New city council members take office, express future goals

FLUSHING — For the first time since January, Flushing City Council has a full quorum of seven members. At Monday’s Flushing City Council meeting, Dane Miller, Danielle Smith, Eric Johnson and Dan Fralick were sworn in as new council representatives. Miller, Smith, Johnson and Fralick each won their respective races at the Aug. 4 primary to secure partial terms on […]

City ends contract with SafeBuilt, hires new building inspector

FLUSHING — In an effort to reduce building permit fees and consolidate local inspections, the City of Flushing has decided to part ways with SafeBuilt Inc. and hire a new building inspector. At Monday’s meeting, the city council approved the termination of its contract with SafeBuilt and hired Flushing Township resident Robert Kehoe as the new city building inspector. The […]

Flushing church hosts open-air worship service at Riverview Park

FLUSHING — Mayfair Bible Church in Flushing hosted a free open-air worship service at Riverview Park on Sunday. The socially distanced service offered a family-friendly atmosphere and a time for community members to safely come together for praise and worship during the trying times of COVID-19. Two-time American Idol contestant Genavieve Linkowski gave a special guest performance with the Mayfair […]

City Council approves downtown parking lot repaving project

FLUSHING — Flushing City Council is moving forward with plans to repave one of downtown Flushing’s busiest parking lots. At Monday’s meeting, Flushing City Council authorized a service agreement with ROWE Professional Services Company to provide design engineering and oversight for a project on the city’s downtown south parking lot, which is bounded by Mill Street, Maple Street and Cherry […]

Burton Dog Park hoping to raise $1,500 before September

BURTON — Organizers of the proposed Burton Dog Park, to be located at Our Risen Lord Lutheran Church, 4040 Lapeer Rd., are trying to raise $1,500 to begin construction on the project by September. Supporters of the Dog Park are continuing to ask for donations from area businesses and people interested in building the dog park. Major donors include Michigan […]

Rail work to cause week-long closure of Genesee Road stretch in Burton

BURTON — Motorists on Genesee Road between Court Street and Davison Road will have to find an alternate route for more than a week starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 14, while CN Railroad performs work on its tracks. CN announced Tuesday its work will cause the closure of the Genesee Road crossing to all vehicle traffic in both directions on […]

Atherton voters approve $11.4 million school bond proposal

BURTON — Voters approved an $11.4 million bond proposal for Atherton Community Schools which will be put toward proposed infrastructure needs, including student safety enhancements, facility updates and improving the learning environment. The bond proposal passed 979-507 and will pave the way for safety enhancements including secure entryways at all school buildings, upgrading PA and fire alarm systems, adding security […]

GHP/Sovita Credit Union presents scholarships to essay winners

FLINT TWP. — On Aug. 11, Genesee Health Plan presented scholarship checks to the winners of its Health Care Career Scholarship Contest. Joslynn Ridley of Goodrich High School and Breanna Trecha of Fenton High School were the top senior finalists in this year’s contest. Ridley and Trecha each received $1,500 for submitting essays about their family health histories, the health […]

Local couple reaches out to help, educate parents on drug addiction

SWARTZ CREEK — These days, the grief comes in waves. “Anything can set you off,” said Lisa Harms Lewis, of Swartz Creek. “If I see someone who resembles him, or dresses like him, anything will do it. I’m fine one minute, I’m not the next. We’re hurt. We’re angry. We’re frustrated. All of it. It’s a rollercoaster.” Lewis and her […]

Charges filed against restaurant shooting suspect

FLINT TWP. — Charges have been brought against a Flint man for his role in a deadly quadruple shooting at the Mega Café Diner in Flint Township. Taj Andrico Jackson II, 25, has been accused of killing Roshawn Antionez Terrell, a 26-year-old man from Flint, and injuring three others during the early morning hours of July 26. Jackson was formally […]