Panhandling Committee reports back to township board




FLINT TWP. — After a yearlong search for answers to its growing panhandling problem, the township board is now considering an ordinance that would prohibit passing money or anything else out of or into a vehicle in the roadway, without permission. Those were among recommendations presented to the board Monday night by a Begging and Soliciting Committee established Aug. 5 […]

Big game hunters



For 20-plus years, college football fans have flocked to this Flint Township store to gear up for the state’s biggest rivalry. The big game is this Saturday, as noted by the sign out in front of The Great Divide store at 3008 Miller Rd, which vividly sports both teams’ colors without favoritism.

Great Lakes Sandwich Company gets winemaking license




FLINT TWP. — Looks like wine is being added to the menu at the Great Lakes Sandwich Company, 5332 Corunna Road, after the township board gave its approval Monday night to an application for a Small Wine Maker License. Applicant and owner, Michael Gordon has already received approval from the Michigan Department of Treasury, A Federal “Wine Producer and Blenders” […]

C-A crowns 2014 Homecoming King and Queen




FLINT TWP. — Diamond Scales and Lonnie BeCoats were named 2014 Homecoming Queen and King for Carman- Ainsworth High School during last week’s festivities. Diamond is a varsity cheerleader and was awarded Most Spirited for two consecutive years. She also is a member of the track and field team for pole-vaulting, is involved in gymnastics and played in the powder […]

Police making rounds to promote public safety millage




FLINT TWP. — Flint Township is the third most dangerous city in Michigan, according to information shared by Lt. Robert Battinkoff, in a presentation last week to the West Flint Business Association. Battinkoff is making power point presentation to various groups throughout the township to promote the Public Safety Millage on the Nov. 4 ballot asking voters to approve 3.85 […]

Candidates for the C-A school board




FLINT TWP. — Five of seven Carman-Ainsworth school board members are running to retain their seats next month. All are unopposed. A sixth seat is open due to the retirement of long-time board member Peggy Anderson but at least one person has expressed interest in a write-in candidacy. Newest board members James Johnson and Laura Garrison both were appointed to […]

In brief



Lil’ Monster’s Halloween Bash at Genesee Valley FLINT TWP. — Genesee District Library and the Flint Public Library, will present the all-new Lil’ Monster’s Halloween Bash at Genesee Valley Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 25. This year’s free event will feature a Spooktacular Comedy Show with Joel Tacey, a performance by the Boys & Girls Club […]

Kildee debates opponent at WFBA forum




FLINT TWP. — Fracking regulations, bipartisan cooperation, Right to Work legislation and economic recovery strategies were among topics debated by Michigan 5th Congressional District candidates Dan Kildee and Allen Hardwick, at a forum hosted last week by the West Flint Business Association. Kildee, the Democrat incumbent and Hardwick, the Republican challenger, made opening and closing remarks and responded to provided […]

Baker opens new resource center



FLINT – Baker College of Flint has unveiled its new Academic Resource Center (ARC) for students and faculty. The 18,000-square-foot remodeling project was completed for the start of fall classes that began Sept. 29. “The trend in higher education continues to move away from a predominantly lecture-based style of instruction to a more fluid process, called active learning,” said Candace […]

Three-way race for 5th Congressional seat




GENESEE COUNTY — Republican Allen D. Hardwick of Whitmore Lake, Libertarian candidate Harold Jones of Coleman, and incumbent Democrat Dan Kildee of Flint will square off in the Nov. 4 general election for Michigan’s 5th Congressional seat. Hardwick, 50, is a political newcomer, facing Kildee, who is completing his first term as Congressman, a seat held for several decades by his […]


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