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Man shot in Mt. Morris Township found in Flint; suspect in custody

GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- A 40-year-old man is recovering at a local hospital after being shot Thursday afternoon outside a Mt. Morris Township home and ...

Beecher shines in finest threads at 2019 prom

More than 60 Beecher students strutted around to show off their threads during a promenade in front of hundreds of family and friends ahead of prom on Friday, ...

Ex-NBA player Tim McCormick, Beecher coach Mike Williams to hold free camp

FLINT, MI -- Former NBA player Tim McCormick and Beecher High School coach Mike Williams will be conducting a free basketball camp July 29 at the YMCA in ...

2 Genesee County school districts host teacher recruitment fairs

Beecher Community Schools will host a teacher recruitment fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday June 1, at Beecher High School, 6255 Neff Road, Mount Morris.

Police: Boy shot during fight at Beecher High School  WNEM Saginaw

A boy was shot in the parking lot of Beecher High School after the basketball game Tuesday night.

Police investigate shooting at old Beecher High School

Police are investigating a shooting a the former Beecher High School that sent an 18-year-old man to the hospital.

Beecher High School students celebrate prom 2016

Hundreds of Beecher High School students dressed in their finest dresses and suits for Friday night's prom at the Signature Chop House in Flushing.

Style and cash reign supreme at Beecher 2018 "Casino Night" prom

From Beecher High School, the students rolled on to the Signature Chop House in Flushing, where they continued to dine and dance the night away, listening to ...

Mid Michigan head football coach weighs in on MHSAA reductions for full-contact practices  ABC 12 News

Beecher's head football Coach and Athletic Director Courtney Hawkins sits on the MHSAA's Representative Council. The former NFL player voted in favor of ...

Beecher parents worry school consolidation plan will result in larger classes

Wednesday night the Beecher Community School District answered questions from parents and several teachers who attended. The biggest fear expressed by ...

Classic car enthusiasts celebrate camaraderie and traditions at Back to the Bricks

FLINT, MI -- Classic car engines roared to life before the break of dawn as drivers rolled down the iconic bricks of Saginaw Street in downtown Flint.

Beecher High School gets new football turf, renovated track complex and other athletic upgrades

Russ Reynolds Field in Beecher may look like a scene from a war zone right now, with all the dirt everywhere, but by football season it ought to look better than ...

Nuggets guard, Beecher alum Monte Morris gets text every game from mom

MT. MORRIS TWP, MI – Latonia Morris keeps an eye on her son's game. The mother of Denver Nuggets guard and Beecher High School alum Monte Morris ...

Small fire does minor damage to Beecher field house

Yana Hudson, 17, runs laps around the gym before basketball practice in this 2016 file photo from at Beecher High School's Moses Lacy Field House in Mt.

New programs introduced at Beecher Schools  ABC 12 News

Making sure kids are prepared to start school and then to continue their learning on the secondary level is a promise one Mid-Michigan school district is making, ...

Jacky King laid to rest: Flint loses a genuine hero  East Village Magazine

by Harold C. Ford. “Get out there and make a damn difference.” –Jacky King, Dec. 2017, STAND Magazine. The greater Flint area, the Beecher community in ...

Strong resume of Flint Beecher's Malik Ellison doesn't equate to college offers

FLINT, MI -- Not many high school athletes have the credentials to match Beecher senior guard Malik Ellison. Seriously, what more can he do? Ellison is a ...

Year-round classes: School's no longer out for summer at Beecher Community Schools  Mlive- flint

The Beecher Community School District may have become the first district in the state to hold classes year-round.

Flint Beecher's Jamari Thomas-Newell headed to Grays Harbor College

Beecher high school's Jamari Thomas-Newell attempts to dribble past Holly high school's Ian Hodges during their game on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at Holly high ...

Which Flint area boys basketball star will average the most points this season?

Malik Ellison, a senior at Beecher High School, poses for a picture after basketball practice on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 at Beecher High School in Flint.

