5 charged in widespread armed robbery cases

GENESEE COUNTY — Arrests of suspects in a robbery of the Citizens Bank on Linden Road at Court Street in Flint Township helped police and prosecutors pull together a case that busted a local theft ring, according to a press release. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced charges on May 16 against five individuals related to a string of violent […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Elusive crown

There will be no Triple Crown winner again this year, as Orb goes down in the Preakness. Orb was trapped down on the rail and never really received what I would call a good trip. The jockey who came out of retirement, Gary Stevens, took Oxbow to the lead and wired the entire Preakness field. The fractions were perfect and […]

In brief

Annual golf tent sale OK’d FLINT TWP. — The township board has approved a tent sale permit to allow King Par Golf, 5140 Flushing Road, to conduct its two annual two tent sales between the dates of May 24 and Aug. 6. The 25 x 40-foot tent will be set up in the parking lot in front of the store. […]

Sports Shorts

Area athlete to play in upcoming contest ALLENDALE — Carman-Ainsworth senior Cleandre Robinson, a 6-foot-2 offensive guard who signed his national letter-of-intent to play football starting this fall at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania, will suit up for the West squad at the Michigan High School Football Coaches 2013 All- Star Game. The contest will take place on June 22 at […]

Library appoints new director

GENESEE COUNTY— Atlas Township resident David Conklin was appointed new director of the Genesee District Library, May 13. Former GDL Director Carolyn Nash retired April 30. Conklin is the former director of the Shelby Township Library, a position he held for five years. “I really, really liked the people and enjoyed working at Shelby but I couldn’t pass up this […]

Cavs face stiff competition

FLINT TWP. — Home field advantage may not matter for Carman- Ainsworth as it looks at the slate of opponents looking to knock it out of contention in the Div. 1 soccer districts. The Lady Cavs host the No. 15-1 district drawing the round-one bye. That leaves Carman-Ainsworth, plenty of time to scout as they watch Davison, 9- 2-1 overall, […]

Fundraiser for the troops

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Mark your calendars for the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce “Operation GOLF War” to be held Aug. 23 at the Jewel of Grand Blanc golf and entertainment complex. Proceeds will benefit the Flint local National Guard company of Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion of the 125th Infantry. For more information contact the Chamber […]


BASEBALL In a Saginaw Valley League home doubleheader last Thursday, Carman- Ainsworth was swept by Davison, 10-1 and 7-0. The difference for the Cardinals turned out to be University of Michigan commit Maverick Prine, who gave up just one hit to Noah Reed in the seventh inning of the first game while striking out 11 and walking three. Prine managed […]

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