Khaliah Ali to discuss her struggle with obesity

FLINT — Like her famous father, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, Khaliah Ali took on a worthy opponent and won. But her fight was against obesity — an ongoing struggle in her early life that gave new meaning to being described as a heavy weight. She was topping the scales at 335 when she decided to undergo lifechanging bariatric surgery […]

Gas Savings Camper Storage Program reinstated

STATEWIDE — Memorial Day weekend typically kicks off the summer camping season, as temperatures become more stable ranging into the 60s through 80s. With gas prices continuing to gouge a big hole in consumers’ wallets, the Michigan state park and recreation officials are reinstating a free Gas Savings Camper Storage Program that ended in 2008. Officials note that the program […]

Community Caring Award winners announced

GENESEE COUNTY — Winners of the ninth annual Community Caring Award were announced May 6 at a breakfast honoring community organizations and individuals who make a difference in the life of thousands of Genesee County residents throughout the year. A total of 10 organizations and eight individuals were recognized. One winner was chosen from each group as the 2011 Community […]


SPRING WILD TURKEY HUNTSPrivate land-only licenses are good for the April 18-May 1 Hunt0301, that includes the majority of the lower portion of theLower Peninsula, mapped out as Hunt Unit ZZ in the 2011Michigan Wild Turkey Hunting Digest. The Guaranteed HuntPeriod, Hunt No. 234 is statewide and runs May 2-May 31. It isvalid for all open areas with the exception […]

In Brief

SAGE announces mini-grants for active-living FLINT — For the first time ever, Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) will award five $1,000 mini-grants to groups or organizations working to further active living in Genesee County. Applications are due May 23 for innovative ideas about how to increase community members’ levels of physical activity, promote or increase the use of […]

BREAKING NEWS: May 13, 2011 – 1:51 p.m. GM to invest $109 million in Flint engine plant

Automaker to create 78 new jobs locally

FLINT – Ninety-six jobs are being added or saved in Flint and Bay City as a result of a $109 million investment in engine plant operations, announced at a General Motors press conference today at the Flint Engine Plant.  The investment is allocated as $84 million to be used in Flint and $25 million in Bay City to expand production […]

Dance studio brings home awards

SWARTZ CREEK — Smooth Steps Dance and Gymnastics of Swartz Creek finished their competitive season with the great honor of their gymnastics dance Because We Can being chosen as the “Video of the Year “at the Rainbow Connection Competition held in Grand Rapids on April 30. They only choose one out of more than 200 acts. This act will be […]

CAHS holds active shooter training

FLINT TWP. — Gunshots echoing through the hallways at Carman-Ainsworth High School recently tested the theory of how staff would respond to an armed and angry student, parent or other intruder. The realistic shooting was part of Active Shooter Training held on a professional development day when no students were in school. Active Shooter Training is not new, especially for […]

The Whiting announces its 2011-12 season

FLINT — The Whiting announced its 2011-12 season line-up recently and will showcase some big name acts — including The Bacon Brothers with actor/musician Kevin Bacon, comedian Brad Garrett and singer Chris Issak. Also on tap for the 2011-12 season is television personality Wayne Brady, four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys —The Midtown Men as well as […]