2014-01-02

Icy, icy wonderland



CAN’T GET NO POWER CAPTAIN — Like Scotty of “Star Trek” fame, power was out for many residents and businesses in Flint Township and Genesee County last weekend, in the aftermath of a severe ice storm that zapped traffic lights and broke tree limbs, bringing down a “record number” of power lines in what Consumer’s Energy called the most widespread […]

Happy Boo Year



The New Year arrived on Wednesday and I want to wish all of you a happy and prosperous 2014. I hope 2014 is your best ever. Here I am, early Sunday morning, hammering out an article with my fresh cup of coffee. Man, the Fat Guy hates early deadlines. How about those bums, the Detroit Lions? They needed help to […]

The Township’s Top Five news stories of 2013




FLINT TWP. — In a year that began with large fires at two apartment complexes and ended with a widespread power outage caused by an ice storm, Flint Township weathered many highs and lows in 2013. Many new businesses opened but long-timers like VGs grocery store closed and Citizens Bank branches were renamed under new ownership. Choosing only five top […]

Sports Shorts



Cowboys season closes DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League lost at home to NFC rival Philadelphia, 24-22, on Sunday for the division title and a spot in the 2013 postseason. Dallas finished the season with a record of 8-8. For the game, Carman-Ainsworth product Brandon Carr had a tackle assist for the Cowboys and for the […]

National Baptist Convention minister to speak at King tribute



FLINT — Dr. Elliott Cuff, Dean of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. and pastor of the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church of Woodlawn, Ohio will be the keynote speaker for the 35th Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner in honor of Martin L. King, Jr. on Jan 16. The program will be centered on the […]

FUSION, SPARK, DART AMONG TOP SAFETY CARS



Twenty-two vehicles have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety award for 2014, Top Safety Pick+. The rating is earned with a high level of protection in crashes and the availability of front crash prevention technology to avoid many collisions in the first place, said Russ Rader, senior vice president, Communications, for IIHS. Among the vehicles honored in […]

Absolutely no motorized vehicles allowed on the trail




FLINT TWP. — Maintenance needs and problems with unauthorized vehicles using the Genesee Valley Trail prompted township interest in purchasing a patrol/maintenance vehicle. But a motion before the township board to buy the proposed motorized vehicle died for lack of support. The township police department had obtained a quote of $7,350 from Plowman’s Carts in Flint for a customized golf […]

Deep freeze descends upon Genesee County

Snowstorm cleanup hindered by -12 degree temps

GENESEE COUNTY – A day after much of the county was shutdown due to a record 17 inch snowfall, a cold snap settled on the area bringing -12 degree temperatures and frostbite risks to thosestill trying to dig out from the snow. What is being called the third heaviest snowfall in recorded history for the county brought as many as  17 […]

C-A board hears schools of choice report




FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth is the school district of choice for 771 students who live outside of its boundaries, according to a report from assistant superintendent Russ Parks. Those students are 17.3 percent of total enrollment. The Schools of Choice (SOC) program allows non-resident students to apply to enroll in district other than where they live. School districts get […]

In brief



Shred Day scheduled FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts said that a Document Shred Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 11, in the parking lot of the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Road. A special shred truck will be on site. Townships residents are asked to bring no more than two boxes of papers per […]


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