Pop culture celebration

Barnes & Noble visitors have fan-tastic time at celebration

Harlie Putman of Swartz Creek showed her fandom by wearing full purple-accented Donatello gear for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day, a children’s event during the Get- Pop Cultured Celebration at Barnes & Noble bookstore. The celebration began July 23 and wrapped up last weekend with Page & Screen Weekend where participants of all ages were invited to dress as their […]


Extra school supplies support initiative to deliver shoebox gifts

GENESEE COUNTY — As a new school year approaches, traditional back-to-school activities ramp up and families fill the aisles shopping for school materials, clothes and all the right digital gear to help students return to the classroom ready to learn. For many area families, however, the season for student discounts and bargain bins also presents a great opportunity to help […]

Twp. board holds off on panhandling ordinance

FLINT TWP. — A proposed ordinance that would ban all soliciting in the street, including by charities, has been postponed. The controversial move quietly passed first reading on July 7 in a six to one vote, with only Clerk Kim Courts opposing. But a near capacity crowd attended the board’s August 11 meeting to voice opinions before the board completed […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — On Aug. 15, The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Frequency Fifty Four, with special guest Chasing the Riot. Cost is $5. This is an album-release show. Summer Happy Funtime Burlesque will perform Aug. Tickets are $10 in advance. The Machine Shop will feature the Russell Wayne Tribute […]

New police officer hired

FLINT TWP. — Alexander Knopp was sworn in Tuesday morning as a township police officer. The Flint Township Board approved hiring Knopp at its August 11 meeting. Police Chief George Sippert said the Civil Service Commission provided Knopp’s name as the next eligible candidate. Chief Sippert provided a brief biography of Knopp who is a graduate of Davison High School […]

New Football Practice Policies Promote Safety as 14-15 Sports Year Begins

EAST LANSING — The first practices of 2014-15 begin next week for approximately 110,000 student-athletes taking part in eight sports in which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments, with nearly 41,000 football players practicing under a new policy in that sport aimed at continuing to improve player safety. The new practice policy was proposed by a Football […]

Recall petition against twp. supervisor approved

FLINT TWP. — It looks like a recall attempt against Township Supervisor Karyn Miller is moving forward but due process could drag on for up to another month and a half before any petitions get circulated. On her fourth attempt last Thursday, township resident LaVonna Harris received approval of her recall petition language from the Genesee County Elections Board. Harris’ […]

FJGA crowns 2014 season champions

FLINT – Kristen Wolfe repeated as girls’ champion, and Jack Weller unseated good friend and Swartz Creek teammate Ben Zyber as boys’ champion in the Flint Junior Golf Association’s season-ending tournament last week. Wolfe, a Grand Blanc resident and Powers Catholic graduate, defeated Grand Blanc High sophomore Cammi Lucia 7-and-6, and Weller topped Zyber 3-and-2 in the match play finals […]

2014 graduates inducted in the CAHS Academic Hall of Fame

FLINT TWP. — Five recent graduates have been inducted into the Carman-Ainsworth Academic Hall of Fame. Two of the five attended a special recognition at last week’s board of education meeting. This years inductees are Kristen Borse, Katlyn Koegel, Cionna Orr, Rani Richardson and Frederick Van Duyne. CAHS Principal Rory Mattar said the students must be meet exceptionally high academic […]

Carman-Ainsworth players help Flint win CANUSA soccer

FLINT – Five returning varsity soccer players from Flint Carman-Ainsworth — Ryan Macko, Tyler Springer, David Rawls, Derrald Boggan, Ray Macko — helped the Flint team win the CANUSA title at Kettering University last week. The 18U team USA was 2-0 winning the overall event and the 16U squad went 1-1 to also pick up the title. CANUSA games began […]

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