2018-01-18

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 […]

Public hearings set for commercial tax exemption




FLINT TWP. — Public hearings on Feb. 5 aim to give a tax break to developers of a Planet 3 Extreme Air Park located at 3450 Miller Road. Developers have applied for a Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate which also requires that the township create a Commercial Rehabilitation District. In his letter of application to the Flint Township board, Michael Clark, […]

Carman-Ainsworth girls down Bay City Central




BAY CITY – The Lady Cavaliers’ basketball team cut its two-game losing streak short after toppling over Bay City Central in a dominant 57-20 win on Tuesday night. Carman-Ainsworth had been handed its only two losses of the season in the two games prior to Tuesday night. Carman-Ainsworth jumped out to an 18-6 lead in the first and added a […]

In brief



WFBA seeking input for Downtown Development plan FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association, with Flint Township, is hosting a Public Engagement Event to allow businesses to suggest projects for a proposed Downtown Development Authority and commercial Improvement plans for Bristol and Beecher roads. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m., Jan. 18, during the regular […]

Firebirds drop three over weekend road trip




ERIE, Pa. – Although all three games were close, the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League weren’t able to register a victory on this past weekend’s three-game road trip, most recently a 4-3 shoot-out loss at the Erie Otters. The Firebirds burst out of the gate in the early moments when Ty Dellandrea and Maurizio Colella each netted goals […]

DFCU installs Free Little Library



GRAND BLANC – Dort Federal Credit Union installed a “Free Little Library” book house inside of Berston Field Hous, Jan. 8. The Flint Area Credit Unions received a grant from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation to help promote literacy in Genesee and Shiawassee counties. The Genesee Career Institute Construction Trades built the twelve book houses. Mott Community College Fabrication Lab […]

Slumping Spartans helping Michigan hoops look good




The Fat Guy is on vacation this week. Sportswriter Brandon Pope is pinch hitting for him this week. A s a life-long Michigan fan, I was not looking forward to watching this past Saturday’s game between Michigan and Michigan State at the Breslin Center. For years, the Spartans have tortured us on the court and this is probably the most […]

Barnett Financial & Tax helping keep resolutions



GRAND BLANC — While many have made financial and health resolutions for the new year, one local firm is committed to helping keep them. Barnett Financial & Tax, a firm that focuses on helping people prepare their finances for retirement, is offering a “Get Healthy, Wealthy and Wise in 2018” event designed to get participants on track for this year […]

Cavs wrestling sweeps tri-meet




FLINT – The Carman-Ainsworth varsity wrestling team swept a tri-meet last Wednesday, defeating Powers Catholic 60-6 and Bay City John Glenn 49-9. Against Powers, Trevon Bennett at 285 was the only Carman-Ainsworth wrestler to earn a win, pinning Parker Wynn at 3:25. All other Cavaliers won by forfeit. In the victory over John Glenn, Bennett won an 8-3 decision over […]


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