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Serra Automotive acquires Draper dealerships GRAND BLANC — On Aug. 7, Serra Automotive finalized the purchase of Draper Chevrolet and Draper Toyota in Saginaw. The new dealership names are Serra Chevrolet and Serra Toyota but many of the faces inside each store will not change. The Serra Saginaw group will be led by Rob Draper and Executive Manager Kevin Cassidy. […]

Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer



GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-toschool activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are […]

Credit Unions promote literacy



GENESEE COUNTY — In the cooperative spirit of “People helping People” the Flint Area Credit Unions received a grant from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation to help promote literacy in the community, which has led to a new project that will feature a number of “Little Free Libraries” popping up around the area. “We’re grateful for the support of MCUF,” […]

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Swashbuckling adventure this week at FYT FLINT — The Flint Youth Theatre will be presenting Brandon A. Wright and Bret Beaudry in a hilarious presentation of The Adventures of Robin Hood, directed by new Artistic Director, Michael Lluberes. Afternoon performances are at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. Aug. 11, 12, […]

Flint Junior Golfers compete in final tournament of season




AREAWIDE –Golfers in the 5- and 9-hole divisions of the Flint Junior Golf Association summer league competed in their final tournaments of the season last week at various golf courses across Genesee County. All six of the groups within the divisions competed on Monday and Tuesday to determine new champions. Golfers in all 5-hole division groups as well as the […]

Concussion Numbers Revealed On STATE CHAMPS! Special



EAST LANSING – The story of concussions in high school sports – from their symptoms to their treatment to a young person’s safe return to the classroom and the playing field – will be on display in the coming week in a State Champs! Sports Network Summer Series special on FOX Sports Detroit. Concussions & The Modern Athlete will debut […]

Big, small news in NFL

Fat Guy Corner

The NFL training camps are all about coming out of them healthy and ready to go for the regular season. I said last week in my column that I hope the Lions can avoid serious injuries. The Miami Dolphins took the first big hit on the injury front. The Dolphins starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, suffered an injury. The injury was […]

DNR conservation officers seek tips on Tuscola County deer poaching incident

Citizens asked to share any information on illegally killed bucks

TUSCOLA COUNTY — Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are investigating the illegal killing of two male deer in Tuscola County, and ask anyone with information to report it. Conservation officers on Aug. 1 found the remains of two bucks – an 8-point and a 9-point – in a ditch near the intersection of M-25 and Clark Road in […]

More has to be done to prevent athlete deaths




Sports Editor note: This column first appeared in our Aug. 6 County Press, sister paper to the View Newspapers. W e haven’t even started official fall practices for high school and middle schoolers here in Michigan, yet at least three football players have died at the high school and college level after suffering complications from heat stroke. All schools in […]

Firebirds’ stars developing skills in NHL camps




FLINT – As hockey season draws closer, the National Hockey League teams are holding development camps to get a closer glimpse at their future prospects, which includes six current and former Flint Firebirds. Nick Caamano is in camp with the Dallas Stars, Fedor Gordeev is with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ryan Moore with the New York Rangers, Alex Peters with […]


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