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Sherriff to address business group on Oct. 20 FLINT TWP. — Is the scrutiny the police agencies are receiving justified? What is role of law enforcement in the community? Why is elder abuse a serious problem in our community? Those questions be answered by Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell who will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of […]

C-A’s Sloan Barclay lone representative at regional

HARTLAND – Brighton, Lapeer and Hartland claimed the top three spots at the Div. 1 regional at Hartland Glen Golf Course last Wednesday, moving on to the Div. 1 state meet tomorrow and Saturday at Forest Akers East on the campus of Michigan State University. Brighton carded 314, Lapeer 342 and Hartland 345. Davison was fourth with 350, Grand Ledge […]

Carmen-Ainsworth enrollment down

FLINT TWP. — On Wednesday, October 5, Student Count Day, a state-mandated enrollment count, Carman-Ainsworth Schools saw a K-12 decline of 61 students since February and 43 students since last Fall. Student counts are conducted on the first Wednesday in October and the first Wednesday in February. The total, or blended count, determines the amount of state aid a district […]

Cavs trounce Heritage, sets up showdown with Dow

FLINT — Carman Ainsworth aired it out last Saturday, trouncing visiting Saginaw Heritage, 48-21, to set up a Friday showdown at Midland Dow that will determine the outright league champion in the Saginaw Valley League–Red. Freshman quarterback Dustin Fletcher passed for 280 yards and four touchdowns in a weather-delayed conference contest last Saturday. Fletcher also ran for a team-high 58 […]

Block grant hearing scheduled next week

FLINT TWP. — Now is the time to speak up for anyone with suggestions about township improvements. The township board will be listening doing a required Public Needs hearing set for 7 p.m. Monday October 17 during the township board meeting. The township’s 2017 allocation is estimated at $212,502, said Clerk Kim Courts. The funds must be spent in low […]

Heisman talk in Ann Arbor?

Fat Guy Corner

The Michigan Wolverines opened up a can of whoop (you know what) on the Rutgers football team last Saturday night. The Wolverines defeated Rutgers 78-0 and held them to 22 yards of offense and two first downs. The question one must ask, is Jabrill Peppers deserving of Heisman Trophy consideration? Jabrill has played 12 different positions for the Wolverines so […]

Brownfield redevelopment an investment in county’s future

Industrial brownfield redevelopment in the city of Flint is one of the central challenges affecting the long-term economic vitality of our region. However, these large parcels – approximately 1,000 acres, in total – also hold tremendous potential for helping to reshape the economic landscape in Flint and Genesee County, the state’s fourth largest metropolitan area. It is the latter point […]


SOCCER The Cavaliers hosted Lapeer in a Saginaw Valley League duel on Monday but were unable to get past the Lightning in a very close 1-0 loss. The only goal of the game was scored by Lapeer’s Graham Hemingway, assisted by Jacob Schram. The Cavaliers were at Flint Powers Catholic yesterday, following VIEW deadlines, and will host Clio today. – […]

Law Enforcement Career Day at MCC

FLINT — Mott Community College will host a Law Enforcement Day from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Event Center on the Flint campus, 1401 E. Court Street. Law Enforcement Day is an informational event highlighting career paths in Criminal Justice and the steps needed to pursue those careers. The event is free and open to […]

Firebirds’ win streak ends after back-to-back losses

ERIE, PA – The Flint Firebirds were on a three-game winning streak before this past weekend and were even tied for first place in the Ontario Hockey League. That changed this past weekend with a pair of competitive losses on the road, most recently to the Erie Otters on Saturday, 5-3. Flint would open the scoring when Ryan Moore got […]