Fire department gets 100 Club grant

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department was pleased to receive a $1,500 grant from The Hundred Club of Genesee, Shiawassee and Lapeer Counties during its Hero’s Night last month. The welcome money will be used to purchase new fire gloves, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley.“ We go through them fast,” Burkley said of the protective hand gear. […]

IMS Hockey unveils Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center

FLINT — Just like the name IMA Sports Arena, Perani Arena and Event Center is now a thing of the past. At a press conference in the arena’s lobby last Thursday, IMS Hockey, owners of the arena as well as the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League, announced that a naming rights agreement had been reached, changing the name […]

Principal appointed at CAHS

FLINT TWP. — Deborah Davis, who served as interim principal at Carman- Ainsworth High School for the 2014-15 school year, has been appointed to the position permanently. Davis previously served at assistant principal at the high school from 2008-09 and 2012-13 and has held several positions with the district. She served as the Data Technology Coordinator for all district schools […]

Summer camp schedule

GENESEE COUNTY July 13-16: Davison Tennis Camp. June 29-July 2; July 13-16. At Kearsley High courts because of construction at Davison courts. .Three sessions based on age: Ages 6-9 9-10 a.m., ages 10-14 1-2:15 p.m. and high school students 2:30-4 p.m. Cost: $110 for 12 days of instruction. Register through DCER online or at 810-591-0175. July 13-16: Summer volleyball camp. […]

In brief

Robotics fundraiser offers Tigers tickets FLINT TWP. — Want to win tickets to a Tigers’ game? Enter the robotics raffle drawing for a chance to win four tickets and a parking pass, valued at $380, for the September 5 game at Comerica Park in Detroit. Seats 7, 8, 9 and 10 are in the fifth row of Section 129. Raffle […]

Sports Shorts

Hall to induct three teams GRAND BLANC – The Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame has announced the three teams to be inducted in this year’s class. The 1962-65 St. John Vianney golf teams will be inducted as one entry for winning three state championships while compiling an 89-7 dual meet record in that four-year span. The 1963 Flint […]

Walker-Griffea begins tenure as AAWCC president

FLINT– Dr. Beverly Walker- Griffea, president of Mott Community College (MCC) will doubled her presidential duties, July 1, when she assumed the role of national president for the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) for a two-year term from 2015-2017. The AAWCC is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). As the leading national […]

All-Star break is a good time to check predictions

Fat Guy Corner

The baseball season has reached the mid-summer All-Star break. There have been surprises and there have been disappointing teams. I always give my predictions, so let’s do some predicting. Let’s look at the National League first. The NL East will be a runaway winner in the Washington Nationals. The New York Mets are two games behind, but that number will […]

Business selects monthly Pay It Forward winner

FLINT TWP. — Beth Booher was selected as the Pay It Forward Winner for the month of May by Max Well Therapy, 1397 S. Linden Rd. Max Well Therapy’s Pay it Forward program is designed to recognize individuals in the community who give their time and attention to others. Each month one winner receives a one-hour massage from the skilled […]

American Muscle Cars


A recent study by Experian Automotive reveals the resurgence of the American muscle car – six high-performance models that were born in the United States, said Experian spokeswoman Roslyn Whitehurst. According to the study, new registrations of American muscle increased 35.4 percent over the previous nine years. In terms of registration volume, the Ford Mustang took the top spot (77,000 […]