At least Tim Thomas isn’t being two-faced

This isn’t a sport column, but I felt the need this week to talk about Davison’s Tim Thomas and his recent — and controversial — decision not to join his teammates, the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, for a visit to the White House for a ceremony where the hockey team was honored by President Barack Obama. Thomas declined the […]

This Just In — new specialty store opens

BURTON —According to local business owner Heidi Shears, everybody’s got to find their niche. Shears is living by that mantra as she moves aside men’s and children’s clothing to make way for a larger junior’s and women’s selection within her consignment store, This Just In. She’s pulled out scented candles and sheer valances to give the store more of a […]

Board deems FANG worthwhile

FLINT TWP. — Money is tight in a sluggish economy and the township Board of trustees in recent months has had to cut back or cut out a lot of things. But not its support of countywide drug enforcement. By a unanimous vote, the board agreed last week to pay nearly $50,000 in annual dues to continue its participation in […]

Eyes, ears needed to help curb AC thefts

FLINT TWP. —Police Chief George Sippert is asking for public assistance in thwarting a rash of airconditioner thefts by metal scrappers. “In the last two months, we have seen quite a significant increase in airconditioning units being stolen from commercial buildings,’’ Sippert said in his report to the township Board of Trustees at its Jan. 23 meeting. While it has […]

In brief

Woodland hosts spelling bee FLINT TWP. — The district-wide spelling bee for fourth and fifth graders at Carman- Ainsworth elementary schools will be hosted by Woodland Elementary, at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Winners will go on to compete at the county level. —R.S. Baker College Black History Month events FLINT TWP. — In recognition of February as Black History Month, […]

Educational planning event well attended

FLINT TWP. — Interest in making a successful transition from middle school to high school brought out a record number of students and their parents last week for “High School and Beyond,’’ an annual event for eighth graders at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School. “We had 193 students and parents in attendance for this event,’’ said Wendy McCombs, 8th grade counselor […]

Flint area schools cutting costs through energy efficiency

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Schools is among several local districts that have saved more than $10 million collectively by participating in an energy savings program administered by Energy Education, a national energy conservation management company. In a news release last week, Energy Education reported that C-A has saved about $1.3 million in its 44 months with the program, a 28 […]

Writing the book on taxes

Expert offers advice on IRS and audits

FLINT TWP. — The words “IRS audit” tend to strike terror in the hearts of many people. Not Linda Cochran, a tax savings and resolution expert who owns Cochran Tax Service, 2501 S. Dye Cochran Tax Road, Suite C. “I call them love letters,’‘ • ADDRESS: 2501 she said with a typical Suite C, Flint Township show of humor. The […]

In brief

Society of Women Engineers to hold expo at Kettering FLINT — Kettering University is looking for smart, creative high school girls who want to be college students for a weekend and hang out with others who think science, math, engineering and college life experiences are pretty cool. Kettering will host the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Expo on Feb. 11-12. […]

Al Serra Plaza adds Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

GRAND BLANC — Serra Automotive, which currently ranks among the top 10 privately held automotive groups in the nation, has announced the purchase of Genesee Valley Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Flint Township. Starting Jan. 30, Al Serra Chrysler- Dodge-Jeep-Ram will open at 8 a.m. for sales, parts and full service at Serra Automotive’s flagship location, the Al Serra Auto Plaza, located on […]