FLINT TWP. — Business is literally booming along the busy Miller Road commercial corridor where Motor City Fireworks has opened a year-round store at 3490 Miller Road in the Ross Plaza, just a few doors down from Phantom Fireworks, 3392 Miller Road, an existing permanent store operating for the past few years. Meantime, Jake’s Fireworks, a temporary fireworks dealer, has […]

League changes bring new swimming co-ops

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The landscape of high school athletics in the Flint area has been constantly changing over the past few years, and with the changes implemented for this coming fall, a few new co-ops had to be created. With Lapeer East and Lapeer West combining to become the Lapeer Lightning in the fall, a major vacancy was left within […]

C-A adopts “disappointing” 2014-15 general fund budget

FLINT TWP. — “Disappointing’’ is the best word Carman Ainsworth Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff said he could use publicly to describe the 2014-15 budget picture. After winning major financial concessions across the board from staff last year to curb expenses, administrators expected finances for the coming fiscal year to show improvement he said. “All that was done to right the ship […]

Grand Blanc golfer wins Mancour Cup

GRAND BLANC – Alex Finsterwald shook off the bad memories of last year and a storm-interrupted sleep this year to win the Mancour Cup golf tournament this week at Flint Elks Club. The Grand Blanc senior shot par-72 on Monday and 75 on a windy Tuesday to finish at 147 and beat Swartz Creek graduate Jack Weller by one stroke […]

Second recall petition filed against twp. supervisor Miller

FLINT TWP. — For the second time in recent weeks, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller was scheduled to meet court on Wednesday for a recall attempt by a township resident. Lavonna Joyce Harris filed a petition on June 20 alleging that Miller “voted for a operations deficit budget in 2014,’’ according to documents provided by the Genesee County Elections Division. Harris […]

Thompson wins All-Star Classic

DAVISON – Tommy Thompson overcame a four-stroke deficit on the final day and won the Genesee All Star Classic on June 6-7 at Davison Country Club. Thompson, a Davison High graduate and four-year letter-winner at Oakland University, was tied for third at 147 after the 36-hole first day, then came back with a 2-under-par 70 on the final day for […]

Use caution when enjoying fireworks, campfires this weekend

LANSING — The Department of Natural Resources reminds residents and travelers that special care and vigilance are necessary while enjoying campfires and fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in a typical year more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day, and fireworks account for two out of […]

Sports Shorts

New organization to offer adult recreation league FLINT — Beginning in July, Genesee County residents will have the opportunity to participate in a new social sports club organized by StaynPlayFlint. The first league, flag football, is scheduled to begin July 6 with basketball starting on July 15. The mission of StanPlayFlint is to create a network of residents actively involved […]

Charles W. Nash statue unveiled at Bishop Airport

FLINT TWP. — With a 1929 and 1948 collector Nash car displayed outside and several descendants of automotive pioneer Charles W. Nash family attending, the Back to the Bricks Committee unveiled its fifth life-sized bronzed statue at Bishop International Airport on Tuesday. Standing atop baggage carousel No. 2 in the airport lobby, Nash joins a similar bronzed statue of Walter […]

Be safe on the Fourth

Tomorrow marks the Fourth of July. I just want to wish all of you a happy and safe Fourth of July. If you are lighting fireworks and firecrackers, be careful and remember they can be very dangerous. Enjoy yourself, but be safe! Okay, enough with the fatherly advice. Let’s get down to sports talk. I want to say that the […]