Police department gets free police rescue vehicles

FLINT TWP. — The Police Department has a new crime-fighting vehicle – a military-grade Humvee courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense Revitalization and Marketing Office (DRMO) 1033 Program. The 1033 Program permits the Secretary of Defense to give away Department of Defense supplies and commodities to state and local law enforcement for use in their duties, according to Police […]

Girls Basketball Preview

Carman-Ainsworth Coach: Johnese Vaughn Years: Sixth year Last year’s record: 9-13 overall, 6-6 Saginaw Valley League-South Losses: Kinterra Tomlin, Ashley Hall, Montreca Mull Returning: Aliah Stinnett, Sr., Natalia Kincaid, Jr., Nariyel Purches, Sr., Randi Richardson, So., Angel Proby, Sr. Season overview: “This team is a very special group,” said Vaughn. “I probably say that every year because every year it […]

In brief

WFBA hosts annual Christmas prize giveaway FLINT TWP.— A sapphire and diamond pendant will be the top prize given away at the West Flint Business Association’s 14th annual Holiday Scholarship Fundraiser, 11 a.m., Dec. 11, in the meeting room at Teppanyaki Grill, G- 3583 Miller Road (Genesee Crossings/Target Plaza). Non-members are welcome to attend. A $15 donation at the door […]

SVL to reconfigure football divisions

SAGINAW — With all of the movement and school closings in recent years in the area, several local high school sports leagues have gotten quite a facelift. That is most true of the Saginaw Valley League, which has seen quite a bit of change in the past five to six years. The Valley has lost schools due to closure, added […]

Carman-Ainsworth buying buses on time

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth is purchasing three new school buses for $282,753. The 72-passenger buses were purchased from Holland Bus Company on an installment contract with PNC Equipment Finance. The terms of the installment purchase contract are for an interest rate of 2.09 percent for five years. C-A school buses are used to transport about 3,000 students daily over 560,000 […]

Sports Shorts

Soccer player ends college career ANN ARBOR — Ezekiel Harris, a Carman- Ainsworth grad, played his final game for the University of Michigan men’s soccer team last month. The 6-foot, 170 lb. defensman played in all 18 of the Wolverines, games this season at right back and posted three goals with three assists. UM finished 8-6 overall, 3-3 Big 10, […]

Teenage Block Club taking off in Flint

FLINT — How many block club meetings did you attend as a teenager? The 2nd Chance Church Teenage Block Club on the south side of Flint has met 12 times, and they have only just begun. The club is comprised of 12 young men between the ages of 13-17, whom live in the neighborhood surrounding Second Chance Baptist Church, 1950 […]

BCS scrambled by Auburn

The BCS rankings dramatically changed after Saturday’s miracle win by the Auburn Tigers over the Alabama Crimson Tide. The finish will forever be etched in the minds of all college football fans; a spectacular 109-yard touchdown return off of a missed field goal by the Alabama kicker. Nick Saban’s team loses and the college football world is shocked. Down goes […]

A few favorite Christmas movies

The holiday season is upon us and everywhere we turn we are being bombarded with Christmas marketed in some way or another. Commercials on TV, displays in the stores which were there before the Halloween decorations came down and the local classic radio station playing Christmas music 24/7 through the holiday. When it comes to Christmas-themed movies, I’m not a […]


Chevrolet unveiled at the recent L.A. Auto Show two new sedan options to the Sonic lineup in 2014 – the performance-inspired RS and the stylish Dusk. The options further demonstrated Chevy’s commitment to the subcompact segment and to offering younger buyers expressive options at affordable prices, said GM Sonic spokesperson Annalisa Bluhm. The suggested retail price for the 2014 Sonic […]