CAHS students get anti-bullying lesson from extreme sports athletes

FLINT TWP. — Students at Carman-Ainsworth High School watched performances by some of the most successful ESPN X Games extreme sports athletes at an anti-bullying program staged Tuesday in the school parking lot. Sponsored by ASA Entertainment, the U.S. Marines Corps and the Anti- Defamation League “No Place for Hate” initiative, the no-cost-to-schools program is designed to deliver a peer-topeer […]

Twp. resident wrongful arrest suit moving forward

FLINT TWP. — A Genesee County Circuit Court judge recently acquitted a township man of criminal charges, clearing the way for his civil suit in federal court to proceed against the township police police department. John David McMorris, now 23, filed the suit in February 2014 claiming his civil rights were violated when he was arrested on Christmas Eve 2013 […]

FT board OKs lease pull ahead agreement

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a lease-pull-ahead agreement that will save a bit of dough. Three-year leases on three Chevrolet Cruzes the township contracted for with Patsy Lou Chevrolet were set to expire in about four months, said Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement director. The lease pull-ahead allows the township to enter a new contract on the currently leased […]

Township board renews trade corridor membership

FLINT TWP. — Three years have passed since the Flint Township Board signed up as one of about 35 participating communities in the I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC). The township’s three-year contract with the NMDC has expired, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, who presented the board with a choice of renewing for one year or three […]

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C-A Foundation benefit to help kids on Friday FLINT TWP. — The 1st Annual Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation “Community Auction for Kids” (a silent auction) will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m, Friday, April 17, at Ruggero’s. 5311 Corunna Road. C-A superintendent Steve Tunnicliff and former superintendent Bill Haley will emcee the evening. The silent auction is being held in honor of […]

Court consolidation plan misrepresents the public

If your neighbor has to declare bankruptcy, should you have to assume his or her debt? Or maybe you should refinance your house and include your neighbor’s mortgage in your new payment. Well in essence, that’s what the Genesee County Board of Commissioners is asking us all to do. The commission voted this week to move ahead with a plan […]

Don Pablos restaurant closes doors

FLINT TWP. — Within five minutes on Sunday, a steady trickle of cars entered the empty parking lot at Don Pablos restaurant off Miller Road, then made a slow u-turn to leave. Either they were unaware of the bad news or seeing for themselves that the long-time Mexican restaurant at 3145 Miller Road has permanently closed. There was no fire […]

Signs by Crannie moves into new building

FLINT TWP. — Signs by Crannie has begun the move to its new building at 4145 Market Place – 30 years after the business was started. The recently renovated 52,000 square foot building, across from Bishop Airport, represents the continued expansion of the company started in April 1985 by Dan Crannie, owner and founder, whose business outgrew its previous three […]

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RE/MAX agent earns sales production award DAVISON — Bethany Brokaw, with RE/ MAX Select, has qualified for the RE/MAX 100 percent Club Award for 2014, which honors successful agents who have earned at least $100,000 in commissions in the past year. In 2014, less than 23 percent of all RE/ MAX Affiliates earned this prestigious award. Bethany has been an […]

April is Autism is Awareness Month: A closer look at disorder

A child is diagnosed with autism every 20 minutes in the United States. The numbers are staggering. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that one in 68 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Of course, we’re not talking about “numbers” and statistics — we’re talking about hundreds and thousands of children and adults in our communities […]