A skilled workforce essential to economic development in Flint & Genesee

In two weeks, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will convene for our annual meeting at the Holiday Inn Flint- Grand Blanc to highlight our accomplishments in 2019 and set the stage for the year ahead. The Chamber staff puts in a lot of work and long hours to pull it all together, and it’s certainly one of my […]

Southern hospitality is a nice change of pace

When I left on vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama two weeks ago, I was looking forward to some warm weather, sunshine and a relaxing getaway. I’m happy to say I found all of that, but I also discovered what people mean when they talk about ‘southern hospitality.’ We noticed the change in atmosphere not long into our first day in […]

Michigan is third in flower production nationwide

If you bought potted flowers, annuals or perennials from a local garden center, you’re most likely buying a Michigan-grown product. According to Michigan State University (MSU), Michigan is third in the nation for greenhouse floriculture production, the cultivation of flowers. Michigan does this on a very large scale — 46.3 million square feet of greenhouse cover, according to the Michigan […]

Linkowski to appear on American Idol, March 1

GOODRICH — Area residents will finally get the chance to see a hometown favorite perform on the ABC singing competition “American Idol.” Genavieve Linkowski of Goodrich will appear in Sunday’s episode, airing from 8 to 10 p.m. Her publicist confirmed the date Monday. This is the second time Linkowski, 21, has auditioned for the show. She first appeared on the […]

In brief

Flint Firebirds Superhero night FLINT — The Flint Firebirds is hosting Whaley Superhero Night on March 14 at 7 p.m. at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd. If you bring five items (call 810-234-3603 for a complete list of qualifying items) to the game you will receive a free ticket. There will be a one-of-kind superhero Firebird […]

Can you hunt coyotes?

Increased sightings in Michigan due to mating season

GENESEE COUNTY — With increased activity from coyotes in the tri-county area, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding people of the law in regards to hunting. Hunting season for coyotes is year-round statewide. There is no kill tag, mandatory registry or bag limit. However, hunting coyotes may be limited in certain areas that have firearm, shooting or […]

State superintendent says governor’s budget sets positive direction

LANSING — State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice shared with the State Board of Education today that Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 state school budget sets the positive direction for education moving forward. “Different kids have different needs; different needs have different costs,” Dr. Rice said. “The governor’s recommended budget priorities reflect those realities by proposing […]

Cavalier hoops notch four-consecutive wins

FLUSHING — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ basketball team won its fourth-straight game on Monday night, toppling Flushing 62-47. The Cavaliers led 12-10 after the first and 25-22 at half before taking over with a 23-14 run in the third quarter. Carman-Ainsworth then sealed the victory with a 14-12 fourth quarter. Jayden Nunn scored a game-high 18 points for the Cavs, including […]

Lady Cavs heavily favored in district

SWARTZ CREEK — The Carman-Ainsworth girls’ basketball team is entering the postseason as the heavy favorite to take home the Div. 1 district title. Along with Carman- Ainsworth, the Swartz Creek hosted district will also feature tough Flushing and Saginaw Heritage teams. Carman-Ainsworth (15-4) will face off against Flushing (14-5) in the only opening round game, starting at 6 p.m. […]

Regional tournament underway for hockey teams

MIDLAND — High school hockey teams began their postseason yesterday. The Pride received a bye in the Div. 2 tournament at Midland and await the winner of Midland or Bay Area Thunder from yesterday’s opening round. That game takes place Friday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. at Midland Civic Center. The regional tournament kicked off at 5:15 p.m. yesterday, Feb. […]

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