2017-01-19

Downtown Flint Trolley hits streets



FLINT — Getting around downtown Flint is about to get easier. The Downtown Flint Trolley began operating last week, offering free rides to visitors, college students and residents to get in and around downtown. The trolley — a 27-passenger, handicap accessible, environmentally friendly vehicle – will operate Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays to shuttle shoppers and restaurant-goers through downtown, to local […]

Board buying software to improve meeting packets and transparency




FLINT TWP. — The City of Burton has it. So does Atlas Township and other municipalities across the state and nation. Now Flint Township also soon will have Accela Software that will accelerate information dissemination. Accela Software will streamline the compilation of board packets and also fully integrate materials from each department said Clerk Kathy Funk. Under the existing system, […]

In brief



Race, privilege topic of 10-minute plays FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre will present “Facing Our Truth,” a collection of 10-minute plays that examine race and privilege, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topics of Trayvon Martin, race and/or […]

Suggestion Committee poised to debate name-change decision




FLINT TWP. — A committee set up to determine if the township should change its name or convert to a city will get down to the nitty-gritty of reaching a decision at its next meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 2 at the township hall. At that meeting, the Suggestion Committee, as it is called, will discuss the pros […]

Cavaliers to compete at county meet




FENTON – The annual Genesee County swim meet is taking place Thursday through Saturday at Fenton, where Carman-Ainsworth will be competing against Fenton, Powers, Grand Blanc, Holly, Swartz Creek/Flushing, Corunna, Davison, Ortonville-Brandon, Kearsley and Lapeer. Diving is today, the prelims are Friday with the finals on Saturday. The Cavaliers swim team competed in the 25th annual Heritage Muzz relay meet […]

Ready to bid on fire truck




FLINT TWP. — Going, going gone. By the time this is published, the township fire department could be the new owner of a used fire truck due to be auctioned off on Wednesday, January 18. The 1995 International 4900 Command/Light fire truck is being sold by the Davison Fire Department through Repocast of Flint. It has 18122 miles on the […]

Boys basketball team blows away Powers Catholic



FLINT – Carman- Ainsworth’s game with Flint Northwestern scheduled for Tuesday was canceled due to inclement weather. The game was rescheduled for Wednesday after we went to press. Carman-Ainsworth got off to a quick start and rolled past Powers 74-45 Friday. The Cavaliers turned up the defensive intensity early against the Chargers. “We really got after it defensively,” Carman-Ainsworth coach […]