Home destroyed by fire, Sept. 30

DAVISON TWP. — Firefighters were on the scene of a major house fire Sept. 30 for about four hours, but the structure was lost despite the department’s best efforts. The Davison-Richfield Fire Department was called to the scene of a house fire at 3:53 p.m. in the 3000 block of S. Irish Road. Fire Chief Brian Flewelling said the structure […]

Northgate to locate new warehouse at former Lowe’s store

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township has given a local company the green light to expand its operations to the former Lowe’s Home Improvement store near Corunna and Linden roads. Northgate, a Flint area logistics management and packaging company, has received approval from the Planning Commission to purchase the vacant Lowe’s buildingon2100TAMansour Boulevard and transform it into a new warehouse. The […]

Three running for two seats on Carman-Ainsworth school board

FLINT TWP. — Incumbent school board members Waymond Beavers and James Johnson will be challenged by newcomer Todd Miller in the Nov. 3 general election for two seats on the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education. This is what the candidates had to say in their own words: Waymond M. Beavers, Age: 48 Education: Rensselear Polytechnic Institute; Troy, New York, Master […]

Flint Township approves purchase of high-speed tabulator

FLINT TWP. — In anticipation of a hectic Nov. 3 general election, Flint Township will be adding a new high-tech tabulator to help ease the ballot-processing burden on election workers and township staff. At Monday’s meeting, the Flint Township Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the Verity Central System, a high-speed absentee ballot scanning system manufactured by Hart Intercivic. […]

Trunk-or-treat in downtown Swartz Creek is Saturday

Miller Road to close at 4

SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek area residents are reminded that Miller Road from Morrish Road to Hayes Street will be closed at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, for the Jeepers Creekers trunk-or-treat. The road, as well as Holland Drive, will remain closed until about 7:30 p.m. Holland Square will be closed all day. This year, the family event will include […]

Latunski ruled competent for trial in Kevin Bacon murder case

CORUNNA — The case against Mark D. Latunski, the man accused in the brutal, Christmas Eve killing of Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek, will proceed following a judge’s ruling that Latunski is competent to stand trial. Shiawassee County District Judge Ward Clarkson ruled Monday that Latunski, 51, is capable of understanding the charges against him and assisting in his own […]

Remember When …

I have been looking for different things of our Genesee County history to write on to spark the minds of everybody. I hopefully don’t make too many errors in my online research, sometimes they don’t all match historical records (you know that anyone can edit Wikipedia). Last week, I made a mistake and wanted to apologize for it. I called […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO Oct. 14, 2010 The City Council voted unanimously to offer the job of city manager to Michael A. Hart. The council re-interviewed Hart and Vince Paris, the other finalist for the job. Before its regular meeting Monday and decided to offer the job to Hart. Hart, 46, is the former city manager of Watervliet. He currently resides […]

First Metaphysical Church celebrates 100 years

DAVISON TWP. — For a century the First Metaphysical Church of Davison has made its home in Genesee County, moving to Davison Township in the late 1940s. As the church, now located at 8267 E. Atherton Rd. in Davison Township, celebrates it’s 100th birthday this month, the current pastor reflects on the history of the congregation and looks forward to […]

Candidates for DHS 2020 Homecoming queen and king named

DAVISON — Nominees for the Davison High School 2020 Homecoming Queen are: Ella Brandow, Brielle Doyle, Mallory Morton, Regan Snyder and Elyse Willingham. Vying for the title of Homecoming King are: Parker Arnold, Silas Baker, Cash King, Brendan Sullivan and Harrison Unger. The homecoming queen and king will be crowned during half-time ceremonies at the Oct. 9 varsity football game […]