Board approves 2019 budget

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees approved an $11,353,299 budget for the 2019 fiscal year, at its Oct. 15 meeting. The budget approval includes a $3,433,270 general fund balance. Supervisor Karyn Miller said the budget shows public safety is the township’s highest amount of spending, at $4,694,007, and another $1,107,349 for the fire department. These budget line items reflect […]

Cavs rebound for win against Flint

FLINT TWP. – The Carman- Ainsworth football team shook off last week’s last-minute loss to Lapeer and scored in double-digits for each of the first three quarters in its 50-14 win at Flint last Friday. The Cavs scored 21 in the first, 15 in the second and 14 in the third for the comfortable win. Dustin Fletcher got the Cavs […]

Cherry, Duvendeck running in 49th House District race

GENESEE COUNTY — John Cherry (D-Flint) will face Patrick Duvendeck (R-Flushing) for the 49th District House of Representatives seat on Nov. 6. Cherry emerged as the August primary winner in a crowded Democratic field that included Dayne Walling, LaShaya Darisaw, Jacky King, Justin Dickerson and Don Wright. Cherry received 5,267 votes, which amounted to 46 percent of the vote. Duvendeck […]

Mott introduces ‘Steve Schmidt Roundball Classic’

FLINT – For several years, the Coca-Cola Classic, which was hosted by the Flint Community Schools, was one of the best in the state, and the area’s only holiday basketball showcase. That went away with the consolidation of the Flint schools, but during a press conference at Mott Community College’s Ballenger Fieldhouse on Monday, the Steve Schmidt Roundball Classic was […]

Genesee County communities receive increase in road project funding

GENESEE COUNTY — 17 townships in Genesee County will receive a considerable surge in road project funding in 2019, thanks to increased 50/50 allocation funds from the Genesee County Road Commission. Altogether, the GCRC has set aside $2.4 million for selected townships to use toward improving local section-line roads—which is triple the $800,000 funding total that they received last year. […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Carman-Ainsworth girls were 11th with 315 and the boys 13th with 382 at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational in Goodrich on Saturday. The girls were led by Rayven Brantley in 18th place in 20:54.75, while Priscilla Bradford-Walker was 44th in 22:57.67. For the boys Joe Chinkeefatt was eighth in 16:55.20 and Dalero McNeal took 51st in 20:18.44. — […]

Baker College bookstore holds first book signing

FLINT TWP. — On Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., Baker College of Flint Barnes & Noble Bookstore will host its first book signing for a Baker College employee. Darla Nagel, a five-year professional writing tutor at the college, will read from and sign copies of her memoir, “Lightening the Shadow: Diagnosing and Living with an Invisible Chronic Illness.” The event […]

Firebirds fall to 0-9

FLINT – Playing back-to-back games at the Dort Federal Event Center this past weekend didn’t help the Flint Firebirds earn their first win of the season, losing 6-3 to the Kitchener Rangers. Saturday’s game actually started off on the right foot, as CJ Clarke gave Flint a 1-0 lead just 1:05 into the game. Connor Roberts then doubled the advantage […]

In brief

911 launches new app GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County 911 is offering a new smart phone app called SMART 911 which is designed to call users back in a disaster. If interested in receiving this alert, sign up and download the app at www.smart911.com. — G.G. Absentee ballot available at township hall FLINT TWP. — Absentee ballots are available at […]

Rocktober pie served up for sports fans

Fat Guy Corner

The sports world is rocking October with baseball playoffs, NHL hockey, college football, NFL action, and now the NBA season fires up this week! Man, for people like me, this is a slice of pumpkin pie and a tub of whipped cream! What shall we dive into first? The pie was first, so let’s get into the world of sports. […]