In brief

Salon to give free haircuts for school supplies drive FLINT TWP. — Cyril Salon and Spa, 4290 Miller Rd., is hosting a school supply drive through Aug. 23 to benefit the YouthQuest afterschool program. The Salon will give children a free haircut in exchange for a school supply donation or the purchase of an adult haircut. The donation drive will […]

County clerk vows to fight for lower fee rates

GENESEE COUNTY — Clerk John Gleason said he will fight to lower, not raise, fees for vital records charged by his office. Gleason called a press conference Aug. 19 in which he said he is opposed to raising the rates for vital records — like birth, death and marriage certificates — as a way to generate more revenue for Genesee […]

Column ideas aren’t always easy to come by

The VIEW from here

When people find out I work for the newspaper, the first thing many of them say is “Hey, you’re the vanity plate guy” — which is true, I do write sometimes about vanity license plates. Then many people often ask me where I come up with ideas for my weekly column. I will be the first to admit it isn’t […]

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet celebrates grand opening with Tigers great Al Kaline

FLINT TWP. — After standing vacant for about six years since the Furniture Express store closed, one of the township’s larger big-box store at 5038 Miller Road, is back in business with the opening of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet on August 14 in the Mill Creek Shopping Center Founded in 1982, Pennsylvania-based Ollie’s Bargain Outlets is one of the nation’s largest […]

In brief

HealthPlus to spice up health and fitness expo FLINT — As title sponsor of the 2013 HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races, HealthPlus will have a prominent presence at the Commit to Fit! Health & Fitness Expo during the days leading up to Crim race events. The HealthPlus booth will feature the following exciting and interactive health and wellness activities: • […]

Lapeer Tuneup golf invite kicks off season

LAPEER — One of the first high school competitions of the fall season will take place this Friday at the Lapeer Country Club. The seventh annual Lapeer Tuneup golf invitational will tee it up at 9 a.m., just two days after the official start of fall sports competition in Michigan. Only golf and tennis were allowed to begin playing Wednesday, […]

Flint Fury season ends in first round of playoffs

FLINT — It had been a strong summer for the Flint Fury semi-pro football team, ending the year at 6-4 overall and 6-3 in the Great Lakes Football League (GLFL) as it embarked on its first playoff journey since 2004, when it belonged to the Ohio Valley Football League. Despite turning some heads the past two seasons with winning records […]

Sports Shorts

Former Cavalier making the most of situation NORMAN, OK. — Carman-Ainsworth grad Dionte Savage lined up last year as a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman for Arizona Western Community College, helping lead the Matadors to a record of 8-2 overall, 6-2 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. Savage went on to sign to play for the University of Oklahoma on Feb. 3, […]

MHSAA continues to stress safety in hot weather

EAST LANSING — With the beginning of a new year for high school sports starting this week, members of the Michigan High School Athletic Association have been preparing to follow a new model policy for hot weather activity, guided by a new publication and a rules meeting emphasis on heat and hydration. The MHSAA Representative Council adopted a Model Policy […]

Lackluster effort

Fat Guy’s Corner

Hey, Detroit Lions … all I can say right now is this. Really? These two preseason football games have not been very good, in my opinion. The offense has been just down right brutal, to be quite frank. This is supposed to be a high-flying offense putting up points. I have not seen the scoreboard light up yet! The football […]