2015-05-07

May is American Stroke Awareness Month



GENESEE COUNTY — Like many African-American men, Frank Bell had a long family history of high blood pressure, strokes, and heart attacks. It wasn’t too surprising that he would spend most of his adult life trying to keep his blood pressure in check with medication. Those same family genes would also play a crucial role in his stroke at the […]

All the news that’s fit to print



There has been a lot going on in the world and sometimes I have to take a break from the local scene and see what’s happening elsewhere. One of the most interesting news items I’ve seen recently was the attempted terror attack in Garland, Texas. Two self-proclaimed jihadists who may (or may not) have been part of the Islamic State […]

County commission has to look all options



The recent editorial opinion and news articles authored by Gary Gould regarding plans to consolidate 67th and 68th District Courts wrongly lead readers to believe the out-county courts will soon be shuttered and moved to downtown Flint. Mr. Gould also states this is being done “with barely a thought about what it will do to the voters and communities they […]

Retail CEO returns to his roots to open new store




FLINT TWP. — It is not typical for a busy CEO to attend openings of new stores but for Michael MacDonald, president and chief executive officer of Columbus-Ohio based Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), attending the grand opening last week of the new store at 4135 Miller Road, was a homecoming. MacDonald grew up in Flint, lived on Miller Road from […]

In brief



Publicom communications firm wins national awards EAST LANSING — Publicom Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm, has won three national awards in the 32nd annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition, conducted by Healthcare Marketing Report. The winning entries were generated for McLaren Flint, McLaren Lapeer Region and McLaren Port Huron. “We create ads and marketing campaigns to meet our clients’ marketing […]

CAHS prom draws crowd of onlookers




BIRCH RUN — A crowd of family, friends and gawkers gathered outside the Birch Run Expo Center on Saturday evening to watch the promenade of formally-dressed Carman-Ainsworth seniors and their dates as they arrived at this milestone social occasion and rite of passage. Themed “A Night Under the Stars,’’ the glam event drew an estimated 350 prom goers. One of […]

In brief



Church hosting healing conference FLINT — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw St. downtown Flint, is hosting a Healing Conference on May 15 –May 17, featuring, The Reverend Dr. Jack and Anna Marie Sheffield. They have both experienced a life changing rebirth in 1973 and together have served in ministry for over 39 years, and continue to witness many […]

Cavaliers’ baseball loses on neutral site




FLINT —Under the lights at Broome Park last Friday, Jawanza Edwards went 2-for-4 with one RBI, but it wasn’t quite enough to keep the Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball team from falling to Flint Metro League rival Kearsley 3-2. Taking the complete-game loss for the Cavaliers was Austin Jerome after giving up three earned runs on 10 hits and no walks with […]

Haz-Bins

Countywide collection sets record


FLINT TWP. — A record number of 1,006 vehicles made drops on Saturday at the countywide Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Day held in the parking lot at Carman-Ainsworth High School. The spring collection usually draws more participation but thanks in part to better publicity this year, about 600 drop-offs were expected. The old record-high was about 700 […]

Two Lady Cavaliers to play college hoops




FLINT TWP. – The top two players on Carman- Ainsworth’s girls’ basketball team will continue their game in college next year. Sydnee McDonald, the Most Valuable Player in the Saginaw Valley League-South last winter, will attend Chipola College in Florida, and Natalia Kincaid will play at Lansing Community College. They signed their letters of intent in a ceremony at the […]


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