Kildee to emcee awards event

FLINT — Business leadership, superior customer service and outstanding hospitality will be on full display as the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce honors some of our region’s businesses, as well as committed and innovative individuals at the 2014 Art of Achievement Awards. U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee will host the awards ceremony, which takes place on Thursday, Nov. 6 at […]

In brief

Salvation Army 82nd Thanksgiving concert set FLINT — The community is invited to enjoy a FREE Thanksgiving concert featuring The Salvation Army Flint Citadel Band on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Celebrating 82 years of band concerts this year’s performance will be held at the Salvation Army Flint Citadel located at 211 W. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 40502 (Corner of […]

Right-to-die movement returns with new face

An Oregon woman’s decision to end her own life after being diag nosed with an incurable form of brain cancer has brought back the rightto die debate, only this time the movement has a new face and voice. I worked for a suburban-Detroit daily newspapers back in the 1990s when the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian first started his campaign to […]

MTA proposal passes

GENESEE COUNTY — The Mass Transportation Authority narrowly pulled off a victory in its bid for more money in the Nov. 4 general election. The 0.425-mil new levy squeaked by with 63,107 votes in favor, just 49 more than the 62,058 votes against the millage that begins in 2015 and continues through 2019. MTA officials have said the funds are […]

Aye or nay

In the weeks leading up to the election, yellow road signs promoting the Public Safety Millage began cropping up around the township. They were joined about a week ago by white signs posted by an unknown group opposing the millage. Now the voters have spoken.

Dems Kildee, Ananich re-elected

GENESEE COUNTY — In statewide polling, Republican Governor Rick Snyder beat Democrat challenger Mark Schauer to win re-election to a second term, but Democrat leanings held strong in Genesee County. Fifth District U.S. Congressman Daniel T. Kildee, 56, of Flint Township easily won re-election to a two-year term. In the 27th district state senate race, Democrat incumbent Jim Ananich, of […]

Public Safety Millage passes

FLINT TWP. — All in favor – 5,212. All opposed – 4,237. With all precincts reporting, the township police and fire millage won voter approval by 975 votes – 55.16 percent yes to 44.84 percent no, according to voting totals being reported early Wednesday morning by the Genesee County Election Division. Township voters approved the 3.85 millage that is expected […]

Cavaliers chill Chiefs in snowy district opener

FLINT TWP. – The weather dictated that Carman-Ainsworth keep the ball on the ground last Friday night, and that was just fine with Tyler Minor and the rest of the Cavaliers. Minor ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries, and Carman- Ainsworth ground Okemos into the slush by a 27-0 count in a Div. 2 football playoff […]

Going, going, gone

FLINT TWP. — Land is selling at bargain prices judging by some of the winning bids at the Genesee County Treasurer’s no-reserve tax foreclosed real property auction last week. Of about 44 township parcels on the block, 20 remained unsold. Most of the properties, which are acquired due to unpaid taxes, were left over from an auction in September when […]

Lady Cavs’ season ends with loss to Davison

SWARTZ CREEK — The Carman-Ainsworth volleyball season came to a close on Monday in the district playoff opener against Saginaw Valley League-South rival Davison, 21-25, 22-25, 9-25. Deja Lester was solid, as usual, with six kills and 10 digs while Katie Speaks added nine digs and Sarah Thurston had 12 assists. Carman-Ainsworth ends the season at 14-28-1 overall. OTHER RESULTS: […]