Tune up turnout

Outdoor calendar

Aug. 9 17th annual Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Tournament. Hunters Creek Club, 675 E. Sutton Rd. Entry fee covers course fee, 70 bird shot (20 or 12 gauge), lunch, wild game dinner, auction, Goodie Bag, fun and fellowship. Details: www.michiganscouting.org/WaterAndWoods/Events/WWSportin gClaysTournament. Aug. 9-11 CANUSA Games, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Area shooting teams, archers to compete from Greater Flint Area. […]

Phelps to face Pfeiffer in November election

FLINT TWP. — Phil Phelps, 34, of Flushing beat five contenders in Tuesday’s special primary election to emerge as the Democratic candidate for 49th district state representative. In the November general election, he will face Republican Don Pfeiffer, 40, of Flint who outpolled one opponent — Patrick Duvendeck, of Flushing. The seat has been vacant since May when Jim Ananich […]

Fat Guy’s Corner

Confidence builder

The Tiger Woods show was on full display last weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational. Tiger won the event for the eighth time in his career. It was a solid win to boot winning by seven shots and was Tiger’s 79th tour win. Boy, would he like to get number 80 this weekend in the final grand slam event the PGA […]

Flint Township fighting commercial tax disputes

FLINT TWP. — The Michigan attorney general’s office will step in to help Flint Township with one of its largest commercial property tax disputes coming before the Michigan Tax Tribunal in late fall. South Linden Road Holdings, aka Genesee Valley Center mall, is challenging assessments from more recent years after getting nearly a $100,000 refund in a settlement last year […]


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Group receives grant money for autism activities

BURTON —The Autism Support and Resource Center recently received two grants to help with this year’s activities. A $5,000 grant from the Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust will support the 2013 ASRC Peer Outreach with Extraordinary Results camp (P.O.W.E.R.). The grant money “will help bring a ‘total’ camp experience on the autism spectrum who may not be able to […]


Whether someone is in the market for their first truck or just appreciates a sporty, fun-to-drive pickup with a lot of attitude, Chrysler believes it has the vehicle to fit the bill in the 2013 Ram Black Express. Distinguished by its all-black exterior, black grille, black Ram’s head badges on the grille and tailgate, and black front fascia with fog […]

Township explores ways to pay for police bond

FLINT TWP. — After informally mulling a suggestion to use surplus sewer and water funds to pay off the police department bond debt, the township board has opted to explore a different option. At its July 15 meeting, the board unanimously approved a motion to seek proposals from various local banks to find the lowest possible interest rates for a […]


The time has come, the CEO said, for building the Cadillac Ciel, a concept car that was first seen in 2011. At least that’s what USA Today is saying. According to that newspaper, GM CEO Dan Akerson said the Ciel will go into production within the next two years. Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell said, “It shouldn’t come as a surprise […]