Senior center wants faster repairs

FLINT TWP. — Differences between landlords and tenants are common and the township’s oversight of the Senior Citizens Center on Graham Road apparently is no exception. Last year, the two parties engaged in a year-long standoff over a new lease before coming to terms in September along with a reorganization of the senior governing board and adoption of new bylaws. […]

Space lectures at Longway Planetarium

FLINT — Join us at Longway Planetarium for a series of lectures about space. These events are suitable for ages 10 and older and are provided free, through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. For more information about any of the programs, please call 810-237- 3400 or visit SloanLongway.org. 2012: Fact or Fiction Guest Speaker: Dr. Pat […]

Board deems FANG worthwhile

FLINT TWP. — Money is tight in a sluggish economy and the township Board of trustees in recent months has had to cut back or cut out a lot of things. But not its support of countywide drug enforcement. By a unanimous vote, the board agreed last week to pay nearly $50,000 in annual dues to continue its participation in […]

Valentine’s Day by the numbers

190 million: The number of greeting cards exchanged for the holiday. Valentine’s Day comes in second to Christmas for the most number of greeting cards sent. 73: The percentage of men who give bouquet gifts. 119: The number of single men in their 20s per 100 single women of the same age. 6,000: The number of weddings that take place […]

Eyes, ears needed to help curb AC thefts

FLINT TWP. —Police Chief George Sippert is asking for public assistance in thwarting a rash of airconditioner thefts by metal scrappers. “In the last two months, we have seen quite a significant increase in airconditioning units being stolen from commercial buildings,’’ Sippert said in his report to the township Board of Trustees at its Jan. 23 meeting. While it has […]

Raiders top Fenton, fall to Swartz Creek

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A few weeks ago, the Raiders’ game against Swartz Creek-Clio was postponed due to a suicide death of a Flushing student, which came just weeks after another Flushing student was shot to death in Indiana. That game was made up on Monday, and the Dragons took it to the Raiders, 6-3. Flushing went down, 1-0, early in […]

In brief

Woodland hosts spelling bee FLINT TWP. — The district-wide spelling bee for fourth and fifth graders at Carman- Ainsworth elementary schools will be hosted by Woodland Elementary, at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Winners will go on to compete at the county level. —R.S. Baker College Black History Month events FLINT TWP. — In recognition of February as Black History Month, […]

Eight Cavaliers sign up for next level

FLINT TWP. — Eight Carman- Ainsworth student-athletes, including three football players headed to the same college, signed their national letters-ofintent Wednesday. Shane Barron, a heavily recruited receiver and defensive back, will join lineman Myles Overton and defensive back Brandon Lenoir at Northern Colorado. Defensive end Shahid Muhammad will play football at Michigan Tech, and linebacker Rummeal Branch will play at […]

Educational planning event well attended

FLINT TWP. — Interest in making a successful transition from middle school to high school brought out a record number of students and their parents last week for “High School and Beyond,’’ an annual event for eighth graders at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School. “We had 193 students and parents in attendance for this event,’’ said Wendy McCombs, 8th grade counselor […]

Watts’ three-point play seals victory for Cavs

FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team welcomed Flint Northwestern on Tuesday and pulled out a 49-48 victory thanks to junior point guard Denzel Watts. Watts, with the Cavs trailing 48-46, hit the game-tying layup with 13 seconds left and was fouled in the process. He then calmly stepped to the charity stripe and hit the go-ahead free throw to […]