Bargain Outlet chain opening local store

FLINT TWP. — Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is planning to open a store in Mill Creek Plaza, 5038 Miller Rd., across from Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. With its rallying bargain hunters war cry of “Good stuff cheap,’’ the Penn.- based chain is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise. Ollie’s management did not return calls […]

Young Elvis lands in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Elvis will soon be in the building. No, not that Elvis, but close. Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. says he is the son of the legendary rock-and-roll singer who died Aug. 16, 1977, at the age of 42. A singer in his own right, Elvis Jr., is coming to town to sign copies of his latest CD, “Live […]

In brief

Walk-For-Freedom planned Aug. 10 at Flushing Park FLUSHING — A Walk-For-Freedom will be held Aug. 10 at Flushing County Park, Pavilion #5, with registration at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at 11 a.m. There will be games, prizes, a BBQ lunch, a Shriner’s clown, and face-painting. A $10 minimum pledge is required to walk (lunch included). Pledge sheets are […]

Former Cavalier helping guide Nebraska

Flint grad succeeding in coaching

LINCOLN, Neb. — Athletics has been the vehicle chosen by many a person looking to traverse the road less traveled. For Carman-Ainsworth grad Shimmy Gray-Miller, that path has led her to the University of Nebraska, where she recently completed her first season as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team after spending the past 12 years trying to help […]

Creek golfer wins Mancour Cup

GRAND BLANC — Ben Zyber erased a two-stroke deficit over the last eight holes and pulled away to a three-shot victory this week in the Mancour Cup tournament at the Flint Elks Club. The Swartz Creek senior shot 74 Tuesday to follow up Monday’s first-round 71 for a 1-over-par total of 145 in the Flint Junior Golf Association event. Zyber […]

Sports Shorts

Former Cavalier gets collegiate recognition HOLLAND — Former Carman-Ainsworth swimmer and current Hope College sophomore Erik Skaff was named to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2012-13 Academic Honor Roll on July 5. In order to qualify for this award studentathletes had to keep a 3.5 grade-point average for the year. — M.S. Cavalier grad running abroad OOST-VLAANDEREN, Belgium — Former […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

No explaining

The Fat Guy went down on Friday night to watch his beloved Detroit Tigers baseball team in Cleveland. It was announced as a sellout the night before on television, but I took a chance. My two friends and I ended up sitting in right field in the Budweiser Patio section. What a great night it was for baseball. It was […]