A principal achievement

Woodland educator wins state award


FLINT TWP. — Maria Cox, principal of Woodland Elementary, was a recipient of a Regional Honors Award at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) 86th Annual State Conference held last month in Kalamazoo. Cox’s achievement also was recognized by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education at its meeting last week. MEMSPA is a professional association serving more than […]

Orange barrels coming to Linden Road




FLINT TWP. — Driving to and from Carman- Ainsworth High School could pose a challenge during road repair work planned for Linden Road later this year. Linden Road is among 2012 road projects listed on the Genesee County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP sheet) presented to the Board of Trustees last week by David Arceo, who is a represents Flint Township […]

Two more gas stations close




SWARTZ CREEK — Unfortunately two more gas stations will be following suit with the Marathon Gas Station on Miller and Elms Roads. City Manager Paul Bueche mentioned at last Monday’s city council meeting the BP on Morrish Road and I-69 closed and said that they owe an “outrageous amount” in water and sewer bills. Bueche described these gas stations as […]

Head Start policies at C-A meet fed directives



FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth has a head start on changes the federal government has mandated to improve accountability in Head Start preschool programs nationwide. Audits and investigations across the nation in recent years have turned up numerous instances of fraud and fund mismanagement in Detroit and several other Head Start grantees. That has stipulated closer oversight of policies and procedures […]

Township opposes ending road commission




FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees has added its support to those municipalities in favor of keeping the Genesee County Road Commission intact. In its unanimous approval of a resolution, the board opposed proposed legislation to empower the Genesee County Board of Commissioners to take over the duties of the road commission. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller explained that proposed […]

In brief



Time to order new buses FLINT TWP. — A few new school buses might be coming to replace some of the district’s aging fleet. Twelve district buses were red-tagged last month during an annual Michigan State Police bus safety inspection, said Russ Parks, assistant superintendent in his report to the Board of Education last week. State law requires that all […]

Police Blotter



Busy burglar arrested with a truckload of stolen stuff FLINT TWP. — A 24-year-old Flint man was arrested and charged after apparently going on an extended theft spree. The sequence of events leading to his arrest began when police responded to a burglary call at 7:15 a.m Jan. 11 in the 4900 block of Walnut Ridge in the Walnut Square […]

Public invited to MCC student drawing exhibition



FLINT — An exhibition of drawings by Mott Community College’s Basic Drawing students is at the Fine Arts Gallery, located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus, 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. The exhibit will run through Jan. 31. This event is free and open to the public. The drawings for this […]

New Mexican restaurant now open




FLINT TWP. — Montrose’s tragic loss is Flint Township’s fortunate gain. Last June, Nicolas Zaragoza lost his Montrose business – El Agave Authentic Mexican Restaurant – when the historic downtown building housing it and other businesses burned to the ground. But rising from those ashes is Zaragoza’s new venture – El Ranchero Authentic Mexican Restaurant which opened last month at […]

New alliance seeks to help businesses, couples



GENESEE COUNTY— Planning an exceptional wedding in Genesee County is getting a whole lot easier, thanks to a new alliance of businesses formed recently in the area. The Genesee County Bridal Alliance seeks to make finding and contacting professional wedding vendors as easy as possible for couples planning weddings. With that goal in mind the Board of Directors of the […]


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