10 families displaced by apartment building fire

FLINT TWP. —Five residents and two firefighters were taken to the hospital for treatment as a result of an early-morning fire on Jan. 26 at Sunridge Apartments on Flushing Road. All were treated for smoke inhalation or sprains and released, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley in a report last week to the township board. The fire broke out about […]

Great game, poor pick

Fat Guy Corner

The Super Bowl 50 winner is the Denver Broncos! Yes, the old man, Peyton Manning, beat the favored Carolina Panthers 24-10. I predicted a Carolina victory, which was wrong. However, I did like the Broncos to cover the spread and they more than covered the spread; they won outright! Yes, the Fat Guy will put that cash right directly into […]

In brief

Drain Commissioner to speak to WFBA FLINT TWP. — An update on the Karegnondi Water Pipeline and the politics of water are among topics to be discussed by Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright, who will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, from 11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the […]

Cavs boys’ hoops surge past Chargers


FLINT – In the battle for Genesee County bragging rights, as well as the race to the top of the Saginaw Valley League-South standings, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity boys’ basketball team made the short trip over to Powers last Friday. While the first time these teams met this season the Cavaliers dominated to earn a 77-47 home victory on Jan. 15, […]

The high-wire act of public service

At a recent Grand Blanc Township Planning Commission meeting, I was once again reminded of the fact our public at large, is for the most part, unfamiliar with many of the legislative processes and procedures that are at work behind the scenes of what is apparent in their day to day lives. The planning commission, for example, has multiple layers […]



Giving SUV buyers a fresh option for a sportier-looking ride, Ford adds the new Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package to its popular full-size SUV lineup for 2017. The addition of the package expands Explorer offerings to six models. Other versions include base, XLT, Limited, Sport and the Platinum edition. The 2017 Ford Escape, launching in the coming months, will feature […]

Secretary of State offices to be closed for Presidents Day

LANSING – Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed in observance of Presidents Day on Feb. 15. The Secretary of State’s Office mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver’s license or license plates expire to give them ample time to renew. Licenses and plates […]

PAWS, PetCo team up for ‘kitty shower’

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Spring is known as kitten season because it’s the time of year when cats deliver litters of young, flooding the local shelters and rescues with homeless kittens. This year, PAWS Animal Rescue in Clayton Township and PetCo on Miller Road in Flint Township will join forces with the community to gather up the necessary resources for the […]

GM, UAW commit $3M to United Way of Genesee County child-health fund

FLINT – The United Way of Genesee County on Tuesday announced a joint effort made by General Motors and the United Auto Workers (UAW) to donate $3 million to support the increased health and education needs for the children of Flint who have been impacted by lead-contaminated water, according to a press release. The five-year grant will address immediate, ongoing […]

In brief

‘Starting a Business’ Workshop in Flint Feb. 17 FLINT — A free workshop on “Starting a Business” will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Feb. 17 from 5:30-8 pm. “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory workshop covers the process […]