C-A to receive arts grant

GENESEE COUNTY — Carman- Ainsworth is among 56 schools in the state to be awarded a 2016-17 “Arts Equipment & Supplies Grant”, according to a press release. Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), last week announced the grants totaling $60,000 to be awarded to schools statewide to subsidize the cost of […]

Last-minute holiday shopping tips

Holiday shopping season typically begins the day after Thanksgiving and extends all the way to Christmas Eve. While that’s a considerable amount of time for shoppers to find gifts for everyone on their shopping list, many people will still find themselves putting holiday shopping off until the last minute. In certain ways, last-minute holiday shopping is easier than ever. Thanks […]

6-1 vote on approval of township 2017 budget

FLINT TWP. — A resolution for the “Flint Township 2017General Appropriations Act” was approved by the township board last week with one dissent. Trustee Barb Vert cast the sole no vote. “I feel like some of the department expenses are more than what the revenues are,” Vert said. “I feel we can’t keep drawing from our fund balance, so I […]

Lady Cavs overpower Lapeer

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ basketball team beat Saginaw Valley League rival Lapeer 53-34 Tuesday. Carman-Ainsworth came out of the gate hot and outscored Lapeer 16-10 then turned up the heat with a 15-4 second quarter to take the comfortable 31-14 lead into the break. Lapeer found its legs in the second half but the Lady Cavs stayed […]

Police department provides training for mall security officers

FLINT TWP. — It I becoming more common nationwide for crimes of opportunity to be reported at shopping malls, airports, movie theaters and other public venues, which makes it vital to have a more prepared security team. Sixteen security officers for Allied Universal, who are contracted to provide security services at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, recently received specialty training […]

Cavaliers blow away visiting Lapeer

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth jumped out to a 15-2 lead after one and went on to defeat Lapeer 72-40 Tuesday. The Cavaliers outscored Lapeer 15-9 in the second period and used constant pressure to force the Lightning into 22 turnovers for the game. The Cavaliers eventually wore Lapeer down in the second half. Carman-Ainsworth outscored the Lightning 19-14 in the […]

In brief

CAHS Instrumental Music Winter Concert FLINT TWP. — The Winter Concert by Carman-Ainsworth High School (CAHS) Instrumental Ensembles will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. The concert will feature performances by the Orchestra, Freshmen Band, Concert Band and Symphony Bands. It will take place in the CAHS Auditorium and admission is free. — R.S. Church hosting Christmas Concert on […]

Another 4th quarter roar!

Fat Guy Corner

The Kardiac Kats! How many times can I call the Detroit Lions that here in 2016? The Lions and Matt Stafford completed their eighth fourth-quarter comeback. I know many Lions fans probably are under the belief that a three-point victory over the Chicago Bears at home was not impressive. I would also have to share that thought. What I will […]

Macy’s put on lockdown after threat

FLINT TWP. — On Tuesday. December 13, the Flint Township Police Department responded to Macy’s department store, 4600 Miller Rd, at the Genesee Valley Center for a suspicious situation. According to a police report, Macy’s associates received a suspicious phone call from a male who made threatening statements. The threats were generic in nature and as a result, the store […]

Firebirds 1-2 on weekend road trip

BARRIE, Ont. – The Flint Firebirds capped off a weekend road swing on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to the Barrie Colts at the Barrie Molson Centre. It didn’t take long for Barrie to get on the board as Zachary Magwood scored just 6:02 into the game, the only goal of the first period. Early in the second frame, however, […]