Township board approves reduced ordinance restrictions

FLINT TWP. — Two ordinance amendments recently approved by the township board of trustees lessened restrictions on the books. Reporting requirements for owners of vicious dogs was repealed from one ordinance. Penalties for violations of the site plan ordinance was reduced from a misdemeanor. to a civil infraction in another ordinance. The township attorney recommended the change to the site […]

Gerald Holmes helps MSU beat Michigan in grid brawl

ANN ARBOR – Michigan State senior running back Gerald Holmes made 11 carries for 27 yards to help the Spartans beat state rival Michigan 14-10 at the Big House Saturday. As always, the rivalry game was full of drama, including a downpour that soaked everyone heading into the fourth quarter. Michigan committed five turnovers, including three interceptions thrown by quarterback […]

Angel Program starting at the State Police Flint Post

FLINT TWP. — In an attempt to assist people struggling with addiction and reduce drug demand, the Michigan State Police (MSP) has joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program — a pre-arrest diversion program, according to a press release. The Angel Program allows people with a drug addiction to walk into a state police post and seek […]

Firebirds unbeaten streak ends, losing skid begins

OTTAWA, Ont. – Sunday’s game at the Ottawa 67’s marked the third loss in a row for the Ontario Hockey League’s Flint Firebirds in a 4-3 overtime contest. Flint fell behind early after Ottawa registered a pair of first-period goals from Graeme Clarke and Sam Bitten. Maurizio Colella cut the deficit in half in the second period, but Ottawa’s Tye […]

In brief

WFBA meeting at new location FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will hold its monthly meeting at a new location – the Valley Breakfast & Bistro at 1072 Elms Road, between Corunna and Calkins Road, from noon -1:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 19. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is the guest speaker and will be giving an update […]

House divided is green

Fat Guy Corner

The divided houses were freshly painted green and white over the weekend. The Big House became pretty silent, as the Michigan State Spartans, huge 10-point underdogs, posted a stunning 14-10 victory Saturday night. I guess little brother (Mike Hart’s term when he played at Michigan) can whip up on big brother. The Spartans played a smart and intelligent football game […]

Happy Anniversary Genesee County Parks

Genesee County Parks this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Now, that may or may not strike you as a big deal. But it does for me. Here’s why: Encompassing more than 11,000 acres of outdoor recreation, educational programs, living history and breath-taking natural beauty, our county parks system is an integral component to enhancing and maintaining our overall quality […]

Cavs squeak past Saginaw Heritage

SAGINAW – The Carman- Ainsworth football team narrowly escaped Saginaw Heritage with a win, defeating the now 2-5 Hawks 38-35 on the road last Friday. The win moved the Cavaliers to 5-0 in league play and 5-2 overall. Game stats and individual player stats were not reported. Carman-Ainsworth hosts Midland Dow tomorrow for its final home game of the season. […]

October is Michigan Apple Month

LANSING, Mich. – To recognize the importance of the Michigan Apple industry, Governor Rick Snyder has again declared October Michigan Apple Month. With more than 11.3 million apple trees in commercial production, covering 35,500 acres on 825 family-run farms in Michigan, apples are the largest and most valuable fruit crop in the Great Lakes State. This year’s Michigan Apple crop […]

Hall of Fame induction announced

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame announced its induction Class of 2017 Wednesday night at a press party at Genesys Athletic Club. Joining the hall this year are Jon Runyan, Craig Tucker, Mike Austin, Larry Gall, Frank Manley II, Mike Harding, Bob Crane and Distinguished Service Award winner Bob Holec. Three state championship high […]