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Oct. 1, 2020

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​​​​​​​​Welcome back? Rude treatment at county building fires up this old guy on return from COVID-19 vacation!

    There's nothing like a rude public servant to get me fired up. That was my "welcome back" to life as a journalist last week. My vacation from picking on politicians was going to last at least two weeks. Between anemic advertising revenue prospects during the COVID-19 pandemic and frustration over the free press coming under attack, that decision was announced in this space on May 29 to reveal why we were pulling the plug on this news site and going silent with The Morning Gazette Show. . READ MORE 

​Flint City Councilman Santino Guerra

3rd Ward Flint City Councilman Santino Guerra faces recall

   FLINT (CCN) — The Daily Gazette has learned that proposed petition language was turned in Monday to remove Flint City Councilman Santino Guerra from office. The proposed language was turned in by community activist Rich Jones who is working with businessman Wilbur "Pappa" Jarrett, according to multiple sources.  READ MORE


The Daily Gazette 

Click above to hear a replay of Monday's episode of The Morning Gazette Radio Show with award-winning investigative reporter Mike Killbreath. He serves as a watchdog over your tax dollars and spreads a little Metro Flint Pride every weekday live at 8 am on CCNRADIO.net.


​Flint City Councilman Allan Griggs

8th Ward Flint City Councilman Allan Griggs targeted for recall

FLINT (CCN) — Proposed petition language was turned in last week to remove Flint City Councilman Allan Griggs from office. The proposed language was turned in by businessman Don Pfeiffer who vowed to lead a recall against his 8th Ward councilman at Monday night's Flint City Council meeting. Pfeiffer made the promise to remove Griggs while addressing the council during the public comment portion of the meeting that was held by a phone conference call that allowed public participation. READ MORE


Activist Sir Major Page

Activist Sir Major arrested for allegedly stealing more than $476,000 in donations from Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta

​     TOLEDO (CCN) — An activist was arrested Friday in Toledo on felony charges of stealing more than $476,000 in donations to Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta. Sir Maejor Page, 32, was arrested on a felony count for misappropriation of more than $200,000 after the FBI had opened an investigation following numerous complaints.READ MORE


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Flint City Councilman Eric Mays (center) was thrown out of Monday's Flint City Council meeting just days after nationally renowned attorney Steve Haney (at right) filed a lawsuit for Mays being thrown out of meetings.

Eric Mays muted during Zoom conference call meeting of Flint City Council just days after filing lawsuit for meeting ejections

   FLINT (CCN) — A Flint City Council member who days ago filed a lawsuit over being thrown out of meetings was muted during a Monday night meeting conducted via an online conference call. "They just don't learn," said 1st Ward Councilman Eric Mays. "Some of my colleagues just need to go away. They don't know the rules." READ MORE


11-year-old child shot multiple times in City of Flint incident

   FLINT (CCN) — Media reports by MLive, TV 5, TV 12, TV 25 and TV 66 indicated Tuesday that a suspect is under arrest after shooting an 11-year-old child multiple times on Crawford Street, between Euston Street and Grand Traverse Street. Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley no longer allows his staff to send out press releases to 
TheDailyGazette.net or The Morning Gazette Radio Show. A lawsuit is being filed over the new policy, according to Mike Killbreath who is host of the radio program and Executive Editor at TheDaiyGazette.net.


​​Democrats vote 11-10 over Republicans along party lines to end Columbus Day federal holiday in Oakland County 

   PONTIAC (CCN) — Northern Oakland County readers of TheDailyGazette.net won't be celebrating Columbus Day any more. READ MORE


Flushing High grad nabbed in West Branch on child porn case

    WEST BRANCH (CCN) — A Flushing High graduate who now lives in West Branch has been arrested by State Police for possession and distribution of child pornography. Samuel David Neva, 24, turned himself in after an investigation that included seizing a computer from his West Branch residence. READ MORE


Hearing for proposed language on recall petitions against 8th Ward Flint City Council Allan Griggs set for 2 pm Tuesday

   FLINT (CCN) — A hearing for proposed language on recall petitions against a member of the Flint City Council will take place on Tuesday at 2 pm by the Genesee County Election Commission. READ MORE

   

Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup championship behind MVP defenseman Victor Hedman

    EDMONTON, ALBERTA (CCN) — Defenseman Victor Hedman was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs Monday night as his Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated their second Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

   They won it by beating the Dallas Stars 2-0 in Game 6 in an empty Rogers Place arena in Canada's Edmonton, Alberta. The Stars had won Game 5 in double overtime to stay alive in the best-of-seven series.

   Hedman scored 10 goals in the playoffs — second best in NHL history.

   Brayden Point and Blake Coleman scored Tampa Bay's goals in the clinching victory, and Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy held the Stars scoreless in a stellar performance.

Long-time community leader Dick Kraft

​Community leader, prominent businessman, former President for Flint Area Chamber of Commerce passes away at 91

    CHELSEA (CCN) — Mike Killbreath, President of the Flint Area Chamber of Commerce, made a sad announcement today that a long-time community leader has passed away. Dick Kraft died Friday at Kresge Healthcare & Rehab Center at age 91. 

   Details about a “Celebration of Life” event will be announced later for Kraft who was a prominent Flint businessman for more than 50 years..
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