Special celebration



A full house turned out for the 3rd Annual Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation Community Auction & Raffle for Kids 2017 which offered a chance to win numerous goods and services donated by local businesses including jewelry, signed sports memorabilia, spa, golf and other valuable gift certificates, boxes and packages. Honorees were Bonnie Haffajee, Benjy Jones and Lisa Koegel. The event was […]

C-A activist teacher finalist for NEA award




FLINT TWP. — Jessyca Mathews, a Carman- Ainsworth High School teacher and coach, is one of seven finalists nationwide for the National Education Association (NEA) 2017 Social Justice Activist of the Year award. Online voting, open to educators, public education allies and partners, will end at midnight, May 30. Vote here: educationvotes.nea.org/2017sja/ NEA will recognize the winner during its annual […]

Towering no-no




FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC), in partnership with local governments, is pushing back against companies seeking to erect telecommunications towers in road right-of-ways. Speaking at a recent township board meeting, John Daly, GCRC director, said the road commission has been working diligently with township supervisors, to protect road right-of-ways from the intrusion of cellphone towers. Research […]

Distracted driving education and “operation ghostrider” enforcement initiatives unveiled



MICHIGAN – Don’t drive distracted. That is the message from Operation Ghostrider, a statewide initiative focused on distracted driving, that is now in effect. For example, on Thursday, April 27, troopers from the Michigan State Police, Tri-City Post, used an unmarked vehicle, to enforce the campaign along US-10 in Bay County. In a threehour period, troopers issued 26 citations and […]

MDOT, State Police announce speed limit increases for selected freeway, non-freeway areas



MICHIGAN – A speed limit of 75 miles per hour for portions of I-69 on the outskirts of Genesee County should be in place by mid-November or sooner. In accordance with new state law, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan State Police (MSP) have identified 900 miles of non-freeway state highways for speed limit increases to 65 mph, […]

In brief



Correction FLINT TWP. — An article published in the April 20 issue should have said that a free-standing PURESLEEP store, approved for construction on Miller Road next to Bust Buy, will be a second location. PURESLEEP will also continue to operate inside the Art Van store, also on Miller Road. — R.S. Bike Night celebrates Cinco De Mayo FLINT TWP. […]

Lilac Lungs

Local group to play Pontiac venue


GENESEE COUNTY — Lilac Lungs, a local “indie pop” band featuring members from the Grand Blanc and Goodrich areas, are set to release their debut album Eventide on May 12. The album release will be held the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac beginning at 6 p.m. Members Emily Torres (lead vocals and keyboard), John Birrell (vocals and guitar), Matthew Jones (drums), […]

In brief



Local organizations to Host Holistic Heal water event FLINT — As the trauma from the Flint Water Crisis carries on, The Serenity House of Flint and Healthy Healing Roots decided to answer the call for help. ‘Heal the Water’ is a community event that will offer holistic options to detox lead and release trauma from the people of Flint. Flint’s […]

Back with some new vanity plates



These past few months, dealing with my health issues, I have slacked off watching for vanity plates on area roads. It’s a frivolous undertaking and not everyone’s favorite read, but I have a lot of readers who seem to enjoy it. So when I was about ready to put the plates on the back burner, a friend of mine, Kyle, […]

State Police offers tips for a Safe Prom Season



FLINT TWP — As Carman- Ainsworth students head to Lansing Saturday for their prom, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is advising them and all prom-goers to make smart decisions and take extra precaution to stay safe while celebrating. “Prom is an exciting time for high school students and we want to encourage teens to have fun by making good choices,” […]


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