2016-01-28

Baker College invites community to celebrate



FLINT — Baker College of Flint will present events on Feb. 6 and 17 in recognition of Black History Month. The public is invited. The events feature gospel music and ethnic food, with proceeds donated to local not-for-profit organizations. “Baker College is committed to giving back to its community through events such as these in which we are honored to […]

McLaren officials say its water meets safety and quality standards



FLINT – With continued focus on water quality in the City of Flint, McLaren Flint is reporting that regular testing of its water system for bacteria and lead shows that the water supply at McLaren Flint is well within safety and quality standards. The hospital has taken aggressive measures over the past 18 months to safeguard and reinforce the quality […]

In brief



Child trauma workshop offered to caregivers FLINT TWP. — Genesee Health System is offering a Parent Workshop series to teach ways to help children who have experienced trauma which can lead to changes in behavior that interferes with their learning and relationships. The first of four quarterly six-week workshops began Wednesday, January 27 and will continue each week through March […]

Skaff Furniture, Serta Restokraft join forces to aid in Flint crisis




FLINT — Skaff Furniture-Carpet One and Serta Restokraft Mattress Company partnered up to deliver a 53-foot semitruck packed with 36,432 16-ounce bottles of water at 5402 Hill Dr., Friday morning last week for aid in the Flint crisis. A release to the press said plans for the project came to fruition when Skaff was contacted by President and CEO Larry […]

Ceremony honors officers involved in 2015 shooting




FLINT TWP. — Officer shot. Those distressing words triggered a concerted response by law enforcers to a dangerous scene unfolding just over a year ago at the Hometown Inn on Miller Road. “More often than not, law enforcement is s team effort in which members of different units come together with a common goal,” said Police Chief George Sippert, at […]

Lady Cavaliers rout Owosso, eye Lapeer




OWOSSO – Carman-Ainsworth had little trouble winning a non-league girls’ basketball game at Owosso on Tuesday night, but the focus quickly shifted to this weekend for the Lady Cavs after the game. Carman-Ainsworth beat Owosso 53-13 to post its fifth win in six games and improve to 8-3 for the season. But the Lady Cavs had to get right back […]

Genesee Valley collecting funds for Flint families



FLINT TWP. — On Monday, Genesee Valley Center kicked off a donation drive to benefit The Flint Child Health & Development Fund (FCHDF). Facilitated by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the FCHDF supports the delivery of critical short and long term impacts experienced by Flint families exposed to lead as a result of the 2014-2016 Flint Water Crisis, according […]

Carman-Ainsworth downs Northwestern




FLINT – In the battle for Saginaw Valley League-South supremacy, as well as Genesee County bragging rights, the Carman- Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team took on Flint Northwestern at their place Friday. While the Wildcats definitely have some strong individual skill sets this season, the Cavaliers were able to counter that athleticism with a team effort spearheaded in and around […]

Flint Police Chief talks crime prevention




FLINT TWP. — Considering the impact of Flint crime on neighboring communities, Flint Police Chief James Tolbert’s discussion about crime reduction initiatives enlightened a local business group. Speaking to the West Flint Business Association last week, Chief Tolbert said he is focused on many solutions including community engagement, youth education, increased use of technology, business alliances and specialized training for […]

Firebirds’ skid hits 13




KITCHENER, Ontario – Despite continuing to claw and fight in every game, the Flint Firebirds have now dropped 13 in a row, and 18 of their last 19, following Sunday’s 5-3 loss on the road to the Kitchener Rangers. Flint trailed 5-1 at one point, but nearly battled their way back into the game. The scoring got started early when […]