2021-04-08

Retired cop taking on new challenges as “top dog” at the Genesee County Humane Society



BURTON — “To provide shelter and adoption of companion animals, reduce over-population, extend humane education, prevent cruelty and provide those services that promote its goals and policies.” When David Schmieder II became executive director of the Genesee County Human Society, he had those words, the Humane Society’s mission statement, placed on the wall above his desk. “I’m 110 percent into […]

Man shot and killed outside apartment complex

FLINT TWP. — Police are investigating the cause behind a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in Flint Township. On March 29 at approximately 9:10 p.m., officers with the Flint Township Police Department were dispatched to the 1700 building of Sunridge Apartments on Flushing Road for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old male victim lying near the building […]

Gaines Twp. police turn in badges; agency in holding pattern ahead of May election



GAINES TWP. — The process of shutting down the Gaines Township Police Department began April 1 when the agency’s officers turned in their uniforms and gear. “It’s sad,” said township Treasurer Diane Hyrman. “We’re in a holding pattern.” May 4, voters will determine whether the township continues the dissolution or begins to rebuild the department when they cast their ballots […]

Construction begins on Marketplace and Exchange drives

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission has started a roadway reconstruction project on Marketplace Drive from Bristol Road northeasterly to the end, and a roadway rehabilitation project on Exchange Drive and Commerce Road between Dye Road and Linden Road in Flint Township. Thru traffic is advised to seek an alternate route. Only emergency and local traffic will be […]

Work to begin on Seymour Road

CLAYTON TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission will begin a road rehabilitation project on Seymour Road between Beecher and Potter roads in Clayton Township at 8 a.m. Monday, April 12. The work zone will be closed to through traffic. The posted detour route is Beecher Road, Sheridan Road (M-13), Pierson Road and Seymour Road. Motorists are advised to proceed […]

Community rallies after fire destroys home of Lennon councilman, chamber president



LENNON — David Mayers has given so much to the Lennon and Swartz Creek communities, so it was no surprise that the communities rallied to his aid in time of need. Mayers and his family lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire Wednesday, March 31. Mayers owns DJ Mayers Computer Repair, 3927 S. Sheridan Road in […]

Bottle and can drive to support Blue Brigade Marching Band

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Blue Brigade Band Boosters have a can and bottle and drive scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 10. Drop off your returnable cans and bottles at the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W. Maple Avenue. Proceeds go to support the Carman-Ainsworth Blue Brigade Marching Band. — B.G.

Leigh LaForest named president of Grand Blanc chamber

GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) Board of Directors has unanimously approved hiring Leigh LaForest as president of the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce effective Monday, April 12. A graduate of Grand Blanc High School, LaForest brings Chamber of Commerce, local government, and small business ownership experience to her new role. LaForest leaves her position as […]

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO April 14, 2011 Ownership of the five-acre Russellville Ballroom property will soon be coming home. The Richfield Township Board of Trustees voted April 12 to purchase the property, located on N. Irish Road, north of Coldwater Road, from the Genesee County Land Bank for $40. In 2009 the township spent about $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant […]

Metro PD seeks volunteer MVPs

MUNDY TWP. and SWARTZ CREEK — The Metro Police Authority of Genesee County is seeking volunteers to participate in the Metro Volunteer Program. Upon completion of the citizen training academy, MVPs will work with and assist the police department at local events such as parades, Hometown Days, and school sporting events. MVPs also help with property checks, citizen visits, and […]