Business Briefs

State Farm announces building consolidation FLINT — State Farm has announced a statewide facilities plan that will maximize building efficiencies throughout a three-state area. In Michigan, two operations centers in Kalamazoo and Livonia will remain open, while seven field offices across the state will consolidate to remaining offices in Michigan. The announcement is the result of a study analyzing office […]


SATURDAY, MAY 14Sixth Annual Lions Bear Lake Camp Golf Classic. Proceedsfrom this event will support blind and visually impairedchildren at Bear Lake Camp. 18 holes of golf will takeplace at METAMORA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Golfcart, course contests, buffet-style dinner and door prizesare included. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., shotgun startis at 1 p.m. and awards dinner is at 6 […]

GM Flint employees donate $15,000 to Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

FLINT — GM Flint Manufacturing Center employees raised $15,000 to provide 90,000 meals through the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Representatives from GM’s Professional Managers Network and Women in Manufacturing groups presented a check to the Flint-based Food Bank today while GM employees sorted food that will be distributed to needy families in 22 Michigan counties. A little more than […]

A fine showing

Fat Guy’s Corner

The run for the roses is over and a long shot came up the winner once again. Yes, the horse Animal Kingdom, a 23:1 shot crossed the finish line first. It came as no surprise, as there was no dominant horse in this year’s Kentucky Derby. I stated last week to pick out a long shot and hoped for the […]

In search of my desktop

The VIEW from here

OK, I’ll admit it, I’m a slob. I never used to be, probably because I was raised by a mother who kept a very clean and tidy house. For years I tried to follow in her footsteps, but my dissent into bachelor life six years ago threw me back to the stone age. It was like I was finally getting […]

Lady Cavs suffer tough week


FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ lacrosse team took a big loss on Tuesday, as they fell to Flushing, 13-5. Leading the way for the Cavs was Allia Howard, who had three goals. Eva Andrews and Kelsie Helton had one apiece in the loss. Goaltender June Hall turned aside 11 shots. “Flushing’s speed and talent was the story again. Flushing […]

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 […]