2020-11-05

Old Newsboys call for community support

GENESEE COUNTY — In 2019, 6,002 children across Genesee County had a gift under the tree because of the Old Newsboys of Flint. Their Christmas Box Program provides a sweat suit, socks and underwear, a pair of warm winter gloves or mittens, a winter hat, dental hygiene products, and an age appropriate gift. Because there is no state or federal […]

MCAN hiring 20 college completion coaches for 2020-2021

The deadline for applications has been extended to Nov. 13

LANSING — Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) is now hiring 20 college completion coaches to serve on college campuses across Michigan — Mott Community College being one of the host sites. MCAN’s College Completion Corps program will place full-time AmeriCorps members on campuses throughout the state, with a focus on increasing persistence and completion of first-generation college-going students, low-income students, […]

State reviews Genesee County cancer incidence

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has published a review of cancer incidence for Genesee County. This cancer data review was conducted in response to Genesee County citizen requests, and not because of any documented cluster of cancer cases. For the review, MDHHS examined annual cancer rates (1985-2015) for both Genesee County and the state […]

Gaming board denies request for 2021 race dates at Sports Creek



SWARTZ CREEK — It’s been two years of high hopes and disappointments, and now the owners of the former Sports Creek Raceway have been dealt another blow. The Michigan Gaming Control Board announced Friday, Oct. 30, that the board has denied AmRace & Sports LLC’s applications for 2021 race meeting and simulcast permits. In a press release announcing the board’s […]

Genisys Credit Union raised $1,100 for Miracle Jeans Day

AUBURN HILLS — In September, Genisys Credit Union employees went casual for kids on the annual Miracle Jeans Day to raise $1,100 for Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMN Hospitals). “At Genisys, we work hard to live out our values – ‘We Improve our Community’, “ said Jackie Buchanan, President & CEO of […]

Flint Institute of Arts receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) has received a $10,000 grant from the Jack Willson Thompson Fund and the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Program Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF). The grant will fund the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture. The exhibition explores the contested ways in which African and African American […]

Tom Jeffrey Piercy

TOM JEFFREY PIERCY, 65, died after a courageous battle with lung cancer on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at his home in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Tom is survived by his wife, Diane of 30 years; his children: Dawn Whitaker (Steve), Jason Duncan (Heather), Brady Duncan, Scott Piercy (Michelle), Melissa Hicks (Jason), and Zachary Piercy; his Mother Lillian MacKenzie; 4 brothers: Jim […]

Joe Erwin Smith

JOE ERWIN SMITH, died at his home, Monday, October 26, 2020 after weekend visits from many loved ones and family. He took every last opportunity he had to communicate his love and appreciation of them all, near and far. Joe lived an honest, compassionate, creative life, devoted to his family. The church bells were ringing Easter Sunday, March 24, 1940, […]

U.S. News & World Report names Kettering in top rankings of Best Colleges

FLINT — The recently released U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2021 rankings have identified Kettering University as No. 9 overall among more than 150 higher education institutions I the Midwest region, up four spots from last year’s report. Nationally, Kettering ranked No. 17 as the best undergraduate engineering programs at schools without doctorate programs, and No. 12 for […]

Congrats to the Dodgers, a surprise Spartan win and the Tigers have a new manager

Fat Guy Corner

The baseball season has wrapped up for 2020 and the L.A. Dodgers are World Series Champions. The Dodgers disposed of the Tampa Bay Rays in six games. The cream rose to the top in this series as the Dodgers, like I said last week, were the more talented team. I will say manager Kevin Cash of the Rays pulling Blake […]