2012-11-01

Township board retains four-day work week




FLINT TWP. — An attempt to return operating hours at the township hall to five days a week was defeated in a 4-2 vote by the township board at its October 15 meeting. Trustee George Menoutes first raised the issue at the Sept. 17 board meeting, asking that it be placed for consideration on the Oct. 1 meeting agenda. That […]

Sports Shorts



Several former Cavs playing college football NATIONWIDE — The Carman- Ainsworth football team is currently on its way to the state playoffs, and as the program looks to reach new highs, it is easy to forget what the Cavaliers have already accomplished. There are several former Carman-Ainsworth football stars who are playing some level of college football across the country. […]

Juveniles arrested for BB gun shootings




BURTON — Burton police arrested two Burton juveniles Oct. 26 in connection with the BB gun damage that happened along I-69 and Belsay Road. The subjects were taken into custody on Burton’s north end around 12:30p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. BB guns were recovered at the scene of the arrest. Police did find BB pellets that had been left in the […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Deja vu for Tigers?

The San Francisco Giants are World Series champs for the 2012 baseball season. The Giants’ sweep of the Tigers on Sunday night at Comerica Park gave the Giants their second world championship in the last three years. The Tigers’ last title coming in 1984 seems so long ago, yet I can remember it like it was yesterday. The last two […]

There’s no escape from Election 2012



No matter what you do, no matter how you try to avoid it — Election 2012 is not going to go away until Nov. 6 is over. I’ve tried to keep it from dogging me this past year, but there’s ultimately no way to avoid the subject of politics. In my job it’s even harder to avoid political discussion because […]

Lady Cavs grab resounding victory




MT. PLEASANT — With just one regular season matchup left before the Saginaw Valley League meet takes place today and Saturday, the Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing varsity girls’ swim and dive team is peaking at just the right time. Never was that more evident than it was on Oct. 25 when the Lady Cavs went into Mt. Pleasant for a SVA crossover […]

Mall management changes hands




FLINT TWP. — There still is no formal announcement about a change in command at Genesee Valley Center mall, but clues have emerged from new e-mail addresses for top mall officials and other information posted on the mall’s web site. SpinosoREG, short for Spinoso Real Estate Group based in Syracuse, NY, is now the suffix for mall contact info. According […]

New law gives disabled veterans free hunting and fishing licenses



LAPEER COUNTY — Disabled veterans will be honored for their service in a more personal way after the Dept. of Natural Resources announced Oct. 19 that new, free hunting and fishing licenses will be available for disabled veterans beginning in March. House Bill 5292, signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder, will allow a disabled veteran to obtain any resident […]

Graff Truck specializes in commercial truck needs




FLINT — The Graff Family started meeting the automotive needs of its customers 98 years ago when Otto Graff signed an agreement with Ford Motor Company to sell 125 cars per year. Today, the family operates eight car dealerships and two truck dealerships in Michigan and Ohio, including the Graff Truck and Clearance Center on South Saginaw Street in Flint. […]

In brief



Hurley welcomes new adolescent specialist FLINT — Hurley Medical Center announces the addition of a new Adolescent Medicine Specialist Dr. Anju Sawni. Sawni received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Montserrat, West Indies. Sawni completed a Pediatric Internship and Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Dr. Sawni completed […]