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Grand Opening planned for Hamady store FLINT — Hamady Complete Food Centers, 2629 W. Pierson Rd, in the Hallwood Plaza, plans to open its doors on July 25. A public viewing gala will be held room 6 -9 p.m. on July 24 and the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11 a.m. on July 25. — R.S. DHHS stresses vaccinations […]

Kearsley Summer Bookmobile to make three more fun stops




BURTON —Telling mom and dad they are bored this summer was unnecessary for students in the Kearsley Community Schools district. Kindergarten through eighth grade students had the opportunity to pick out books to take home to read during the summer break. “Our exiting kindergarten through fourth graders selected three books at the end of the year and our exiting fifth […]

MCC’s Psi Beta Honor Society wins national recognition



FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Psi Beta Chapter is a recipient of the national Psi Beta Honor Society in Psychology Chapter Excellence Award. The award is based on chapter engagement activities that promote high impact learning experiences for students. “This award is recognition of the outstanding work the faculty advisers Dr. Brian Littleton and Phillip Nulph have done […]

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July events at the library FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township-McCarty Library will present Bee-utiful Music at 2 p.m. on July 28. Get the buzz on bees and other bugs while singing songs and creating beautiful buggy art to take home. This program for ages 4-7 is led by an educator from the Sloan Museum. • The Genesee Valley Center […]

McLaren welcomes cardiologist to medical staff



FLINT — Arshad Javed, MD, cardiologist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Javed is seeing patients at Heart and Vascular Institute of Michigan, 2340 Stonebridge Drive, Building H in Flint and 1075 Suncrest Dr., Suite C in Lapeer. Javed completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals in Detroit. He also completed his residency […]

Vacant Holland Drive building to get new life as restaurant/tavern




SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek City Council is recommending the state Liquor Control Commission grant the city’s final liquor license to the new owners of the building formerly known as the Trecha Building in downtown Swartz Creek. Dawn and Eric Jamison, owners of The Smoothie Shop in Carriage Plaza, purchased the cinderblock building at 5015 Holland Drive last year. […]

Grand Blanc’s Bruett wins FJGA’s Mancour Cup




GRAND BLANC – Golfers in the Jack Nicklaus group of the Flint Jr. Golf Association (FJGA) traveled to the Flint Elks Club Monday and Tuesday for a two-day tournament to vie for the FJGA’s coveted Mancour Cup. Golfers needed to card at least an 81 in the opening round to qualify for the second day of play. In total, 13 […]

South wins All-Star game



MIDLAND – The South High School All-Stars baseball team took an 8-5 win over the North on Thursday at the 4th annual North vs. South High School All-Star Baseball Game held at Dow Diamond. Pitcher Chase Matusik represented Carman- Ainsworth on the mound for the South. The South team led 2-1 after four innings before the South grabbed a 4-1 […]

MHSAA changes equipment rules to minimize athlete risk



INDIANAPOLIS — Equipment rules designed to reduce risk of injury, as well as a clarification that the media area must be located in dead-ball territory, are among the high school softball rules changes for the 2019 season. The four rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee at its June 11-13 meeting […]

Missed it by that much

Fat Guy Corner

Let’s get right to the World Cup results and the fact that my prediction of England winning was a total miss. The boys from England finished fourth when it was all said and done. The winner was France after defeating Croatia 4-2. Congratulations to France. Now we wait for another four years for the World Cup to return in 2022. […]