Mayday: Fire training helps firefighters improve each other’s safety

FLINT TWP. — A Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Class presented by the Oakland Fire Training Institute was hosted last weekend by the Flint Township Fire Department and will conclude this Saturday in Burton with realistic practice exercises. The intense three- day course provides firefighters with a skill-set required to work as a member of a Rapid Intervention Team on the […]


New county clerk wants to modernize office

GENESEE COUNTY — John Gleason officially took over as Genesee County Clerk on Jan. 1. He said his new office is a place everybody is required to use at least twice in their life. “Everybody has to use it at least twice: birth and death,” Gleason said. “In between the two bookends of life, we let you get married.” Gleason […]

Cavaliers looking for district title

LAPEER — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team received a first-round bye in the Class A district opener at Lapeer West and watched to see who would move on. Swartz Creek defeated Davison, 70-57, in the district opener on Monday to face off against the Cavs yesterday after deadline. “(Swartz Creek) will be tough,” Carman-Ainsworth coach Bob Root said last week. […]

In brief

Township road advisory member moving on FLINT TWP. — David Arceo, a long-time member of the township Road Advisory Committee submitted his resignation to the township board Monday night. Arceo recently won appointment to the Genesee County Road Commission and was informed that his role with the township road advisory committee would create a conflict of interest. The board praised […]

Carman-Ainsworth’s Dawkins sixth at state finals

AUBURN HILLS — The Michigan High School Athletic Association Div. 1 individual wrestling finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills Feb. 28- March 2 never fails to provide a wealth of emotion on a multitude of levels, and 2013 was no exception. For the Cavaliers, Malik Dawkins, 45-12 at 140 lbs., placed sixth after beating Portage Northern’s Jacob Heaps in […]

Hurley Benefit Ball “Passport to the World” celebrates many cultures

GENESEE COUNTY — Hurley Medical Center’s 32nd Annual Benefit Ball on March 2 celebrated a “Passport to the World” theme and the many countries and cultures represented at Hurley. More than 400 people attended the elegant evening at Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint, which included the finest in dining, dancing, entertainment and an “out of this world” silent auction. All […]

Sports Shorts

Cosey solid for EKU NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Carman-Ainsworth grad Glenn Cosey went just 5-of-14 from the floor in 39 minutes of playing time last Saturday as Eastern Kentucky University lost to Tennessee State University 85-81 in overtime. For the game, Cosey ended up with 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal for the Colonels, who fell to 12-4 […]

Mott Campus Clowns unveil anti-bullying program for elementary schools

GENESEE COUNTY — People tend to expect comedy routines, silly stunts, juggling-proverbial fun and games from clowns. But the Mott Campus Clowns, a troupe made up of Mott Community College’s honors students, aren’t just clowning around. They are serious about a persistent issue plaguing youth — bullying. In October 2012, the group launched a new anti-bullying project to help Flint […]

Lady Cavs’ season ends

DAVISON — Carman- Ainsworth ran into an old nemesis in the Class A girls basketball district last week and saw its season end in a 58-33 loss to Davison in the semifinals on Wednesday. The Lady Cavs had already lost twice to the Cardinals in Saginaw Valley League-South play this season, 61-33 on Jan. 8 and 64- 45 on Feb. […]