2011-01-27

Volunteers give their time at Humane Society



BURTON — In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, volunteers gathered at the Genesee County Humane Society for its “Give a Day, Make a Difference” event. During the event, which ran from noon-3 p.m., volunteers worked on various projects throughout the Humane Society, such as cleaning out the mechanic’s room, making catnip toys, putting away Christmas items, painting adoption […]

Lady Cavs nipped at Powers, beat Northern




FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth’s hopes in the Big Nine Conference girls’ basketball race took a painful hit last Friday when the Lady Cavaliers lost a heartbreaker at Flint Powers Catholic, 46-45. Down 46-43, Kapri Thompson missed a 3-point attempt with three seconds left and Brandi Rimmer put back the rebound for a two-pointer that left the Lady Cavs one point short. […]

In Brief



Robertson’s Senate office is open and ready for business LANSING — State Sen. Dave Robertson announced that his Lansing office is open and ready to meet the needs of constituents in the 26th Senate District. “I hope that if someone needs assistance, they will contact my office,” said Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township. “I always tell my constituents to make me […]

Sports Shorts



Mite Tourney set for March 4-6 FLINT — The 28th Annual EMHA Mite hockey tournament has been booked for March 4-6 at Iceland Arenas. Divisions include Mite AA, Mite A, Mite B, Mini-Mite and Cross-Ice. Teams are guaranteed four games, there is no gate admission and no curfews. Championship team and all finalists will receive awards and MVP awards and […]

HealthPlus names Helms VP of Provider Network Development and Business Intelligence



FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan has promoted Erik Helms to the position of vice president, provider network development and business intelligence. Helms, who most recently served as the company’s senior director of business intelligence and program management, will oversee the development and expansion of the HealthPlus provider network and health system/provider relationships. He will also oversee the HealthPlus Business Intelligence […]

Cavs bow to Powers, then Flint Northern




FLINT — It’s tough enough trying to beat Flint Powers Catholic on the basketball court without spotting the Chargers a 20- point lead in the first 10 minutes. Carman-Ainsworth did just that last Friday and still nearly pulled off a miracle comeback, erasing all but four points of a 24-4 deficit before losing, 62-48, in a Big Nine Conference game […]

Did you know?



Though it’s difficult to call it official, the 2004 wedding of Vanisha Mittal, daughter of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, is considered the most expensive wedding in history. With a final tab of $60 million, the wedding included invitations mailed in silver boxes, rooms at a five-star Paris hotel and performances by pop singer Kylie Minogue. That final price tag dwarfs […]

Cavaliers third at County swim meet




FENTON — The margin of victory was significant in the 11-team field at the coveted Genesee County swim and dive meet last Thursday- Saturday, with Grand Blanc taking top honors with 569.5 points and Ortonville-Brandon trailed in second place with 331 points, while Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing placed third with 254. Holly finished in fourth place with 224, Fenton tallied 205, Lapeer […]

Hundreds recalled as GM adds third shift




FLINT TWP. — General Motors workers across the region have reason to smile in the wake of the automaker’s announcement Monday it will add a third shift and 750 employees to its Flint Assembly Plant. The plant, located on Van Slyke Road, can be seen from I-69 and has been a part of the Flint skyline since 1947. It currently […]

GREASE is the word

Beloved Broadway show coming to The Whiting


FLINT — For two nights, audiences will be dazzled with the sights and sounds of Grease at The Whiting. Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, this new production, direct from Broadway, brings all of the familiar and favorite characters to the stage. Audiences will take a trip to a simpler time of poodle skirts, […]


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