Demo bid awarded for Brookstone apts.

FLINT TWP. — Some of the derelict Brookstone Valley Apartments buildings off Flushing Road finally have a date with the wrecking ball. At its Monday night meeting, the township board unanimously accepted a $185,000 bid from Blue Star Inc. of Warren to raze four of the 10 remaining buildings in the beleaguered complex condemned last November. At that time, all […]


Township OKs foreclosure plan

FLINT TWP. — In an effort to resell foreclosed abandoned properties before they become blighted, the township has signed up for accelerated forfeiture action, spearheaded by Genesee County Treasurer Deb Cherry. The township board unanimously passed a resolution, presented by Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement director, that will allow it to lop a year off the usual 25- month forfeiture period. […]

Pre-diabetes program offered

FLINT — McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program is offering “Controlling Your Blood Sugars and Weight,” a comprehensive program for anyone who is at risk for, or has been diagnosed with, pre-diabetes (when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes). The program includes five, onehour sessions that cover various topics. Specific program […]

Tribal leader to discuss casino plans

FLINT TWP. — How does a federal circuit court of appeals legal ruling in favor of an Indian-owned casino in Vanderbilt affect the tribe’s plans for a proposed casino here? That question and more are expected to be addressed by Kurt Perron, president and tribal chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community, who is scheduled as the guest speaker Wednesday […]

Flint Festival of Quilts is coming

FLINT — The Flint Festival of Quilts is slated to happen Sept.13 through Sept. 15 and already the fever is running high. “This year we expect the excitement to reach epidemic proportions,” says Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of the Greater Flint Arts Council. “We’ve been getting calls since April asking about our Festival of Quilts and the inquiries and […]

Animal Control, police search animal rescue

SWARTZ CREEK — The Genesee County Animal Control was assisted by Clayton Township Police in executing a search warrant at the facilities of PAWS Rescue, a rescue operation for dogs and cats in Clayton Township, whereby a county veterinarian examined all the animals at the location. Clayton Township Police Chief Michael Powers said it was his understanding all the animals […]

Cavs zap Inkster for third win of season

FLINT TWP. — Big plays again played a big part in a Carman- Ainsworth football victory last Friday, as the Cavaliers struck for three longrange touchdowns in a weather-shortened, 37-0 rout of Inkster at home. Malik Seales ran 60 yards on the first play from scrimmage for one score, Jevontae Alexander caught a 43-yard pass from Connor Storms for another […]

In brief

Twp. hall open late Friday to collect tax payments FLINT TWP. — Normally closed on Fridays, the Flint Township Treasurer’s Office at the township hall will be open on Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to facilitate on-time payments of property taxes. After 5:30 p.m., payments can still be made in a designated drop box until midnight. Payments […]

Cavaliers knot up the competition

BATTLE CREEK — The Carman- Ainsworth volleyball team found a loaded field last Saturday at the Cereal City Invite at Pennfield High School, tying with Saginaw Heritage, 21-25, 26- 24, then tied with Shelby, 16-25, 25-16, lost to Coldwater, 10-25, 26-27, lost to Union City, 27-25, 21-25, 9-15, then tied with Heritage, 21-15, 26-24. Alexus Colby had 15 points and […]