With start of school year arriving Brown gives bond update

DAVISON — Students returned to classes Monday in Davison schools and Superintendent Kevin Brown recently gave an update on the 2020 bond projects that are completed or ongoing in the district. The superintendent gave an update in his Brow’s Blog video report on the district’s website www.davisonschools.org, July 28. He said while COVID-19 has caused many disruptions the past 18 […]

Township board approves new complaint policy

DAVISON TWP. — Neighbors not mowing their grass? Or do they have blight on their property? Thinking about calling the township offices to complain? Well, now there’s a new policy in effect requiring all complaints to be made in writing and signed by the complainant. The Davison Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a policy Aug. 9 creating a complaint […]

In brief

Rep. Martin August office hours in Genesee Township DAVISON — State Rep. David Martin recently announced his August office hours will be held in Genesee Township. Martin will be available Aug. 30, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Genesee Township Hall, 7244 N. Genesee Rd. Martin represents Michigan’s 48th District, which includes the communities of Clio, Davison, Montrose and Otisville, as […]

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The VIEW from here

I am running in downtown Flint, a city I love. I run here whenever I can, enjoying the urban feel with all its noises and neighborhoods, variety and color. As I weave my way, I consider the negative narrative that is often shared of this place … a community of resilient hope and surprising treasure that has earned instead all […]

Cruising to the “A”

Hundreds of classic cars and cool rides rolled into downtown Flushing for a Back to the Bricks Tune-Up Party on Aug. 12. Spectators and car enthusiasts braved 90-degree heat to check out the rows of vehicles lined up around the Flushing A and Riverview Park and reminisce about the “good old days” of Flint’s automobile heritage. To see more photos, […]

Raider Rally returns on Aug. 24

FLUSHING — Flushing Community Schools’ annual back-to-school is returning this year with a full slate of activities for families and students. Entering its fifth year, Raider Rally will be held on Aug. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Raider Field behind Central Elementary School. There will be bounce houses, carnival games, police and fire vehicles and construction equipment, […]

Flushing Township passes home occupation ordinance

FLUSHING TWP. — After several months of adjustments and changes, Flushing Township has finally passed a home occupation ordinance to regulate medical marijuana caregiver operations. At the Aug. 12 township meeting, trustees approved a second and final reading of the ordinance by a 6-1 vote, with Trustee William Westenbarger casting the lone dissenting vote. Township officials said that the home […]

FCS to start school year with full in-person schedule

FLUSHING — Flushing Community Schools will be starting the 2021/2022 school year with a fully in-person schedule, but there will still be a mandate for students in K-6th grade to wear masks in class. In a districtwide message to parents, FCS Superintendent Matt Shanafelt said that the district is looking forward to providing a regular, five-day-a-week school experience for students […]

Chief offers recap of recent Neighborhood Watch meeting

BURTON — Police Chief Brian Ross offered a recap of the Aug. 9 Burton Neighborhood Watch meeting on the department’s Facebook page last week. Present at the meeting from the city were Ross, Mayor Duane Haskins and Ofc. Farah Glasstetter. He said there were 32 residents at the meeting, but he added he hopes there will be more participating in […]

Council wants to establish process for rebuilding streets

BURTON — City council held a meeting Aug. 10 to take the first steps in establishing a mechanism that will allow the city to allocate money for repairs and reconstruction of the worst local streets. Councilman Tom Martinbianco said the idea of the meeting was to determine how the council will spend money designated for local streets. Included in that […]