2020-07-02 E-Edition

Traditional Back to the Bricks cruise cancelled

Changes to car show due to COVID-19 expected to downsize 2020 event

FLINT — There will not be a Back to the Bricks this year, as the community knows it, but there will still be some events marking the 16th annual car show. Executive Director Amber Taylor announced Thursday Back to the Bricks will be scaled back with no rolling cruise, opening ceremony or Friday night concert this year. Instead, she said […]

Board of Health votes to cancel the Genesee County Fair

GENESEE TWP. — The fate of the 2020 Genesee County Fair is now in limbo, following a recent decision by the Genesee County Board of Health to cancel the event. Last Thursday, the county board of health voted to cancel the Genesee County Fair, which was scheduled for Aug. 24-30 at the E.A. Cummings Center in Genesee Township. The decision […]

Community clean-up

FLINT TWP. — Officers with the Flint Township Police Department recently teamed up with volunteers from Kingdom of Heaven Ministries to pick up trash along Dutcher Road in the township. The police department wishes to thank Kingdom of Heaven Ministries for lending the use of its parking lot and for helping with the trash clean-up effort. Pictured above are Kingdom […]

Prosecutor’s Office charges 18-year-old in assault of Macy’s manager

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged an 18-year-old Mount Morris Township man in the assault of a manager at the Macy’s department store in the Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township. Damire Canell Palmer has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, a 10-year felony, in the attack on the 50-year-old manager […]

St. Clair County man faces new felony gambling charges

FLINT TWP. — A 57-year-old St. Clair County man is facing new charges for his alleged connection to a suspected illegal gambling operation in Flint Township. David Hoppe of East China Township was convicted earlier this year in Macomb County Circuit Court for running an illegal gambling operation in Macomb County. Following his conviction, Hoppe now faces six new felony […]

SCCS officials working out details of elementary reconfiguration

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Community Schools administrators continue to work out the logistics of realigning the elementary schools. Last week, the Board of Education voted 5-2 to reconfigure four of the five elementary buildings into upper- and lower-elementary schools. School board Treasurer Mike Ahearne and Trustee Chuck Melki cast the dissenting votes. On the east side of the school […]

GM reconsiders easement for trail extension

SWARTZ CREEK — The City of Swartz Creek hit a bump in the road in efforts to extend the Genesee Valley Trail to Elms Park. General Motors had notified the city that it was revoking its support for an easement to run the trail across its driveways on Miller and Bristol roads. The automaker suggested an alternate route that would […]

Sloan Museum Cruise-In Car Shows at Shea Automotive

FLINT TWP. — Sloan Museum will hold Cruise-In Car Shows at Shea Automotive, 5135 Corunna Rd., on July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17 from 5-8 p.m. Registration fee is $5 per cruise-in or $15 for all cruise-ins with a guaranteed dash plaque. The registration fee helps Sloan Museum maintain, purchase and restore historic vehicles. — G.G.

Splash pad still uncertain for summer 2020

GRAND BLANC — City officials still don’t know if the splash pad will be installed at Physicians Park this summer. Construction was supposed to begin this spring, after the threat of frost has passed, but COVID-19 travel restrictions put a damper on the whole plan. “The problem is the installers are in Canada,” said Grand Blanc City Manager Wendy Jean-Buhrer. […]