School budget planning meetings schedule revised

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education has changed its June meeting schedule to accommodate budget planning. Normally, the board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Instead, in June meetings will be held on June 5, 12 and 26. The change was made at the request of Superintendent Bill Haley who said he wanted […]

Carman-Ainsworth lacrosse preps for playoffs

FLINT TWP. — While the Carman-Ainsworth varsity girls’ lacrosse team may have the good fortune of hosting its first matchup in the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s season-ending championship tournament on Tuesday against Wiliamston-Haslett at 5:30 p.m., not a whole lot else has gone right for this team in 2012. This includes former head coach Tim Bausack stepping down and […]

Candidates for election

FLINT TWP. — A former township supervisor is among 18 candidates who have filed to run for seven seats on the township board in the November election. Tuesday was the filing deadline. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Clerk Kim Courts each face one challenger. They are Michelle “Shelly” King running for supervisor and Alex Clark, running for clerk on a […]

Two Lady Cavs’ runners make college commitments

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Carman-Ainsworth track program is often held in the highest regard when it comes to competition within the state. The Cavaliers have produced plenty of big names and have sent several athletes onto compete at the collegiate level. That legacy was added to on Monday when a press conference was held to announce the collegiate signings of […]

In brief

Field of dreams clean-up planned this weekend FLINT TWP. — The Lord’s Gym of Flint, Inc. a non-profit, faith-based sports outreach program, is kicking off it 2012 ”The Work Begins Beautification Project” this May 19 from 9 am. to noon at a field it owns at 2165 Lavelle Rd. In the fall of 2011, the Lord’s Gym purchased the former […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

No drama here

The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass provided not much drama on hole No 18. One Matt Kuchar went to the 18th tee box with a two-shot lead and closed the deal. The possible drama ended when Matt answered Rickie Fowler’s 20-foot birdie putt on the par three 17th with a birdie putt on 16 of his own from 15-feet. Kuchar […]

Drive-in diner reopening in a few weeks

FLINT TWP. — After being closed about seven months, the Sonic Drive-in restaurant at 3140 Miller Road is expected to reopen by mid-June under new management. Fresh Creations, a franchise based in Toledo, Ohio, is actively recruiting management team members now, according to a media spokesperson for Sonic. Hiring of hourly crew members is expected to begin in a few […]

Sports Shorts

Sticks and “Zones” can break bones SWARTZ CREEK — More than 360,000 children and young adults play lacrosse making it one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States today. Although lacrosse has a lower risk of injury than many other sports, it is categorized by the NCAA as a “collision sport,” similar to football and ice hockey. Each season […]

Teamsters, Genesys agree to contract extension

GRAND BLANC — With contract negotiations still on going between Genesys Regional Medical Center and Teamsters Local 332, a union official says both parties have mutually agreed on a contract extension. Union President Nina Bugbee said the contracts of more than 1,100 registered nurses were set to expire on May 9, but officials for both parties were able to agree […]


BASEBALL The Cavaliers’ varsity baseball team seemed all but done after Powers headed into the seventh inning of the first game of a Big Nine double feature with an 8-1 lead. Instead, Carman- Ainsworth shocked the Chargers by parlaying hits from Jamal Dixon, Brennan Gleason, Jake Weissend and Brandon Bobcean into a six-run rally, leaving the Cavs just shy of […]