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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Library celebrates BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Grammy nominated vocalist to headline 11th annual brunch

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library will present its 11th Annual Black History Month brunch on Feb. 18, 10 a.m. at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center, 801 Health Park Blvd. in Grand Blanc. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Genesee District Library’s Summer Reading program. Nearly 5,000 young people participate in the program, which […]

The 2012 honorees



• Paul Newman, the CEO of the YWCA of Greater Flint, serves on the Genesee Intermediate School District Board of Education, and is chair of the Flint Mass Transportation Authority Board. • Sylvester Jones, Jr., program officer for the Ruth Mott Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for REACH and the Educational Foundation for the Flint Community Schools. […]

Neighborhood shootout possibly linked to homicide at Flint nightclub



FLINT TWP. — Township police took six people into custody Monday afternoon following a gun battle on Casaloma Drive off Beecher Road, said Police Chief George Sippert in a report at the Township Board meeting Monday night. One person suffered a minor gunshot wound to the leg but refused treatment at the scene, Sippert said. He said calls of numerous […]