One dead in Monday apartment shooting

FLINT TWP. — On Feb. 29 at approximately 6:20 pm, Flint Township Police Officers responded to Hunters Ridge Apartments for a shooting in the parking lot. First responding officers found Antonio Watkins, a 25-year-old Flint Township resident, lying in the parking lot outside an apartment building. Officers also received information that a second victim, a 24 year old City of […]

SCF hockey begins regional play

BAY CITY – The Swartz Creek/Clio/Flushing hockey team, (12-10), opened the postseason at the Bay County Civic Arena in Bay City on Wednesday, following VIEW deadlines, against the winner of Bay City, 6-20-1, and Saginaw Swan Valley (13- 12). If SCF won, it move on to Saturday’s regional title game against Grand Blanc. 1-24, which beat Kearsley/ Brandon/Holly 2-17 in […]

Boards OK using general fund for road projects

FLINT TWP. — In a 5-2 vote, the township board of trustees agreed to dip into its general fund balance to help pay for road projects this year. The approved road plan for the 2016 construction season will see road millage funds used for milling and paving work on Sugar Bush Lane and Dye Krest Circle. Then, remaining funds will […]

Firebirds fall twice during home stand

FLINT – With playoff hopes dwindling, the Flint Firebirds hosted the Windsor Spitfires at the Dort Federal Event Center on Saturday, taking a 6-4 loss in front of 3,768 fans. Windsor got the scoring started earlier as Christian Fischer rippled the mesh just 1:33 into the game. A few minutes later, Aaron Luchuk scored on the power play to make […]

In brief

CAMS got talent! FLINT TWP. — Patrons of the arts of singing, dancing, acting, music and other forms of entertainment are invited to come out to see the next Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Talent Show. It will be held Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. Admission is $3. — R.S. CAHS to present ‘Mermaid’ FLINT TWP. […]

Bring on the madness of college hoops

Fat Guy Corner

Hey, sports fans. We have officially put the month of February behind us and the madness of March is here. Is there anything better than the bouncing of the pumpkin, the squeaking of tennis shoes and the last-second, game-winning shots? I say, no sir! The college hoop conference tournaments will be firing up all over the hardwood. The faces of […]

Flint receiving help from ‘neighbors’ nationwide

FLINT — Those dealing with Flint’s tainted water nightmare just received help from a couple of Dream Girls. Virginia is a long way from Flint – about 800 miles, roughly — but when Claudine Ellis and Diondra Gray, both realtors with Dream Girls Real Estate, a Keller Williams office, heard about the situation, they wanted to lend a hand. Ellis […]


BOWLING Carman-Ainsworth won the boys’ team championship and the girls’ team also earned a state qualifying berth during last weekend’s Div. 1 regional tournament at Royal Scot in Lansing. The boys won Friday’s team competition with 4,193 pins, 16 ahead of Howell and 64 ahead of Swartz Creek. The girls’ team qualified third with 3,579, nailing down the final state […]

Road funding in years ahead

Letters to the editor

On Nov. 10, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a comprehensive package of new Michigan road-funding bills. While it is good to finally see the Legislature taking action on this important issue and while the comprehensive package may eventually increase road funding to acceptable levels, this transportation infrastructure funding package may eventually increase road funding to acceptable levels, this […]


GM Delivers Most Segment Awards in Dependability Study

For the second consecutive year, General Motors’ brands deliver the most segment awards in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. “GM’s customer-centric focus on quality and dependability is yielding results for our customers,” said Jeff Wrona, General Motors executive director, Global Quality. “These awards reflect our ongoing commitment to delivering the industry’s best ownership experience.” The 2016 study tracks 2013 […]