2011-05-19

Automaker to create 78 new jobs locally

GM to invest $109 million in Flint engine plant


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 […]

Local families needed for Cultural Exchange Students



GENESEE COUNTY — ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. They are personable and academically selected, have good English, are bright, […]

Shark bite

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Red Wings fought back from an 0-3 deficit to tie the San Jose Sharks series, 3-3. However, in the end, they couldn’t complete the miraculous comeback, falling in game seven, 3-2. The Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks played one of the best seven-game series I had seen in a long time. The last three games of the […]

Township police ask to hire another officer




FLINT TWP. — The unexpected resignation of a township police officer after only year of service has the township board looking for sterner measures to ensure future hires stick around longer. At the township board meeting Monday night, Police Chief George Sippert said the resignation of Ofc. Steven Reed on April 29 reduced current staffing level to 34 sworn officers […]

Flint Festival Chorus to perform at First Presbyterian



FLINT — The Flint Festival Chorus, under the direction of Bradley Bloom, will perform Songs from the Heart at 7:30 p.m., May 20 at First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St. in Flint. The concert features some of the loveliest songs in the choral repertoire, celebrating both the joys of love and the glory of spring renewal. Join us and […]

Lady Cavs fall at Conference Tourney




MIDLAND— The Carman-Ainsworth girls lacrosse team competed in the Mid-Michigan Women’s Lacrosse Conference tournament on Tuesday, and were knocked out in the first round with a 12-9 loss to Saginaw Heritage. The Cavs led early, but the Hawks began firing on all cylinders. Carman- Ainsworth kept up the pace, but was not able to get past Heritage. Allia Howard and […]

Township board accepts park bench donation




FLINT TWP. — Thunderbolts are enlivening the wide-open vistas of the Flint Township Parks thanks to the Dye High School Alumni Association. A large group of graduates from the defunct high school attended the Flint Township Board meeting Monday to donate a stone park bench on behalf of the Thunderbolts, their team name. Bob Miller, group spokesperson, who graduated 65 […]

King Par Classic to benefit Whaley



GENESEE COUNTY — King Par LLC of Flushing will hold the first King Par Classic for the benefit of Whaley Children’s Center, June 27 at Warwick Hills Country Club, in Grand Blanc. This exceptional golf venue was the site of the PGA Tour Buick Open for 50 years. Now many in the community will experience this pristine course while benefiting […]

Davison native bags possible new state record turkey




DAVISON — A nice, quiet Mother’s Day spent turkey hunting may have netted Todd Collick of Davison a new state record atypical wild turkey. Collick was hunting on family property in Davison when he recognized a tom he and his family has seen just this year for the first time. Now, as anyone who turkey hunts knows, the birds are […]

Fazoli’s wants to become burger joint, sell alcohol

Township board vote 4-2 against liquor license transfer from former steakhouse


FLINT TWP. — A new restaurant concept called Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers may open in six months or so with a liquor license not sanctioned by the Flint Township Board. The Township Board voted 4-2 at its meeting Monday night not to approve a request from Spartan Pastabilities to transfer ownership of a 2010 Class C liquor license from 3141 Miller […]


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