2018-01-18

Waiting for the phone call, disappointments and success

A new lease on life

Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series where I will recount my battle with cirrhosis of the liver and the life changing transplant I received in September. My story is an account of how I overcame my illness, but mostly I hope to heighten awareness about organ donation. I will be a lifelong advocate for organ donation […]

MCC launches STEM Scholars program with possible four-year degree tuition free



FLINT – Students interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) field of study in college can potentially receive a four-year STEM degree tuition free. This is possible through a partnership between Mott Community College (MCC) and Michigan State University (MSU) as part of MCC’s new STEM Scholars program. The program launches this month and offers students pursuing […]

Sworn in



Due to recent promotions, Lt. Brad Wangler (top photo) and Sgt. Matthew Vanlente (bottom photo) were sworn in on Wednesday, January 10.

Cantrell awarded scholarship in honor of MLK



FLINT – Estin Cantrell, a student at Baker College of Flint, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the 39th Annual Citywide Tribute Dinner in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Jan. 11. Cantrell, a junior at Baker College, is working toward his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. His next step is to work on earning his master’s degree in […]

C-A school board seeks to fill vacancies




FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education is immediately seeking two new members to fill vacancies left by the resignations last week of two long-time members. Patrice Hatcher and Joy Crane, who most recently served as board president and vice president, respectively, have submitted formal letters of resignation, effective Jan. 19. Resumes’ and letters of interest in filling […]

Classic Albums LIVE:Pink Floyd – The Wall



FLINT – Some of the world’s greatest musicians are taking the stage on Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at The Whiting Auditorium in Flint. Classic Albums Live is performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall album, note for note, cut for cut. Classic Albums Live has earned their reputation of performing rock music’s most influential albums live on stage. Featuring a roster […]

Mock election planned for C-A students




FLINT TWP. — Future voters of America will get a realistic look at the election process in a Mock Election coming up Feb. 6 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. “It will run just like a regular election,” said Clerk Kathy Funk, who is spearheading the effort. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will vote on a yet-to-be-announced ballot issue while seniors will be […]

Fire Chief issues report




FLINT TWP. — The new year got off to a busy start for the township fire department. Township firefighters responded to 40 alarms since late December, said Fire Chief Thomas Stadler. Most recently, the department had calls on Jan. 2 for two fires happening almost at the same time. One was a residential structure fire at 2100 Bernice Avenue and […]

Board balks at policy on tax-reverted properties




FLINT TWP. — A month ago, the township became the owner of nearly 100 tax-reverted properties that were not sold in recent foreclosure auctions conducted by the Genesee County Treasurer’s office. Now the board is grappling with how to manage them. The township usually turns tax-reverted properties over to the Genesee County Landbank but has first rights to claim them. […]

Carman-Ainsworth hoops continues to dominate




FLINT – The Cavaliers’ boys basketball team dominated Bay City Central 77-35 on Tuesday night. Carman-Ainsworth jumped out to a 24-12 lead after the opening quarter and never looked back, holding Central to 12 total points for the entirety of the second half. Ja’kavien Lewis was on fire for the Cavs, as he outscored the entire Central team with 36 […]