2014-08-07

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 […]

In brief



Paperback Blowout FLINT TWP. — The Friends of the McCarty Library will host a used paperback book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and from 9 am- 12 p.m. Saturday, August 9 at the Flint Township Senior Center, 2071 Graham Rd. They will be selling eight books for $1. — R.S. Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser needs […]

Sports Shorts



Football, cheerleading registration FLINT — Registration for CAYFCL for boys 8-12 and girls 6-12 in currently underway. The fee to register is $170. The fee must be paid for in cash. Due to the rising cost of with MMRFL, insurance, and the purchase of helmets, jerseys and cheer jackets will not be included this season. Registration forms are available at […]

Spend a Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine at Crossroads Village



FLINT — Preschoolers will get the thrill of their lives when Thomas the Tank Engine™ steams across the country this year. When Thomas arrives at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad the Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, he will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very […]

Tigers pay Price for title

Fat Guy Corner

The Detroit Tigers pulled off a shocker on trade deadline day. Detroit’s Dave Dombrowski brought left hander David Price to Motown from the Tampa Bay Rays! Did any of us Tigers’ fans see this one coming? I know I sure didn’t. The rotation now has the last three Cy Young Award winning pitchers in its starting rotation. How good does […]

Where does Christmas lurk the other 364 days?



I found Christmas the other day. It wasn’t as if I was searching for it in July, I just happened to stumble upon it. To me Christmas means winter, winter means snow and snow means cold. I generally think Christmas should not be released until December, it should not be spoken of until then and it should certainly not be […]

Tee Time



SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 “Be the Change” Golf Scramble at WASHAKIE GOLF COURSE 3461 E. Burnside Rd., North Branch. 9 a.m. shotgun start. $70 per person, full team payment $280 by August 2, late registration $290 by August 9 includes four person scramble, 18 holes with cart, mixed teams, prizes and meal. Register online www.browncitybethechange.com. SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 8th Annual Goodrich […]

Mattress Firm opening two local stores




FLINT TWP. — A Mattress Firm store at 4051 Miller Rd is set to open on Friday, Aug. 8. It is the first of two new Michigan locations for the Houston-TX-based specialty bedding chain. A second store at 932 S Center Road in Flint near Courtland Center Mall is scheduled to open Aug. 22, according to Derrick Cox, market manager […]

Foutch’s Strike Zone tested in first-ever AABC Mickey Mantle World Series




MCKINNEY, Texas – The opening game of the American Amateur Baseball Congress’s Mickey Mantle Division World Series proved to be a hard test for the area’s best 16U players, all handpicked by area high school coaches and team owner and Hall of Famer Roger Foutch. Foutch’s Strike Zone was shut out Wednesday afternoon, 8-0, by D-BAT Bonesio of Texas in […]


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