2016-01-14

Kroger stores sponsoring scholarship contest again



GENESEE COUNTY — Kroger announced last week that it is now accepting applications for its 9th annual “I Can Make History,” contest, open to all students in grades 4 to 12 in Michigan. Kroger stores offer the annual contest in connection with February as Black History Month, to recognize “African Americans who have significantly contributed to our country in the […]

FYSO to hold meet orchestra night Jan. 14



FLINT — The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra will put on a “Meet The Orchestra” concert Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at The Whiting. The ‘for youth, by youth’ concert will provide a lively introduction to all of the instruments in the orchestra and how they work together to produce beautiful music. The evening’s program will feature several popular pieces, including […]

In brief



Baker College of Flint hosting blood drive Jan. 18 FLINT — In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Baker College of Flint is planning multiple community service projects and activities on Dr. King’s birthday, Jan. 18. Maureen Miller, coordinator of the Baker College MLK Jr. Day of Service, hopes that by the end of the day the […]

Wealth without millions



All day Saturday I watched the posts roll buy on social media, things like: “I’ve got my tickets! When I win, I’m going to …” And they would go on to describe all the elaborate, joyful things they would do with $900 million. Wednesday’s drawing was for a reported $1.4 billion, and if you’re reading this, I didn’t hit the […]

GDL to offer expanded story time



FLINT — In an effort to increase childhood literacy in Genesee County, the Genesee District Library (GDL) has expanded its children’s story times, and added a new story time class called Baby Steps, which is geared specifically for babies. The GDL now offers story time five days a week, in five different time slots, in 11 different branches. With nearly […]

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 […]