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3 hrs ago | MLive.com

Could Scientology help save Flint? City Council considers endorsing L. Ron Hubbard program

The City Council might endorse a program authored by Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard, a "nonreligious moral code" that some councilmembers think could help change Flint's violent culture.

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Related Topix: Religion, Flint, MI, Scientology

7 hrs ago | WFNT-AM Burton

Genesee Cty Seeking Applicants for Senior Citizens Service Advisory Committee

Genesee County is seeking applicants for two openings in its Senior Citizens Services Advisory Committee which is responsible for making recommendations to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners on senior millage budgets and contracts.

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Related Topix: Genesee, MI

8 hrs ago | MLive.com

Don't call it a chain gang: A day with the inmates who help make the Crim happen in Flint

Andy Younger is standing in the back of his pickup, an old Chevy 1500 he uses for heavy lifting when setting up for the big race.

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Related Topix: Flint, MI, Davison, MI

12 hrs ago | MLive.com

Watch Kettering University president accept ALS ice bucket challenge

Sitting in jeans and a sweatshirt, Kettering University President Robert McMahan closed his eyes as a bucket of ice water was poured over his head.

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Related Topix: Kettering University, Student Society, Sororities, Alpha Phi, Coeducational Fraternities, Fraternities

Thu Aug 21, 2014

MLive.com

165th Genesee County Fair brings a winning streak for the reigning...

"The fair is my favorite place," said 2014 Genesee County Fair Queen Shelby Leonard, 19, of Montrose.

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Related Topix: Montrose, MI, Saginaw Valley State University, Clio, MI, Entertainment

MLive.com

Watch Davison Farmers' Market take the Ice Bucket Challenge

More than 50 employees, vendors and farmers held different-sized buckets at the ready Thursday, Aug. 21, in front of the Davison Farmers' Market building.

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Related Topix: Davison, MI

MLive.com

Top headlines: Family opens deli, clothing shop in Flushing Township; Missing Fenton teen's body found

Friend and family spokesman Jeffrey Cox said 19-year-old Brady's body was found in the St. Clair River Wednesday, Aug. 20, around 4:20 p.m. While Mandi Sharif is living her dream after opening Eli's Smokehouse and Deli , what makes it even better is having her entire family involved as co-workers and neighboring businesses.

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MLive.com

Search is on for third new Burton assessor in less than one year

The search is on for a third city assessor in less than one year as Burton officials have dismissed Ron Lupe.

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Related Topix: Burton, MI

Albany Times Union

A new health clinic has set up inside a public housing complex near Flint's southeast side to bring holistic care to an under-served population, according to The Flint Journal .

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Related Topix: Health Care Provider, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

MLive.com

Residents advised to avoid contact with Flint River following raw sewage discharge

The flow of raw, untreated sewage into the Flint River Wednesday, Aug. 20 has ended, but local residents have been advised to avoid contact with the water.

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MLive.com

Amid outcry and protests, Commissioner Pegge Adams steps down from animal control role

Genesee County Commissioner Pegge Adams, D-Richfield Twp., has stepped down from her position as chair of the Genesee County Animal Control Advisory Committee.

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MLive.com

Strange bedfellows: Genesee County clerk on same side of marriage lawsuit as Snyder, Schuette

Five months ago, Genesee County Clerk John Gleason said he was going to listen to the courts, not the state attorney general, and issue same-sex couples marriage licenses if a court overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Flint, MI, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

WLNS-TV Lansing

Man Electrocuted After Hitting Power Pole In Truck

Flint-area authorities say a man apparently was electrocuted when he came in contact with a downed wire after crashing into a power pole.

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Related Topix: Flint, MI

MLive.com

Here are the ballot proposals Genesee County voters will see in November

From new taxes to cutting positions to giving board members a raise, here's a look at the three countywide proposals and the various local proposals voters can expect to see on November's ballot.

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Related Topix: Argentine, MI

MLive.com

Michigan franchise Aubree's Pizzera and Grill opens doors in Grand Blanc

The final business of the Grand Saginaw Plaza opened on Monday, Aug. 18, as Michigan-owned business Aubree's Pizzeria and Grill started cooking in Genesee County for the first time.

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Related Topix: Grand Blanc, MI

WJRT

Businessman hires landscaping company to clean up Flint

Overgrown grass and litter is not an uncommon site in many areas around Flint. It's an ugly reality that many in the community have been trying to beautify by cleaning up vacant lots.

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Related Topix: Flint, MI

Tue Aug 19, 2014

MLive.com

Follow live updates as storms move across Genesee County

Storms packing 60 mile per hour winds, hail and the potential of flooding are making their way into Genesee County Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather

WJRT

Road, utility work leads to closures in Genesee County

Just as fast as one road construction project ends across Mid-Michigan, another begins.

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Related Topix: Weather, Flint, MI, Burton, MI, Mount Morris, MI

MLive.com

Flint family displaced after lightning strikes home, causing fire

A man had just finished making dinner when he heard a loud "pop" and smelled smoke throughout a house in the 300 block of Edmund Street Tuesday, Aug. 19. Jerome Ross said he was in the kitchen making chicken just before 5 p.m. when he heard a roar of thunder followed by the loud sound.

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Related Topix: Fire, Flint, MI

MLive.com

United Way aims to raise to raise $9 million for Genesee County

Spectators listen to United Way Chief Executive Officer Jamie Gaskin on Tuesday, Aug. 19, as organizers stood outside the Flint Farmers' Market with their annual kickoff event.

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