2020-12-24

2020-12-24 E-Edition

Hospitals begin administering COVID-19 vaccine to medical staff



FLINT — For Patrick Bryant, a registered nurse with McLaren Flint, receiving the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Thursday was the light at the end of a dark tunnel. Bryant and five other frontline healthcare workers at McLaren Flint received the first vaccinations at a media event in the hospital’s auditorium. McLaren had anticipated receiving its first shipment […]

Here comes Santa Claus!

Santa Claus himself arrived in style with a horse-drawn wagon pulled by a Clydesdale for the Shea Automotive Group’s toy drive, Dec. 19, in Flint Township. Families had the chance to pose for pictures with Santa and his special Christmas ride and snap a photo or two with the Salvation Army’s giant red kettle. For more about the event see […]

McLaren Health Care receives first COVID-19 vaccines, partners with Walgreens

GRAND BLANC — McLaren Health Care (McLaren) and Walgreens announced Thursday a partnership to execute McLaren’s vaccination strategy to protect its employees from COVID- 19 as the healthcare system received its initial allotment of vaccine. McLaren received 5,875 vaccines from Pfizer Thursday during phase 1A of the nationwide vaccination distribution plan, which is primarily intended in part to protect healthcare […]

GBPD sergeant retiring after 37+ years



GRAND BLANC — After more than 37 years on the force, Grand Blanc Police Sgt. Marcus Rossie is hanging up his badge. “He wore just about every hat in the department at one point or another since his career began on June 1, 1983,” said Lt. Chris Rhind. Rossie worked as a dispatcher, patrol officer, range officer, detective, school resource […]

Rotary Club delivers books



GRAND BLANC — Kamal Gupta’s schedule was pretty booked on Thursday, Dec. 3. That’s the day Gupta, a member of the Rotary Club of Grand Blanc, delivered nearly 500 books to Brendel and McGrath Elementary schools, and Grand Blanc Middle School. The book donation is part of the Rotary Club’s literacy program. School staff distributed the tomes to students during […]

GHOST operation nets two suspects in Grand Blanc

Third arrest made in northern Michigan


GRAND BLANC TWP. — A recent sting conducted by the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST) has resulted in two more sex trafficking-related arrests in Genesee County. In early December, GHOST and other local police agencies apprehended 53-year-old Robert Irby of Flint Township and 30-year-old Antoine El-Hajj from Brighton during an operation in Grand Blanc Township. The arrests, which were […]

Garner to retire from GBCS in June

GRAND BLANC — Grand Blanc Community Schools Superintendent Clarence Garner has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2021. In a letter to the community, Garner wrote that he has had a “long and rewarding” career in Grand Blanc, where he also served as a teacher, principal, personnel director and deputy superintendent. He said he and his wife, Lori, look forward […]

Donations for Whaley House

Vehicle City Sound and Whaley’s were collecting toys and monetary donations, Dec. 19, at Shiners Dive Bar & Grill, 5545 S. Saginaw St., in Grand Blanc so Santa could visit all of the Whaley kids this Christmas. You can also purchase a Christmas music album they put together of local musicians with proceeds going to the Whaley kids. The 39th […]

City council approves appoints to boards and committees



DAVISON — The Davison City Council, with its three new members seated Dec. 14, approved a series of appointments to various city boards and committees. With the addition of new council members Stacey Kalisz, Casey Clark and Jamie Stebbins, replacing former councilmembers Ben Callis, Jacqui McKeller and Leigh LaForest, the council made a series of appointments to fill positions on […]