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 […]

In brief

Flint Police Chief to speak to WFBA FLINT TWP. — James Tolbert, Chief of Police for the City of Flint, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, January 21, at Valley Family Restaurant, 5009 Miller Road at Linden. Tolbert’s topics will include initiatives for 2016, violence […]


BOWLING The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ team stayed in a three-way tie for first place in the Saginaw Valley League last Saturday with a 17-13 victory over Lapeer at Stardust Lanes in Saginaw. Jordan Nunn bowled a 231-204 series and Milton Gibson III rolled 204- 214 as the Cavaliers, 3-0, shared the top spot with D avison and Bay City Western. Jordan […]

GCBA Wedding Marketplace ready to help happy couples

GRAND BLANC — Calling all future brides and grooms, The Genesee County Bridal Alliance (GCBA) presents the fifth annual Wedding Marketplace from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. The event features a variety of wedding vendors and takes place at the Captain’s Club at Woodfield, 10200 Woodfield Drive, Grand Blanc. Admission is $5 at the door and $3 for […]

Chrysler Reinvents Minivan Segment – Again

Delivering unparalleled levels of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica redefines the minivan segment. As the original creator of the minivan more than 30 years ago, FCA US LLC has transformed the segment with firsts – notching 78 innovations through the first five minivan generations. With the introduction of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica, FCA US […]

Former dealership site completes total redevelopment with Boost store

FLINT TWP. — A third tenant has signed up to fill the last vacancy in a newly built strip plaza on Miller Road. A cellphone store has claimed that final space, according to Tracey Tucker, township economic enhancement director. The cellphone store will join a Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop that opened in September and a Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant […]

Demolition of Showcase Cinemas begins

BURTON — The final curtain is being lowered on Showcase Cinemas. Crews began demolishing the vacant building January 6, and the process is expected to take about a month to complete. The former theater opened in 1980 and was once the only multiplex movie theater in Genesee County, before a second Showcase opened in Flint Township, off Corunna Road. Flint […]

In brief

Salvation Army nears goal with days remaining FLINT – A shortened holiday ringing season at some retailers took their toll on the Genesee County Salvation Army annual Red Kettle Campaign. The nonprofit came up $90,000 short of its $815,000 goal, the first time we have seen the organization fall significantly short. “People, understandably so, were in a hurry. They wanted […]

Vic Canever Chevrolet earns GM Green Dealer Award

FENTON — Richard Canever, owner and president of Vic Canever Chevrolet, started working at his dad’s car dealership when he was 15. “I fell in love with the business,” he said. “I knew back then that this is the direction I wanted to go in my life.” Canever did take his life in that direction and built on the successful […]

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