Giving into terrorist demands is bad precedent

If you listen to the experts, cyber-terrorism is the future of warfare. Enemies hacking our governmental and industrial computer systems, stealing data, sabotaging our infrastructure and collapsing our economy is how we will someday fight wars. So the recent hacking attack on Sony Pictures by what is believed to be the North Korean government is essentially the first major salvo […]

Nut shop gets permission to build over sewer

FLINT TWP. — Nationally distributed Jonny Almond Nut Company is headquartered here at G-4254 Fenton Rd. and township officials want to keep it that way. Earlier this year the township board gave the growing nut business permission to expand. After adding 2,000 square-feet to the existing 3,000 square feet in 2012 to provide room for the corporate office and more […]

In brief

Regional Medical Imaging launches national trial of new cancer treatment FLINT — With its fourth successful procedure, Regional Medical Imaging of Flint, Mich., is helping to launch a groundbreaking multi-center clinical trial of cryoablation (exposure to extreme cold temperatures) to treat breast cancer without the trauma of surgery. Utilizing the IceSense3 System to treat certain early stage tumors without scalpels, […]

Tractor Supply, 4-H raise more than $763k during fundraising

GENESEE COUNTY – Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with the National 4-H Council, recently announced the fundraising results of its fall 2014 Paper Clover Campaign. Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States, raised an astounding $763,283 during the 10-day national in-store fundraiser. With the more than $1.5 million raised during the […]

Ridgway H. White named president of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

FLINT — The trustees of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation have appointed Ridgway H. White as the fourth president of the organization, effective January 1, 2015, according to a press release. He succeeds his father, William S. White (Bill), who remains chairman and CEO. “It’s the right time and the right approach for the evolution of the organization,” said Bill […]

FYT to hold winter acting classes

FLINT — Students can build on their passion for theatre with Winter Acting Classes at Flint Youth Theatre. Winter Acting Classes meet for eight weeks beginning Jan. 13 and are offered for students age two through grade 12. Class fees range from $70 to $95. Registration and information are available by calling 810-237-1530. Registrations are also accepted in person at […]

In brief

Traveling art show fights stigma of mental illness FLINT — Genesee Health Center will be hosting the 3rd Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards’ (MACMHB) statewide traveling art show, “Creative Minds Changing Minds,” in conjunction with the Vista Center and other local artists. The first showing was at the Art Walk on Dec. 12 downtown Flint and then will […]

Cavs compete at Genesee County wrestling invite

DAVISON — In an event highlighted by big matches and even bigger schools, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity wrestling team took the mat at the 2014 Genesee County Meet hosted by Davison last Saturday. Highlighting this effort was Jalan Beaugard winning by pin against Swartz Creek’s Brandon Gilson. At 285 lbs., Hilton Gamble lost to heavyweight powerhouse Dan Perry of Lapeer by […]

The reason for the season

Nativity scenes like these displayed at two township Lutheran churches symbolize Christian beliefs and renew the Biblical hope expressed in John 3:16. For believers, the seasonal displays are common at churches, homes, businesses and other venues but in recent times they have drawn protests from nonbelievers when erected on public lands. All is peaceful here but a Nativity display is […]

Sports Shorts

Michigan Warriors spread holiday cheer FLINT — On Dec. 17, the Michigan Warriors had the privilege of visiting the Whaley Children’s Center. Players passed out teddy bears, played Jenga, played basketball, raced, and just talked with the kids as part of a community service effort for the holidays. Currently, Whaley Children’s Center provides shelter, hope, and healing to nearly 90 […]