End of a career is near for Beecher football announcer Harold Ford; calling games is still fun after four decades

MT. MORRIS TWP, MI -- Whenever any sort of historical question pops up concerning Flint Beecher High School, there's a go-to guy on board to answer.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Denver Nuggets: Monte Morris’ Rapid Rise Wasn’t That Unexpected  Mile High Maniac

The Denver Nuggets have found a gem in reserve point guard Monte Morris. Though a surprise to some, those that have known him expected nothing less.

Former NFL player, Beecher coach Courtney Hawkins voted as Flint's smartest sideline leader

Former Michigan State star Courtney Hawkins' nine seasons in the National Football League have paid off tremendously.

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Flint Jaguars set standard with first-ever win at Beecher in Week 1

Photo credit: Jake May. By Eric Woodyard | MT. MORRIS TWP, MI – R.I.P. Knights. Goodbye Wildcats. Say hello to the Jaguars.

Principal disciplined for harassment had recommendation before hire -

Kalamazoo Public Schools admits it could have done a better job vetting Loy Norrix High School Principal Rodney Prewitt before his hire.

'No other storms come close': Survivors remember deadly 1953 Beecher tornado  The Flint Journal -

On the evening of June 8, 1953, a F5 tornado ripped through the Beecher community, killing 116 people and destroying nearly 350 houses. The tornado ...

Flint Beecher feels 'blessed' to have former NFL player Courtney Hawkins working at high school  The Flint Journal -

(Third of an eight-part series profiling this year's inductees into the Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame). BEECHER, Michigan – What Courtney Hawkins ...

Beecher Community Schools consolidating to 1 campus

FLINT (WJRT) - (05/23/17) - Beecher Community Schools will be consolidating down to one campus in an effort to reduce costs as the district continues to chip ...

Past Beecher experiences shape former NFL player Carl Banks into successful businessman  The Flint Journal -

FLINT, MI – Former NFL player Carl Banks' competitive drive extended beyond sports at Beecher High School. Sure, he wanted to stand out in football and ...

Frank Greene leaves Beecher for same North Carolina prep school as former teammate

Beecher junior Franklin Greene dribbles the ball up court as he looks for an open teammate on Jan. 3, 2014 at Beecher High School in Mt. Morris Township.

Beecher basketball coach Mike Williams battles multiple sclerosis with championship spirit

FLINT, MI – Like many mornings before, Mike Williams arrived at Northwestern High School about 7:20 a.m. on a mid-January day to teach physical education.

Genesee County area high school reunions  The Flint Journal

Genesee County area class reunions: DYE HIGH SCHOOL annual thunderbolt reunion Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the St George Orthodox Banquet Hall, 5191 ...

Push from father helps Beecher's Malik Ellison win Flint Journal Player of the Year

Gallery: Beecher guard Malik Ellison is already a two-time state champion. He will return as one of the frontrunners to win Michigan's Mr. Basketball next season.

Kyle Kuzma, Monte Morris bring joy to Flint through NBA Draft day experience

Roughly 18 miles separated Kyle Kuzma from Monte "Man-Man" Morris during Thursday night's NBA Draft. Their draft day experiences were many more miles ...

Montrose vs. Beecher comes from behind to win Flint's Week 8 Game of the Week poll

Beecher offensive lineman Thomas Curry-McGhee, back center, jogs off of the field after a failed attempt at a first down against Goodrich in the second quarter ...

Beecher state championship celebration makes community proud to be from Buc-Town  The Flint Journal -

Windy, 50-degree weather didn't stop the fans from supporting the back-to-back Class C state champs. Well-wishers stood on the front lawns of local businesses ...

Southwestern vs. Flint Powers Catholic boys basketball wins Game of the Week poll

Flint's new Game of the Week opens Friday, Dec. 18.

See all of the top grads for Genesee County

2. Atherton High School: Joseph Baumbach. JOSEPH BAUMBACH. Parents: Joe Baumbach and Tricia Baumbach. Activities and Awards: Valedictorian, ...

