Yes their er … sleigh is Christmas red but this group of Santa’s helpers are members of the Flint Township Fire Department who volunteered their time last Saturday collecting toys and donations in front of the Wal-Mart store on Corunna Road. They were competing with other fire departments countywide to see who could collect the most. (See living page for […]

In brief

GCHD urges age appropriate gifts GENESEE COUNTY — As we enter the holiday season, the Genesee County Health Department asks you to be a responsible Santa. Following are some tips to use when shopping for children on your gift list: Age-appropriate: check the label when looking at toys to make sure that the toys are for the specified age of […]

Decision still pending on panhandling law

FLINT TWP. — The township’s long awaited panhandling ordinance was expected to be discussed at the Dec. 1 board meeting but budget matters took priority. But Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said the proposal will likely be on the board’s agenda for a first reading at the Dec. 15 meeting, possibly moving toward adoption in early January. Essentially, the controversial ordinance […]

Cavs drop hoops opener

GRAND BLANC – Carman- Ainsworth came out hot in the first quarter but went cold the rest of the night and dropped a 54-40 decision to Grand Blanc in the boys’ basketball season opener for both teams Tuesday night at Grand Blanc. The Cavaliers jumped out to a 16-12 lead but scored just 24 points over the last three periods. […]

Chevrolet Colorado crowned the 2015 Truck of the Year

FLINT — Local General Motors workers share in kudos for the Chevrolet Colorado being named the Motor Trend 2015 Truck of the Year. GM’s Flint Engine plant provides the V6 engine for the Chevrolet Colorado and its GMC sibling, the Canyon, according a press release from Tom Wickham of GM’s Global and Flint Manufacturing Communications. Flint Metal stamps hood inners […]

Boys Basketball Preview

Coach: Jay Witham; Years: 2Last Year: 21-4, 12-0 Saginaw Valley League-SouthLosses: Cameron Morse, Justice Green, Brennen Gleason,Ja’quin JonesReturning: Ju’wan Evans, Leon Bell, Jaylen Bradley, JarellGilesSeason overview: The Cavs ran the SVL table in Witham’sfirst year as varsity coach, so they have a big act to followafter some key graduations. Promising newcomers includejunior forward Juwan Willis and freshman guard Ja’KavienLewis.“We’re young […]

Bank robber convicted

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert gave the township board an update on a series of bank robberies he first reported on in March. A jury recently convicted Thomas Gatica of Flint, one of four suspects, Chief Sippert said. Gatica was accused of robbing the Citizens Bank (now First Merit) at Court Street and Linden roads. That resulted in […]

Lady Cavs hang tough against Goodrich

GOODRICH — Carman-Ainsworth ran into one of the top girls’ basketball programs in the state Monday and suffered its first loss of the season, bowing 72-48 at Goodrich. The Lady Cavs fell behind 22-11 in the first quarter and never got back in the game in dropping to 2-1. It was 38-24 at halftime and 59-38 going into the final […]

C-A Board members sworn in for partial terms

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education swore in three members last week – two familiar faces and one new one. Four board members re-elected in November will not be sworn into their new terms until the January 6 organization meeting. But two others were elected to fill partial two-year terms and were required to take the oath […]

Girls Basketball Preview

Coach: Lance BelillYears: 1Last Year: 17-8Losses: Aliah Stinnett, AngelProby Returning: Sydnee McDonald, Natalia Kincaid, Harmany Williams, Shakara Johnson, Jazmine Randle, Eriona Chambers, Cha’Quia Jones Season overview: The Lady Cavs are coming off the first regional championship in school history and have lots of experience back. McDonald is in her first full season after transferring in from Hamady last year and […]