2020-07-16 E-Edition

Music to soothe the soul

FLINT — Musicians with the Flint Institute of Music and Flint Symphony Orchestra performed a series of pop-up concerts for medical personnel at McLaren Hospital on July 13. The sessions, as part of the FIM’s Music Around Town series, paid tribute to doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who are working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. FIM […]

Genesee County Fair cancelled until 2021

GENESEE COUNTY — In a statement released by the Genesee County Agricultural Society, in the interest of public health and safety, the 2020 Genesee County Fair has been postponed. Travis Tritt and the Grandstand lineup have been rescheduled for the 2021 Fair. All shows will appear in the exact same order that they were scheduled this year. In light of […]

County Clerk advises candidates to remove illegally placed campaign signs

GENESEE COUNTY — As election season heats up ahead of the August primary, local officials are urging candidates to use discretion when placing campaign signs. Across Genesee County, many candidates and campaign volunteers have resorted to placing signs at intersections and right of ways. According to state law, signs are not permitted to be placed within areas used for clear […]

MCC Honors College student is recipient of student award

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) Honors College student and Campus Clown, Rebekah Harmon, of Flint, will receive the 2020 Commitment to Service Student Award from Campus Compact for Michigan. Campus Compact is a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. “Rebekah is truly deserving of this recognition,” said Dr. Brian Ivory, Director […]

Peaceful protest draws awareness to racial injustices

SWARTZ CREEK — Jodi Murphy drove nine hours to get back to her hometown of Swartz Creek, to participate in the Black Lives Matter march Friday, July 10. “We can’t be quiet,” said Murphy, who now lives in Virginia. “The awareness is so important. For too many people, if it does affect them, they don’t care. I think more people […]

Crews respond to garage fire at Randy Wise Auto Mall

FLINT TWP. — On July 6, Flint Township firefighters put out a structure fire at the Randy Wise Auto Mall on 4350 Lennon Road. At around 7:30 p.m., fire crews arrived at the Flint Township dealership to find dark smoke and visible flames billowing out of the bay doors of the building’s service garage. Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire […]

Police locate, arrest Macy’s assault suspect

FLINT TWP. — The man accused of assaulting a Macy’s store manager last month is now in police custody. On July 9, the Michigan State Police Fugitive team arrested Damire Canell Palmer of Mt. Morris Township at his parents’ home in Beecher. Palmer, 18, remained at-large for two weeks after he was charged by the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office for […]

Flint Township church provides distribution site for fresh produce

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township families in need of fresh food will have more options this summer, thanks to a distribution program at Central Church of the Nazarene. Since July 7, Central Church of the Nazarene has been distributing fresh produce and dairy products from its location on 1261 Bristol Road in Flint Township. Distributions are being held from 10 […]

Metro Police investigating shooting death

MUNDY TWP. — The Metro Police Authority is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred around 2:25 a.m. Monday in the Torrey Hills Mobile Home Park near Torrey and Hill roads. Authorities say 20-year-old Denziel C. “Dee” Williams-Boyd is a “person of interest” wanted in connection with the death of 19-year-old Martina Marlo Martinez. According to the state Department of Corrections, […]