DDA seeks participants for annual holiday parade

FLINT — It hasn’t begun to look a lot like Christmas in Flint and Genesee County, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the holiday season. The Flint Downtown Development Authority is seeking participants for the 2011 holiday parade which annually features holiday-themed floats and banners. This year’s parade is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Representatives […]

Small plane crashes at Bishop Airport

Four men reported unharmed after Wednesday morning incident

FLINT TWP. — A small plane crashed at Bishop Airport around 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16 after it was diverted to Bishop Airport with a malfunctioning engine. Four men onboard the plane, reportedly from St, Petersburg, Florida, where the flight originated, walked away from the crash scene and were taken to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, according to Christopher Miller, director […]

The Surgery Center receives accreditation

FLINT TWP. — The Surgery Center of Genesee County has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this surgical center from many other outpatient surgical facilities by providing a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients. Status as an accredited organization means The Surgery Center of Genesee County has […]

Out with the old, in with New You

FLINT TWP. — Ten months ago, the dental office at 4307 Miller Rd. was causing frowns, instead of smiles. It was among offices closed in early January when New-York-based Allcare Dental & Dentures abruptly went of business in an estimated 40 locations nationwide, including about six in Michigan, leaving hundreds of unhappy customers stranded in the middle of dental work. […]

CAHS relaxes cell phone ban

FLINT TWP. — Cell phone use by students is widely banned in schools during the day but Carman-Ainsworth High School is trying out a more lenient plan. As of last Monday, CAHS is piloting a policy that allows students to use cell phones during school hours with some restrictions. In a letter posted on the high school web site, principal […]

Hurley announces its new Children’s Hospital designation

GENESEE COUNTY — As an infant, Alex Ray of Swartz Creek was diagnosed with congenital lobar emphysema, a lung condition so rare that there are only about 100 cases a year worldwide. When his lung collapsed, he was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Hurley Medical Center where he underwent five surgeries including removal of one-third of […]

In brief

Holiday shopping hours announced at GVC FLINT TWP. — In addition to Macy’s department store, Genesee Valley Center has announced that seven mall stores also will be opening at midnight on Black Friday, November 25. They are Express, Aeropostale, The Childrens Place, PacSun, Wet Seal, NY & Co., and Buckle. Also the Coffee Beanery will be opening at 11:30 p.m. […]

Sibling runaways still missing

GENESEE COUNTY — Two brothers that were reported missing after they ran away from their Burton home before school on Thursday morning have yet to be located, according to the Burton Police. Kody Simpson, 15 and Hunter Simpson, 13, two Carman- Ainsworth Middle Schoolers have reportedly made contact with their grandmother from a pay phone in Davison and have been […]


CAHS gets a beat to walk to

FLINT TWP. —“There came to my ears a low, dull, quick sound, such as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. I knew that sound well too. … It grew quicker and quicker, and louder and louder, every instant.” (Edgar Allen Poe, The Telltale Heart) The sound of an accelerating heartbeat heard in the hallways of Carman-Ainsworth High School last […]