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 […]

Tee Time

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GMC retail sales were up 23 percent year over year in July, closing at the highest sales volume since 2006. Total sales, up 14 percent, were the best since 2007. Sierra, Acadia and Terrain all posted July sales gains as the brand had its best seven-month start in six years, said Brian Goebel, manager of GMC Communications. The new 2014 […]

Board decides to payoff police station debt early

FLINT TWP. — After a few financing ideas being tossed around since March, it looks like the police station debt is headed towards an early pay-off. At its Aug. 12 meeting, the township board approved hiring bond and finance attorneys to oversee the process of obtaining a bank loan to pay off the police bond. At its July 15 meeting, […]


The 2014 Dodge Durango will start arriving in dealer showrooms at the end of the third quarter with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,795, excluding destination charge. This makes it the best-equipped sevenseat SUV priced less than $30,000, said Patrick Hespen, SUV and family vehicle product communications manager at Chrysler Communications. Durango also maintains the same […]