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Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Country Night at The Machine Shop with Jerrod Nieman and special guests Stone Cold and Matt Austin, on Dec. 6. Tickets are $25 in advance. Tantric will perform Dec. 7 as part of a special Banana 101.5 low dough concert. Special […]

Board passes 2014 budget

FLINT TWP. — With two trustees still steadfastly opposing, the township board passed its disputed 2014 budget Monday night. Budget approval failed last month in a split vote, raising the question whether it would pass muster by the end of the year in time to legally meet next year’s expenses. Trustee Frank Kasle, who was among the dissenters last time, […]

Lady Cavs bounce Bobcats in opener

GRAND BLANC — Carman- Ainsworth roared out of the starting gate to open its girls’ basketball season Tuesday night, beating Grand Blanc, 51-37, in a non-league contest at Grand Blanc High. Angel Proby poured in 18 points, and eight other Cavaliers broke into the scoring column as Carman-Ainsworth snapped a four-year losing streak to the Bobcats. The Cavs started slow, […]

Employee contracts, stipends approved for 2014-15

FLINT TWP. — Under the shadow of a budget dispute, the township board approved contract agreements with four labor unions Monday night. But the vote was not unanimous. Bya6to1vote,theboardapproved 2014-15 contracts for AFSCME Local 1918-01 (clerical); command officers, patrol officers and the Professional Firefighters Local 1425. Contract details were not disclosed. Trustee Frank Kasle cast the lone dissenting vote. “I […]

Raiders lose pair on the road

LAPEER — The Flushing/Carman- Ainsworth hockey co-op traveled east of Genesee County on Saturday night to the Polar Palace in Lapeer to take on the Alliance, a co-op squad comprised of LakeVille, North Branch, Dryden and Goodrich, suffering another tough loss, 11-3. All three of Flushing/Carman- Ainsworth’s goal came in the second period and all were converted by Joe Montpas. […]

Flint Township projected population stagnant growth

FLINT TWP. — Population projections for the year 2040 show little growth in Flint Township, according to information provided by David Arceo, who represents the township on the Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance. Arceo also is a county road commissioner and former township road advisory board member. In an update presented to the township board, Arceo provided data from the recently […]

Boys Basketball Preview

Carman-Ainsworth Coach: Jay Witham Years coaching: 1st with varsity, 8 with JV, 3 with freshman Last year’s record: 16-5 overall, 10-0 Saginaw Valley League-South Losses to graduation: Denzell Watts, Jaylen Randle, Justin Person Key Players: Brennan Gleason, Justice Green, Cameron Morse, Malik Seales, Darryl Johnson, DeMarion Allen Season Overview: Having graduated from Carman-Ainsworth in 1993 prior to coaching various levels […]

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 […]