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Flint Man critically injured by car in Corunna Road accident FLINT TWP. — A 19-year-old Flint man was struck by a motor vehicle and critically injured in an accident Monday on Corunna Rd. near Houran St. Flint Township Police responded to a report of a pedestrian injury at 10:16 p.m. The injured man was was transported to a local hospital […]

Heat headlines 56th annual games

FLINT — While Flint Olympian Games co-chairpersons Dan Berezny and Rooster Daly may have put in the time and effort to organize and construct everything from locations to scheduling and more, one factor the duo has absolutely no control over is the weather. As such, with the heat on Tuesday once again expected to reach 100 degrees, most of the […]

Japanese-style restaurant opening soon in former Old Country Buffet space

FLINT TWP. — “Hiring now” and “Opening Soon’’ on the building and menu signs posted in the windows herald the coming of the Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet, 3583 Miller Road, in the Genesee Crossing Shopping Center. The 10,450 square-foot site has been undergoing extensive renovations for several weeks. It was previously occupied by an Old Country Buffet restaurant for […]

Fury bounce back, snap losing skid on the road

FLINT— After suffering their first loss of the season to the Capital City Stealth on June 23, the Flint Fury football team took to the road for a tough three-game stretch. The road trip began on June 30 in Cleveland, where the Fury would duke it out with the Midwest Rams. The defensive struggle went down to the end, with […]

HealthPlus recognizes top sales achievers

FLINT — HealthPlus of Michigan has named account executives Cheryl Wagner and Betsy Condon “2011 Sales Achievers of the Year” for achieving top production in new business sales and enrolled accounts for the company, respectively. Wagner lives in Saginaw and has been employed by HealthPlus for 23 years. Condon, a resident of Burton, has been employed by HealthPlus for 27 […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Bustin’ some moves

The second half of the baseball season starts off well for the Detroit Tigers. Detroit went into Baltimore and took two of three to win the series. Detroit should have really won all three games, but blew a couple of leads in game two after scoring three times in the ninth to tie it. Papa Grande couldn’t close the barn […]

In brief

Genesee County Literacy Coalition used book sale FLINT — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is having a used book sale Aug. 17-18. The sale will be open from noon-5 p.m. on Aug. 17 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Pages Bookstore, just west of South Saginaw St. on 2nd St. Books of all kinds, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, JULY 28North Branch July 4th Fireworks Committee four person scramble at WASHAKIE GOLF & RV RESORT.Last year’s event raised $3600 for this year’s fireworks display! Tee off at 8 a.m. Cost: $75 per person, includes streak dinner catered by Bryan’sSupermarket. Details: Bob Bryan at Phone: 810-793-6106 or robert_ 15573@msn.com. SATURDAY, JULY 2818-hole golf scramble to benefit the Scott HeverlyMemorial […]

The VIEW from here

Bird watching brings back fond memories

Growing up, my father was in poor health. Years of smoking, back in the days before people knew the long-term effects of tobacco products, took its toll on his lungs and he was diagnosed with emphysema in his late 40s. As a result of his poor health, my father wasn’t able to do a lot of the things other dads […]

Bone-dry conditions in state urge safe burning

LAPEER COUNTY — Michigan has barely seen about 1.5-inches of rain since June 2, so the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources is asking residents to use caution with fires this summer, as some regions of the state face dangerously dry conditions that are not expected to see any relief in the coming week. “Warm temperatures and a lack of moisture […]

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