Sloppy second period dooms Raiders

BY BRANDON POPE 810-452-2651  bpope@mihomepaper.com FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing Hockey team suffered a tough loss at the hands of Saginaw Swan Valley on Saturday, 7-5. Jordy Makranyi opened the scoring in the first period, assisted by Mickey Montpas and Michael Livingston. Drew Sanborn would tally for the Raiders in the second period with a helper from Montpas. […]


Places to be

So many places to be, and so many people to see. That’s our dilemma every night as we decide which games to cover. So many choices, so many places we could be. On many occasions I often hear, “leaving already?” as I make my way out the gyms or off the soccer and football fields. When the Zamboni rolls, we […]

Many still buy Christmas trees from longstanding lots

FLINT TWP. — Some families make a traditional trek to the woods or a tree farm to cut their own. Some make do with an artificial tree. Others who prefer the look and smell of a live tree can find one at a nearby outdoor lot at this time of year. A recent tree shopper who would only identify herself […]

Carman-Ainsworth swim gets edged out by Fenton

FLINT — After starting the current season on Dec. 3 by placing sixth with a score of 243 at the 15-team Tiger Relays, which was won by Ann Arbor Skyline with 385 points, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ swim team has been hitting on all cylinders. While the Cavaliers were hoping to ride this wave of momentum as long as they […]

Resident calls for township name-change

FLINT TWP. — A resident is once again calling for the township to seriously consider becoming a city and severing Flint from its name. Speaking during public comment at the Dec. 5 township board meeting, Chuck Hughes said he would gladly sit on a board commissioned to study feasibility. “ This is my annual trip to the podium to request […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Overstepping lines

The NBA is back and training camps have opened up in all NBA cities. The biggest news has centered around Chris Paul down in New Orleans. Paul was headed to the Los Angeles Lakers until the commissioner, David Stern, nixed the potential deal. My opinion is, David Stern overstepped his boundaries and succumbed to pressure from some other owners. Dan […]

Breaking the law gets student expelled

FLINT TWP. — A state-mandated expulsion was among four student disciplinary actions approved this week by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Trustees. Expelled students are not identified by name and details of their offenses are not disclosed. But Student D was expelled for violating the student code of conduct and breaking state law. Superintendent Bill Haley said a state-mandated expulsion is […]

Successful college tour lays ground for next time

BY RHONDA S. SANDERS 810-452-2665  rsanders@mihomepaper.com FLINT TWP. — If at first you do succeed, that just makes it easier to do it again. Following the success of last year’s first campus tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Carman Ainsworth’s African American Students Association (AASA), led by Chane Clingman, is making plans for a second tour during […]

Recreational trail still not quite finished

FLINT TWP. — The new Genesee Valley Trail closed Dec. 1 for the winter but when it reopens April 1, it should be available for the first time for walkers and bikers to use from one end to the other. The 2.69-mile, non-motorized trail runs from Linden Road in front of the Genesee Valley Center mall to Corunna Road just […]

Public hearing scheduled for block grant amendment

FLINT TWP. — The township board has set a public hearing for its Dec. 19 meeting to amend its 2011 Community Development Block Grant projects list for street and lighting improvements. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller explained that the change to the current 2011 contract is to add more streets to the projects list, particularly Ridgecliffe, Foxboro, Ryan and Jacque streets […]