2016-02-18

Kildee hosts roundtable for small business



FLINT — The Michigan Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority and special guest Congressman Dan Kildee, will host a free interactive event on Friday, Feb. 19 for small business owners to discuss key workforce issues impacting Michigan small business owners such as paid sick leave, family medical leave policies and raising the […]

Firebirds’ firestorm comes back even stronger



FLINT — The controversy that surrounded the Flint Firebirds in November made international headlines and put the Ontario Hockey League on notice that team owner Rolf Nilsen may have been conducting team operations the wrong way in order to serve his own personal interests. But when the coaches were re-hired and the players returned, the tension seemed to blow over. […]

In brief



MCC public safety recognized by AACC dept. FLINT — Mott Community College is among four finalists for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 2016 Awards of Excellence in Community College Safety Planning and Leadership. The AACC Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. The winners of each category will be announced at the annual AACC […]

County shuts down as snow storm begins



FLINT —  Genesee County Board of Commissioners Chairperson Jamie W. Curtis, in collaboration with Genesee County Road Commission Manager-Director John Daly and Chief Judge Richard Yuille (all Courts), is declaring a Snow Emergency for Genesee County government from noon today through 6 p.m., Feb. 25. All non-essential government services will be closed and non-essential employees sent home during this time […]

Community health survey seeks input from public



GENESEE COUNTY — Residents are invited to participate in a county wide survey about health issues in Genesee County. The survey is sponsored by the local health corporations of Genesys Health System, Hurley Medical Center and McLaren Flint, who are working in partnership with Greater Flint Health Coalition to conduct the community survey as part of their Community Health Needs […]

2016-02-18 E-Edition

Assault rape kit identifies suspect



FLINT — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said the new Sexual Assault Rape Kit Initiative recently awarded to the City of Flint Police Department has already paid dividends with the arrest and prosecution of a Flint man related to sexual assaults that occurred as far back as 2011. Joseph Kurt Starr, 35, of Flint, has been charged with a total […]

Show your support, not pity for Flint



The Flint water crisis has been a terrible thing for this community to endure. Children, men and women sickened by high levels of lead in the water and the corrosion to the city’s water system infrastructure. I’ve heard some stories of people who want to take pity on Flint residents.The sympathy is appreciated, but I think people ought to stop […]

Zo the Motivator visited CAHS to help Flint water crisis




FLINT TWP. — Lorenzo Murphy, famously known as “Zo The Motivator,” came to town last Saturday to help distribute thousands of cases of water to Flint area residents. In partnership with Voltron Entertainment, Higherark Creative, and Greater Zion, Murphy’s “Flint Care Giveaway” was held at Carman-Ainsworth High School, 1300 North Linden Road. Murphy spoke with students and helped distribute a […]

Free symphonic concert at CAHS on Feb. 23




FLINT TWP. — The Flint Symphonic Wind Ensemble (FSWE) and the Carman-Ainsworth High School Symphonic Band will hold a joint concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday February 23 in the CAHS auditorium, 1300 N. Linden Rd. Flint. This concert is free and open to the public. FSWE is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of offering music education and entertainment to the […]