Teachers learning to use new interactive projectors

FLINT TWP. — “Oh that is so cool.’’ “It’s awesome.’’ “Slick.’’ Comments like those made recently in a Carman-Ainsworth classroom can be music to a teacher’s ears but those were teachers talking. About 25 teachers have spent the past few weeks — 12 hours total — in a computer lab after school and one weekend learning to use new interactive […]

C-A may lay off 22 teachers due to budget cuts

FLINT TWP. — Twenty-two teachers in the Carman-Ainsworth school district have been notified of potential layoffs, following approval of a resolution by the Board of Education at a special meeting April 20. The action is attributed to uncertainty about next year’s state budget and the local economy’s impact on enrollment, Superintendent Bill Haley said in a statement. Additional concerns created […]

Second annual car and bike show at Baker CTT

FLINT — Baker College of Flint will host the 2nd Annual Car and Motorcycle show on May 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Car and motorcycle enthusiasts, as well as the general public, are invited to attend the free event, which will be held at The Center for Transportation Technology (CTT), 1717 S. Dort Highway, Flint. Free parking and shuttle service […]

News Briefs

Saunders named election representative FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainworth Board of Trustees at its Tuesday meeting approved designating Ann Saunders as its election representative for the GISD biennial election on June 6 and Recco Richardson as the alternate. — R.S. Math teacher offers resignation FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education accepted the resignation of Kevin Hewitt, a high […]

Carman-Ainsworth student recognized for academic achievement

FLINT — A group of seven area high school students — including one from Carman-Ainsworth — were recognized April 29 for focusing on academic achievement and career goals. The seven were honored by 68th District Court Judge Herman Marable Jr. as Students of the Month, a program through which Marable and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) recognize area high school […]


Carman-Ainsworth students earn scholarships

FLINT TWP. — Jessica Bruce and Nick Rhoto of the Carman-Ainsworth High School Robotics Team No. 314 have each won a Kettering University FIRST Robotics Scholarship valued at $22,500. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Kudos also go to […]

Grant will be used to beautify exit ramp

FLINT TWP. — A $750 grant from Keep Genesee County Beautiful to the Flint Township Parks and Recreation Commission will be used to beautify the west side of the northbound exit ramp at I-75 and Corunna Road. Jim McClung, commission chairman, said the grant awarded on April 18 will help fund a flower garden similar to one done last year […]

Genesee District Library millage increase receives nod from voters

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters approved a county-wide millage increase of 0.25 mills to help support the Genesee District Library at the May 3 election. Voters approved the millage increae, which will generate an addiitonal $2.2 million to maintain current library staffing levels, hours and other operations, by a vote of 15,250-10,998. Six precincts were still not counted at 11:15 p.m. […]

GDL spreads the word about nutrition program

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee District Library (GDL) has announced a partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is the term for what was formally known as Food Stamps. Although the program has been around since the 1930s, it is still underutilized by low-income families. In 2009 alone, Michigan missed out […]