2011-07-21

GM invests $328 million in Flint Assembly Plant

Investment supports next-generation pickups, creates or retains 150 jobs

FLINT — General Motors will invest $328 million to prepare it Flint Assembly Plant to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickup trucks, creating or retaining 150 jobs. The investment announced Monday is part of $2 billion GM is spending to create or retain about 4,000 jobs in 17 facilities in eight states over the next 18 […]

Sports VIEW

Calling on Jack Frost

I HATE this kind of weather. Yeah, yeah, I know…mom always says that hate is such a strong word. And, she’s right…I HATE this kind of weather. Did you see the extended forecast for the next seven days?! Ninety four is predicted for all but one day, and oh, catch your breath, that day is only 89 degrees with high […]

Officers honored for bravery, life-saving



BY RHONDA S. SANDERS 810-452-2665  rsanders@mihomepaper.com FLINT TWP. — A 16-year-old armed robber could be dead if not for the meritorious actions of Flint Township Police officers Sergeant Mark Schmitzer and Officer Jason Piercey. They along with Detective Randy Kimes were honored for outstanding police work during the Flint Township Board meeting Monday night. Schmitzer’s retirement also was announced. […]

Sports Shorts



Hockey Association registering players ONLINE — The Lapeer County Hockey Association is registering youth hockey players ages four and up for the 2011-12 season. Registration forms can be found at the Polar Palace Arena Complex or online at www.polarpalace.com — L.P. Carman-Ainsworth buildings closed for summer FLINT TWP. — As a reminder, all Carman- Ainsworth Community School buildings will be […]

EconoLodge opens on West Bristol Road



FLINT TWP. — A small hotel at 2215 West Bristol has new owners and a hopeful new beginning as a part of the EconoLodge franchise. Formerly a Rodeway Inn, the 40-room hotel just east of I-75, has undergone substantial renovation including a new breakfast area, two handicapped compliant rooms, news beds and linens in every room, bathroom tile replacement in […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Tilting the scales

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 is all over and Japan takes home the gold. The soccer match ended up tied 2-2 and was decided by penalty kicks. Japan got it done on the penalty kicks and upset the USA team. The USA team should have won this, as they were the favorites. The positive for the sport of […]

Hispanic Technology center receives $2,500 donation



FLINT — Norwood Jewell, director, and Steve Dawes, assistant director of the UAW Region 1C, recently presented a check for $2,500 to the American GI Forum of Flint/Hispanic Technology and Community Center. The funds will be used to help improve facilities and further expand offerings of the American GI Forum of Flint/Hispanic Technology and Community Center, a community based organization […]

TEETIME



MID-MAY – BEFORE LABOR DAY Golf League for Senior Women is looking for more members. We are enjoyably competitive and love going out to lunch afterwards. We play at MULBERRY HILL GOLF COURSE in northern Oxford. Tee time is 9 a.m., Tuesday mornings. For more information call Linda at 810-796-3014. WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 The Imlay City Chamber of Commerce will […]

Join in the fun at The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp



FLINT — The Salvation Army welcomes area youth to take part in lots of exciting activities during two summer day camps for area children, each providing opportunities to participate in fun, creative activities, while under adult supervision and guidance. The Salvation Army Beecher Corps Summer Day Camp is open to children ages 3-14 and continues until Aug. 12. This camp […]

Township suffers fourth homicide this year



FLINT TWP. — The township police department logged its fourth homicide this year and second in 16 days with the death Monday of Ryan Patrick Pinkston, age 36, a resident of Flint Township, who died at McLaren. Medical Center where he was being treated after being shot multiple times, according to a press release. Pinkston was critically injured during a […]


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