Preen with ENVY

FLINT TWP. — After working together at another salon for about 15 years, Rose Fuson and Jamie Wyman decided to open their own shop. Salon Envy & Co., 3093 S. Linden, opened in June but held its official ribbon cutting earlier this month. “It was time to do it and move on,” said Fuson, who’s worked as a hairstylist for […]

Great strides

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Michigan State Spartans take care of business downing the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 41- 28, last Saturday. I predicted a Spartan victory and they delivered like I thought they would. This MSU football team has come a long way since September. The defense is better than anyone thought it would be. The issue was going to be offensively. The quarterback roulette […]

Grand Blanc’s Sonitrol shares in arrest milestone

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Sonitrol Tri-County, the Flint area’s largest locally owned and operated security firm, is helping to get criminals off the street, thanks to its verified security system. Over the last several months, police in Genesee County have arrested and have taken into custody six persons who were engaged in criminal activity at two Flintarea schools, which are […]

In brief

Security Credit Union welcomes new Loss Prevention Manager FLINT — Flint-based Security Credit Union (SCU) recently hired Butch King as loss prevention manager. Prior to joining the team at SCU, King served as a loss mitigation supervisor, collection team leader and foreclosure specialist at FirstMerit Bank. “We’re very pleased to welcome Butch to the SCU team,” said Christopher Estes, SCU […]

‘Challenge accepted’ for goatee

When my best friend Carl told me he was growing a goatee for November, the first thing I said to him was “challenge accepted.” That’s the kind of friends we are. Put us in a room together in five minutes flat we’ll be seeing who can punch the hardest, eat the most spicy mustard, or any other outrageous challenge to […]

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller (second left, front) and members of the Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce joined the staff at Salon Envy & Co. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 5.

That’s the Spirit!

FLINT TWP. — Parents having trouble getting teens out of bed to get to school on time might want to try dangling different bait. A hearty dose of school spirit worked just fine last Friday to rouse hundreds of Carman-Ainsworth High School students (and staff) for a Spirit Cup pep rally last week that started at 5 a.m. Spirit Cup […]

Baker College named ‘Best for Veterans’

FLINT — The Baker College system has been ranked among the nation’s top 20 online/nontraditional schools in the annual Best for Vets college rankings by Military Times, a family of newsweeklies that provides independent information to service members and their families. The designation includes Baker’s 12 campuses and three satellite locations across Michigan, including Baker College Online. “As with all […]

In brief

GAC presents Advanced Care Planning talk GRAND BLANC — Genesys Athletic Club, as part of its Lunch and Learn with Friends series for seniors, presents a talk on advanced care planning, Nov. 21 at noon. Advanced care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you were unable to speak for yourself. No one can […]

Pipeline manufacturing jobs coming to Flint area

FLINT TWP. — Welding skills in particular could help land one of 50-60 manufacturing jobs coming next year with the opening of an pipe making plant on the site of the old Buick City complex in Flint. American Cast Iron Pipe Co., based in Birmingham, Alabama, announced at a press conference Nov. 13 that it will build a 200,000 square-foot […]