2014-08-07

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Tune-up party kicks off with a big turnout


FLINT TWP. — A record number of classic car owners cruised into the parking lot at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall on Monday afternoon to mingle and look over a variety of vintage vehicles during the fourth annual Back to the Bricks Tune-up Party. It was the first of seven being held this week as a warm-up for the annual […]

In brief



The People’s Jazz Band brings free Jazz Concert GRAND BLANC — The People’s Jazz Band, a 15-piece big band, from Flint, is playing a free concert at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, G-9020 S. Saginaw Rd., Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Greater […]

25 vendors help make Night Out a huge success




FLINT TWP. — Driving drunk? Driving high? Driving sleepy? Participants experienced all of those in an Impaired Simulation exercise debuted by McLaren Flint Trauma Services during National Night Out on Monday evening at the township police station. More than 25 vendors including rescue vehicles attended the free public safety education event. New vendors this year included the Salvation Army Emergency […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — On Aug. 8, The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Sebastian Bach with special guests Chrome Mollie and Ironsnake. Tickets are $20 in advance. Frequency Fifty Four, with special guest Chasing the Riot, will perform Aug. 15 at the Machine Shop. Cost is $5. This is an album-release […]

Genesee County 911 offers emergency notifications



GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County residents can now take advantage of a new service offered by the Genesee County 911 Consortium, which dispatches emergency calls throughout the county. Whether by text or smart phone/android application, if you are a Genesee County resident you can add your home or cell phone to the new CodeRED calling list. The applications and sign […]

Carman-Ainsworth names new girls’ hoops coach




FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth High will have a new varsity girls’ basketball coach this winter. Johnese Vaughn has stepped down and will be replaced by Lance Belill, a Carman-Ainsworth teacher who coached the Cavaliers’ boys’ junior varsity last year. Vaughn coached the Lady Cavs for six years and last season led them to a 17-8 record and the first girls’ […]

Hardwick wins GOP race for congressman



GENESEE COUNTY — Allen Hardwick of Davison Township defeated Tom Whitmire of Flushing in the Republican primary face-off for the United States Representative in Congress — Fifth District. Hardwick polled 13,567 votes to Whitmire’s 12,859, according to unofficial Michigan primary elections results posted on the state elections website. Hardwick will face Democratic incumbent Dan Kildee in the November election. Kildee, […]

Run with Olympian Geena Gall




GRAND BLANC – 2012 Summer Olympian and 10-time NCAA All- American Geena Gall will return home to host a Run with Geena event leading up to the Michigan Mile and Crim Festival of Races. Run with Geena is a free 1-mile run on Wednesday, Aug. 20 that will take participants down Saginaw Street and neighboring streets in Grand Blanc. The […]

Voters approve Prop 1



GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved State Proposal 1 to reduce state tax use – casting 847,066 yes votes to 377,608 no votes, according to unofficial Michigan primary elections results posted on the state website. Genesee County voters also approved of the measure by 30,233 (about 69 percent) yes votes to 13,286 (about 31 percent) no votes, according to […]

Swartz Creek golfers rule FJGA tourney




FLINT — Swartz Creek golfers dominated the final week of the Flint Junior Golf Association’s 75th year, sweeping the top three places in the season-ending tournament at Swartz Creek Golf Course and filling both slots for the boys’ match play championship final in the Jack Nicklaus Group. Defending 18-hole champion Ben Zyber finished first over two rounds of stroke play […]