Flint Beecher guard Montana Gooch defies odds to join college basketball ranks next season  The Flint Journal -

FLINT, MI – Two important people were missing at Montana Gooch's college signing day on April 27. His mother and father had died a week apart several years ...

Riders help Doyle/Ryder students roar into the school year  East Village Magazine

By Harold C. Ford. Some two dozen area motorcyclists obliterated the image of motorcycle riders as narcissists living on the edge of law as they welcomed ...

Undersized Flint Beecher PG Malik Ellison delivers big game in state finals

Beecher's Malik Ellison smiles as he celebrates alongside his teammates during the boys' Class C state basketball final against Grandville Calvin Christian on ...

Beecher's Jelani Taylor (Cornell) and Goodrich's Jay Vallie (Dayton) accept DI offers

Numerous Flint area football stars are announcing their college decisions today, but just two are headed to big stage.

Unfinished business: Beecher's Markell Lucas keeps father's legacy alive in pursuit of a hoops scholarship  The Flint Journal -

Taught by his father to be mentally tough, 17-year-old Markell Lucas never imagined how harshly that lesson would be put to the test.

Flint judge's decade on bench marked by love of learning, literacy

"I love to be able to tell people who pass through my courtroom that 'you've earned your wings, now fly on out of here,'" she said.

Beecher wears down physical Harbor Beach team in Class C regional semifinal game for boys hoops  Mlive- flint

BURTON, MI – Harbor Beach captured its first football state title this season but the defending state champion Beecher Buccaneers cancelled any hopes of ...

Parade planned to celebrate Flint Beecher's basketball state championship this Saturday  The Flint Journal -

Flint Beecher High School will be hosting a parade to celebrate the Buccaneers' boys basketball team's 28-0 season and Class C state championship Saturday.

A top-to-bottom ranking of Genesee County schools  The Flint Journal -

These are Genesee County's 133 public schools in order according to the Michigan Department of Education's top-to-bottom list from 2011.

Prom photos: The complete guide for Genesee County  The Flint Journal

Prom season starts this weekend, and The Flint Journal has you covered for photos from proms all over Genesee County.

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

Feds target Andre Rison's NFL retirement in child support case

Federal prosecutors are trying to collect money from former NFL Pro Bowler and Flint native Andre Rison as he slowly repays more than $300000 in child ...

Flint Beecher Middle School principal named new principal of Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School  Mlive Kalamazoo

The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education has named Rodney Prewitt, principal of Flint Beecher Middle School, as the new principal of Loy Norrix High ...

F5 tornado destroyed Flint suburb in 1953  WDIV Detroit

On June 8, 1953 the last F5 tornado to hit Michigan struck the Flint suburb of Beecher ...

Andre Rison avoids prison after pleading guilty to probation violations

FLINT, MI - Former NFL Pro Bowler and Michigan State football star Andre Rison will avoid federal prison after pleading guilty to violating his probation in a child ...

ESPN predicts Beecher's Monte Morris to breakout as top five point guard in nation  The Flint Journal

ESPN listed Morris as one of the top five returning floor generals in the nation for the 2014-15 season.

Flint among first to get free school lunches for all courtesy of US government  The Flint Journal -

Starting this week, there will be free lunches for all Flint School District students.

Beecher community revved up for Bucs' Class C state title game  The Flint Journal -

Six hundred tickets were sold out in 30 minutes or less at Flint Beecher High School today.

Ele's Place celebrates expansion to Flint-area with open house

Ele's Place is a non-profit organization that works with children and their families to manage the grief they feel from the loss of a loved one.

Class Reunions  The Flint Journal -

GENESEE HIGH SCHOOL all graduating classes. Alumni reception and recognition, 5 p.m. today in the Media Center of Genesee Schools preceding the ...

