2014-03-20

The Perfect Crime

Identity theft rises with modern devices


BURTON — Identity Theft is becoming the perfect crime in the era of the smart phone, with a host of modern technology options it enables users to utilize or abuse. A whole new epidemic of I.D. theft and financial scams have been sweeping Genesee County, and according to Detective Lieutenant Matthew Rule, of the Sheriff’s Department, “The speed of this […]

Rules by Rule: To prevent net and tech fraud



1. Do not take your bank card, driver’s license, or any personal form of i.d. out of your purse or wallet until the point of transaction. This renders it harder for someone behind in the line or passing through, to click a photo in a flash-and be off with your numbers. People take these things out early, thinking they are […]

In brief



Flint Assembly worker suicide under investigation FLINT — An employee at General Motor’s Flint Assembly plant in Flint reportedly took his life Tuesday afternoon, according to a press release from General Motors spokesperson Tom Wickham. No one else in the plant was injured. No further details were provided about the deceased worker or the circumstances. Plant officials are working with […]

Never too late to set a record



Today is the first day of spring. We’ve finally made it to the official start to the long-sought transitional season that takes us to summer. In about a month the grass will start to turn green again, leaves will appear on trees and living will get a little easier — welcome news, especially after the kind of winter we will […]

C-A seniors leaving legacy projects




FLINT TWP. — Colorful sticky notes bearing prayer requests from students are taped to a cloth hanging in a hallway near the north entrance to Carman- Ainsworth High School. Next to the “prayer wall” is a table full of freebies accompanied by an inspirational message. One bin containing glow sticks says “Let Your Light Shine,’’ – Matthew 5:16. Another containing […]

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UM-Flint, library to host acclaimed African author FLINT — A noted African writer is coming to Flint to meet with UM-Flint faculty, staff and students, high school teens, teachers, and the public. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will visit the University of Michigan-Flint and with the Flint community, March 26-28, as part of the African and African Diaspora Artists Series. At the […]

Panera Bread coming to Miller Road




FLINT TWP. — By Thanksgiving, if all goes well, fans of Panera Bread won’t need to travel to Grand Blanc or Fenton to buy their favorite baked goods. The township planning commission last week approved plans for the national bakery and restaurant chain to build a store at 4477-8 Miller Road, across from the Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. It […]

SIGNS BY CRANNIE applauded for economic growth




FLINT TWP. — Signs by Crannie, 4145 Market Place, was one of eight companies in Genesee and Lapeer counties recognized for contributions to the economic growth of the I-69 International Trade Corridor during the Next Michigan Development Corporations’ (NMDC) annual meeting last week. “Each of the companies recognized today has made a significant investment of dollars and jobs within the […]

In brief



Coggno training through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce FLINT — Build a more productive and skilled workforce with business training opportunities through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has expanded its business training offerings to include Coggno online training courses. “We’re excited to offer these affordable training resources to our members and the business community […]

Regional title eludes Carman-Ainsworth




MT. PLEASANT — Justice Green scored 22 points for the Carman- Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team on March 13 in the finals of regional No. 8-1, but it wasn’t enough to keep his squad from falling to host Mt. Pleasant, 64-61. Cameron Morse also came through for the Cavs to the tune of 19 points, Ja’Quin Jones had 11 points […]