2020-08-27 E-Edition

Law enforcement memorial to recognize fallen officers in Genesee County

FLINT — Three flagpoles and a circle of bricks mark the site where a new memorial for fallen police officers will stand near downtown Flint. This summer, work began on the Genesee County Law Enforcement Memorial, which is located on the corner of N. Grand Traverse Street and W. Second Avenue near Atwood Stadium. Upon completion, the memorial will honor […]

Back to the Bricks promo tour canceled for 2020

GENESEE COUNTY — The Back to the Bricks Promo Tour has been cancelled after the organization considered COVID-19 risks and decided even with the late start in October it would be safer to wait. The 2020 Promo Tour was re-scheduled for Oct. 9-13. On Aug. 24 the Back to the Bricks Promo Tour Committee Leaders met and made the decision […]

Gravestone preservation workshop Sunday at Perry McFarlen Cemetery

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Perry McFarlen Cemetery has been selected as one stop on a 48-state, 48-day mission to teach local residents about gravestone and monument preservation and repair. The National Gravestone Preservation Workshop Tour will host a free public workshop at the cemetery from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 30. Interested participants should call 1-860-426-3111 or […]

‘Road diet,’ bike lane project underway on Perry Road

GRAND BLANC — The long-awaited “road diet” finally commenced Sunday on Perry Road in the City of Grand Blanc and Grand Blanc Township. The re-striping project, taking place between Saginaw Street and Genesee Road, involves reducing the number of lanes from four to three, and creating a left-turn only lane as well as a bike path that will be part […]

Summer tax info

ATLAS TWP. — Atlas Township residents have until 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, to make their summer tax payments. Payments may be dropped off at the township offices, 7386 Gale Road, during regular office hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There also is a drop box behind the building. Please note that post marks are not accepted […]

Twp. police conduct traffic enforcement on notorious stretch of highway

GRAND BLANC TWP. — There’s something about that stretch of Interstate 75 around Holly Road that seems to make motorists want to put the pedal to the metal. On Thursday, Aug. 20, some of them regretted giving in to that urge. That day, Grand Blanc Township police conducted intensified traffic enforcement. They caught many lead-footed drivers heading north in heavy […]

Pumpkin Festival canceled due to COVID-19

DAVISON — For the first time in 30 years, Davison will not have its annual Downtown Development Authority Pumpkin Festival, thanks to the continuing threat of COVID-19. The Davison Downtown Development Authority voted last week to cancel the annual fall event on what would have been its 30th year ushering in Halloween. With the cancellation, the DDA is also cancelling […]

Outreach East to hold matching donation fundraiser

Organization feeling the pinch after COVID-19 cancellations

DAVISON — So far this year, Outreach East has been forced to cancel nine benefit events – two of them major fundraisers for the organization – due to COVID- 19. For an organization that relies on contributions from the community to feed those who are less fortunate in the Davison area, it has made 2020 an especially difficult year. But […]

Motorcyclist injured in Sunday night crash

DAVISON TWP. — Police were called to the 9100 block of Davison Road Sunday night after a motorcycle and an SUV collided, just west of the Davison city limit. Davison Township Deputy Police Chief Gerald Harris said the crash occurred at 9:23 p.m., Aug. 23. Officers initially thought it was a life-threating injury to the operator of the motorcycle, but […]