2017-12-21

Salvation Army at 47 percent of $800,000 goal



FLINT — The Salvation Army Red Kettles are filling up at a very slow pace this year, and with Christmas Eve being on Sunday this year the impact will be even greater. Sunday is a day of rest and time to worship with family and friends so dedicated bell ringers have time at to relax and rest. Last year the […]

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MCC reaches out to sister colleges in Houston after Hurricane Harvey FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea has delivered three checks totaling $9,000 to three Houstonarea community colleges that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. MCC mounted a two-month Hurricane Harvey relief campaign called “Mott Cares” campus-wide in September. The $9,000 raised by the campaign were distributed […]

Developing leaders at all levels



Every year, HR and business leaders from around the world participate in Deloitte’s survey about human capital trends. And for the last five years, these professionals have continued to cite leadership as one of their top talent challenges. This is problematic. An organization without strong leadership is like a manual car without a driver. It’s not going anywhere. In many […]

MCC Corporate Services taking training “on the road”



FLINT – Mott Community College’s (MCC) Workforce Development & Economic Development division is taking its Corporate Services training program “on the road.” Literally. The Corporate Services group will conduct a team building training exercise for John Deere Corp. in Dubuque, Iowa, for 15 engineering staff members Jan. 3-5. “This is first time we have conducted a training program out of […]

Volunteer registration now open for The Ally Challenge



GRAND BLANC — Tournament officials announced today that volunteer registration for the inaugural playing of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren is now open to the public at www.theallychallenge.com/volunteers. The 2018 Ally Challenge will be held Sept. 10-16 at historic Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. “We are extremely excited to open volunteer registration and begin working with a very […]

SpartanNash, VG’s Grocery and Miller Poultry donate chicken to FBEM



FENTON – Since 2008, SpartanNash, VG’s Grocery and Miller Poultry have made it a tradition to partner together and donate chicken to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (FBEM) during the holiday season. That custom of giving continued this year, with Miller Poultry delivering 5,000 lbs. of chicken to VG’s Grocery in Fenton last Wednesday. Representatives from FBEM were on […]

In brief



Church offering money management classes FLINT TWP. — Looking for financial peace in 2018? A place to start is by enrolling in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University – a nine week workshop created by well-known financial advisor Dave Ramsey, to be offered starting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W Bristol Rd. Ramsey is […]

Carman-Ainsworth girls remain undefeated




YPSILANTI – The Lady Cavs improved to 6-0 on the season after defeating Ypsilanti Arbor Prep in overtime on Saturday, 63-59. Arbor Prep jumped out to an early lead, giving Carman-Ainsworth the difficult task of completing a come-from-behind win. Arbor Prep put up a pair of 19-point quarters to open the game, while holding Carman-Ainsworth to 11 and 20 for […]

Police promotions requested pending Chief’s retirement




FLINT TWP. — Hoping to facilitate a smooth transition when he retires some time next year, Police Chief George Sippert has asked for promotions of a lieutenant and sergeant. The township board approved his request for the Flint Township Civil Service Commission to provide a certified list of the highest scoring candidate eligible for promotion. The sergeant candidate will replace […]

Boys play basketball tonight



The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team travels to Swartz Creek tonight at 7 p.m. The Cavaliers, 2-1, have been off since Dec. 9 when they defeated Renaissance 61-57 at Cass Tech in the Tip-Off Classic. – J.O.