Gall headlines Michigan’s Olympians

LONDON, ENGLAND — Nearly a dozen Michigan athletes will represent the United States when the 2012 Summer Games kicks off Friday, July 27, in London, England. Grand Blanc and U-M grad Geena Gall is perhaps one of the best-known locals and she’ll be vying for a medal in the women’s 800 race when the track and field events take center […]

Flint Olympian Games coming to a close

FLINT — While the playoffs for sports such as basketball and softball don’t start until Monday, the rest of the 56th annual Flint Olympian Games came to a close last weekend. This includes the youth tennis, which was scheduled to take place last Thursday, but was forced to reschedule to last Friday because of the extreme heat. Coming out on […]

Kayla Run returns for 7th annual race

GOODRICH — The seventh Annual Kayla O’Mara Memorial Road Race will take place on Aug. 4, but with a few changes to the start and finish because of ongoing work at the football stadium and track. The 10k run will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 5k run/walk at 9 a.m. and the one mile fun run/walk at 9:45 […]

Red Hot Tigers

What a week of baseball at Comerica Park. The Motor City Kittys win three of four from the Halos of Los Angeles for a great series win. The Chicago “Pale” Sox stroll into Motown up a game and a half on the Tigers’ ball club in the standings. Three days later, the Sox are broomed out of town, losing all […]


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 steak 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 […]

Clerk disputes opponents attack on her voting record

FLINT TWP. — Two-term Flint Township Clerk Kim Courts, who is seeking re-election, says campaign literature being circulated by her opponent is untruthful. Alex Clark, who will face Courts in the Aug. 7 primary election, cites six charges he claims illustrate Courts “bad voting record on public safety.” He said Courts “supported laying off police officers” and “voted for a […]

Auto Insider Newsbriefs

It Was Real Trip for Early Focus Electric Customer

Ty Newell of Illinois celebrated becoming one of the first retail customers for the Ford Focus Electric by recreating one of the country’s earliest automotive road trips. After taking delivery of the Focus from Hassett Ford in Wantagh, N.Y., Newell and his wife decided to drive it to the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., where it was built. […]

Board working to keep school-based police officer

FLINT TWP. — Keeping a police officer at the high school has come under the budget-cutting radar. The Flint Township Police Department is in talks with Carman- Ainsworth School officials to devise a shared-expense plan to keep the school-based officer. To save money, CA school officials are considering discontinuing its School Resource Officer (SRO) Program in favor of perhaps privately […]

Candidates answer questions prior to Aug. 7 primary

Local, state and county seats up for grabs

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters will go to the polls Aug. 7 to narrow the field in several political races for the November general election. Voters in Flint Township will be asked to decide between candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress 5th District seat — the winner of that race facing Democrat Dan Kildee of Flint for the seat […]