Borders closes its doors for good

FLINT TWP. — Shortly after noon Tuesday, two Borders employees placed a tall red ladder in the center of the nearly vacant sales floor at the Miller Road store. One held the ladder while the other climbed up to cut down a 90-percent-off sales sign suspended from the ceiling. It was reminiscent of NBA teams cutting the net from the […]

Sports Shorts

Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet FLINT — Mark the date for Saturday, October 29 to honor the inductees for the newest class of the Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame. Social hour runs 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The event takes place at Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 E. Bristol Rd, (Bristol and Grand Traverse). This […]

Public invited to test drive General Motors cars

FLINT TWP. — Gerald Giammarco of Holly and his wife Bonnie climbed into a silver Chevrolet Volt to take it for a 10-minute test drive around the block. “Got to see what the company has to offer,’’ said Giammarco, a General Motors retiree who worked at Buick City until it closed and finished his 38-year career at the Lake Orion […]


CROSS COUNTRY James Johnson cracked the top 20 in the Corunna Invitational last Saturday, clocking 18:02.76. Aaron DuPree was 29th in 18:44.93, followed by Tyler Pangerl in 19:07.85, Ahmir Dunn in 21:18.37 and Samuel Cardinal in 24:52.35. Jalesia Johnson led the girls’ teams with a 42ndplace finish in 25:15.68. Cassandra Pelkey clocked 29:58.13 and Katrina Cobb ran 35:33.95. The Cavs […]

Robot used to help train students, staff, first responders

FLINT — A new patient with a host of medical problems has been living at McLaren Regional Medical Center for the past month and the staff intend to keep him there as a permanent patient. Mac McLaren suffers heart attacks. He has allergic reactions, asthma attacks, convulsions — and he even changes gender depending on the day. Mac is a […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Marlette Regional Hospital Golf Scramble, “Driving for Health”, will use 2011 proceeds to benefit the BCUPS Program which helps provide mammogram screenings for the uninsured. The event will take place at WASHAKIE GOLF & RESORT, Burnside Rd., North Branch. Call 989-635-4011. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 21st Annual Bendle High School Charlie Russian Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing will take […]

Richardson to speak at two community events

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth board trustee Recco S. Richardson will be the guest speaker at two upcoming community events. On Sept. 25, he will speak at the “Harvest Crusade Revival,’’ from 5-7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Faith Ministries COGIC, 6031 Dupont St. in Flint. Admission is free but offerings will be taken. On October 1, Richardson will speak at […]


Grit and determination

High school and youth sports participants could learn a lot from the recent U.S. Open tennis championships that took place in Flushing, New York over the past two weeks. I often hear about teams folding like a house of cards when the score looks insurmountable. Well, get out the film on the rain-delayed men’s championship that took place Monday rather […]

Tickets being sold for annual children’s fundraiser

FLINT TWP. — Tickets are now available for the annual “Interceding for Children” fundraiser dinner sponsored by Motherly Intercession, a support group for children of current and former incarcerated parents. The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the New Creation Church, G-3472 Lennon Rd. Since 1999, Motherly Intercession has helped children by providing academic support in […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Burning up with fever

Please pass the thermometer! I think I have a case of Detroit Lions fever. The Lions temperature is running high, as was the temperature last Sunday in Tampa, Florida. The game-time temperature was close to 100 degrees on the field. What also was hot, was the Lions offense. Matty Stafford and company looked awfully darned good to me. Calvin Johnson […]