2020-07-02

College News

Local students named to honor roll SOUTHFIELD — The following students have been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2020 semester at Lawrence Technological University. To be named to the honor roll a student must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term. Gillian Anschutz, Architectural Engineering; Kristi Doherty, Biomedical Engineering, and Kyle McGrath, […]

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Newspapers have come a long way since the first printing in 1690, now with America growing and more people being able to read the daily news. Things have changed media since I graduated from broadcasting school in 2004; all of our journalism pieces were backed up with facts, or they did not go to print or on air. Newspapers throughout […]

Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium will reopen to the public July 8

GENESEE COUNTY — The Sloan Museum at the Courtland Center in Burton, and the Longway Planetarium in the Flint Cultural Center, will reopen to the public July 8. The Family Play Area at Sloan Museum, however, will remain closed until the State of Michigan allows indoor playspaces to open. Both are working hard to prepare for the public’s return and […]

McLaren Flint Family Medicine resident receives state and national awards

FLINT — The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) has named McLaren Flint Family Medicine resident Julie Thai, MD, MPH “Resident of the Year.” Each year, the MAFP selects one Family Medicine resident in Michigan, “who exhibits qualities of exemplary patient care, demonstrates leadership, displays a commitment to the community, contributes to scholarly activity and is dedicated to the specialty […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO July 8, 2010 For a while it looked like the future of the Davison Farmers Market was in jeopardy. But with the hiring of a market master the 2010 season is ready to get underway. The market will open July 9 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and will last 11 weeks, ending July 17. It will be held […]

Ruth Mott Foundation awards $100K to Genesee Chamber Foundation for grants to Black-owned businesses in north Flint

FLINT — The Ruth Mott Foundation has awarded $100,000 to help Black-owned businesses in north Flint that suffered economic hardship amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will be made to the Genesee Chamber Foundation, a supporting organization of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The Ruth Mott Foundation funds will add support to the Chamber’s Restart Flint & Genesee […]

Prosecutor establishes new policy for warrant reviews

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has established a new policy for assistant prosecutors in his office to follow when reviewing warrant requests from police. In a staff meeting with all lawyers in the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office, Leyton laid out the details of a new warrant review practice he said is intended to prevent police from using low-level […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber provides opportunities for K-12 students

FLINT — Students looking to develop new skills, explore new interests and connect with peers and mentors can do so from the comfort of their homes this summer. Both YouthQuest and TeenQuest, which are offered through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, will be available in a remote format in the coming weeks. For YouthQuest, the fun begins in […]

Mary M. Arthur Swayne

MARY M. ARTHUR (SWAYNE), 71, of Sykesville, MD, passed Thursday, June 25, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Mary was born November 10, 1948 in Flint. She worked at Springfield State Hospital as a mental health nurse/ manager for 30 years. Surviving are daughter, Jennifer (Larry) Sheets; son, Bryan (Heather) Arthur; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Ciera […]

Margaret Hursin

MARGARET HURSIN, 94, of Swartz Creek, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at home with her family by her side. Margaret was born in Detroit, on April 8, 1926, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Margaret (Woodward) Raley. Educated locally, Margaret attended the Michigan School for the Deaf until the 10th grade, when she was called home to […]