Sports Shorts

Cheerleading camp on tap DAVISON — The Davison varsity and JV cheerleaders will be holding their first-ever summer camp, which will be held at Davison High School’s gym on August 12-13, with sessions lasting from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Girls ages 5-14 are welcome to attend the camp, which consists of two days of instruction, including chants, cheers, stunts, gymnastics, cheer […]

Flint Olympian Games off and running

ORTONVILLE — In order to determine who gets to represent Team USA at the CANUSA Games on Aug. 9-11 in Hamilton, Ontario, the 57th Annual Flint Olympian Games launched on July 9 with its opening ceremonies at Flint Northwestern High School followed by a wealth of competition such as soccer, track and field and boys’ basketball. Last Saturday, GOB Gymnastics […]


SATURDAY, JULY 20 The 2nd Annual Bill Coller Memorial Tournament will take place at ROLLING HILLS GOLF CLUB. The cost of $65 per player includes 18 holes of golf with cart, coffee & donuts, hot dog lunch, dinner and prizes. Registration is at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Details: Bill at 810-664-2109 or lapeercenter@charter.net. SATURDAY, JULY […]


Being sporty shouldn’t preclude being efficient. That’s the message Chevrolet is sending out with the 2014 Corvette Stingray. “The Corvette Stingray establishes the benchmark for modern performance cars by using technologies to deliver more performance and more miles per gallon,” said Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer for the Corvette. “We expect more and more performance cars will follow Corvette’s example.” […]



It’s summertime and the production line is jumpin’ – at least at U.S. Chrysler assembly plants. The Auburn Hills-based automaker produced more than 29,000 cars last month, exceeding June 2012’s total by 20 percent. Year-to-date gains were more robust for Chrysler cars flying out of factory doors. Since January, the company has turned out 192,420 cars, a 30 percent surge […]

Smile: You’re on Police Camera!

FLINT TWP. — All 16 township patrol cars soon will have cameras on board to record police activity. At its Monday night meeting, the township board unanimously approved the purchase of In-Car Camera Systems for the police department fleet. The $109,298 cost will be completely covered by Justice Assistance Grant funds from 2005 and 2013. JAG is federal funding allocated […]

The VIEW from here

Zimmerman trial, reaction an epic failure

When George Zimmerman was acquitted Sunday of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., it was an epic failure in more ways than one. The first and most obvious failure was that of the justice system. Zimmerman killed the unarmed youth without a doubt, and according to jurors it was selfdefense. Was it murder? No. Manslaughter? Perhaps. What was clear […]

Five vie for C-A school board opening

FLINT TWP. — Five candidates interviewed this week for an opening on the Carman-Ainsworth school board created last month by the resignation of Recco Richardson. They are Lorraine Vaughn, Karen Ford, James Johnson, Laura Garrison and Tracy Edwards. All are parents of students attending C-A schools who said they are already active and involved in school programs. Vaughn said she […]

Miller holds lead in 49th district race

FLINT TWP. — With the Aug. 6 primary election less than a month away, it is looking like Flint Township may need a new supervisor in November. According to a poll conducted June 19-21 by Practical Political Consulting, Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, a Flushing Democrat, leads her primary opponents Phil Phelps, also of Flushing, and Eli Isaguirre of Swartz […]