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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

Voters reject road millage renewal; Prop 1

FLINT TWP. — Township voters were not in a generous mood Tuesday. Along with voting down the State Proposal 1 road-plus measure, they also rejected renewal of the township’s 10-year road improvement millage. It was close but with all 15 precincts reporting, the tally was 2,529 no votes (51.24 pct) to 2,407 yes (48.75 pct), according to unofficial results from […]

Sports Shorts

Detroit Lions annual youth football camp GRAND BLANC – The Detroit Lions Football Education Division will host its annual Fundamentals Camp at Grand Blanc High June 15-18. Camp runs 8:30 a.m.-noon and costs $169 per attendee. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-14 and will be put through non-contact, fundamental football instruction with emphasis on player health and […]

Hometown Inn reopens under watchful eye of law enforcement

FLINT TWP. — When police say they are keeping an eye on the newly reopened Hometown Inn, they mean it literally. High-definition video cameras installed throughout the premises of the longtime trouble spot at 3277 Miller Road, now allow township police to monitor its activity from feeds to the police station. The surveillance cameras and police access to them were […]


SATURDAY, MAY 9 The Lapeer Optimist 40th Annual Douglas Henley Memorial Outing will be held at 9 a.m. May 9 at METAMORA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. Entry fee of $85 includes golf, lunch and dinner. Special events include closest to pin, longest drive and hole-in-one contest. Contact Mike Butterfield at 810-245-5790. SATURDAY, MAY 9 The North Branch Booster Club Golf […]