Township Board lifts ban on Sunday morning liquor sales

FLINT TWP. — It can be a ‘top of the morning’ for green beer lovers and beer drinkers in general this St. Patrick’s Day thanks to a recently rescinded ban of Sunday morning liquor sales in the township. By law, prohibition of Sunday morning liquor sales in Michigan was lifted in 2010, unless the local municipality passed a resolution opting […]


Road improvements proposed for 2014-17

FLINT TWP. — Flushing, Linden and Van Slyke roads are on a list of more than $7 million in proposed Transportation Improvement Projects (TIP) for 2014-17, according to a presentation last week by David Arceo, who recently resigned from the township Road Advisory Committee after being appointed to the Genesee County Road Commission. The TIP is a fluid four-year planning […]

Watts-less Cavaliers fall to Dragons

LAPEER — The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ basketball team entered district No. 9-A at Lapeer West as favorites, at full strength. After receiving a first round bye, the Cavaliers matched up with Swartz Creek for a rematch of an exciting overtime game the teams had toward the end of the regular season won by the Cavs. Last Wednesday, Carman-Ainsworth star Denzel […]

Local roads eyed for future roundabouts

GENESEE COUNTY — A controversial decision to place a roundabout at the intersection of Dye Road and Court Street in Flint Township may soon have broader impact. Multiple intersections in Grand Blanc Township are being looked at for future roundabout intersections, according to John Daly, Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) director, who spoke recently at the monthly Grand Blanc Chamber […]

Two Cavaliers compete in state pool championships

HOLLAND — Two Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing team members represented the Cavaliers at the Div. 1 state swimming and diving championships last Friday and Saturday at the Holland Aquatic Center. Senior Patrick Sharp placed 33rd in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.91 seconds. Sophomore Chris Michael was 31st in diving with 132.85 points. Saline won the team championship with 313 points. Livonia Stevenson […]

Police officer suddenly resigns

FLINT TWP. — After less than a year of employment, township police officer Daniel Joseph Ray has resigned for undisclosed reasons. Police Chief George Sippert announced at the March 4 township board meeting that Ray’s “unexpected” letter of resignation had landed on his desk that afternoon. He said he had not spoken to Ray personally and did not have the […]


We believe

I found what I have been missing from area high school basketball games when I covered the Lapeer West vs Swartz Creek district final on Friday; a full-house of loud, dedicated fans. We cover an awful lot of basketball games during the double winter season and I have not personally experienced a crowd of this size and loudness in at […]

In brief

Biz group set to hear about revolutionary cancer treatment center FLINT TWP. — Hesham Gayar M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at McLaren Medical Center will be the guest speaker at the March 20 meeting of the West Flint Business Association. Gayar will talk about McLaren’ new state-of-the-art Proton Therapy Center for cancer treatment slated to open later […]

Sports Shorts

MESA Panthers go undefeated LANSING — The girls U17 MESA Panthers Soccer Club recently went undefeated at the Michigan Indoor College Showcase in Lansing. The Panthers had wins over Livonia Soccer Club, TNT Dynamite 96 Red, and TNT Dynamite 97 Red. The team played in front of over 17 different colleges that were at the event. After 33 tournament championships […]

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