Proposed amendments address fencing, tent sales

FLINT TWP. — Fed up with epidemic copper thefts from air conditioners, more and more business owners reportedly have resorted to encasing equipment with razor wire. But that solution won’t fly here if the township board accepts a recommendation from the Planning Commission prohibiting the use of razor wire in all zoning districts. That is among several amendments to the […]

United Way 2014 campaign in high gear

GENESEE COUNTY — Officials with the United Way of Genesee County kicked off the 2014 campaign on Tuesday with an emphasis on helping more than 50,000 men, women and children in the county. United Way officials are hoping to raise and leverage funds to support 41 programs in Genesee County, said Jamie Gaskin, CEO of the United Way of Genesee […]

Happy Days are here again

Vehicle City Classic Diner opens

FLINT TWP. — From its black and white checkerboard flooring to its iconic red upholsteries and motorcycle motif, the Vehicle City Classic Diner, 3142 Miller Road, looks like a place where The Fonz might hang out. The long-awaited 1950s-style diner is now open and serving hamburgers, hotdogs, root beer floats, shakes, sundaes and a variety of side items. The shiny […]

Doctors being pinched by new federal rules

I haven’t been a fan of President Obama’s health care reform (I already hear dozens of letters already being written to me by those who are fans) and the more I hear about the trickle down effects of his reforms, the more I have to question why it had to be done this way. The newest hardship on the public […]

In brief

Detroit Tigers ticket raffle FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth Robotics team is offering a chance to win free Detroit Tigers tickets. The tickets will be given away in raffle drawing from with all proceeds to the robotics team. Tickets $1 each. The winner will get 4 Tigers Baseball Tickets plus a Lot 3 Parking Pass- Section 129 Row 5 Seats 7, […]

CAHS has a new principal

FLINT TWP. — Students returning to Carman-Ainsworth High School next month will find a new face in the principal’s office but it will be a familiar one. Among several administrative changes for Carman-Ainsworth High School, Principal Rory Mattar is retiring and Deborah Davis has been appointed as interim principal for the 2014-15 school year. Davis has been a teacher, department […]

Head Start

CAHS students take summer courses to graduate early

FLIINT TWP. — Most parents and students are gearing up for back-toschool but classes remained in session most of the summer for several Carman- Ainsworth students who participated in the Accelerated Graduation Opportunity (Ago) program. Ten tenth graders, members of the Class of 2017, finished up earlier this week in Explore Engineering and Technology at the Baker College of Flint. […]

CAHS baseball players on winning team

FLINT TWP. — Jawanza Edwards and Cooper Betancourt, both juniors at Carman-Ainsworth High School, were among a team of high school baseball players from Genesee and Lapeer counties recognized by the township board for an outstanding season. A proclamation presented Aug. 11 to Foutch’s Strike Zone applauded owner Roger Foutch and saluted his contribution to amateur baseball including “sponsorship of […]

Vehicle City rock out

Justin Rose, lead singer and founder of the Frequency 54 rock band performed solo Thursday evening at Vehicle City Harley-Davidson — a sideshow for the 2014 Michigan State Hog Rally staged at the Birch Run Expo Center. The full band joined Rose on stage for a Saturday afternoon performance and also at a CD release party at the Machine Shop […]

Budget drain — Twp. approves basin repairs

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved repairs of seven catch basins costing up to an estimated $22,000. “This has to be fixed because they are failing and the road will sink down,’’ Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said before the board’s unanimous vote, authorizing the work by the Genesee County Road Commission. The basins are located on Old Colony, T.A. […]