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Praying for world peace FLINT TWP. —The Life Enrichment Center, 2512 S. Dye Road, will host its annual World Peace Program at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, to coincide with prayers being said around the world. Prayers will be led by local leaders of 9 religions in their native language who will then light a candle to signify unity. […]

Firebirds fall in 6 of the last 7

HAMILTON, ONT. — The Flint Firebirds played their final weekend before the Christmas break, most recently traveling to Flint’s sister city, Hamilton, in a 4-2 loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday night. The Firebirds got on the board first as Connor Chatham scored just 4:23 into the game before Flint hit an offensive drought. The Bulldogs would rack up […]

Blight Demolition Fund to receive billions more under push by Kildee

GENESEE COUNTY — Flint Township and other area municipalities with blighted properties under the jurisdiction of the Genesee County Land Bank stand to benefit from a bill passed by the U.S. Congress last week, according to a December 18 press release. By a vote of 313-116, Congress passed an omnibus spending plan that includes a provision fought for by Michigan […]

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Sports VIEW

I ’m sure everyone is well aware of the situation that occurred with the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds over a month ago. Coaches fired, players quit, coaches rehired, players comeback, etc. It was a huge media blunder but it was eventually resolved and didn’t seem to hurt attendance at all. In fact, in the coming weeks, the Firebirds went […]

My Sister’s Closet Fundraiser donations sought

DAVISON – The Davison United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., is collecting donations of gently used purses, wallets, scarfs and jewelry to sell at its “My Sister’s Closet” fundraiser. The money will be used to fund the Davison Elementary Schools’ Backpack Program. My Sister’s Closet Fundraiser will be held March 12, from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Details: Call 810-515-9182 or 931-637-2310.


BOYS BASKETBALL The Cavaliers dominated Genesee County rival Davison 72-26 in a Saginaw Valley League-South matchup on Friday at home. Leading this charge for Carman-Ainsworth was Omari Duncan with 19 points and scoring nine each were Terry Armstrong and Mike Fletcher. “We got after them defensively, pressured them full court and got some easy turnovers,” said coach Jay Witham. One […]

Tickets being sold for tribute dinner honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

GENESEE COUNTY – “Looking Back . . . Looking Forward . . . How Far Have We Come?” is the theme for the 37th Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Riverfront Banquet Center. This year’s keynote address will be given by the Honorable Tracy Collier-Nix, […]

Agreeing to disagree on Pete Rose saga

Fat Guy Corner

The holiday season is here and that means early deadlines. Tis the season that this week the Fat Guy won’t have to make NFL picks. I believe this to be a good thing due to the fact I have basically stunk all season long. It’s my worst year ever, actually, since I started doing the Fat Guy’s corner in 2003! […]

All you can eat buffet reopens under new owner

FLINT TWP. — Rapidly flashing neon lights framing its large glass windows may already have called your attention to the fact that the all-you-can-eat buffet in the Genesee Crossings shopping center, near Target and Forman Mills, is open for business. Now called Grill and Buffet, 3583 Miller Road, the restaurant reopened December 5 under new ownership, according to its manager, […]

Feeling The Customer Love

Charger, Durango and Renegade Named ‘Most Loved Vehicles in America' by Strategic Vision

AUBURN HILLS – Strategic Vision has named five FCA US LLC vehicles to its “Most Loved Vehicles in America” list, including: • Dodge Charger (Full-size car) • Dodge Durango (Mid-size SUV) • Jeep Renegade (Entry SUV) • Fiat 500 (Micro Car) • Fiat 500e (Small Alternative Powertrain Car) “FCA continues to establish a strong foundation of vehicle finish, pride and […]