2021-09-02

2021-09-02 E-Edition

Durant captures first Ally Challenge title

GRAND BLANC TWP. — PGA Champions Tour players put on a thrilling show for fans at the fourth edition of the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren from Aug. 27 to 29. Going into the final round on Sunday, Joe Durant came from behind to win his first Ally Challenge title, holding off Bernhard Langer on the 18th hole to win […]

Census shows population decrease in Genesee County

Some communities see number rise, others fall

GENESEE COUNTY — The results of the 2020 Census are in and here in Genesee County, the findings show a 4.6 percent decrease in population at 406,211, down 19,579 people since 2010. Meanwhile, in Flint, the city saw a loss in population of 20.7 percent, falling to 81,252. Other major Michigan cities saw increases in population such as Grand Rapids […]

Grand Blanc siblings tee off to open 2021 Ally Challenge

Karsen and Kennedy, who were representing the First Tee Program of Eastern Michigan, have been taking golf lessons for three years. Both siblings said that they love the sport and that they plan to continue working on their golf games—with hopes of playing competitively in the future. Grand Blanc natives Karsen and Kennedy Burks took part in opening ceremonies of […]

Board considers tweaking codes as township enacts strategic plan



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Township officials are in a quandary over code enforcement, and they’re walking a delicate balance between maintaining an esthetically-pleasing environment and accommodating the needs of residents with differing viewpoints. Many of the codes are expected to spark considerable discussion before the board of trustees decides how aggressive they want to be on enforcement. No matter what […]

New SRO assigned to GB East Middle School

GRAND BLANC TWP. — This year, one of the fresh faces to greet students in the Grand Blanc Community Schools will be Officer Tom Whitt of the Grand Blanc Township Police Department, who has taken over the role of school resource officer (SRO) at Grand Blanc East Middle School. The EMS SRO also serves the elementary buildings that feed EMS: […]

GB Township committee to consider immediate improvements to northern corridor



GRAND BLANC TWP. — As Grand Blanc Township administrators and elected officials begin to move forward with a new strategic plan, they are considering whether to use some details of an aggressive 2008 plan as a guidepost. “It appears, through discussion, that right after the document was put together, we hit recessionary times, so the plan wasn’t really carried out […]

Porter Road culvert replacement begins

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission was set to begin a culvert replacement project of the Porter Road Culvert over the Gibson Drain south of Gibson Road on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The work zone is closed to through traffic. The posted detour route utilizes Hill Road, Fenton Road, Grand Blanc Road and Porter Road. The anticipated date […]

Davison Township launches bicycle patrol



DAVISON TWP. — They say you never forget how to ride a bicycle, which is good for Ofc. Terry Coon because for the third time in his 32-year career he’s back on a bike doing his job as a police officer. Coon and Ofc. David Dwyer, both of the Davison Township Police Department, have become the township’s first bicycle police […]

Service recognized

On Aug. 24, the Davison–Richfield Fire Department in conjunction with the Davison – Richfield Area Fire Authority, awarded the 2020 “Michael A. Christopherson Firefighter of the Year Award”, to Lieutenant Jacob Ishmael for his exemplary service and dedication to the residents of the Davison – Richfield Area. Additionally, the Fire Authority passed a “Recognition of Valor” and awarded a “Certificate […]