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Tonya Burns is threatening legal action after the Genesee County Clerk's office removed her name from the ballot for state representative.

Tonya Burns removed from ballot for 34th District State House seat after County Clerk John Gleason rules her application flawed 

   FLINT (CCN) — A Flint candidate for the 34th District State House of Representatives is vowing a legal challenge after revealing she has been removed from the ballot. Tonya Burns took to Facebook Live Sunday night (April 26, 2020) via video to officially announce she intends to challenge the decision by Genesee County Clerk John Gleason's office. READ MORE  


COVID-19 testing site to begin tests next week in City of Burton every Tuesday and Thursday

​   BURTON (CCN) — Burton Mayor Duane Haskins announced Wednesday that a new COVID-19 testing sight is opening in his city. Testing will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Burton's Genesee County Health Department site located at 3373 S. Saginaw Street.READ MORE


Six charged in Monday murder of 48-year-old man in Gaines Twp.    

     GAINES TWP. (CCN) — Six people have been charged by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton related to the Monday night shooting death of a 48-year-old Gaines Township man.  READ MORE

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Oakland Press hands out layoff notice to sports columnist legend Pat Caputo after 37-year run

    PONTIAC (CCN) — The Oakland Press handed a sports legend a layoff notice on Tuesday. Columnist Pat Caputo revealed the news to his friends and followers with a post on his Facebook page.
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Detroit Lions agree to terms with seven undrafted rookie free agents

   ALLEN PARK (CCN) — The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with the following seven undrafted rookie free agents. READ MORE


Lions make 9 draft selections; Take Ohio State CB third overall

​   ALLEN PARK (CCN) — Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudash was the No. 1 pick of the Detroit Lions in the 2020 draft. They took him with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. Okudash was one of nine draft picks by the Lions, including two each in the third and fifth rounds, repsectively. READ MORE


Official of GCCOA lets members know food, funds for assistance available for anyone in need

    (CCN) — An e-mail went out to members of the Genesee County Coaches & Officials Association this week that help is available for anyone in need.
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​Foundations of Rihanna, Big Sean and Twitter founder donate funds to Flint, Detroit to help out with COVID-19 relief efforts 

    FLINT (CCN) — Recording artists Rihanna and Big Sean have used their foundations to team up with other foundations to make a major donation for COVID-19 relief efforts in Flint and Detroit. READ MORE

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Flint Township's famous 'Buick Man' becomes 'Protest Man' by urging Michigan residents to 'not pay attention' to Gov. Whitmer  

   FLINT TWP. (CCN) — The Buick Man is taking on a new challenge. Flint Township's Jim Dollinger is helping lead a protest Saturday (May 9, 2020) in Alma against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Thursday announcement to extend the "Stay-at-Home" order. READ MORE  

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County Clerk John Gleason blasts ABC TV 12, MLive reporters for serious error on election filing deadline

    FLINT (CCN) — Genesee County Clerk John Gleason told The Daily Gazette that he has major concerns about what he described as a "serious error" by reporters at MLive and ABC TV 12. "It could cause major problems if someone was depending on their coverage because they got it wrong," Gleason said. "The filing deadline for all local candidates was 4 pm on Tuesday, April 21." Both media outlets reported Monday that all local candidates were given extensions until May 8 because of a federal judge's ruling to add time because of the current Covid-19 pandemic.

​​​​​​​​Apology tour needs to be sincere or campaign for re-election in trouble for popular political figure after racist texts and homophobic slurs 

    The photo at the top left side of today's front page is evidence of three men violating Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order about social distancing during the current coronavirus pandemic. A Swartz Creek man alleges it was also part of "mafia style tactics" designed to "shut him up" with threats to he and his family.  

   Ryan LoRee made both accusations against a well-known and popular political figure in local circles during a Facebook Live interview with me that will air on Monday's Morning Gazette Radio Show on CCNRADIO.net at 8 am. The bottom line is that LoRee is on a mission to demand John Gleason resign from office as Genesee County Clerk & Register of Deeds. The explosive allegations include accusing Gleason of using racial slurs against blacks and Mexicans, saying "some women need to be beaten" and using a homophobic slur about Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. Media attention on serious stuff like all that isn't exactly the way to kick off another campaign for re-election for Gleason — a former county commissioner and State Senator who spent 10 years in Lansing as a member of the State Legislature before winning his current countywide office. READ MORE