2010-11-04

Chamber moves into new office




SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce now calls 5023 Holland Dr. its new home after the chamber moved into its new space on Sept. 7. As a way of celebrating its new place, the chamber will hold a ribbon cutting for the office from 5:47-7 p.m. Nov. 10. Chamber members and those interested in joining are […]

Township passes fire millage




FLINT TWP. — Voters in the township turned out in force to vote in the Nov. 2 election with 67 percent voting in favor of the FIre Safety Protection Equipment Renewal Millage. The millage renewal calls for the previously voted 0.25 mills ($0.25 per $1,000 taxable value) to be renewed at 0.25 mills $0.25 mills per $1,000 taxable value) to […]

Robotics tourney coming to CAMS



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High School’s Robotics Team 314 and Big MO is gearing up to host a practice LEGO Fever I tournament on Nov. 6 at Carman- AInsworth Middle School. The tournament showcases students ages 9-14 displaying their talents in robot design, build and programming, along with innovative solutions, research, outreach, robot performance and other areas. This year’s theme […]

Swim and Dive



10-28-10 Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing 94, Swartz Creek 86 200 medley relay 1. Batsios, King, VanFleet, Kohata 2:17.96 3. Odle, Johnson, Kitts, Bartlett 2:25.26 200 free 1. Allia Howard 2:32.60 5. Patricia Hrit 2:46.52 200 IM 1. Ai Kohata 2:24.14 2. Kaylee VanFleet 2:51.36 50 free 2. Mackenzie Bartlett 30.40 3. Jacinda Kitts 31.42 Diving 1. Paige Conway 159.35 pts. 2. Jennifer Messina […]

Business Briefs



Exporting Workshop at Kettering FLINT — Even the smallest businesses can become exporters, whether low tech or high tech, products or services. And with 96 percent of the world’s customers located outside the United States, it is more important than ever for businesses to learn how to become part of the global economy. “Think Global — 2nd Annual Export Basics […]

Township waiting on O’Leary’s acceptance of agreement




FLINT TWP. — After the Flint Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved an early retirement agreement for Michael O’Leary at its Oct. 18 meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller said O’Leary has not given her his final answer as to if he has accepted the agreement. “The ball is in his court as to whether or not he will accept our offer,” […]

Wrap-up of state, county races; millage fails, while one amendment succeeds




GENESEE COUNTY — Republican candidate Rick Snyder was “Hired” for the governor’s job on Tuesday evening, after soundly defeating Democrat Virg Bernero for the state’s top spot. Snyder received 58 percent, or 1,879,937 votes, to Bernero’s secondplace finish of 40 percent, or 1,287,866 votes. Snyder will take over for current term-limited Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm. Republican candidate Ruth Johnson bested […]

Taking a stand against treestand accidents




NATIONWIDE — With the statewide hunting season in full swing, hunters are reminded of the importance of using safety devices while hunting from treestands. National studies show that approximately 10-30 percent of hunters who hunt from treestands will have an accident at sometime in their hunting time. Some tragically will not live to detail what went wrong, while others will […]

GVC announces Bargain Hunters weekend



FLINT TWP. — While the men head north to bag a buck, ladies are invited to Genesee Valley Center to save big bucks. The weekend of savings, dubbed “Bargain Hunters Weekend,” runs Nov. 11-15 with mall-wide sidewalks and in-store savings. This special shopping event will kick-off with “Doe’s Night Out” from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 11. Ladies are invited to the […]

Bowl-A-Thon to raise awareness about child abuse




GRAND BLANC — A Bowl-A-Thon has been scheduled to raise awareness of child abuse in honor of a 4-year-old Argentine Township boy who was beaten to death back in April. Dominick Calhoun’s body was found unconscious on a bedroom floor of the apartment he lived in with his brother, mother and his mother’s boyfriend. According to police reports, the beatings […]


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