Diplomat CEO renovating downtown Flint's Dryden Building as 'anchor' business center

Dryden building.jpg. The Dryden building remains under construction as pictured here on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in downtown Flint. (Erin Kirkland | The Flint ...

Former NFL Pro Bowler, Flint native Andre Rison coaching at Ann Arbor Skyline

Andre Rison, head coach of Northwestern and former NFL player, coaches his players at game against Beecher High on Thursday, August 26, 2010.

Federal arrest warrant issued for former NFL and MSU star Andre Rison

FLINT, MI - A federal judge has issued an arrest warrant for former NFL Pro Bowler Andre Rison after he allegedly failed to make child support payments and ...

Flint's Kyle Kuzma emerges as ESPN four-star recruit, commits to University of Utah for hoops  Mlive- flint

FLINT, MI – Naysayers initially questioned Flint native Kyle Kuzma's bold move to check out of Burton Bentley High School to pursue basketball on the national ...

Incoming students win $60,000 Medallion Scholarships | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Twenty freshmen have won coveted Medallion Scholarships to begin their studies at Western Michigan University this fall. Medallion ...

Family copes with fatal shooting of Flint man caught in crossfire  The Flint Journal -

FLINT, MI – Dozens of people filed in and out of Shirley Snyder's home Thursday, offering support and condolences after the death of her son Darrin Bass, who ...

Former Flint-area members of Grand Funk Railroad, Rare Earth, The Frost form new band

SWARTZ CREEK, MI -- Three Flint-area men who spent their years onstage with some of the biggest bands during the golden age of rock 'n' roll are forming a ...

Flint firefighter opens a new funeral home in Mt. Morris Township

Flint firefighter Sheldon Banks has spent more than a decade trying to save lives. His second career is servicing the afterlife.

The life of a killer gun: From suburbia to the streets  The Flint Journal -

The victim died, the suspect was arrested, but the gun lived on -- leaving only little reminders behind. The rest of the weapon disappeared, back to the secret ...

Walter Clayton Faler | Obituaries  Argus Press

Age 93, of Durand, passed away on his birthday, Saturday Aug. 17, 2019.

Flint boxing great Ronnie Byrd reflects on his life and accomplishments  The Flint Journal -

Flooding the walls of the Joe Byrd Boxing Academy across from Beecher High School are an assortment of fight posters, boxing articles and photos.

Roma's celebrates new owners, 50 years | Local Business  Argus Press

OWOSSO — As longtime Roma's Back Door owner John Orin passes the torch to new owners Eric Lab and Martin Misjak, the restaurant is celebrating 50 years ...

Q&A: UM-Flint Alumnus Gary Jones, Constituency Services Representative for Congressman Dan Kildee  University of Michigan Flint News

Gary Jones talks about how his UM-Flint experience helped prepare him for success as a Constituency Services Representative for Congressman Dan Kildee.

Since Sandy Hook, a gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week  Los Angeles Times

There have been more than 180 shootings on school campuses that resulted in an injury or death in the U.S. since Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six ...

Wolverine Worldwide licenses Stride Rite brand to another company

Michigan footwear giant plans to focus on kids shoes for other brands.

Flint Affiliation's 'Young Bears' AAU basketball team play in honor of the late Migeal Swain  The Flint Journal -

View full sizeSean Ryan | The Flint JournalCoach Nate Brown huddles his players before starting another drill during his ten and under basketball team practice ...

Flint Hamady advances to Class C district final in boys hoops after wasting little time jumping ahead on Bendle

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, MI – Twice in the regular season, the second-ranked Flint Hamady boys basketball team proved that Bendle was no match for it ...

Fans can pick top boys basketball coach in Saginaw area

Hemlock's coach Matt Bauer yells out to his team during a 2012 game. (Yfat Yossifor | File). Hugh Bernreuter. Matt Bauer, Hemlock. Longtime ...

Monte Morris DraftExpress Profile: Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook  DraftExpress

Monte Morris DraftExpress Profile: scouting reports, videos, stats and logs.

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