Official township primary election results

FLINT TWP. — It looks like there won’t be any recounts for the close finishes in the races for township clerk and trustee in last week’s election. Any candidate who wants to challenge the results has until Thursday, August 11, to file, according to a clerk in the Genesee County elections office. As of Tuesday, the clerk’s office had not […]

Clipping clipped as prep sports begin

LAPEER COUNTY – Clipping has been eliminated in high school football, the biggest playing rules change on the horizon for member schools of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, which formally begin practice for 2016-17 fall sports next week. Practice in football must begin on Aug. 8 for all schools wishing to begin regular-season games the weekend of Aug. 25-27. […]

In brief

Vendors sought for church Craft Bazaar FLINT TWP. — The scholarship committee at New Creation Church of God, 3472 Lennon Rd., will hold a Fall Craft Bazaar, September 17, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Vendors are needed (crafts, retail, arts, baked goods, and services). Tables are $20 each. Vendor packets can be picked up at the church office Monday […]

FJGA championships set

SWARTZ CREEK – The Jack Nicklaus 198-hole Group of the Flint Jr. Golf Association vied for the title yesterday at Swartz Creek Golf Course. On Monday, the group held its tournament qualifying round and Flushing’s Joe Montpas led all participants with a 1-under par 71. Goodrich’s Sydni Harding led the girls with a 79. Tuesday began match play to determine […]

Local teachers hold protest at the mall

FLINT TWP. — School was briefly back in session on August 3 when more than 300 local educators held a protest at Genesee Valley Center mall to bring public awareness to a five-year legal battle with the state over misappropriated retirement funds. It was one of ten similar protests held statewide spearheaded by the Michigan Education Association (MEA). Representation at […]

MHSAA provides heat management training, resources as fall approaches

EAST LANSING – The heat wave that’s traveled across Michigan during these last few weeks of July is another reminder of the importance of preparing for activity in hot weather in advance of Michigan High School Athletic Association fall practices kicking off the new school year early next month. Each year, the MHSAA provides information to its member schools to […]

35th Annual Flint Jazz Festival coming Aug. 12-14

FLINT – Bring your blanket and boogie over to The Meadow on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center! One of the nation’s longest running jazz festivals is scheduled to swing our town Aug. 12-14 and you won’t want to miss it. “It’s hard to believe this is our 35th Annual,” admits Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of the Greater […]

Carman-Ainsworth announces Hall of Fame Banquet

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth High will induct its newest class of sports stars into the Carman-Ainsworth Hall of Fame in October. The banquet will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 East Bristol Road, Burton, MI 48529. Social hour will run from 4:30-5:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 5:30. The Hall of Fame program […]

Trouble in the garden of eating

Air, water and food are basic necessities required to support human life. As a supposedly advanced society, we tend to take for granted a fourth ingredient in that survival recipe — trust. The water contamination crisis in Flint showed the world that government officials cannot be trusted to provide safe water. But my vent today is not about water quality. […]

NFL returns with a wimper; Tigers roaring

Fat Guy Corner

The Hall of Fame game between Green Bay and Indianapolis was canceled due to a bad paint job? Yes, that is basically correct. The field was painted and the paint became sticky and melted the rubber pellets that are below the surface on the field turf. I guess the midfield logo spot was like cement and the end zones were […]