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August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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In brief

Don’t ignore the barricades GAINES TOWNSHIP – Motorists are warned not to ignore the road closures at Elms and Hill roads, where work crews are building the county’s first roundabout. More...

Viewpoint

Vanity plate references are still a lot of fun

Since I started occasionally writing about personalized license plates, also known as vanity plates, I’ve received mixed reader reaction. Some people say they are a lot of fun, other say they are frivolous and not very funny. More...

Sports

Dragons golfers shine in Lapeer Tuneup

LAPEER – Flint Kearsley put three golfers in the top 30 and finished seventh as a team in the Lapeer Lightning Summer Tune-up last Friday at Lapeer Country Club. More...

Firebirds meet and greet fans at Lapeer Days

LAPEER — With their inaugural Blue and White contest coming up on Sept. 3, the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have been making themselves available to fans in Genesee and Lapeer County. More...

Korir finishes first at Crim Festival

FLINT — Leonard Korir of Tucson, Ariz. finished first in the 10-mile male portion of the Crim Festival of races in a time of 46:59.57 Saturday. Korir was able to take advantage of the absence of Julius Kogo. More...

Business

Local coffee distributor spruces up shop, opens store to public

FLINT TOWNSHIP – If you travel on Elms Road north of Miller Road, you’ve probably driven by this local business 100 times, and maybe didn’t even know it was there. More...

Area man earns excellence award

FLINT – Goyette Mechanical has announced their 2015 Excellence in Service Award winners. Swartz Creek resident Chris Carrell has been awarded the Curt Maser Excellence in HVAC Service Award. More...

In brief

SBDC Region Offering “Starting a Business Online” in September FLINT – A one hour online version of “Starting a Business” seminar will be offered starting in September by the I-69 Trade Corridor/Thumb Region of The Mich More...

Clayton Twp. looking to trim fire service costs

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Township officials say they’re not ruling out a split with the city of Swartz Creek as they look for ways to reduce the cost of maintaining a fire department. More...

OHM to study traffic patterns at Miller, Morrish

SWARTZ CREEK – Saginawbased OHM Advisors will conduct a traffic study at Miller and Morrish roads. More...

Sports Update

Dragons edged in Bay City

Swartz Creek wins Lapeer tennis quad

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News

Fire engine, red

Evelyn Bower of Clayton Township checks out the newest addition to the Swartz Creek Area Fire Department fleet. Firefighters from Swartz Creek and Clayton Township rolled out the new rig for the Clayton Township Board of Trustees last week. More...

City to negotiate Dye Road lot sales

SWARTZ CREEK – Citing low bids, the City Council has postponed its decision regarding the sales of two vacant lots on Dye Road. The lots at 3350 and 3386 S. Dye Road went on the auction block Aug. 6. More...

Cole is fire department’s longest-serving chief

SWARTZ CREEK and CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Brent Cole has spent 19 years as chief of the Swartz Creek Area Fire Department. That makes him the longest-serving chief in the agency’s history. More...

Living

Firefighter calendar to benefit PAWS

SWARTZ CREEK and CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Swartz Creek Area Firefighter Joe Yambrick and his family were already looking for another dog when the PAWS rescue group popped up on his Facebook page. More...

Divorce workshop to take place

MUNDY TOWNSHIP – Hill Road Baptist Church has been helping mend broken hearts for eight years, and a new session of their DivorceCare group is about to begin. More...

In brief

Food basket SWARTZ CREEK – The United Methodist Church, St. Mary Queen of Angels and Messiah Lutheran sponsor the Swartz Creek Area Food Basket from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Auto View

2016 Chevy Volt Increases Range Nearly 40 percent

EPA-estimated pure electric range is 53 miles

Range anxiety – the fear that your EV will run out of power away from a charging station – is major issue with potential buyers. More...

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