Saginaw Spirit names Troy Smith Head Coach

Saginaw Spirit names Troy Smith Head Coach

SAGINAW, Mich. – General Manager Dave Drinkill announced Monday the Saginaw Spirit have hired Troy Smith as the team’s eighth Head Coach in franchise history. “We are very pleased to announce that Troy Smith will be taking over as the next Head Coach of the Saginaw Spirit,” said Drinkill. “When...

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KMS Creative Group to host Kids Fest featuring free school supplies and family fun

KMS Creative Group to host Kids Fest featuring free school supplies and family fun

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, KMS Creative Group will host the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Bay Kids Fest. This year’s festivities will take place in the large empty lot across the street from TV5 and Michigan Works. KMS has hosted this free, family event...

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SVSU students to help homeless women and children through 2017 Battle of the Valleys

SVSU students to help homeless women and children through 2017 Battle of the Valleys

Saginaw Valley State University students will direct their passion for supporting the community by raising funds for an organization that helps homeless women with children during the 15th annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition. SVSU students will raise funds for The Mustard Seed when they compete against their rivals...

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Stars to Test Run New Route System, Offering Free Rides Saturday

Stars to Test Run New Route System, Offering Free Rides Saturday

Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS) is on track to implement a new bus route system on Monday, August 21 and are asking residents to help test the new system. On Saturday, August 12, from 2 to 6 p.m., STARS will test the new system – and the rides are...

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Saginaw Valley State University graduate secures future with The Dow Chemical Company

Saginaw Valley State University graduate secures future with The Dow Chemical Company

As a future accounting asset to The Dow Chemical Company, Kevin Finley crossed the graduation stage in May 2017 with excitement and a firm sense of purpose after five years at Saginaw Valley State University. The Flint native has replaced childhood scars with an ever-present smile, having learned many valuable lessons inside and outside the classroom. “In leadership and...

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New STARS program will allow riders to schedule transportation ahead of time

New STARS program will allow riders to schedule transportation ahead of time

Saginaw, Mich. –  Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS) will hold a July 21 press conference to announce their new 24/7 transit Dial-A-Ride service called “STARS Express” beginning July 23, 2017. The new program will allow riders to schedule trips in advance by calling (989) 907-4040. The fare for the...

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Unique program helps preserve home ownership in Detroit

Unique program helps preserve home ownership in Detroit

DETROIT, Mich. –Wayne County Treasurer’s office announced a number of donations that will help taxpayers save their home from proerty foreclosure. “Our office has worked diligently to educate the public about ways to avoid property tax foreclosure. Recently, we had over 2,700 people in owner occupied properties that owed less...

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States Shuts Down Funeral Home After Finding Maggots, Unrefrigerated Human Bodies

States Shuts Down Funeral Home After Finding Maggots, Unrefrigerated Human Bodies

FLINT, Mich. — Due to multiple violations of Michigan’s Health and Occupational Codes, the Prepaid Funeral and Cemetery Sales Act and other state statutes, the Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has summarily suspended the mortuary science establishment license of Swanson Funeral Home, Inc. in Flint, MI, and the individual...

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Fifteen Years Brings Change, Expansion for The Michigan Banner

Fifteen Years Brings Change, Expansion for The Michigan Banner

The phrase ‘it takes a village’ may be cliché’ but it is true. It takes a village to building a community. It takes a village to help that community continue the path of economic development and success, productivity and sustaining an overall healthy quality of life for those in that...

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Flint Nonprofit Leader Becomes Youngest Board Chair of Statewide Organization

Flint Nonprofit Leader Becomes Youngest Board Chair of Statewide Organization

FLINT, MI — Glenn Wilson, President and CEO of Communities First, Inc. was recently elected to the role of board chair for the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). Prior to becoming board chair, he served as a board member and secretary for the statewide organization.  Glenn’s experience in...

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