Fiat Chrysler’s Ram brand kept on trucking at the recent Chicago auto show with the introduction of the new 2015 Ram Laramie Limited. Considered Ram’s benchmark in truck opulence, said Ram spokesman Nick Cappa, “the new Laramie takes the vehicle to an even higher level of sophistication and attention to detail.” The upgraded interior and exterior trim aligns with a […]

MCC president honored with Award of Excellence

FLINT — Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, president of Mott Community College, was recognized March 14 with the Award of Excellence by the Association of African Women in Flint at their celebration of International Women’s Day titled “Make It Happen.” “I am honored to receive this award in connection with International Women’s Day,” said Walker-Griffea. “Celebrated around the world, it is an […]

Bids sought for trail lighting project

FLINT TWP. — With an eye to crime prevention, the Township Board is accepting sealed bids for lighting along a portion of the Genesee Valley Trail. Sealed bids are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 when they will be opened and read publicly, according to a request for proposals posted on the township’s website at The proposed […]

25th Davison High School Spring Arts, Crafts Show

DAVISON TWP. — The 25th Annual Davison High School Spring Arts and Crafts Show will include some 100 booths in the gymnasium for this annual event. It is sponsored by the Davison Wrestling boosters and Smetanka Craft shows. The show takes place April 11 at Davison High School, 1250 N. Oak Rd., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2 Details: […]

In brief

Senior center hosting Open House on March 23 FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township/ Carman-Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, will be hosting an Open House on March 23 from 4- 6 p.m. Bring yourself and a friend to become a member (ages 60 and older). There will be refreshments, demonstrations, information, music and prizes. Questions? Call 810- 732-6290. […]

Healthcare helps job growth in Genesee

GENESEE COUNTY — Employment in Genesee and Shiawassee counties edged up slightly by 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, with 2,889 more individuals employed than in the third quarter, according to a press release from the Flint & Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. Also, annual employment was higher by 3,000 individuals in 2014 compared to 2013, according to […]

Donations sought for fire victims

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Middle School family is rallying to help three students whose family lost everything they owned in a March 7 house fire. The Middle School is accepting donations for Brooklyn Palmateer, 14, and twins Alexandria and Victoria, 11 and their parents Greg and Destanie Palmateer. Checks should be made payable to “Carman- Ainsworth” with “Palmateer […]

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CAHS teens write book

FLINT TWP. — Since stepping down from the Carman- Ainsworth school board in 2013, Recco S. Richardson is keeping busy helping district students. A state of Michigan licensed professional counselor, Richardson heads up the schoolbased Adolescents for Better Learning Endeavors (ABLE) program that provides resources, support, motivation and guidance to help students improve their academic and social life, emotional maturity […]

Police vehicle purchased at Patsy Lou

FLINT TWP. — A 2014 Chevrolet Impala being added to the police fleet will be purchased from a local car dealer instead of through a collective bidding process. Encouraged earlier this month by the township board to buy from local dealerships, police officials made a deal to buy the used police service vehicle from the Patsy Lou Williamson Chevrolet dealership. […]

Signarama gets rehab exemption

FLINT TWP. — After eight years, Signarama has outgrown its current building on MIller Road in the Yorkshire Plaza and is looking for growing room. Owners Gordon and Deana Wallace found it in another MIller Road building that has been vacant for at least seven years. They expect to spend about $322,000 over the next two years bringing that 10, […]