Clinton fires up local Dems to get out the vote

FLINT — “Wherever people treat each other right…where they recognize their special individuality but embrace our common humanity, wherever people have honest and open disagreement for the purpose of reaching the best decision and they work together, good things are happening,” former President Bill Clinton said Oct. 22 in Flint. He called out for people to work with America’s natural […]

Stolen vehicle recovery report

GENESEE COUNTY — August and September were busy months for auto thieves and GAIN, the county’s auto theft unit, kept busy bringing many of them to justice, according to an activity report provided to the Flint Township Board. The Genesee Auto-Theft Investigation Network (GAIN) is administered by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, and is made up of detectives and support […]


Giant spiders and skeletons hung from trees; ghouls, zombies, witches and other masked terrors handed out candy from a graveyard plot, and a fanged clown board waited at the finish line as a werewolf (aka girl’s track coach David Thrash) led a wolf pack of children and parents around the 1 1/2 mile cross-country track on Saturday at Carman-Ainsworth High […]

TeenQuest pre-employment training program starts Nov. 3

GENESEE COUNTY — Carman- Ainsworth High School is among those being offered no-cost training in business etiquette via the TeenQuest pre-employment and leadership program sponsored by The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. A new five-week session at five locations is set to begin Monday, Nov. 3 and run through Dec. 4, at these times: • Baker Career Academy, 4-6 […]

Senior center honors Volunteer of the Year

FLINT TWP. — A faithful volunteer is a treasure beyond measure and worthy to be praised. For that reason and others, the Carman-Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center recently set aside an occasion to honor one of its own as the Volunteer of the Year. She is Marie Conway, 88, who has been a center volunteer since 1999. “Marie is known as […]

Three-way race for 5th Congressional seat

GENESEE COUNTY — Republican Allen D. Hardwick of Davison Township, 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 […]

In brief

C-A seeks help with Toy Give Away FLINT TWP. — Donations and volunteers are needed for a Toy Give Away being coordinated by Carman-Ainsworth Schools. They are collecting new or gently used toys, books, games, sporting equipment, movies, CD’s, electronics, and coats/snow pants for children from newborn to high school age. Donation boxes will be available at all buildings through […]

Animal Control millage on ballot

GENESEE COUNTY — It has caused a purr at times but also plenty of barking, and rarely silence this past year. It is the Genesee County Animal Control Center controversy. The protest was enough to bring the shelter’s apparent need for increased revenue on the upcoming ballot, as a proposal for county-wide resident consideration. The fervent animal activists in the […]

MTA seeks additional funding

GENESEE COUNTY — For the second time this year, voters are asked to approve funding for the Flint Mass Transportation Authority. The request for 0.425 mils will be before voters in Tuesday’s general election. It comes on the heels of a five-year renewal of 0.4 mils for Your Ride, which voters approved in August. If the new request passes, owners […]

Officer-involved fatal shooting ruled justified

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced in a press release Monday that no charges will be issued against a Flint Township Police officer who was involved in a fatal shooting this past summer. On July 16, 2014, the officer stopped a car traveling west on Flushing Road for speeding. During the stop, the officer asked the driver for […]