Tree planted for township beautification cut down, stolen

FLINT TWP. — Rather than drive to a Christmas tree farm, store or lot, apparently someone took a look at a large, healthy blue spruce pine tree growing at the northwest corner of Graham and Corunna roads and decided it would make a nice Christmas tree. Township officials want to find out who chopped down the tree just before Christmas. […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will present Pop Evil, Jan. 14, performing the “Up” record in its entirety. Trivium, with special guests DevereauX and Avenue Sky, will perform Jan. 20. Tickets are $2 in advance. Doors open for all shows at 7 p.m. Details: Call 810-715-2650. — G.G. Entertainment […]

C-A board elects 2016 officers

FLINT TWP. — At its annual organizational meeting last week, the Carman- Ainsworth Schools Board of Education elected new officers. They are: President: Patrice Hatcher Vice President: Joy Crane Secretary: Laura Garrison Treasurer: James Johnson Trustee: Lonney Jarnigin Trustee: Gloria Nealy Trustee: Ann Saunders Hatcher takes over from Nealy, who served as board president in 2014 and 2015. Hatcher, joined […]

Lady Cavs beat No. 8 Nouvel

FLINT TWP. – Carman- Ainsworth took a 14-point lead in the third quarter, then held off a Saginaw Nouvel rally in the fourth to beat the eighth-ranked Class C Panthers 67-64 in a non-league girls’ basketball game Tuesday night. Destiny Strother scored 24 points, including a free throw with 33 seconds left that broke a 64-64 tie. Nakia Earley added […]

Priority Children announces 2016 Children’s Champion nominees

GENESEE COUNTY — Jessyca Matthews and Carrie Mattern, teachers at Carman-Ainsworth High, are among the nominees for the Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award, presented by the 2016 Priority Children Children’s Champion Award. Now in its 21st year, the annual awards breakfast recognizes individuals, students and organizations in Genesee County for outstanding efforts on behalf of children. Awards will be […]

Cavaliers overtake Trojans

SAGINAW — Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball did not disappoint fans last Friday seizing leads of 11-9 at the end of the first quarter and 31-30 at the half on their way to winning 63-56 at Saginaw. While these games don’t count toward the conference standings and both teams scored 15 points in the fourth, the key to this victory was the […]

Flint Township recognized for fostering economic growth

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township was named a 2015 four-star community by an annual research study that rates entrepreneurship, economic development and job growth. The Entrepreneurial Cities (eCities) study is conducted by researchers at iLabs, located at the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. eCities surveyed 66 communities from 29 counties across the state that are home to 20 […]

Firebirds record seventh straight loss

GUELPH, Ontario – The Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds have continued to struggle a bit since making a pair of key trades, losing their seventh game in a row on Sunday to the league’s worst team, the Guelph Storm, 4-1 on the road. It didn’t help, though, that it was their third game in three nights with the first and […]

Man charged in 1982 murder of Flint Twp. woman extradited from Canada to stand charges

FLINT TWP. — A former Genesee County resident has been extradited from Canada to stand charges in the 1982 shooting death of a Flint Township woman, Prosecutor David Leyton announced Friday, January 8 in a press release. Jeries Qumsyeh, 62, formerly a resident of Genesee County, and most recently residing in the country of Jordan, was extradited Thursday from Canada […]

Duel in the desert goes to Alabama

Fat Guy Corner

The college football champions are the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama defeated the Clemson Tigers 45-40 in a back and forth duel in the desert Monday night. This game reminded me of the Texas and USC game won by Texas and Vince Young. The offenses dominated the game and the defenses were a huge failure. How many times do you see […]