Fat Guy’s Corner

Upside down, inside out

The MLB trade deadline is July 31, which will have come and gone by time you read this column. The Tigers made a move to strengthen the bullpen and acquired relief pitcher Jose Veras from the Houston Astros. The name scares me because it’s too close to the name Jose Valverde! I am just saying. Veras has bounced around baseball […]


With a phoenix-like turnaround, the revamped 2014 Chevrolet Impala has changed the landscape of Consumer Reports ratings by earning the top spot overall for all sedans and taking a position that has been held by Japanese and European models for at least the last 20 years. The Impala has gone from the bottom of its class in Consumer Reports ratings, […]

Stuff the Bus school supply drive under way

FLINT TWP. — The yellow school bus in the parking lot of Applebee’s restaurant on Miller Road last Friday rolled in to help kick off the 8th annual Stuff the Bus with School Stuff, spearheaded by the Salvation Army which manages the distribution to families who are struggling financially. The bus on loan for the day from the Genesee Intermediate […]


Edmunds.com, the online car shopping and automotive information web site, forecasts that 1,328,397 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in July for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 15.8 million. The projected sales will be a 5.3 percent decrease from June 2013, but a 15.2 percent increase from July 2012. Edmunds.com anticipates that this […]

Candidates for 49th district state rep share views at forum

FLINT TWP. — Voters go to the polls Tuesday to select primary candidates who will face-off in November for the job of state representative for the 49th district. Nearly a “full house” turned out Tuesday night for a forum to hear the candidates views on issues including public education reform and funding, Medicaid expansion, transportation and roads improvement, attracting new […]

Two new members join C-A board of education

FLINT TWP. — James Johnson and Laura Garrison were sworn into office Tuesday as newly appointed members of the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education. They were among five candidates who applied recently for vacancies created by the resignations of Recco Richardson and Don Conway, who both were reelected in November 2012. Johnson is an Information Technology Engineer for Lewis & Knopf […]

C-A board reorganizes for 2013-14

FLINT TWP. — Hannah Fiewig, a junior at Carman-Ainsworth High School, took the Oath of Office on July 16 to serve as a Student Representative on the Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2015. The appointment is considered a high honor and it is awarded to one outstanding junior […]