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28th Annual Whaley golf classic raises $67,000 FLINT — Whaley Children’s Center hosted the 28th Annual Whaley Golf Classic presented by Client Financial Services on Sept. 9 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. The event was co-hosted by George Blaha, voice of the Detroit Pistons, and Mateen Cleaves, Flint native and former Michigan State University basketball star and Detroit […]


Chevrolet introduced the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban, all-new versions of the its full-size SUVs, on Sept. 12 in New York. Introduced in 1935, the Suburban is the segment’s founder and the industry’s oldest continuously available nameplate, while Tahoe is the segment’s sales leader, said Chevrolet spokesperson Michelle Malcho. The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban represents the 80th anniversary and 12th generation of […]

Mayor, city manager attend I-69 International Trade Corridor summit

FLINT — City Manager Paul Brake and Mayor Susan Soderstrom were among nearly 200 regional business, civic and education leaders who convened today during the annual I-69 International Trade Corridor Regional Summit to take advantage of opportunities in collaboration with each other. Various speakers discussed the unique advantages of the Corridor, including speaker Greg Burkhart, Managing Partner of investment firm […]

Dear editor…

(This article was originally published in 2009) I n the past I’ve mentioned some of the e-mails, letters and voice mail messages I receive here at the newspaper that don’t always make it to print, but some of them are interesting and even entertaining. And in case you’re wondering, yes, I’ve taken some artistic liberty with these so if they […]

Clear skies reigned over Woodhaven’s 24th annual Fall Fest

FLINT TWP. — For the 24th year, the Woodhaven Senior Community pitched tents in its parking lot to host a Fall Fest for its residents at their families. Rain was in the forecast but clear skies and warm temperatures prevailed for the outdoor celebration. Each year brings a different theme and activities for the half-day event. “Today we had a […]

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Literacy coalition to hold tutor training GENESEE COUNTY — Some adults in the community could use assistance with their literacy skills. Would you like to help an adult to read, learn English as a Second Language or finish the GED process? Genesee County Literacy Coalition will be having a tutor training. Training is held in two sessions, Sept. 28 and […]

Area robotics teams compete at Kettering

FLINT — Robotics teams from area high schools came together with more than 40 local and regional teams for the Kettering Kickoff First Robotics competition at this weekend in Flint. Goodrich Team 70 made it all the way to the quarter finals and 494 made it through the semi-finals, as did the Grand Blanc Enginerds and Robot 2337. They are […]

Genesys sponsors Dash for a Difference Sept. 28

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Athletic Club (GAC) will sponsor the 13th annual Dash for a Difference run/walk Saturday, Sept. 28 on the grounds and nature trails of Genesys Regional Medical Center’s Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township. Proceeds from the event go to enhance the comfort of Genesys Hospice patients. Dash for a Difference includes these races: • 5K […]

Cavaliers roll over Robichaud

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth wasn’t supposed to have a standout player on its football roster this year, just a bunch of good players on a good team. Jevonte Alexander is starting to stand out. Alexander returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and later added a 20-yard scoring run to spark the Cavaliers to a 40-6 rout […]

WFBA explores plan to offer township map

FLINT TWP. — A newly formed committee is on a mission to put Flint Township on the map. Literally. The committee formed by the West Flint Business Association (WFBA) in conjunction with township officials is working on printing a full-color map that will showcase township businesses and other points of interest. The multi-media maps will be used as a marketing […]

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