Three-way race for 5th Congressional seat

GENESEE COUNTY — Republican Allen D. Hardwick of Davison Township, Libertarian candidate Harold Jones of Coleman, and incumbent Democrat Dan Kildee of Flint will square off in the Nov. 4 general election for Michigan’s 5th Congressional seat. Hardwick, 50, is a political newcomer, facing Kildee, who is completing his first term as Congressman, a seat held for several decades by […]

Cavs boys finish 13th at regional

BAY CITY — The Carman-Ainsworth boys finished 12th at the Division 1 regionals with 376 points Saturday. Tyler Pangerl was 24th in 16:45.10. Juwan Willis was 77th in 18:58.05, Keith Belk was 89th in 20:53.66, Andre Thorton was 95th in 22:20.50 and Ryan Thomas was 97th 22:36.16. Andrew Stephens was 98th in 22:43.39 and Gaven Valentine was 99th in 24:42.66. […]

In brief

C-A seeks help with Toy Give Away FLINT TWP. — Donations and volunteers are needed for a Toy Give Away being coordinated by Carman-Ainsworth Schools. They are collecting new or gently used toys, books, games, sporting equipment, movies, CD’s, electronics, and coats/snow pants for children from newborn to high school age. Donation boxes will be available at all buildings through […]

Cavs beat Powers, open playoffs with Okemos

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth won’t be seeing the same teams it played in last year’s football playoffs, when the Cavaliers plowed through a tough Div. 1 field to reach the state semifinals for the first time in school history. By a slim margin, Carman-Ainsworth has dropped to Div. 2 for the 2014 playoffs, which begin this weekend. The divisions are […]

Animal Control millage on ballot

GENESEE COUNTY — It has caused a purr at times but also plenty of barking, and rarely silence this past year. It is the Genesee County Animal Control Center controversy. The protest was enough to bring the shelter’s apparent need for increased revenue on the upcoming ballot, as a proposal for county-wide resident consideration. The fervent animal activists in the […]

Lions roar across the pond

Fat Guy Corner

The London Lions pulled one out across the pond with a tremendous second-half rally and won 22-21 over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday morning. Yes, for the second week in a row, the Cardiac Kats avoid defeat with a miracle rally. It was no thing of beauty to watch, especially the dismal first half displayed by the Kitty Kats. The Lions […]

MTA seeks additional funding

GENESEE COUNTY — For the second time this year, voters are asked to approve funding for the Flint Mass Transportation Authority. The request for 0.425 mils will be before voters in Tuesday’s general election. It comes on the heels of a five-year renewal of 0.4 mils for Your Ride, which voters approved in August. If the new request passes, owners […]

Sports Shorts

Warriors drop pair of games to Soo FLINT — The Michigan Warriors lost both games to the Soo Eagles in North American Hockey League action Friday and Saturday at Perani Arena. The Warriors dropped the opener 4-3. A goal by the Soo’s Dan Weaver at 8:44 of the third proved to be the game-winner. The Eagles came back from a […]

Officer-involved fatal shooting ruled justified

FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced in a press release Monday that no charges will be issued against a Flint Township Police officer who was involved in a fatal shooting this past summer. On July 16, 2014, the officer stopped a car traveling west on Flushing Road for speeding. During the stop, the officer asked the driver for […]

Be good sports

Sports view

Every athlete is expected to follow good sportsmanship, and the fans that support them, too. Good sportsmanship is something that most schools accept as a badge of honor, taking the good with the bad and ugly. Holding one’s head high, shaking hands with the opponent and not hurling insulting terms their way is just part of what makes every program […]