2020-08-20 E-Edition

Sen. Peters tours glass company in Flushing

FLUSHING — During the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses across the state have stepped up to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers. One of those businesses is BAJ Glass in Flushing. On Aug. 13, United States Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) toured the BAJ Glass manufacturing company on E. Pierson Road to highlight the role small businesses have played […]

GHOST sting operations yield 17 arrests across county

Charges include possession of child porn, accosting a child for immoral purposes and using computer to commit a crime

FENTON — At an Aug. 14 press conference, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson announced the arrest of 17 people from seven different sting operations relating to crimes involving child pornography or human trafficking. One of these sting operations took place at a Fenton hotel when officers arrested a person from Saginaw who set up a meeting with an underage person […]

Little vlogger honored with parade

2 critical after fiery wrong-way crash

MUNDY TWP. — A 33-year-old Gaines Township woman reportedly going the wrong way on US-23 was one of two people injured in a head-on crash early Thursday, Aug. 13. Around 4:45 a.m., Metro Police Authority officers were dispatched to a report of a Dodge Journey going south in the northbound lane, according to a press release from the agency. A […]

Mall beating suspect pleads guilty to charge, victim asks for leniency

FLINT TWP. — An 18-year-old man accused of attacking a Macy’s employee earlier this summer has pled guilty to the charge against him. Damire Palmer of Mt. Morris Township stood before a judge last Wednesday to give testimony about his alleged assault on a 50-year-old manager at the Macy’s department store inside the Genesee Valley Center on June 15. Palmer […]

Outdoor movies wrap up tomorrow on ‘giant’ new screen at Abrams Park

SWARTZ CREEK — If you haven’t been to a Family Movie Night in Swartz Creek this year, you don’t know what you’re missing. The good news is, you still have one opportunity to check out the new screen and projection equipment that have elevated the summertime movie series to a whole new level of entertainment. The Swartz Creek Downtown Development […]

Carman-Ainsworth School Board approves fully online start to school year

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth students will be starting the new school year on Aug. 31 with online classes only. On Aug. 11, the Carman-Ainsworth School Board approved a Return to School plan that will have students in grades K-12 participating in 100 percent remote learning during the month of September. While the district was originally planning to begin classes with […]

Grand Blanc football player to receive custom-fitted helmet

GRAND BLANC — Since he started playing football in eighth grade, Gavin Peters has struggled to find a helmet that fits him comfortably. But thanks to cutting-edge technology, Peters will be getting a new custom-fitted helmet for next season. Peters, a junior on the Grand Blanc High School Varsity football team, became the first Michigan high school football player to […]

New policy to ensure board members are notified of legal matters

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Two months after a heated discussion about legal matters, the Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees has approved a litigation policy. The policy establishes guidelines for disclosing, to the township board, information on pending and potential litigation against the township. Under the new guidelines, any board member, agent or township employee who is served with a […]