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Local organizations to Host Holistic Heal the water event FLINT – As the trauma from the Flint Water Crisis carries on, The Serenity House of Flint and Healthy Healing Roots decided to answer the call for help. ‘Heal the Water’ is a community event that will offer holistic options to detox lead and release trauma from the people of Flint. […]

Leyton appoints new deputy and chief

FLINT TWP. – Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton Monday appointed Tamara J. Phillips Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and John R. Potbury Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney as part of an office reorganization following the retirement of longtime Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Randall J. Petrides. Petrides retired Friday after serving 38 years in the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office – the last […]

Alumni hockey tournament crowns three championship teams

LAPEER – The annual high school hockey alumni tournament has grown over the years, and this year it was bigger than ever. Aside from the already established 18-and-up and 30-and-up divisions, the tournament expanded to a 40-and-up division, leading to the crowning of three separate champions, as well as the addition of new schools. “It is one of the best […]

Cavs compete in Lapeer Tune-Up

METAMORA – Carman-Ainsworth competed in the annual varsity boys’ golf Lapeer Tune-Up last Friday at the Metamora Golf and Country Club, placing 16th overall out of 23 teams with a total of 395. The all-day tournament was played in conditions that were less than ideal, as high winds traveled across the entire course, adding on to the cold temperatures that […]

Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Robotics Cap Rookie Year at VEX Worlds

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Middle School’s robotics teams topped off a successful rookie season with an appearance last week at the 2017 VEX World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. MO’ Peeps, Team 1375A, finished 24th out of 80 teams in the Opportunity Division. Even MO’ Peeps, Team 1375B, finished 44th out of 80 teams in the Spirit Division, according to […]

Pro tennis player takes on social media bullying

Sports VIEW

“Y ou are too dumb and useless to win this match.” “You are the cancer of tennis.” “Monkey.” These are just a few of the vile and hateful Twitter messages Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) player Madison Keys, 22, has received after losing matches. As many blue-shirt days and rallies that take place in schools promoting anti-bullying, the hate continues to […]

Police interactions brochure provides tips

FLINT TWP. – “What to do when stopped by police” is a new brochure created by the Flint Township Police Department in cooperation with the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. Copies are available at the township hall and police station and also being handed out by officers, said Police Chief George Sippert, who displayed the tri-fold, full-color brochure at […]


BASEBALL The Cavaliers dropped both ends of the doubleheader, 4-0 and 7-6, against Saginaw Heritage on Monday. Logan Brassaw pitched an impressive first game, giving up only one earned run and four hits for the loss. Errors in the fifth inning that allowed three runs were the downfall for Carman- Ainsworth. Heritage’s pitcher scattered only three hits for the shut […]

Township planners looking ahead

FLINT TWP. – What would happen if the Sears and/or Macy’s department stores at Genesee Valley Center shopping mall should permanently close? It is an unpleasant, perhaps even shocking scenario, but one that township officials are including in their forward thinking. Larry Ford, chairman of the township Planning Commission raised the Sears/ Macy’s question during a discussion at a recent […]

NHL playoffs: Must watch TV

Fat Guy Corner

The next round of NHL Playoffs will begin as the field has been cut from 16 teams to eight. The Nashville Predators swept the Chicago Blackhawks and the entire world of hockey fans was stunned. There is no one who could see that one coming. Nashville will take on the St. Louis Blues, who dispatched the Minnesota Wild four games […]