shot while inside his […]

Flint Township house fire under investigation

FLINT TWP. — On June 11, the Flint Township Fire Department and several local departments responded to a house fire in the 1000 block of Boyne Street in Flint Township. Fire crews arrived at the scene at around 3 a.m. One person was home when the fire broke out but was able to make it out safely before firefighters arrived. […]

GFWC to award scholarship

SWARTZ CREEK — The GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club will award a $700 scholarship this year. Applicants must be women who reside in the Swartz Creek Community Schools school district, have completed high school graduation requirements, and currently attend college or trade school, full or part time. A minimum 3.0 grade point average is required. Applicants must complete the application […]