Bird’s eye views approved

FLINT TWP. — New views of the township from the sky will be taken next spring as part of participation in the Genesee County 2014 Pictometry and Orthoimagery Project. Pictometry is a patented aerial image captured in an airplane flyover showing roofs, fronts and sides of buildings and other ground details. The Flint Township board unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement […]

Cavs boys hoops wins opener

FLINT TWP. — In his first game as the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball coach, Jay Witham and his team were tasked with extinguishing the fire that burned within Grand Blanc on Tuesday. While the Bobcats fought hard from start to finish, the Cavs still managed to find a way to parlay leads of 20-18 and 39-33 at the end of […]

Emterra gets contract extension

FLINT TWP. — It’s official. The bright green and white trucks of Emterra Environmental will be collecting your garbage though the year 2019. About one year after taking over the township’s garbage collection contract from bankrupt Richfield Management LLC, Emterra has proven itself and gained approval for a five-year contract extension. Richfield had a four-year contract from Jan. 1, 2011 […]

Lady Cavs’ hot start snapped at Hamady

FLINT — The longest season-opening win streak in at least seven years was snapped Tuesday night when Carman- Ainsworth lost to Hamady, 64-55, in a nonleague girls’ basketball game at Hamady. The Lady Cavaliers had put together their first 3-0 start since at least 2006, routing old nemesis Grand Blanc, 51-37, in their opener, beating Swartz Creek, 58-49, last Thursday […]

Longtime township worker retires

FLINT TWP. — August 5, 1985: Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, Genesee Valley Mall had just celebrated its 15th birthday and Carman and Ainsworth still were separate high schools when Deb Gorey started her first day on the job as an administrative clerical employee. Twenty-eight years later, Gorey is calling it quits and was cited for her […]


BOWLING Carman-Ainsworth bowled against L’Anse Creuse North Sunday with Jordan Nunn ending up as the runner-up to L’Anse Creuse’s Trevor Mackowiak. Nunn rolled 217-245-172-208-842. DeQuincy Adams rolled 265-16-204-179-809, Jordan Bair rolled 214- 181-162-236-793 and Cameron Wright ended the day with a 178-180-182-190-730. Milton Gibson rolled 182-130-214-181-707 and Ricky Williams rolled 161-165-125-153-604. For the girls, Sharmonica Simon ended with a 246-183-188-168-785, […]

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 […]