2018-08-23

New MCC scholarship to benefit veterans, their families



FLINT — The Foundation For Mott Community College (FMCC) announced a new scholarship to benefit veterans, their spouses and children in pursuit of advanced training and education in Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, Emergency Medical Technician and Community Education at Mott Community College. The scholarship was endowed at the College with a $10,000 gift from the American Legion Jack Carey Charities […]

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Providers must enroll in Michigan Medicaid program LANSING — Health care providers that serve Medicaid beneficiaries are facing an upcoming enrollment deadline that is necessary for them to continue to receive payments from Medicaid. While the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has revised the timeline to give providers more time to enroll, the department is urging providers […]

Happy 100th to you, Anna!




SWARTZ CREEK — Anna Boyd made her debut in the world Aug. 13, 1918, at home on her family’s 40-acre cotton farm in Beech Grove, Arkansas, a small town outside Paragould. In honor of her 100th birthday, Boyd was the belle of the ball at a celebration Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek. “I told her (the […]

Rev. Right-time and the 1st Cuzins of Funk to give lively performance at Genesee County Fair




BURTON — A deaf MTA bus driver, known as “Reverend Right-time,” Patric Ferris, and his group “the 1st Cuzins of Funk” is known throughout Michigan and will perform at the Genesee County Fair from 8 p.m.- 12 a.m. on Aug 25. “We’re famous for having a high energy show,” Ferris said. “We haven’t done this show in a long time. […]

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2018 HAP Crim Festival of Races FLINT — The Crim Fitness Foundation and Crim Races and Events proudly present Genesee County’s premier annual race event, the Crim, Aug. 25 beginning at 7 a.m. in downtown Flint. Main parking at E. 5th Ave. and Saginaw Street. The festival includes a 10- Mile Run/ Walk, 5-Mile Run/Walk, 5k Run/Family Walk, Michigan Mile […]

Craig Campbell headlines Thursday night at the County Fair




MOUNT MORRIS — Country music star Craig Campbell will headline tonight’s grandstand show at the Genesee County Fair, taking to the stage at 7 p.m. with special guests Tweed and Dixie. Best known for his new-school take on classic country, Campbell promises to deliver an up-tempo show for concert-goers, showcasing a blend of original material and hit country covers. “I’ll […]

Utica Eisenhower wins Lapeer girls’ golf Tune-Up




LAPEER – Battling an all-day threat of rain that never materialized, Utica Eisenhower took home first in the annual Lapeer girls’ golf Tune-up at the Lapeer Country Club with a 354 last Friday. Fourteen teams were supposed to compete, but Flushing and Lutheran North dropped out at the last minute. Finishing second was Rochester Adams with 362 and in third […]

Cavaliers off to strong start in soccer




FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth boys’ soccer team took down Holly 6-2 on Monday. Wallace Hill recorded a hat trick in the game. Zain Shukairy added a pair of goals and Tommy Taylor had one. The Cavaliers opened the season with an 8-0 win over Corunna on Friday at the annual soccer showcase at Atwood Stadium. Hill led Carman-Ainsworth […]

Township dedicates fire station to late chief




FLINT TWP. — As a tribute to the late Fire Chief E. Jack Maxwell, Fire Station 1, 5331 Reuben St., has been rededicated in his name. Maxwell, Flint Township’s first full-time fire chief and Congressman Dan Kildee’s late grandfather, was recognized during a ceremony at the station, Aug. 16. A plaque was dedicated to the family of Maxwell and his […]

Ally Challenge plans to promote community and charity

Return of professional golf expected to recharge community


GRAND BLANC TWP. — With only 21 days until the Professional Golf Association returns to the community with its Champions Tour, representatives held an introductory session for local dignitaries and members of the press on Aug. 20 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. Chris Coffman, Ally Challenge Tournament Director, was joined by Andrea Brimmer, Vice President of Marketing and […]