County commission has to look all options

The recent editorial opinion and news articles authored by Gary Gould regarding plans to consolidate 67th and 68th District Courts wrongly lead readers to believe the out-county courts will soon be shuttered and moved to downtown Flint. Mr. Gould also states this is being done “with barely a thought about what it will do to the voters and communities they […]

Retail CEO returns to his roots to open new store

FLINT TWP. — It is not typical for a busy CEO to attend openings of new stores but for Michael MacDonald, president and chief executive officer of Columbus-Ohio based Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), attending the grand opening last week of the new store at 4135 Miller Road, was a homecoming. MacDonald grew up in Flint, lived on Miller Road from […]

In brief

Publicom communications firm wins national awards EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm, has won three national awards in the 32nd annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition, conducted by Healthcare Marketing Report. The winning entries were generated for McLaren Flint, McLaren Lapeer Region and McLaren Port Huron. “We create ads and marketing campaigns to meet our clients’ marketing […]

CAHS prom draws crowd of onlookers

BIRCH RUN — A crowd of family, friends and gawkers gathered outside the Birch Run Expo Center on Saturday evening to watch the promenade of formally-dressed Carman-Ainsworth seniors and their dates as they arrived at this milestone social occasion and rite of passage. Themed “A Night Under the Stars,’’ the glam event drew an estimated 350 prom goers. One of […]

In brief

Church hosting healing conference FLINT — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw St. downtown Flint, is hosting a Healing Conference on May 15 –May 17, featuring, The Reverend Dr. Jack and Anna Marie Sheffield. They have both experienced a life changing rebirth in 1973 and together have served in ministry for over 39 years, and continue to witness many […]

Cavaliers’ baseball loses on neutral site

FLINT —Under the lights at Broome Park last Friday, Jawanza Edwards went 2-for-4 with one RBI, but it wasn’t quite enough to keep the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team from falling to Flint Metro League rival Kearsley 3-2. Taking the complete-game loss for the Cavaliers was Austin Jerome after giving up three earned runs on 10 hits and no walks with […]

Two Lady Cavaliers to play college hoops

FLINT TWP. – The top two players on Carman- Ainsworth’s girls’ basketball team will continue their game in college next year. Sydnee McDonald, the Most Valuable Player in the Saginaw Valley League-South last winter, will attend Chipola College in Florida, and Natalia Kincaid will play at Lansing Community College. They signed their letters of intent in a ceremony at the […]

Sports Shorts

Detroit Lions annual youth football camp GRAND BLANC – The Detroit Lions Football Education Division will host its annual Fundamentals Camp at Grand Blanc High June 15-18. Camp runs 8:30 a.m.-noon and costs $169 per attendee. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-14 and will be put through non-contact, fundamental football instruction with emphasis on player health and […]


SATURDAY, MAY 9 The Lapeer Optimist 40th Annual Douglas Henley Memorial Outing will be held at 9 a.m. May 9 at METAMORA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. Entry fee of $85 includes golf, lunch and dinner. Special events include closest to pin, longest drive and hole-in-one contest. Contact Mike Butterfield at 810-245-5790. SATURDAY, MAY 9 The North Branch Booster Club Golf […]

Is he the next Triple Crown winner?

Fat Guy Corner

The Kentucky Derby winner was American Pharaoh. I hope all you horse betters followed the Fat Guy’s winning selection I gave you in last week’s column. I know I followed my own advice and scored a nice big winning ticket. I also know a few people who went against the Fat Guy and chose a horse named Carpe Diem. Shame […]