Charter Health Care Celebrates Newly Accredited Pharmacy Tech Program

  Charter Health Care Training Center recently celebrated the accreditation of its Pharmacy Technician program. Students undergo training in a realistic environment that replicates community and hospital pharmacy settings in a state-of-the art pharmacy simulation lab followed by clinical externship training at local pharmacies. After completion of the program, students go on to take the National Accreditation Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam administered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.  Upon successfully passing the exam, students will earn the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT), and can apply for licensure in the…

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Hamady Teams with TrendSettas Corvette Club

   First Annual Community Car Show is a Hit Hamady Complete Food Centers joined forces with TrendSettas Corvette Club to host the First Annual Community Car Show on Saturday, July 28.  Trophies were awarded to the top 15 participants as well as owners of the top three vehicles overall. Winners in the top three categories received $200 – 1st Place; $100 -2nd Place; and $50 – 3rd Place. It was no surprise that Erie Walker received a perfect score from the judge and took home the $200 First Place prize…

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State Representative Sheldon Neeley Calls for Judicial Accountability

Submitted by State Rep. Sheldon Neeley Since September 2017, the 67th District Court has heard testimony, received evidence and considered the facts of how the water crisis began, and whether state Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon should be sent to trial for misconduct in office and two counts of involuntary manslaughter after 12 people died from Legionnaires’ disease in connection to the water crisis. Instead of finally receiving justice last week, we were handed yet another delay, forcing us to wait until Aug. 20 to learn…

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ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH

 The deadline date for voters in the City of Flint to apply for absentee ballots for the upcoming August 7 statewide primary election is Saturday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m. Registered voters in the city who qualify to receive an absentee ballot include the following: Those who are 60 years of age or older. Those who expect to be absent from the city on election day. Those who are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of others. Those who cannot attend the polls because of tenets of…

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Race: Are We So Different? Will Help Visitors Explore the Reality – and Unreality – of Race

Exhibit opens August 4 at Flint’s Sloan Museum On Saturday, August 4, Sloan Museum will launch a community conversation about race and racism in the United States, when the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit opens at its Flint Cultural Center location. RACE will encourage visitors to explore the science, history, and everyday impact of race. The exhibit is presented in partnership with The University of Michigan-Flint and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF), and will coincide with a series of community events hosted around the city. Local funding…

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Free Dental Health Screenings

Free dental health screenings and a variety of fun activities for Flint residents will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1035 East Carpenter Road, Flint.  The free screenings are made possible thanks to the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in partnership with the Hamilton Community Health Network, Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP), Community Outreach for Family and Youth (COFY) and New Jerusalem. Additional services and events for the day will include the opportunity to schedule follow-up…

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Michigan Motorists Reminded to ‘Move Over’ for Emergency Vehicles

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson recently released a public service announcement calling on motorists to follow Michigan’s “Move Over” law that protects the lives of emergency responders who have stopped their vehicle on a roadway. “Twenty-four hours each day, emergency personnel are on duty working to protect us from harm,” Johnson said. “We ask motorists to return the favor—and follow the law—by moving over a lane when they see police and fire vehicles, ambulances, tow trucks or other emergency responders stopped on the road or the edge of the road.” Johnson,…

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Congressional Delegation Meets with Flint Residents

A congressional delegation led by Congressman Dan Kildee visited Flint on Friday, July 20 to meet with Flint residents and observe lead pipes being replaced in their homes.  Deronda Jones said she and her family have used bottled water since the crisis began four years ago.  Members of Congress joined by Mayor Karen Weaver met with Jones and her neighbors to hear first hand what needs to be done to help families recover. The Courier’s Sheri L. Stuart filed the following report… Facebook 2 Twitter 0 Google+0 LinkedIn0 2Shares

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Delivers $30M Check to Flint

U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson delivered a $30 million check today to Mayor Karen Weaver.  The check presentation was part of the Choice Neighborhoods grant, which the City of Flint was awarded from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The grant will support the replacement of the Atherton East public housing complex with new modern, affordable housing units and will help current residents relocate to neighborhoods in South Flint with better access to basic services and job opportunities. “Anytime you see construction crews in Flint that’s a good sign,”…

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Candidates for Genesee County Circuit Court Judge to Participate in Forum

The Genesee County Democratic Black Caucus invites the community to a Forum for candidates who wish to be Your Judge.   Eight candidates are seeking to fill two open Genesee County Circuit Court seats, due to the retirement of Circuit Court Judges Neithercut and Fullerton. “The Candidate’s Forum will give Genesee county residents an opportunity to learn more about the candidates for Circuit Court Judge.” said Floyd Clack, Chairman of the Genesee County Democratic Black Caucus. The forum will be held in Flint, at Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 735 Wager…

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