Carman-Ainsworth aims to lead the way

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth has applied for a three-year grant from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to fund an engineering track curriculum starting next school year. The competitive grant provided by General Motors would be used to bring in a greater focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum, said Dave Swierpel, C-A director of community education. The grant […]

Sports Shorts

Junior college athlete starts career ALPENA — Carman-Ainsworth product Klyon Bush is currently a 6-foot-1, 180 lb. freshman forward for Alpena Community College, 2-5 overall, 0-0 Michigan Community College Athletic Association- Eastern Conference. ACC started 2013-14 at 0-5. This included losses to Mid Michigan Community College, 84-74, on Nov. 13 in its season opener, on Nov. 22 at Kalamazoo Valley, […]

In brief

Rep. Kildee comments on death of Nelson Mandela GENESEE COUNTY — Congressman Dan Kildee released the following statement on Dec. 5 after learning of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela: “It is with heavy hearts that Michigan, the U.S. and the entire world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela. The world today has lost an incredible and […]

Roses are Sparty Green

Fat Guy’s Corner

TT he Spartans are finally heading back to Pasadena, California to play in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl. The last trip for the Spartans was 1988. Yes, it’s been 25 years since the Spartans have played in the Grand Daddy of them all, the Rose Bowl. Michigan State secured its spot by taking down unbeaten Ohio State in […]

GM Invests in Flint’s Back to the Bricks Show, Cruise

GENESEE COUNTY – Building on recent announcements to increase investments in the Flint area, General Motors will boost its support of the annual Back to the Bricks car show and cruise. GM and Back to the Bricks officials recently agreed to a 5-year deal where GM will provide financial support and various assets to support multiple Back to the Bricks […]

Wrestling preview

Coach: Tom Weissend Years: Fifth season Last year: Second in Saginaw Valley Conference Losses: Tae Pendleton, Aaron DuPree, Shaquile Polacek, Jack Baker Returning: Malik Dawkins, Jr., Darien Vaughn, Jr., D’Mario Blue, Sr., Lorenzo Redmond, Sr., Herbie Keskes, Sr., Devon Schofield, Sr., Jerron Thomas, Sr., Demetric Hall, Jr. Season Overview: Dawkins is ranked fourth in the state at 145 pounds by […]

ServPro offers holiday safety tips

FLINT TWP. — If your home, like millions of other households in the United States, includes a Christmas tree and festive holiday decorations. While enjoying the excitement of the holiday, you should be aware that the breathtaking beauty of the decorations also comes with a fire risk. ServPro of Saginaw and northwest Genesee County is offering some helpful tips as […]

Bowling, Swimming preview

BOWLING GIRLS Coach: Lorita Simon Years: First as varsity coach; 15+ overall Last year: 2nd in Saginaw Valley League-South; state quarterfinals, three went to state finals Losses: Quinisha Burnett Returning: Shamonica Simon, Sr., Kenzy Lord, Sr., Kassidy Lord, Sr., Bernadette Gruber, So., Yakira Hughes, So., Cionna Orr, Sr., Caity Cox, Fr. “Prior to this, I was the JV Girls Coach […]

End of the line for sneakers is also letting go of past

I was cleaning out my closet recently, something I hate to do by the way, but it was long overdue. Once I’d gotten rid of old shirts and pants I no longer wear, packing them off to the Salvation Army, I turned to the bottom of the closet where my shoes are kept. I’m not a person who owns a […]

‘Casual upscale’ dining served at new restaurant

FLINT TWP. — Beef and Barley, American Kitchen, 2055 S. Linden Road in the Lincor Plaza, quietly opened its doors on Dec. 8 and is gearing up for a grand opening event, said co-owner Majib Saab. True to its name, the menu at the full-service restaurant includes handcarved steaks and burgers and a full bar with 16 taps of craft […]