Costly siren update approved

FLINT TWP. — Maintenance and upgrading of the township’s 11 emergency warning sirens, at a cost of $72,700, has been approved by the township board. In his request for funding, township fire chief John Ringwelski said that $62,000 was needed to replace rusted siren battery boxes and the remaining $10,700 to upgrade controlling equipment that would enable individual monitoring and […]


In brief

Shared services report on way FLINT TWP.— Results of a Shared Municipal Services study tentatively will be presented at the Sept.17 township board meeting, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller reported to the board last week. She said board members would receive copies of the report by the end of last week to allow time for them to read it before the […]

Cavaliers blaze past Bobcats in opener

GRAND BLANC — Carman-Ainsworth looked pretty good on paper going into the 2012 football season. The Cavaliers looked even better on the field. Loaded with speed at the skill positions, Carman-Ainsworth raced past Grand Blanc, 27-12, in the season-opener last Friday at Don Thomas Field. Demarion Allen scored two first-quarter touchdowns on long plays, and Gerald Holmes broke another long […]

Bikes on the Bricks revs up for Sept. 15-16

BURTON — The 6th Annual Bikes on the Bricks presented by Vehicle City Harley-Davidson will be Sept. 15-16, in downtown Flint. According to a press release, this motorcycle event includes the only certified police competition in Michigan. The event includes vendors, police skills competition, a fashion show, a police escorted ride, a tattoo contest and a motorcycle show. Money raised […]

Cavs snap two-year soccer skid

FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth won a soccer game for the first time in nearly two years Monday, beating Flint Kearsley, 2-1, in a non-league game at Kearsley. The Cavaliers hadn’t won since October 2010, but snapped that streak when Leon Bell scored two goals and Andrew Ramirez made 20 saves in net to make those scores stand up. Anas Morsi and […]

Veteran hair stylist sets up shop

FLINT TWP. — Before Shanon Wooley could open her new hair salon, she had to remove a roll-up entry door, cover a cement floor, install drywall and generally do a complete overhaul on the industrial-like building. With help from a contractor and her father who owns the building, Wooley rolled up her sleeves and got to work on creating her […]

Sports Shorts

Catch all the action EAST LANSING — According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association, because of the impending holiday, 239 varsity football games will be played statewide today, 67 on Friday and five on Saturday. With this comes the debut of season two of FOX Sports Detroit’s MHSAA Football Friday Overtime, which is hosted by Mickey York and former […]

GRCC announces new trade partnership

FLINT — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced a new partnership with the International Trade Administration (ITA) U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service. Both entities have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to collaborate on increasing awareness of the economic benefits of exporting. The partnership also aims to educate businesses on how exporting can help increase the region’s trade […]

Tournament tests continue for Carman-Ainsworth volleyball

LINDEN — Carman-Ainsworth competed at the loaded Linden Invite last Saturday, defeating Atherton, 21-8, 21-8, splitting with Lapeer West, 23-21, 13-21, splitting with Midland Dow, 21- 15, 14-21, then losing to Linden, 16-21, 14-21, before beating Vandercook Lake, 21-19, 21-19 and losing to Goodrich in three games, 25-15, 22-25, 13-15. Last Wednesday, the squad was at Durand, losing to Flint […]