2012-03-15

Four charged in shooting of GB woman




FLINT TWP. — With her dying breath, Leslie Mills, 55, of Grand Blanc, told authorities a man and woman fatally shot her March 4 at the Mobile One Stop gas station on Corunna Road, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Leyton charged four people — a Davison woman and three men from Flint Township, […]

Sports Shorts



Players needed for Tri-City Federation Baseball AREAWIDE — The Tri-City Sabercats Federation Baseball League is looking for a few quality players to fill out its teams. One player is needed for each of the U11, U12 and U13 divisions, while two players are needed for U16. Details: Heidi VanKersen at 586-709-1844 or heidivankersen@hotmail.com. — D.N. Bringing soccer under one umbrella […]

First year of garbage contract deemed successful




FLINT TWP. — Recyclers should be made aware that pizza boxes and loose plastic bags are on the don’t list. Grease on pizza boxes, even when not visible, ruins everything else in the recycling bins, said Dan Garman, spokesperson for Richfield Equities, which took over the township’s garbage collection and started the recycling program about 14 months ago. He presented […]

Warriors’ future looks to be in Flint




FLINT— The Michigan Warriors have had to deal with several forms of controversy since relocating from Marquette to Flint prior to the 2010-11 North American Hockey League season. The Warriors were already at a disadvantage in their new community because many fans felt slighted by Perani Arena management when the new lease was awarded to the Warriors, a junior-level squad, […]

Three-year HS completion, wifi among next year’s changes




FLINT TWP. — Installing Wi-Fi connection at Carman-Ainsworth High School and Middle School is one of several exciting instructional improvements for next school year recently approved by Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education. All was not doom and gloom in the board’s decision last week to close one elementary school to make financial adjustments for ongoing revenue and enrollment declines. Other […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Let the madness begin

The Michigan State Spartans added a Big Ten Tournament championship to the trophy case this past weekend. Yes, after that devastating loss on the final day of the Big Ten regular season, coach Izzo told the Izzone crowd, “The Spartans will bring back the championship.” The ole coach made good on his promise by defeating the OSU Buckeyes, 68- 64. […]

In brief



Interfaith Seder planned March 26 FLINT TWP. — If you are interested in what a Jewish Passover Seder is, then come and find out at thids year’s Interfaith Seder held at Temple Beth El, 5150 Calkins Rd., in Flint Township, on March 26 at 7 p.m. A full meal will not be included with this seder, just delicious macaroons and […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs



Buick Verano Trumps Competition With Appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice” Buick Verano sales continue to grow quickly three months into its public life. On Sunday, March 11, the new luxury sedan got the “Celebrity Apprentice” treatment when it was the subject of teams competing to create a consumer launch event. During the show, Buick also debuted two new 30-second TV spots […]

Nuisance havens under investigation for closure




FLINT TWP. —Alleged trouble spots like a Corunna Road motel linked to the March 4 carjacking/shooting death of Leslie Mills, 55, of Grand Blanc, may be padlocked under a nuisance law, Prosecutor David Leyton, said at a press conference last week, where he announced charges against four people. Mills blood-spattered car was found by police at the Economy Motel, 4186 […]

Gloria’s boutique draws customers from near and far




FLINT TWP. — Longtime customers of Gloria’s boutique at Genesee Valley Center could smile knowingly when a Wall Street Journal article a few months ago announced that Bergdorf Goodman luxury department store would begin selling the MacKenzie-Childs line of home goods for the first time in 15 years. Gloria Van Duyne, store owner, also gets a pat on the back […]


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