For whosoever believeth

Many businesses deck the halls, hang lights and wreaths, put up trees and other Christmas decorations to showcase the spirit of the holiday season. This Nativity scene facing Corunna Road has been part of the annual holiday display at the Patsy Lou Williamson dealership for many years — a graphic reminder of the reason for the season for Christians. Merry […]

Sports Shorts

Keller inducted in Albion Hall SWARTZ CREEK — Brent Keller, Swartz Creek assistant football coach, has been selected into the 2013 Albion Athletic Hall of Fame for his baseball efforts. The annual ceremony was held on Oct. 11. Keller had been admired as a member of the Britons’ 1989 Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association championship team and the team also was […]

… And the walls came tumbling down

Genesee Towers demolished

FLINT — Memories from many Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other special celebrations were made in the tony University Club atop Genesee Towers. But last rites were held on Sunday for Genesee County’s tallest building when the 19-story structure was imploded after months of planning. At precisely 10 a.m., the sound of the first blast echoed from inside the building […]

Finding the silver lining

Fat Guy’s Corner

The holidays in the newspaper business force early deadlines, unfortunately. The Fat Guy is writing this early Sunday morning due to the fact I have no common sense. The no common sense part comes because, for some unknown reason, I am heading to Ford Field. Why am I heading to Ford Field? It’s because I have tickets to watch the […]

VGs closing Christmas Eve

FLINT TWP. — Signs posted at the VGs store, 5080 Corunna, Road, give notice to customers that it will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24, moved up from a Dec. 28 closing date originally announced in early November. The posted notice calls the closing a “consolidation” and invites customers to shop at remaining area VGs stores which are […]


BASKETBALL Girls The Lady Cavs’ title hopes in the Saginaw Valley League-South Division took a big hit last Thursday when they lost a home game to Flint Powers Catholic, 72-51. The visiting Chargers surged out to a 20-7 first-quarter lead and Carman-Ainsworth was forced to play catch-up the rest of the night. The Cavs rallied with an 18-15 second quarter […]

Area still recovering from ice storm

GENESEE COUNTY — Improving weather conditions have allowed for steady restoration progress overnight as Consumers Energy responds to the weekend ice storm which cut power to more than 260,000 of its customers. “The calmer weather overnight has allowed us to progress in making more areas safe and restoring power,” said Mary Palkovich, the utility’s vice president of energy delivery. “We […]


Kelley Blue Book’s internet listings website, kbb.com, named the 2014 Jeep Wrangler and 2014 Dodge Challenger winners of its 2014 Best Resale Value Awards. For the fourth consecutive year, Jeep Wrangler has been named Best Resale Value in its class and ranked on the Top 10 list for the third year in a row. With record setting sales numbers this […]

In brief

Hit and run driver sought in fatality FLINT TWP. — On Dec.19 at 6 p.m., Flint Township Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred on Beecher Road near River Forest Drive in Flint Township. The pedestrian, Monica Campbell, a 42 year old Flint Township resident, was fatally injured in the accident. Campbell was struck […]

TREE-CYCLING— A recipe for “What to do with that tree?”

GRAND BLANC — Although many trees end up in the garbage bin following Christmas, Mike Yancho, Sr., General Manager of Trim Pines Farms, indicates recycling the tree is not only fun but educational, if you have kids at home. In addition to what dead trees normally do—turn into mulch (food) for surrounding plants, there is a host of other things […]