Overturned semi-truck blocks I-75

FLINT TWP. — Memorial Day weekend travel hit a snag mid-morning on Friday for southbound travelers when a semi-truck overturned on the I-75 entry ramp off Corunna Road. The driver of the semi was on the ramp from Corunna Road to southbound I-75 and was traveling too fast, according to a Flint Township police report. This caused his load to […]

McLaren first hospital in region to use ‘world’s smallest pacemaker’

FLINT — McLaren Flint is the first hospital in Genesee County to use the FDA-approved Medtronic Micra, the world’s smallest pacemaker, which is about one-tenth the size of the standard model used in practice for decades. The pacemaker uses no leads and is approximately to the size of a large vitamin. It is implanted into the heart chamber via a […]

Township is ready for redevelopment

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township is seeking redevelopment ready certification. At its May 15 meeting, the township board unanimously approved a Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) resolution required by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to become a part of the RRC program. The Township needs to be in this program to remain eligible for State of Michigan Community Development funding […]

YouthQuest programs get underway

FLINT — Enrollment is underway for YouthQuest’s summer enrichment programs for elementary, middle and high school students in Flint and Genesee County. YouthQuest offers high-quality activities and services that encourage the exploration of new interests in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), and promotes academic achievement, physical fitness, youth leadership and volunteerism. “Summer may provide a […]

Township renews block grant funding through 2020

FLINT TWP. — The township is on board to continue entitlement status in the Genesee County Community Development Block Grant Fund (CDBG) from 2018-2020. The township board unanimously approved a cooperative letter of agreement to remain a part of the program which establishes requirements and procedures that participating units of government must adhere to in order to qualify for CDBG […]

In brief

Support book fair FLINT TWP. — A Book Fair fundraiser for the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) will be held on Saturday, June 17 at Barnes & Noble bookstore at Genesee Valley Center mall. The CAEF will receive 15% from every purchase in-store or online. — R.S. Volunteers needed for Flint Art Fair FLINT — The Friends of Modern Art (FOMA) […]

Remembering the fallen

Area residents pay their respects to America’s military personnel who gave their lives for their country during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Swartz Creek.

Lady Cavs fall in soccer district opener

DAVISON – Carman-Ainsworth girls’ soccer faced an undefeated Swartz Creek team on Tuesday in the Div. 1 district opener at Davison, and lost 9-1. Swartz Creek held a 5-1 lead at halftime. Destinee Lester had Carman-Ainsworth’s lone goal when she scored off a penalty kick in the first half. Keeper Arianna Vantine had 15 saves in net. Swartz Creek advanced […]

Drain Commissioner updates locals on KWA pipeline progress

GRAND BLANC TWP. — This fall, with hardly an indication it’s happening, residents will be getting their water from the KWA, or Karegnondi Water Authority, but the change shouldn’t be noticeable according to Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright, who recently spoke at the Grand Blanc Community Homeowners Forum. Besides answering residents drain related questions, Wright explained he believed the […]

Baseball team closes out regular season

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth baseball team capped of its regular season last Thursday with a split against Kearsley. Carman-Ainsworth took the first game 5-1, but dropped the nightcap 6-3. No other stats were reported. Carman-Ainsworth will begin its post-season journey at Swartz Creek on Saturday, where it will play Saginaw Heritage at noon. District Pairings: Div. 1 at […]