2012-06-14

Kan Rock becomes Del-Nat Stockholder



FLINT — Tim Roche, president of Kan Rock Tire, has become a stockholder in Del-Nat Tire, a leading independent tire distributor that operates as a cooperative. Founded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1989, Del- Nat Tire has a network of 78 tire dealers and distributors who are stockholders in the company. Kan Rock Tire serves the Flint area as a chain […]

MSU Genesee County Alumni Club gets kick start




ATLAS TWP. — A renewed interest to get the Michigan State University Alumni Club (MSU GCAC) back to its days of glory was kick started wtih a spring tailgate event that featured guest speaker and MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi last Friday at the Atlas Valley County Club. Sparty was in the house along with the MSU cheerleaders and members […]

Kids vying for chance to run mall business



FLINT TWP.. — As far back as the late 1800s, business-minded children have set up summer lemonade stands as a way to earn money and learn customer service skills. Now they have an opportunity to spread their budding wings further by participating in Merchants of the Future, a Kid’s Inc. program hosted by Genesee Valley Center. In an effort to […]

Sports Shorts



Former Cav Rashad takes sixth at Adidas Grand Prix NEW YORK, NY— Former Carman- Ainsworth track and field standout Ahmad Rashad got some national recognition on Saturday in New York, where he ran the 100- meter dash at the Adidas Grand Prix. Rashad, who attended the University of Southern California following his prolific high school career with the Cavaliers, finished […]

Bar Louie offering new beverage menu at Detroit locations



FLINT TWP. — Bar Louie at Genesee Valley Center mall has unveiledaanewbeveragemenufeaturing eight new cocktails, a completely revamped wine platform and a stronger focus on local beers. Texas-based Bar Louie has seven Detroit Metro locations in Ann Arbor, Flint, Clinton Township, Livonia, Novi, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills. “We’ve always made really great martinis, but this new signature cocktail lineup […]

Carp incidents keep fisheries experts busy



GENESEE COUNTY — While local waterways don’t seem to have trouble that continues in mid-Michigan bodies, in its ever vigilant efforts to keep the state’s waterways free of invasive species such as Asian carp, the state’s DNR fisheries biologists and law enforcement agencies have been kept busy recently. After receiving an anonymous photo report indicating the presence of Grass carp […]

Wireless store opens in Swartz Creek




SWARTZ CREEK — Swartz Creek Wireless opened its doors for business in Swartz Creek last month, and owner Chuck Nelson looks forward to doing business in the area. “I like small communities. I like small, hometown environments,” Nelson said. “The community has done well supporting me so far.” Swartz Creek Wireless is a select retailer for Boost and Virgin Mobile […]

Tee Time



FRIDAY, JUNE 15 19th Annual Scramble for Kids Golf Outing at MOOSE RIDGE GOLF COURSE in South Lyon, MI. Registration and range practice is from 8 to 9 a.m., shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Register at: www.enniscenter.org or call 810-233-4030. MONDAY, JUNE 18 University of Michigan Annual Sports Dinner & Golf Day will be held at Atlas Valley Country Club. […]

Bible quiz team from Creek heading to nationals




SWARTZ CREEK — The Bible quiz team of Higher Praise Church in Swartz Creek is headed to Dallas for a national Bible quiz tournament on June 19-22. The quiz team, consisting of 8-12 years olds, won the Junior Bible Quiz Team state championship in Lansing on May 4-5, earning them the chance to compete in Dallas for a national championship. […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Road trip with the Tigs

The Tigers’ Inter-League schedule began over the weekend with a three-game series in Cincinnati. The Tigers took two of three from the Redlegs and took two of three from the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier in May. The Tigers are a solid 4-2 in Inter-league play so far. Maybe the Tigs should join the National League? They seem to fare well in […]