In brief

Athletes and coaches salute Sen. Jim Ananich LANSING — Champions for America’s Future – Michigan (Champs-MI), a national bipartisan membership organization of athletes and coaches who have come together to make sure every child has the best chance to compete in life, today paused to salute the leadership of Sen. Jim Ananich with the 2014 “Mover & Shaker Award.” Champs-MI […]

Davenport seeks MLK Day volunteers

FLINT TWP. — Volunteers are needed to help make survival bracelets for Operation Gratitude (OG), as part of the 2015 MLK Jr. National Day of Service from 1-4 p.m. Monday, January 19, at Davenport University- Flint, 4318 Miller Road. Volunteers will help make more 400 bracelets for distribution by Operation Gratitude, an organization that annually sends 150,000- plus care packages […]


If you’re one of the lucky ones to receive a new e-reader, phone or tablet during the holiday season, you’re probably wondering, “Now what?” Your first stop should probably be the gdl.org for free downloads. Bibliophiles (a.k.a., book lovers) will be happy to learn that the GDL has more than 20,000 items through OverDrive, its downloadable book service. Here you’ll […]

Public invited to Tribute Dinner honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

GENESEE COUNTY — Rabbi Karen Companez, of Temple Beth El in Flint Township, will be the keynote speaker for the 36th Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., according to a press release. “It’s Up to Us to Create a Peaceful and Just Society” is the theme for event, which will be held on Thursday, […]

Board OKs Traffic Safety Ordinance to curtail street soliciting

FLINT TWP. — Under threats of potential law suits and political retaliation, the township board of trustees narrowly passed a controversial Traffic Safety Ordinance, after a public hearing Monday night attended by a nearly full house. Approved to take effect on March 1, the ordinance regulates interference with motor vehicles on public streets by prohibiting money or any other object […]

Cavs start fast, beat Swartz Creek

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth shook off a 19-day Christmas break and hit the floor running against Swartz Creek on Tuesday night, beating the Dragons 59-47 in a non-league boys’ basketball game at Carman-Ainsworth. The Cavaliers stormed out to a 17-5 lead in the first quarter and weathered a Creek rally in the second quarter to trail 24-22 at halftime. Carman-Ainsworth […]

New police officer hired

FLINT TWP. — Molly Elise Marlatt, a Flint Township resident, is joining the township police force. Police Chief George Sippert said she has already successfully completed preliminary tests including physical and psychological exam, drug test and background check. She will start work January 12 as an uncertified entry-level officer. She will begin four months of training immediately at the Law […]

Lady Cavs to resume season Friday

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth will resume its girls’ basketball season Friday with a Saginaw Valley League-South game at Saginaw. The Lady Cavaliers haven’t played since Dec. 18, when they beat Davison 66-47 at home. That put their overall record at 4-2 and their SVL mark at 2-1. Saginaw is 3-2 and 1-2. Sydnee McDonald has been on a tear in […]

The iceman cometh

From an unseasonably mild Christmas and temperatures in the 30s and 40s, the Flint area has slid into the deep freeze of winter starting with a messy mixture of snow and freezing rain on Saturday, January 3, that had the salt trucks out working all day to clean up the slush. Make room for the plow trucks.

The Lions was robbed!

Fat Guy Corner

Detroit has been one of the top cities known for crime and murder. One thing I know is that the crime of robbery was committed late Sunday afternoon and the Detroit Lions were the victims. I know you all have heard of the term highway robbery. This was football and referees committing robbery when the Lions faced the Cowgirls of […]