Precincts combined for May 2 election

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Election Commission has approved temporary precinct consolidations for the May 2, 2017 Special Election. All voters in Genesee County are being asked to approve a proposed funding increase of up to $1.86 per month for the 9-1-1 emergency system, for a period ending December 31, 2021. The surcharge increase applies to landline, wireless and […]


A basketful of Easter-themed activities welcomed children to the Central Flint Church of the Nazarene annual Easter Extravaganza which included bounce houses, treasure hunts, face painting, coloring and other games and arts and crafts fun.


CAHS Robotics Team “Big MO” wins Livonia District meet, headed to finals this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School Robotics team “Big Mo” was part of a three-team alliance that won the 2017 Livonia FIR ST® Robotics District Competition last Saturday, qualifying them to compete this week in the Michigan FRC State Championship. April 12 – 15, at Saginaw Valley State University. “Going into this (Livonia) event we were ranked 258 in the […]

Black History Month essay winners announced

FLINT TWP. —The 2017 Black History Month Writing Contest for Carman-Ainsworth students was a tremendous success, said Recco Richardson, Ph.D., sponsor, who announced the first-ever contest in late January, offering cash prizes to the winners. C-A students submitted 81 entries, with more than half of them (56) coming from the elementary schools, Richardson said. The research writing contest asked students […]

CAHS choirs excel at district Choral Festival

Flint water crisis song gets a standing ovation

FLINT TWP. — An “unheard of” standing ovation thanked the Carman- Ainsworth High School Women’s Ensemble after a moving performance of an original song about the Flint Water Crisis, at the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA), Choral District Festival. March 27-28 at the Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center. The Women’s Ensemble performed “But a Flint Holds Fire.” a piece […]

In brief

WFBA to hear about 911 surcharge proposal FLINT TWP. — Tim Jones, deputy director of the Genesee County 911 Center, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting from noon to 1;15 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at the Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden Road. Jones will talk about the 911 surcharge increase […]

Prosecutor Leyton names new administrative appointments

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, in a press release on Monday, announced the appointment of Tamara J. Phillips to Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and of John R. Potbury to Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney as part of an office reorganization following the retirement of longtime Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Randall J. Petrides. Petrides retired Friday after serving […]

Register now for Superhero 5K Run & 1K Fun Run

GENESEE COUNTY — Calling all caped crusaders. Your chance to run alongside Superman, Batman and a colorful assortment of comic book heroes come to life, is coming soon in the7th annual Superhero 5K Race and 1K Fun Run, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, In downtown Flint. Hosted by Friends of Weiss Child Advocacy Center, all proceeds from this family friendly […]

Foundation for MCC hosts Black & Gold Affair

FLINT — It will be an affair to remember when the Mott Community College Alumni Association and the Foundation for Mott Community College (FMCC) host the “Black & Gold Affair” to support programs and scholarships at Mott Community College (MCC). The black tie Vegas-style event will be April 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Event Center on the […]

UM-Flint to unveil new Engineering Design Studio & Learning Space

FLINT —University of Michigan- Flint is set to unveil its new learning space for budding engineers that will be the home to a variety of cutting edge student projects including robots that can do everything from assisting with wheelchairs to spreading salt on food. The event takes place April 13 at the Harrison Street Structure, 405 Harrison St. The speaker […]