2013-10-03

Flint Assembly legacy lives on in new heavy-duty trucks

Employment experts say economic impact of GM in Flint tops $1.6 billion

FLINT TWP. — More than 13 million vehicles – 9 million trucks and 4 million cars – have rolled off the assembly line since General Motors’ Flint Assembly plant opened in 1947. The first 300 Chevrolet Corvettes were built here. GM’s 50 millionth car – a gold Chevrolet Bel Air – was assembled here. Last Thursday, GM and UAW officials […]

Mott Foundation hires two program officers



FLINT — Kari Marie Pardoe and Christopher Jay Stallworth have joined the staff of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The new associate program officers will work for the Pathways Out of Poverty and Flint Area grantmaking teams, respectively. “Each of these new program officers brings a unique set of skills that will enhance and expand the Foundation’s grantmaking expertise,” said […]

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Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Smile Empty Soul, with special guests RA, Parabelle, Acidic and Serosia, Oct. 4. Tickets are $12 in advance. The Howling Diablos with special guests Awesome Jarvis and the Whales and Red Stone Souls will perform Oct. 5. This is a low […]

Carman-Ainsworth supports Common Core standards




FLINT TWP. — Since 2010, Michigan public school educators have been preparing to switch from Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as a measure of student progress to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), due to be fully implemented by the 2014-15 school year. But political changes in Lansing are threatening to derail the plan and has prompted the C-A School Board to […]

Malik ‘Seales’ win over Flushing




FLUSHING — Carman-Ainsworth was a pretty good football team without Malik Seales. The Cavaliers are going to be a lot better with him. The senior running back came off an injury to play his first game of the season last Friday and scored three touchdowns in Carman- Ainsworth’s 44-0 win at Flushing. Seales rushed for 148 yards on just eight […]

Crash shuts down part of I-75



FLINT TWP. — A Linden man was seriously injured in a crash late Monday afternoon that closed two lanes of traffic on northbound I-75 for several hours causing traffic backups for more than a mile. The incident began about 4:40 p.m. when township officers were responded to a call about an injury accident on I-75 north of Miller Road, according […]

Cavaliers fourth at County Meet




FENTON — Amidst a 10-team field at the Genesee County Swim and Dive meet hosted by Fenton last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Carman-Ainsworth placed fourth with 179 points. Coming in first was Grand Blanc with 650 points, which picked up its sixth straight County title. Fenton was second at 353 and taking third with 250 was Brandon. Kearsley/Clio was fifth […]

Church joins fight against child hunger




FLINT TWP. — Nearly half (48 percent) of children in Michigan receive free or reduced price school lunches because they live in households earning less than $41,000 a year for a family of four, according to a report from Child Hunger in Michigan. When school is in session those children have a reliable source of meals on weekdays but still […]

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Fat Guy’s Corner


Finally, October baseball has arrived, which means it’s playoff time! The Detroit Tigers come in stumbling a little bit. They were no hit on the last day of the season by the Miami Marlins. Let’s be honest, though, the Tigers had absolutely nothing to play for the last weekend of the season. Manager Jimmy Leyland decided to rest some starters […]