2011-12-01

Homicide suspect arrested after hostage situation



FLINT TWP. — After holding a hostage in a four-hour standoff with police at a downtown Flint motel on Sunday, a 44-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with a double homicide at Clovertree Apartments. Early Saturday, township police were called to 3417 Clovertree Lane where they discovered the bodies of Charles Ferman Woodson, 78, and his daughter Phyllis […]

In brief



Chamber to host tree warming GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Harada Electric and Waddles and Toddles will be hosting a tree warming for the needy. The tree warming will start at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Harada Electric, 320 E. Grand Blanc Road, and those in attendance are asked to bring gloves, […]

Apartment buildings being condemned, tenants forced to move



FLINT TWP. — “No water. No heat,” is how Vonroyce Johnson summed up living conditions last week in his apartment at Brookstone Valley Apartments, 5107 Drummond Square, off Flushing Road. It was almost sundown on the day before Thanksgiving and Johnson was loading a car to move out of his home of 12 years. He was among about 25 families […]

Grand Blanc slips past Cavs in opener



FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Lady Cavaliers held the lead at halftime, 33-24. Smart fundamentals and good free-throw shooting helped Grand Blanc climb right back into it, and eventually take victory with a 57-51 comeback win. Although the Cavs assumed control in the first half, Grand Blanc continued to grind, pulling itself right back into the game. Grand Blanc trailed, 46-34, with […]

C-A bond refinancing to save nearly $1 mill



FLINT TWP. — On Nov. 29, Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools successfully closed on a transaction refinancing more than $9.7 million of the bonds voters approved in 2002 to renovate and improve all district school buildings. Through this transaction that was authorized by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education, property owners in the district will save $910,765 in interest over the next […]

Sports Shorts



Carr, Chiefs begin to slide KANSAS CITY, MO— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 4-7 overall, which has them sitting at third place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, behind the 7-4 Oakland Raiders, 6-5 Denver Broncos, and ahead of the 4-7 San Diego Chargers. The past few weeks have been hard on the Chiefs, […]

Early riser networking event planned for Dec. 9



FLINT TWP. —“Whatchamacallit,” a holiday networking event, will be hosted by the Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce from 6-9 a.m. on Dec. 9 at Financial Plus Federal Credit Union, 3381 Van Slyke Rd. Money and non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit the Eastern Michigan Food Bank. Monetary donations will also be collected for the Old Newsboys of Flint […]

Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing hockey wins Ludington Invite



LUDINGTON— Travel can often deter from a team’s performance, however, that was not the case this weekend, as the Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing co-op hockey team took first place at the Ludington Invite on Friday and Saturday. The Raiders opened the tournament with a 9-1 win over the Unity Knights, forcing the mercy rule to come into play after two periods. Matt […]

Book fair planned



FLINT TWP. — Barnes and Noble Bookfair will take place Dec. 10, 9a.m.-11p.m. at the Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4370 Miller Rd., Genesee Valley Mall. This is in support of the Swartz Creek Band Boosters. Most in-store purchases will qualify for a portion of the sales to be donated to the band program at no extra cost to the customer. […]

All-Big Nine football



OFFENSEC Clinton Rooker, DavisonOL Octavian Flowers, Carman-AinsworthOL Myles Overton, Carman-AinsworthOL Ben Morrow, DavisonOL Vinnie Palazeti, PowersTE Danny Meissner, PowersWR Brandon Lenoir, Carman-AinsworthWR Prescott Myers, PowersRB Lorenzo Redmond, Carman-AinsworthRB Gerald Holmes, Carman-AinsworthRB Maverick Prine, DavisonQB Shane Barron, Carman-AinsworthU Taylor Orr, DavisonQB Blake Hilsabeck, FlushingQB Garrett Pougnet, PowersWR Camm LaPeen, FlushingPK Connor Storms, Carman-AinsworthPK Javier Guerra, PowersP Danny Meissner, Powers Honorable MentionCarman-Ainsworth […]