In brief

Trash pick-up is Friday this week FLINT TWP. — Due to New Year’s holiday on Monday, trash pick-up and recycling this week is delayed until Friday instead of the regular Thursday collection. Trash should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. — R.S. Police offering church security training FLINT TWP. – Registrations are being taken for “Responses to Violent […]

New year, new Lions coach

Fat Guy Corner

The New Year is here and I hope all of you have a great 2018. The sports world has a National College Football Championship game on Monday night. It will be an all-SEC one with Alabama and Georgia squaring off. Before that, though, the NFL Playoffs wild-card weekend opens up on Saturday and Sunday. The “Black Monday” in the NFL […]

One million more Michigan residents now considered to have high blood pressure

LANSING – New hypertension guidelines will result in more than 1 million additional Michigan residents – many of them younger adults under age 30 – being considered to have high blood pressure. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association redefined high blood pressure as being a reading beginning at 130/80. This is a decrease from the previous […]

Firebirds set back by winless weekend

SAGINAW – The Flint Firebirds didn’t have the best weekend, most recently taking a 6-2 loss at the Saginaw Spirit on Saturday, which clinches the I-75 Divide Cup for Saginaw for the first time in the trophy’s existence. Kyle Bollers scored early for Saginaw, but Kyle Harris and Connor Roberts quickly took the lead for Flint, as they hailed a […]

SC Chamber, Financial Plus donate Whatchamacallit proceeds to Old Newsboys

FLINT – The Old Newsboys of Flint got a jump start on the 2018 holiday season thanks to Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. Tuesday, Jan. 2, representatives from the credit union and the chamber presented the Old Newsboys with a check for $2,593 – the proceeds from the 13th annual Whatchamacallit business networking […]

MIAAA supports MHSAA rules enforcement

LAPEER COUNTY – With essential rules and regulations for high school sports in the news spotlight, the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association on Dec. 27 issued the following statement supporting those policies and the Michigan High School Athletic Association, the statewide service organization which helps schools administer those rules. In light of recent highly-publicized eligibility matters gaining attention in our […]

Check in online or with your phone, don’t wait in the office

LANSING – The innovative MI-TIME Line service that allows customers to use their phones or computers to make appointments or hold their place in line is being installed at 13 more offices over the next few months, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today. “Customers who can’t hop online to ExpressSOS.com can soon take advantage of the MI-TIME Line service […]

Plan to use an ORV on state forest roads? Check maps

LANSING — Many – but not all – state forest roads will open to off-road vehicle traffic on Jan. 1. Before riding, make sure roads are authorized for ORV use by checking online maps. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources forest roads maps are found at www.michigan.gov/forestroads. Final maps will be online by Dec. 31. “Due to frozen ground conditions, […]

Flint families can get nutritious food at mobile pantry in January

LANSING – Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for January at locations throughout Flint. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in […]



By revealing a few photos of their 2019 Jeep Cherokee late last month, Fiat Chrysler provided an enticement to fans and loyalists of the popular SUV to attend the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit this month to see the real deal. The NAIAS at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit begins with Press Preview days Jan. 14-16, then […]