Smiley announces bid for re-election

BURTON– State Representive Charles Smiley (D-Burton), has announced his candidacy for the 50th House District. The 50th district includes Burton, Grand Blanc, Grand Blanc Township and Mundy Township. Smiley served as Burton City Councilman from 1987 to 1991. He served as mayor for 19 years thereafter. Smiley has focused on “middle class workers, K-12 education, seniors, veterans, local government and […]

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Township board considers budget amendments

FLINT TWP. — Two 2012 budget amendments came before the Township Board at its April 16 meeting. One was approved and the other postponed. The board unanimously approved budget increases for the senior citizens center/library on Graham Road but put off yet again a decision on the fire department budget. Senior center funding is $3,000 over budget and the library […]

Lady Cavs have up-and-down week

DAVISON — A soggy, cold day did not end well for the Carman- Ainsworth girls soccer team on Monday as it took on league rival Davison at Davison under a steady rain. In the end, Davison shut out the visiting Cavaliers, 3-0. Savannah Lacey had 15 saves in net. Davison’s Alyssa Burke had two goals and Maddi Carper had one. […]

Incumbent trustees team up for re-election bid

FLINT TWP. — Board Trustees Frank Kasle and George Menoutes announced last week that they are seeking re-election to fouryear terms. Both are Democrats and have filed nominating petitions for the August 7 primary election. The filing deadline for all candidates is May 15. All seven seats are open on the Township Board including supervisor, treasurer, clerk and four trustees. […]

Sports Shorts

Area star comes home FLINT — Former University of Michigan pitcher, Flint Central grad and long-time major league baseball player Jim Abbott will host a Pitch, Hit and Run clinic for kids ages 7-14 on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Broome Park, 3201 Hammerberg Rd. “We are honored to be a part of these events and are so pleased […]

Board nixes outdoor cage fighting event

FLINT TWP. —Tent sale applicants have faced a tough crowd lately. The Board of Trustees voted 4-3 on April 16 against an application from Hooters restaurant to host an outdoor Mixed Martial Arts event over the course of the summer that included food and alcoholic beverage service. Two weeks ago, the board nixed a proposal from Suski Pre-Owned Cars to […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Ranting and raving

Let the Fat Guy vent for a few sentences here, and then I will be fine. The Detroit Tigers need to start playing some H-E-double-hockeystick baseball. This garbage of terrible starting pitching by Porcello, Wilk and Scherzer is absolute garbage. They have been getting lit up like the town drunk on Friday night. Pass out the neck braces, as balls […]

Many road improvements planned this summer

FLINT TWP. — A smoother ride is coming on bumpy Beveridge Road — one of many repaving projects this summer approved by the township board. More than a half-million dollars is being spent this construction season on township roads, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. Costs are being met by a combination of millage funds and Community Development Block Grant Funds […]

Setting the record straight

STATEWIDE — False rumors are circulating about the manner in which the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is enforcing a 2010 Invasive Species Order declaring a certain species of swine prohibited in Michigan. In May of 2010, the Michigan legislature passed a law allowing swine running at large to be killed on public and private land. Hunters with a valid […]