Godwin’s awarded Retailer of Year award

FLINT — Godwin’s was honored as “Retailer of the Year” at the 20th Annual Furniture Industry Awards Gala on April 20. Retailer of the Year is the highest honor given by sales representatives within the retail home furnishings community. It recognizes retailers who have distinguished themselves through industry leadership, business achievement and service to their communities. Godwin’s is a member […]

CAMS’ got talent

FLINT TWP. — Michael Jackson danced and sang, Nikki Minaj rapped and Christina Aguilera crooned. Okay. Not really but those artists were among those represented last week by very talented students at the second annual Carman- Ainsworth Middle School Showcase of Talent. Fourteen acts took to the stage to the delight of parents, peers and others in the audience. Austin […]

Gleason calls for comptroller audit of ROD

GENESEE COUNTY — Missing funds of well over $300,000 and alleged misappropriation of funds designated by law for specific purposes have led Genesee County Clerk John Gleason and Register of Deeds (ROD) Roberta Sacharski to call for an independent audit of the fund and the county controller’s office. According to both Gleason and Sacharski, she has conducted a preliminary audit […]

It’s pork barrel politics in Flint

So as I write this, a week ago prior to leaving on a vacation, the race for Flint mayor was beginning to heat up. In fact, it was downright sizzling like bacon, after a pig named Giggles threw her name into the running for the Nov. 9 general election. No, I’m not using a disrespectful term to describe a candidate. […]

Lady Cavs head into loaded tennis regional

FLINT TWP. – J’Lynn Corder might have a better chance of reaching the state tennis finals if she were playing in a different regional. As it is, the talented Carman-Ainsworth junior will have to get through a meat-grinder field in the Div. 1 regional today at the Greater Midland Tennis Center. The 10-team regional includes second-ranked Midland Dow and No. […]

Cavaliers ready for run at state

FLINT TWP. – Kenn Domerese always tells his Carman-Ainsworth track and field teams the same thing going into the postseason. “I don’t want you to get to the state meet,” he says. “I want you to score at the state meet. Don’t be happy just to get there.” That difference in attitude is a big reason the Cavaliers usually finish […]

Carman-Ainsworth’s Petty ties for fifth place

SAGINAW – Haywood Petty shot 77 to tie for fifth place in the Saginaw Valley League jamboree May 5 at Sawmill in Saginaw. Tyson Fields carded 84, Kaden Rytlewski 106 and Noah Vanderhyde and Aaron Floyd 109 as the Cavs totaled 376. Midland topped the 11-team field with a 312, six strokes better than Powers Catholic. Saginaw Heritage was third […]

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 […]

C-A pioneering K-12 STEM curriculum next fall

FLINT TWP. — Come September, Carman-Ainsworth Schools will offer a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum to students at every grade level. Carman-Ainsworth will become the first district in Michigan to implement Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum in all of its buildings – K-12, said Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs, providing […]

Fat Guy has his crystal ball out and the Preakness winner is …

The 140th running of the Preakness Stakes is Saturday. The Preakness is the second jewel of the Triple Crown. The horse who won the Kentucky Derby, American Pharaoh, will be looking for that second win. The pursuit of the Triple Crown is the goal of every horse that wins the Kentucky Derby. American Pharaoh is a horse that can win […]