2016-01-28

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 […]

Board eyeing LED streetlighting




FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees has signed an updated unmetered lighting agreement with Consumers Energy and is looking at a proposal to switch to LED streetlights. The one-year renewable contract is to provide lighting service and equipment on public streets and highways and private property under mutual agreement. The new contract reflects the outcome of a […]

Pro basketball returns to Flint with Vehicle City Royals




FLINT – Although Flint got an American Basketball Association franchise earlier this year, the Flint-Vehicle City Chargers, a higher tier of professional basketball has returned to the city with the Vehicle City Royals of the New Era Basketball Association. The announcement was made official at a press conference last Thursday at the Flint Farmer’s Market. “I’ve got to tell you […]

Reminder: Flint Twp. water is safe to drink




FLINT TWP. — Now that Flint’s water crisis has made national news, concerned calls about township water have been pouring in, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, in remarks last week at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association. Miller offered reassurance, just as she did last October when medical news first surfaced that lead content in Flint water […]

Looking forward to Super Bowl 50 matchup

Fat Guy Corner

Super Bowl 50 is locked in! The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will hook up on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara at Levi Stadium at 6:35 p.m. The two teams reached the Super Bowl by two very different methods. Carolina won a blowout game 49-15 over the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos won a hard-fought old fashioned defensive […]