Rail car shortage creates inventory storage problems for Flint Assembly




FLINT — It almost looks like General Motors has moved back to its old stomping ground, judging by the number of new trucks parked in the back lot of the Great Lakes Tech Center on South Saginaw Street at Atherton. The former GM Great Lakes Tech Center and home of GM’s defunct Fisher Body plant, sits on a 40-acre site […]

Volunteers sought for summerlong clean-up projects




FLINT TWP. — Volunteers and donations are being sought for the Flint Township Gateway Corridor Beautification Project that will kick-off May 3 with a freeway clean-up. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is planning a project in cooperation with the Genesee County Road Commission to take down dead trees and plant new trees, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. In cooperation […]

Persons of interest sought in homeowner shooting



FLINT TWP. — Police investigators are seeking two persons of interest in connection to a shooting last Wednesday at a home on Torrey Road. At 10:22 a.m.. on March 26, police were called to the 3400 block of Torrey Road for a 62-year-old township man who was confronted outside his home by two armed males, according to a police press […]

C-A robotics team placed 3rd in District Competition



FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth FIRST® Robotics Team 314 Megatron Oracles (Big Mo) competed last weekend at the Livonia FRC District Competition to earn points toward qualifying for a spot at the Michigan FRC State Championship. In their second competition this year, vying against 39 other teams from around the state, Big Mo finished with a third place overall ranking […]

C-A Middle School student performing in FYT’s ‘Jackie & Me’



FLINT TWP. — Isaiah Hill, a seventh grade student at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, is performing in the production of “Jackie & Me” at the Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St. at the Flint Institute of Music in the College & Cultural Center. Isaiah has roles as opposing players and students in a classroom. The setting is 1947, the year […]

In brief



Free college tuition FLINT TWP. — A Parent Information Night to learn more about Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) will be held from 7-8 p.m., April 3 at Carman Ainsworth High School in the media center. MAT2 provides students with college tuition paid for by the employer; on-the-job training with pay; an advanced associate’s degree in a high-tech, in demand […]

Men – that’s how we roll




I overheard a conversation between female co-workers the other day about how difficult it is to get a man to prepare dinner when they are working late. One reporter, Lania, said she had found a way to get dinner made in the crockpot since her husband didn’t seem able to put together slow cooker meals himself. She just prepared it […]

Comings and goings at Oakbrook Square




FLINT TWP. — As one retail door reopens, another is closing at the Oakbrook Square shopping plaza on Linden Road. The Dressbarn women’s retail store reopened about two weeks ago after being completely closed a few months during an extensive renovation of the 8,004 squarefoot space. But about three doors down, the display windows of thee Dots women’s discount fashion […]

In brief



Blimpie Subs & Salads celebrates 50 years GRAND BLANC — The Blimpie Subs & Salads, 1040 E. Hill Rd., will celebrate 50 years in the community on April 4 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. It will be selling up to 200 subs for 50 cents apiece in honor of its 50 years of service. Details: Call 810-695- 6181. — G.G. OB/GYN […]

Carman-Ainsworth soccer falls to Kearsley




BURTON – What Mother Nature couldn’t take care of, the Kearsley soccer program did, complete with shovels. After what Kearsley coach Marshall Paterson described as working all weekend to clear their field of snow, the Hornets were delighted to get their season under way on time against the visiting Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers, winning, 5-1. Paterson said the Hornets started in a […]


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