Sheap shearing returns to the fair

GENESEE COUNTY — The sheepshearing contest will again be a highlight of the Genesee County Fair, according to organizer Deb Caryl. Started three years ago, Caryl said the sheep-shearing competition, which draws contestants from all over the country, will be back on Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.Caryl Caryl, co-owner of the D&S Farm, 1110 S. Cummings Rd., Davison Township, said […]

Fury go down to the wire, suffer first loss of season

FLINT— It came down to the final seconds in a defensive struggle at Atwood Stadium on Saturday, as the Flint Fury hosted the Capital City Stealth. The slugfest between the two Great Lakes Football League foes remained competitive and exciting until the final seconds expired. Unfortunately for the Fury, they couldn’t find a way to get past the Stealth, resulting […]


Tee Time

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Christian Men’s Golf Fellowship on behalf of Love, INC is holding a golf outing, helping those in need. The event takes place at WASHAKIE GOLF COURSE. Call Love INC at 810-245-2414 for details. SATURDAY, JULY 28 Scott Heverly Memorial Golf Outing at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. Golf, prizes, and food. $75 per person, $300 per foursome. Register by […]

Real estate company moves to new location

SWARTZ CREEK — Changingstreets.com, a real estate company in Swartz Creek, recently expanded its office space by moving locations from its old downtown Swartz Creek spot to a new one at 6005 Miller Rd., a location west of Dye Road. “Where we were, we were maxed out,” said David Nemer, a broker and business partner at Changingstreets.com. “We’re looking to […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Rubbing people the wrong way

The Tigers ended Inter-League play losing two of three to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Tigers played in front of numerous Tiger fans who made the trek to PNC Park. I made my second consecutive trip down to beautiful PNC Park. I went to the loss on Saturday afternoon, as the Detroiters couldn’t get any hits once again. I went down […]

In brief

Outstanding service earns national award FLINT — Bennett Telephone Answering Service has been honored with the exclusive ATSI 2012 Award of Excellence for the second consecutive year. This award is presented annually by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI), the industry’s trade association for providers of telecommunications and call center services including telephone answering and message delivery across North America […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

Dealers Pack Palace Lot To Pick Up Dodge Darts Nothing like an ocean of cars, same model/same color, to make the auto industry’s eyes pop in marketing glory. So it was at the Palace of Auburn Hills last week, where Chrysler Group and its Dodge brand rented the west parking lot as part of a promotion to put the car […]

King Par’s Whaley benefit held at Warwick Hills

GRAND BLANC — King Par Superstore hosted its 2nd Annual King Par Golf Classic on June 25, at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. This annual event helps replace vital funds once raised annually for Whaley Children’s Center during the Buick Open. Funds raised by the King Par Classic help to advance the mission of the 86 year old children’s […]

Police investigating early morning homicide

FLINT TWP. — A  Flint man, 41, was the victim of a shooting in a parking lot on Ballenger Highway this morning, according to a police press release. At about 2 a.m. today, Flint Township Police were called to an area near the McDonald’s restaurant, 1232 N. Ballenger Hwy., in response to a complaint of a disorderly person in the […]