Land of the free, home of the offended

The climate in America has changed from the time when I was growing up in the 1970s and 80s. It’s changed even more since my folks, who were among the Greatest Generation, were kids. There was a time when you could express an opinion, or a thought or make a comment which might not suit everyone, but it was your […]

New Gift of Life coordinator reaches out to community

GENESEE COUNTY — Shalonda Griffin said she hopes she can dispel many of the misconceptions and myths about organ donation in both Genesee and Saginaw counties. Griffin, 39, is the new community relations coordinator for Gift of Life Michigan in Genesee and Saginaw counties and has been on the job since Feb. 26. Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann […]

In brief

Church hosting euchre tournament FLINT TWP. — St. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Rd., is sponsoring a Euchre tournament on Friday, July 13. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. There will be food available for purchase and cash prizes. Entry fee is $5. Details: 810-732- 0720. — R.S. July events at the library FLINT TWP. […]

Street to be closed for upcoming HAP event

FLINT TWP. — Motorists will have to forgo taking the shortcut from Corunna to Linden Road on August 4 because a portion of Healthsource Boulevard will be closed during the HAP Community Health Fair. Police and fire chiefs asked for the road closure in the interest of safety, said Tracey Tucker, deputy clerk. The townships new Downtown Development Authority Community […]

I-69 work zone traffic switch is July 11-14

FLINT TWP. — Drivers on I-69 this week should plan a bit more travel time. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to shift both westbound I-69 lanes to the newly constructed westbound I-69 roadway, as well as apply pavement markings and open the Hammerberg Road ramps on westbound I-69. Weather dependent, the plan was to reduce westbound I-69 traffic […]

Prep baseball All-Star game on Tonight

MIDLAND — The Fourth Annual North v South High School Baseball All-Star game will feature recent high school graduates and is scheduled for tonight, Thursday, July 12, at Dow Diamond in Midland, home of the Great Lakes Loons. There will be players and coaches representing 26 Mid- Michigan high schools participating in this year’s event. Chase Matusik will represent Carman- […]

Mallon Cup awarded at Flint Jr. Golf

GRAND BLANC – The Flint Jr. Golf Association held its annual Mallon Cup tournament Monday at Warwick Hills with Jackson Foguth and Jolie Brochu, both of Flint Powers, retaining their titles for the second season in a row. The girls’ side had a three-way tie for first with 84s between Fenton’s Keegan Miller, Lapeer’s Brooke Gibbons and Brochu, while the […]

MCC to host softball camp

FLINT — Mott Community College will be host its annual Summer Softball Camp on Wednesday, July 25 at the Mott softball field. Pitcher’s Clinic is 9-11 a.m., Catcher’s from 10 a.m.-noon. Either session is $40. A Skills session (hitting, fielding, throwing, etc.) will be held from 1- 4 p.m. that day for $50. Attend the Skills and one of the […]

Fireworks Show This Weekend

If you missed the Fourth of July fireworks displays, no worries. Area folks know that an impressive fireworks display is part of the entertainment at the annual Mid-East Festival held on the grounds of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 4133 Calkins Rd., coming up this weekend July 13-15. For the 11th consecutive year, the festival will offer fireworks […]

2018-19 Officials Registration Underway

GENESEE COUNTY – Looking for a way to stay involved with middle or high school sports? The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2018-19 school year. The MHSAA annually receives registration by more than 9,500 officials, and had 9,816 during the 2017-18 school year. The highest total of officials […]

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