Grondin family seeking information to aid murder conviction appeal

LAPEER — Carl Grondin, Sr. is adamant that his grandson, Kenneth C. Grondin III, did not murder his girlfriend, Andrea Eilber, in 2011. Grondin, Sr. and K.C. Grondin’s parents, Kenneth II and April, are so certain of his innocence that they’re prepared to “spend their last dime” to get him released and are busily preparing for a retrial should they […]

Waza Flo signs OU standout Tinnion

FLINT – Oakland University standout, Joey Tinnion, was signed by the Waza Flo Major Arena Soccer League team on Tuesday, November 24. Tinnion, 22, played soccer at the collegiate level for the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies. Tinnion tallied 17 goals during his four years with the OU team, including a team high four in his senior season. The Macomb native […]

Serra Automotive buys Traverse City dealerships

TRAVERSE CITY — Serra Automotive has announced that they have added seven automotive franchises and three dealerships to its automotive group with the purchase of Cherry Capital Cadillac-Subaru, Traverse Motors Audi- Toyota-Volkswagen and Traverse City Auto Plaza, offering the Nissan and Volvo brands. According to Serra Automotive President Joe Serra, the paperwork finalizing the deal was signed late yesterday afternoon. […]

It’s getting clearer now

Fat Guy Corner

The college football playoff picture is getting more clear after last week’s action. I think three positions are absolutely locked down. The winner of the Big Ten Championship game between Iowa and Michigan State gets in. The Oklahoma Sooners are in for sure after destroying Oklahoma State last weekend and The Alabama Crimson Tide are in. “What?” you ask. They […]

FIre damages tattoo parlor

FLINT TWP. — A Monday night fire caused extensive damage to the Evolution Tattoo, 4404 Miller Road. Fire officials could not be reached details at press time.

Dodge Durango, Jeep Renegade and Ram 1500 Named 2016 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buys

The automotive editors at Consumer Guide awarded three FCA U.S. vehicles the 2016 Best Buy distinction. Dodge Durango earns the Best Buy Award in the Large SUV segment for the fourth consecutive year, the Jeep Renegade secures the Best Buy Award among Subcompact SUVs and Ram 1500 captures the Best Buy Award for Large Pickup Trucks for the eighth straight […]

Zounds Hearing Center now open on Miller Rd.

FLINT TWP. – Making people cry on a daily basis is a common occurrence at Zounds Hearing Center that opened in August at 5083 Miller Road Suite B. “We bring people to tears of joy,’’ said Eric Terrien, franchise owner, who also operates six other Zounds centers in Saginaw, Lake Orion, Rochester, Ann Arbor, Birmingham and St. Clair Shores. Based […]

In brief

Old Newsboys Christmas sign-up is underway FLINT— Enrollment in the Old Newsboys of Flint’s Christmas Program runs through Dec. 23. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint. Sign-up hours are from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Closed from 12-1 p.m. daily). Sign-up will also be open Dec. 5, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. […]

A history lesson at the movies

The other night I went to one of my area theaters to check out the new Jay Roach film “Trumbo,” starring Bryan Cranston, Louis CK, John Goodman and Elle Fanning, among others. I had watched the trailer a few months ago and decided not to refresh my memory vis-à-vis a plot description or the travails of Dalton Trumbo’s life. Going […]

Come all ye faithful to hear C-AHS students’ perform in Handel’s “Messiah”

FLINT TWP. — Myckal Powell, a ninth grader at Carman-Ainsworth High School, will be the opening soloist in the annual community production of Handel’s “Messiah,” at 7 p.m. Friday, December 4, hosted by Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Road. Myckal is one of about 40 C-AHS students performing in the holiday concert that is a collaboration by […]