Clerk advises using website to track absent voter application, ballot

DAVISON TWP. — The township clerk is advising voters to check their absentee voter applications and ballots using a State of Michigan website. Clerk Cindy Shields said a rumor on social media that absentee ballots are printed and ready to pick up has brought a flood of people to the township offices in recent weeks. Shield said the rumor is […]

City manager receives high marks from council

Issue of council evaluating police chief, treasurer raised

DAVISON — City Manager Andrea Schroeder received a favorable evaluation by the city council, at its meeting Aug. 24. The evaluation, done by the mayor and members of council, looked at several areas of performance in the city manager’s job and she was given high marks, overall. “It’s obvious the council has a highly favorable opinion of Mrs. Schroeder based […]

In brief

Township moves voting Precinct 5 DAVISON TWP. — Residents living in Precinct 5 have been notified their polling location has permanently moved for in-person voting to the Davison Missionary Church, 1481 N. Gale Rd., located at the corner of Gale and Davison roads. New Voter ID cards will be mailed to you at your address of record. Voting by absentee […]

We Back the Badge rally draws support for law enforcement

FLUSHING — Local law enforcement received a stirring salute from members of the community at the first-ever We Back the Badge event in Flushing. On Aug. 27, over 100 residents gathered at Flushing’s Riverview Park for a patriotic rally and a brief march through downtown Flushing. Many attendees flew American flags and carried We Back the Badge signs as they […]

FCS introduces new hires for 2020/2021 school year

FLUSHING — Flushing Community Schools has hired three new teachers to fill important instructional positions for the 2020/2021 school year. At the Aug. 11 school board meeting, the Flushing Board of Education approved the hire of Danielle Hamman as the new resource room teacher at Seymour Elementary School. Hamman, who has taught at Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools for the past 15 […]

COVID-19 cases linked to wedding guests at Flushing Valley Golf Club

FLUSHING — The Genesee County Health Department has confirmed that over a dozen COVID-19 cases have been linked to a wedding at the Flushing Valley Golf & Country Club. According to the most recent report given by the health department, 17 guests who attended a wedding at the country club on Aug. 15 tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals who tested […]

County commissioners present proclamation for the Tire Project

BURTON — Genesee County Commissioners Ellen Ellenburg and Mark Young presented Delta Tire Burton and Flint Innovative Solutions with a proclamation recently, for their new program called The Tire Project. This program provides short-term, hands-on job training to participants with the goal of readying them for tire technician positions. “We’re trying to focus on short-term intensive job training for many […]

Burton area school districts resume classes Sept. 8

BURTON — Local school districts will all resume classes Sept. 8, but some students will be learning from home rather than returning to the classroom due to the continuing health threat from COVID-19. In the Bendle Public Schools district, students and parents will have the option of both face-to-face instruction and an online learning for the 2020/2021 school year. According […]

Food drive a success; bottle drive, Simply Give coming up

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek community turned out once again to support the Swartz Creek Community Food Basket. Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Knights of Columbus of St. Mary Queen of Angels church sponsored a food drive that netted 1,516 pounds of food plus $265 in donations for the food pantry, which is located at the United Methodist Church of […]

Flint man convicted of assaulting, raping elderly Flint Township woman

FLINT TWP. — A Flint man has been convicted and sentenced for the 2018 robbery and rape of an 88-year-old Flint Township woman. David Latreal Griffin, 42, was sentenced on Aug. 18 to a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 50 years in prison on 35 charges, including kidnapping, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, home invasion, possession of felony […]