In brief

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — Najib Saab is a co-owner of the new Beef & Barley restaurant in the Lincor Plaza on Linden Road. His name was misspelled in a Dec. 12 business article. — R.S. Another auto pioneer statue ready for bronzing FLINT TWP. — The Back to the Bricks Committee recently announced that a statue of automotive […]


SWIM AND DIVE The Cavaliers knocked off Swartz Creek at home on Tuesday, 98-77, before they traveled to Bay City Western on Friday for a triangular with the host Warriors as well as Midland. The Cavaliers went on to trounce both of their Saginaw Valley League rivals, topping Bay City Western, 105-78 and topping Midland, 93-92. Tyler Pangerl, David Burkhardt, […]

Rankin robotics team wins championship

FLINT TWP. — “Mo’ Peeps,’ a FIRST Lego robotics team, based at Carman-Ainsworth’s Rankin Elementary School, won the state championship at the Michigan North & West State Champion ship meet last weekend. Among 48 top teams from across the state competing included local teams from Randels Elementary, the Banana Bricks; Lego Force 8 of Grand Blanc and The Mustangs from […]

CPR requirement actions taken during MHSAA meeting

EAST LANSING – The addition of a CPR certification requirement for all high school varsity head coaches highlighted actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) during its annual Fall Meeting on Dec. 6. Raising expectations for coaches’ preparedness is one of four current thrusts of the MHSAA’s ongoing focus on health and safety […]

They protect and serve

FLINT TWP. — Firefighters come when called to battle blazes but they also answer the call for other service to their community. Last month, the Flint Township Firefighters Association stepped up to the plate with deliveries of free turkey dinners to five needy families. Last weekend, they took turns manning Salvation Army kettles in front of the Walmart store on […]

Sports Shorts

Carr, Cowboys can’t hold on DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys, which feature Carman-Ainsworth grad and former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr, lost at home on Sunday to the Green Bay Packers, 37-36. Even though the Cowboys had leads of 26-3 at the end of the second quarter and 29-10 in the third, Matt Flynn led Green Bay’s comeback in […]

Catholic Charities Warming Center seeks help sheltering the homeless

GENESEE COUNTY —With a particularly harsh Michigan winter predicted, the Holy Angels Warming Center has once again opened its doors to the homeless in this community. The Warming Center is housed in Catholic Charities’ Center for Hope, (former St. Michael School/Schools of Choice building) on Fifth Avenue in Flint. The center opened December 2 and will remain open 24 hours […]

Motor City Meltdown

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Motor City Meltdown is what I will call the Detroit Lions’ 2013 football season. The Monday-night loss to the Baltimore Ravens was one of the worst ever for this rag-tag organization. It’s the worst NFL organization by far and in first place all by themselves in that race for worst organization. The only first place they have a firm […]

Mattress store under construction on Miller Rd.

FLINT TWP. — A Mattress Firm store under construction on Miller Road may be one of the first in Michigan for the Houston, Tex.-based retailer. Currently no Michigan locations are listed on the company’s website. It is being built on a lot fronting Pirates Plaza, formerly occupied by Underwood’s vacuum cleaner and furniture store at 4051 Miller Rd. that was […]

McLaren event combines fun, fundraising

FLINT — Shopping and giving just naturally go together during the holidays. Nearly 300 area residents had a chance to do both at a special Season’s Treatings event on Dec. 4 at the Hospitality House at McLaren — Flint. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Nights of Hope Fund at the Hospitality House. This Fund will provide housing […]