Forum teaches ‘Love is Respect’

Teen dating violence subject of talk Feb. 1

GENESEE COUNTY— Church and social youth groups are invited to participate in “Love is Respect” — a Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Forum. Sponsored by the Flint Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Social Action Committee, the Forum will be held 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 1, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1601 Fay St. in Flint. Registration […]

Red Cross announces new disaster program manager

GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross announces the appointment of Jima R. Braynon to the position of Disaster Program Manager (DPM) in the Emergency Services Department in the Mid-Michigan Chapter. His appointment will be effective, Jan. 27. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jima Braynon as the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) in the Lansing office He will […]

In brief

UM-Flint lecture series to address depression FLINT — There will be a lecture regarding clinical depression tonight, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at the University of Michigan – Flint, Harding Mott University Center (UCEN), Happenings Room, 400 Mill St.This lecture is no-charge and the public is invited. Everyone can have a bad day, but some people experience sadness that goes […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Bobaflex, with special guests Tension Head and Dead in 5, Jan. 24. Tickets are $8 in advance. Indie-Grace Promotions presents Damagefest 2 featuring Blue to Gray, After the Minor, Revenant, Demise of the Enthroned, Meridians and Sydetrakt on Jan. 25. Tickets […]

Cavaliers third at Genesee County Meet

FENTON – Carman-Ainsworth’s boys’ swim and dive team put forth a great showing at the Genesee County Swimming and Diving Championships at Fenton on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, finishing the tournament in third with 262 points. Grand Blanc took first place with a 518 and Fenton was second with 332. It was a third-place finish for the 200-yard freestyle relay […]

Blanketing the community

Hundreds of volunteers like those shown here at Davenport University turned out Monday to help make security blankets in recognition of the Martin Luther King Day of Service. The no-sew fleece blankets will be donated to Project Linus to console traumatized, ill and needy children. Davenport met its goal to make 80 blankets. Volunteers also made blankets at Baker College […]

Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth suffer back-to-back losses

FLINT TOWNSHIP — It was a tough Saturday night for the Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth co-op hockey team, taking their second consecutive loss against a Flint Metro League squad, falling, 9-2, to Swartz Creek/Clio at Iceland Arena. The Dragons opened the game with an eye-popping six first-period goals before adding one in the second and two in the third. Flushing scored once in […]

Township upgrading BS&A software system

FLINT TWP. —A $56,245 upgrade to BS&A software was unanimously approved by the township board Monday night, and is expected to integrate and improve accessibility of building, tax and assessment records, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. Information she presented to the board explained that the cost is included in the 2014 budget and would be paid over two years. […]

Lady Cavs pull away in fourth

FLINT — Sydnee McDonald scored 20 points and Carman-Ainsworth broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to beat Flint Southwestern Academy 69-54 Tuesday night in a Saginaw Valley League- South Division girls’ basketball game at Southwestern. The Lady Cavaliers led 12-11 after one quarter and 27-26 at halftime. It was still a close game at 47-43 after three […]

Flushing business gets snowplowing contract

FLINT TWP. — Michigan DPW of Flushing is now officially the snowplowing contractor for six township properties. The township board on Monday awarded a one-year contract to DPW which was the sole bidder to submit correctly during a bid solicitation period begun in late December. That is when township officials discovered that its previous contractor had retired. In the interim, […]