Group begins deliberations on name change

FLINT TWP. — What are the advantages and disadvantages of converting the township into a city and changing its name? At its Feb. 2 meeting, the township’s Suggestion Committee discussed the pros and cons of converting to a city. At its next meeting on Feb. 23, the group will focus on the pros and cons of only changing the township’s […]

Two more police officers hired in twp.

FLINT TWP. — The township’s Police Department will swear in its two newest officers at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21 at the police station on Norko Drive. On the recommendation of Police Chief George Sippert, the township board approved on Monday night the hiring of Tanner Beckwith and Nathan Delong as entry level officers, effective Feb. 20. Beckwith and […]

Help alumni group supply basic needs to C-A students

FLINT TWP. — Imagine being a teenager, trying to go to school to learn and achieve a better life, but faced with daily challenges of not having soap, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and other basic hygiene needs their parents struggle to provide. Coming to the aid of students at Carman-Ainsworth High School and Carman-Ainsworth Middle School is the Cougar Closet – […]

Officers to help raise funds targeting child abuse

FLINT TWP. — “To protect and serve” will have a new meaning at “Tip-A-Cop”, a community event hosted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) to benefit the Weiss Child Advocacy Center. The fundraiser will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at Texas Roadhouse, 4140 Miller Road. MSP has partnered with Texas Roadhouse, along with the Flint Township […]

The hits just keep on coming from CAMS robotics teams

FLINT TWP. — For the third outing in a row. two Carman- Ainsworth Middle School teams scored big to win the Championship and other awards at a VEX Robotics tournament on Feb. 4, at Monroe County Community College. As a result, the two C-A teams — MO’ Peeps and Even MO’ Peeps — are ranked #1 and #2 among all […]

In brief

WFBA discusses township name change FLINT TWP. —The Flint Township Suggestion Committee, which is in the process of deciding whether the township should change its name or convert to a city, will be the featured guest at the West Flint Business Association monthly luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 :15 p.m., Thursday February 16 at the Valley Family Restaurant, […]

Construction underway on new education center

GENESEE COUNTY — Construction of a new early childhood education center on the campus of Flint’s Durant-Tuuri- Mott Community School began Jan. 23 with $9 million in support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, according to a press release. The center will serve as many as 220 children beginning in the fall. “The Mott Foundation has long supported a continuum […]

Food Bank recognizes Holiday Campaign supporters

FLINT — The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan hosted a brunch on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to celebrate their 2016 Holiday Campaign that raised nearly $735,000, and to recognize Food Bank supporters and partners. Claude High, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, President, Bill Kerr and Cathy Blankenship, Vice President of Development and Communications […]

MCC Men’s basketball team accepts Coaches vs. Cancer 3-point Challenge

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) players and coaches are taking on cancer – one 3-pointer at a time. The Mott Bears Men’s Basketball team will attempt to raise $5,000 by scoring 50 3-pointers from Feb. 1 to March 1 (a total of 9 games) to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society as a part of the […]

Four Cavs sign to continue to play sports in college

FLINT TWP. – National Signing Day took place last Wednesday across the county and Carman-Ainsworth recognized four of its athletes who signed letters-of-intent to play college sports. Troy Brown and Ahmard Clay will hit the gridiron and Caity Cox and Montana Andrews will take her bowling careers to the next level. Brown will play football at Central Michigan and major […]