2014-11-06

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: […]

All C-A school board members re-elected




FLINT TWP. — There will be one new face on the Carman-Ainsworth School Board. Five incumbents, all running unopposed, retained their seats in Tuesday’s election but one of three write-in candidates is expected to fill a sixth open seat. According to the Genesee County Clerk’s Office, those three write-in candidates are Lonney Jarnigin, Veda D. Balla and Misty Dawn Huffman, […]

Look into my crystal ball



The Detroit Lions are 6-2 heading into the second half of the season. Is this a serious case of Deja vu or what? The Lions sat in this same position last season on top of the division and in control of their own destiny. The 2013 season turned into a Freddy Krueger nightmare as Detroit went 1-7 in their last […]

Reflective address signs promoted




FLINT TWP. — You have a home emergency. You call for help from police, fire or ambulance. How quickly can they find your house? Is your address properly displayed on the house and/or mailbox? Critical lifesaving minutes can be wasted when first responders have to scramble around, especially at night, trying to find a house with an obscure address. Township […]

Sports Shorts



Warriors drop pair of games to Springfield SPRINGFIELD, ILL. — The Michigan Warriors dropped a pair of games to Springfield over the weekend. The Blues won the first game Friday night 3-2 in overtime. The score was tied 2-2 after regulation. Both teams scored both their goals in the second period. The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead on […]