Revisiting our letters policy

In the past I have attended government meetings where during the course of public comment a couple of people in the audience took the opportunity to chastise the local newspapers, ours included, for not running their letters to the editor. First of all, a city council, township or school board meeting is not the place to address your personal gripe […]

Christmas at Crossroads

Village and railroad offer a classic holiday tradition

GENESEE COUNTY — They say the only thing you can count on is change, but Crossroads Village seems to defy that notion, or transcend it each holiday season. Offering a classic and ever reliable experience of the heart of Christmas magic, the park continually turns old-fashioned unity and pastimes into yearly visual awe. Crossroads Holiday Magic has been a constant […]

In brief

Lions selling trees GOODRICH — The Goodrich Lions Club, will be holding its annual Christmas tree sale at 9196 S. State Rd (M-15). Monday through Friday hours are 2-7 p.m., Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday hours are 12-6 p.m. Details: Call 810-241-4426. — P.S. Merkley Youth Charitable Trust makes gift to The Flint Diaper Bank FLINT — […]

UM-Flint bounces back, wins second straight

FLINT — The success that the University of Michigan-Flint men’s hockey team has put together this season continued with last weekend’s trip to Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, where UM-Flint pulled out two key victories. The first of the two contests faced off on Friday, Nov. 21, with Michigan-Flint winning in a thriller, 5-4. Holy Cross, though, began the […]

Out of line

In past years, lines have begun forming outside of the Best Buy electronics store as early as the Monday before Thanksgiving when Black Friday bargain hunters pitch tents and camp out to be first in line for door buster deals. But this photo taken outside the Miller Road store late Tuesday afternoon indicated that either the camping tradition is dying […]

McDonald scores 38 as Lady Cavs win

FLINT TWP. — Sydnee McDonald hit the floor running in her first full season with the Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team, scoring 38 points Tuesday night to lead the Cavaliers to a 66-47 win over Grand Blanc in the season opener for both teams. McDonald transferred in from Hamady as a junior last year and wasn’t eligible to play until the […]

Township Board approves 2015 budget

FLINT TWP. — Far different from last year’s standoff, the township board passed its budget on the first try this year. Still two unhappy trustees would not budge in the 5-2 vote to pass the proposed $10,011,038 general fund budget. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert voted no. Parker said she would not support it due to expenses and content. […]

Sports Shorts

Warriors split weekend series FLINT — The Michigan Warriors split their series with the Soo in North American Hockey League action last weekend. The Warriors took the first game on Saturday 1-0. Garrison Sanipass had the only goal of the game at 13:30 in the third. The Warriors dropped the second game 4-3. Michigan led 2-0 at the end of […]

Approved labor union agreements includes raises

FLINT TWP. —With two trustees firmly opposed, the Flint Township Board approved revised labor union contracts that include 2 1/2-percent pay raises for police, fire and clerical workers. The raises and a change in health care insurance provision were key items in collective bargaining agreements approved for the Command Officer Association, the Patrol Officer Association, AFSCME Local 1918- Clerical Union, […]

Parting ways with UM skipper

Fat Guy Corner

The fate of Brady Hoke has been decided here on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. in Ann Arbor. It was no shocking surprise, as Michigan has parted ways with Hoke after four seasons as the head coach. Brady Hoke never could recapture the magic of his first season record of 11-2 and a BCS Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech. Brady […]