2021-06-10

2021-06-10 E-Edition

Gov. Whitmer, AG Nessel join Sheriff Swanson in Flint for state’s first expungement event



FLINT — They waited in a long, long line in the heat, many for two hours or longer. More than 700 people waited for the chance at a fresh start, a clean slate, a do-over. On Wednesday, June 2, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson joined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and other local, state and federal officials to […]

Isabella County murder suspect arrested in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — A murder suspect wanted in Isabella County is now in police custody after traveling to Flint Township earlier this week. According to Flint Township Police, Isaiah Gary “Zeke” Gardenhire surrendered himself to authorities Monday night at the Sunoco gas station at Linden Road and Lennon Road. Police made the arrest without incident shortly after 11 p.m. and […]

Class of ’21

Sara Kaur celebrates after graduating from Grand Blanc High School on Thursday, June 3. Kaur is part of the historic 100th graduating class. More than 630 seniors capped off 13 years of education during commencement that took place at the all-new Frank Thomas Field, also known as The Frank, and represented a return to a more traditional ceremony after COVID […]

Luau to raise funds to support Grand Blanc parks and recreation



GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation Department is offering a unique opportunity for some summertime le’ale’a with hoa aloha. (That’s Hawaiian for “fun” with “friends.”) Planning for the first ever Luau fundraiser is in full swing and event organizers are excited to offer some great fun complete with fire dancers, a tiki bar, and a pig […]

Discussion of sewer capacity expansion resumes, decision expected soon



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Proposed growth in the commercial and industrial sectors, and concerns about septic field failures and illegal hookups, have renewed the discussion of the multimillion dollar Kearsley Creek sewer interceptor project. “It’s been planned for a number of years,” said Grand Blanc Township Superintendent Dennis Liimatta. “It’s a long-term way to handle the capacity for build-out needs […]

Family movie night coming up Friday



GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation Department will host a family movie night event Friday, June 11, at Bicentennial Park. The film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Field 6 — just look for the huge, inflatable screen. The movie is free. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is rated PG-13 and […]

Summer cruising

Main Street in Davison came alive June 4 with the return of the Cruisin’ Flag City classic car cruise. After taking 2020 off because of COVID-19, the cruise returned last week a strong turnout by both car enthusiasts and the public. The cruise will take place every Friday night from 6-8 p.m., except for Back to the Bricks weekend in […]

Davison Community Fund grants discussed at Common Ground



DAVISON — The Davison Community Fund issued just under $8,100 in grants this spring, the money to be used for supporting park improvement, opportunities for youth and ensuring families meet basic needs. Connie Hill with the Davison Community Fund told community representatives at the June 1 Common Ground meeting the grants that were made a few weeks ago and were […]

Police Blotter

Woman cited for no driver’s license DAVISON TWP. — On May 29 at 8:57 p.m. police stopped a Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by a 40-year-old Flint woman in the 8000 block Davison Road after the officer noticed she was driving without an attached license plate. After contacting the driver, the officer found out she only had a state ID and did […]