News Briefs

New police dog on the way to Flint Twp. FLINT TWP. — The newest member of the police force graduated last week from the Oakland Police Academy and is ready to report for duty. Gunner, the new police dog and his handler Officer Neal Donovan have completed a six-week training program, Police Chief George Sippert announced at the township board […]

Cavs’ track season comes to an end

ROCKFORD— Monday morning was certainly a cause for celebration for our area high school track and field athletes as they showed off their state medals won over the weekend at the state meets. The top eight individuals in each event medal and earn All-State honors. Below are the athletes who placed at the Div. 1 meet. Division 1 at Rockford […]

Grand Opening celebration planned at growing Trade Center

FLINT TWP. – “It’s more storefront than flea market,” is how Wanda Belton of Grand Blanc describes her business space at the Bristol Torrey Trade Center, 4371 Torrey Road. Her first business, Raw to Radiant, specializing in organic and raw foods, opened in October, the month after the 10,600 square foot trade center opened. Within four months she’d expanded into […]

Starting over

Fat Guy’s Corner

It’s official…Tom Gores is now the owner of the Detroit Pistons. The first official piece of business was to relieve John Kuester (57-107) as the head coach of the Pistons. John could never get Detroit to fire on all six cylinders as a basketball team. Actually, it played like 12 cars with blown head gaskets. Mr. Kuester never could get […]

Business Briefs

Verlander to meet fans at Waldron DAVISON — Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander will be at Jim Waldron Buick GMC, 1146 S. State Rd., June 23. Verlander is expected to be available to meet with the general public for pictures and autographs sometime that afternoon. Waldron first partnered with the Tiger pitcher in 2006 when Verlander agreed to make an […]

Hurley Bariatric Center announces it received three star quality status

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center, the region’s leader in Bariatrics, continues to offer the newest in weight loss surgery: the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Hurley Medical Center is the only hospital in the region performing this procedure. To date, more than 100 residents have undergone this life-changing surgery, which is also covered by Blue Care Network and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan […]

GAC offers summer camp for kids

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) is offering a summer sports camp for kids ages 6 through 12, and a Tiny Tots junior camp for kids ages 3 to 5. Camp begins June 20, and runs through Sept. 2. Kids can participate in camp anytime throughout the summer — they can sign up for a day, a week, […]

The stigmas we perpetuate about Flint

Flint — murder capital of the nation. Flint — downtown is nothing but boarded up store fronts. Flint — Don’t go there or you’ll be robbed and shot. I’ve been hearing this for years. It’s funny when I tell people I’m from Flint, or from the Flint suburbs, I always get this look which usually involves a wry grin, followed […]

Transportation Day at TLC offers something for everyone

FLINT TWP. — Milan Bowling, 3, a student at the Bendle/Carman- Ainsworth The Learning Community (TLC) on Scottwood Avenue had a choice between bringing his dad’s custom truck or car to his school. So Anthony Bowling’s white and gold Corvette was among about 35 vehicles displayed in the school parking lot Friday for the 15th annual Transportation Day event. TLC […]

The Huckleberry Radio Hour

Crossroads Village announces music lineup

GENESEE TWP. — The Genesee County Parks has announced the fourth season of The Huckleberry Radio Hour, an old-time radio show broadcast live on 1470AM-WFNT from the historic Colwell Opera House at Crossroads Village. Michigan’s only regularly scheduled live radio variety show will open the season June 18 with special guest artist singer/songwriter Claudia Schmidt, along with regulars Neil Woodward, […]