2015-06-04

Public hearing set for Justice Grant spending




FLINT TWP. — Public comment will be taken at a hearing set for 7 p.m. June 15 at the township hall, regarding spending of the 2015 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice. The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal funding to state and local jurisdictions to support a […]

Hot Tickets



Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Flaw, June 4, with Season’s After, Oblivious Signal and Sydetrakt. Tickets are $10 in advance. Framing Hanley will perform, June 5, with special guests Heartist and Mistaken for Satellites. Tickets are $12 in advance. The Rev. Horton Heat will perform June 9, […]

In brief



MDOT accepting applications for jobs GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Transportation Youth Development and Mentoring Program (YDMP), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration is looking for applicants for a summer program, which involves jobs at MDOT’s roadside parks, rest areas, carpool parking lots, and roadsides. Open to high school students and recent graduates, age 16 and up, […]

Swartz Creek ends Carman-Ainsworth’s district title run



SWARTZ CREEK – The Carman-Ainsworth softball season came to a close on Saturday at Swartz Creek as the Lady Cavaliers fell to the host Dragons in the district semifinal, 10-0. Swartz Creek would go on to win the district championship with a 3-2 win over Kearsley in nine innings, which was preceded by Kearsley’s 6-2 win over Flushing. — B.P.

5K Run/Walk Teal Track and Trail coming next week



GRAND BLANC — For the first time this year, the annual 5K Run & Walk, Teal Track and Trail will be held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s Family Fun Fest. The event is a fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer research. Created by Kirk and Marie Heath in memory of their daughter Wendy, who passed away in 2012, the run […]

Cavaliers ousted from baseball district by Swartz Creek




SWARTZ CREEK — After finishing second in the Saginaw Valley League this season to Lapeer (9-1 SVL-South), the Carman- Ainsworth (7-3 SVL-South) varsity baseball appeared primed to start the Div. 1 playoffs on Saturday. The host Dragons, on the other hand, were just as ready for the postseason and proved it by taking leads of 2-0 and 3-0 at the […]

Eighth-graders begin high school years



FLINT TWP.— The Class of 2019 has stepped into high school. Carman-Ainsworth Middle School held its’ annual eighth grade Celebration on Friday, May 29th at Carman-Ainsworth High School, attended by many friends and family. This year, middle-school Principal, Kevin Summey opened the event, while students led the rest of the ceremony, according to Sandra Worthing, eighth grade history teacher. Students […]

Cavs’ golfer shoots 88 in regional




MIDLAND — Haywood Petty’s high school golf career came to an end last Friday in the Div. 1 regional at Currie Golf Course. The Carman-Ainsworth senior shot 88 in the 12-team, 72-player field to finish 13 strokes out of the third and final individual qualifying spot for the state finals. Petty was making his first appearance in the regional after […]

Vic Canever announces “Canever Car Show” dates



FENTON — For the fourth year running, Vic Canever Chevrolet is hosting a Summer full of car shows, with the next show taking place, June 18, from 3-8 p.m. The car shows are held on the dealership grounds, located at 3000 Owen Road in Fenton. All classic cars, hot rods and antique automobiles are welcome at the event. Participants will […]

Sports Shorts



Gus Macker coming GRAND RAPIDS — The annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will invade Grand Rapids this year on the campus of Kenowa Hills High Schools June 6-7. It’s a homecoming of sorts for the tournament, which began 42 years ago when Mitch and Scott McNeal held the first tournament in their driveway in Lowell. The inaugural tournament was […]


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