Carman-Ainsworth has a new superintendent

FLINT TWP. — In a surprise announcement Tuesday, the Carman- Ainsworth school board accepted the resignation of Superintendent William Haley and named his successor. Haley, who has been with the district for nearly 11 years and its leader for six, submitted a letter of resignation that was accepted by the board with regret. Patrice Hatcher, board president, stressed that it […]

No more health benefits for part time trustees

FLINT TWP. — In the latest costcutting move, the board of trustees partly eliminated its own health care coverage. By unanimous vote, the board whacked an estimated $34,000 off annual expenses by eliminating health care insurance for its four part-time trustees. The board’s supervisor, clerk and treasurer serve full time. Currently, two trustees receive health care benefits and two receive […]

Meth set-up at motel busted

FLINT TWP. — Officers from the Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) arrested a Kentucky man June 5 at the Home Town Inn, 3277 Miller Road, for possession of components to set up a meth lab. Meth, short for Methamphetamine, is a dangerous and illegal street drug in the same class as cocaine. Highly addictive, it is a stimulant associated with […]

Going, going, gone: Seven police cars up for sale

FLINT TWP. — Interested in a used but not used-up Dodge Charger or Ford Crown Victoria? Then keep your eyes peeled to ebay as a possible disposal site in coming weeks for seven former Flint Township police cruisers. The township board approved the sale of the cars at its Monday night meeting. Lt. Robert Battinkoff said the vehicles are no […]

Funds approved to fix senior center parking lot

FLINT TWP. — The township board recently amended the 2012 budget for the library/senior center to pay for parking lot improvements. The board unanimously approved an allocation of $3,695 — $2,217 for the senior center and $1478 for the library — to cover repair costs. The funds were not included in the 2012 adopted budget, making an amendment necessary. The […]

Supervisor holding small group discussions with residents

FLINT TWP. — Supervisor Karyn Miller has announced plans to hold a series of coffee hours to discuss township issues residents that began this week at the McDonald’s at 3060 Miller Road. Called “Koffee with Karyn” these meetings will be held at local restaurants that are easily accessible to residents. “In going door to door as part of my re-election […]

Teamsters to vote on contract

GRAND BLANC — Teamsters Local 332 members began voting on a tentative contract agreement Tuesday. Union President Nina Bugbee said Teamster officials and Genesys sat down at 9 a.m. on June 6 to continue negotiations on a new contract for the 1,100 registered nurses at Genesys and went non-stop until 3:30 p.m. on June 7 when a tentative agreement was […]

In brief

Public invited to unveiling of renovated Patsy Lou Williamson Buick-GMC dealership FLINT TWP.— A Grand Opening celebration for the recently renovated Patsy Lou Williamson Buick/GMC dealership on Corunna Road will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight. An official ribbon cutting was held Wednesday night at a open house for media and local officials. — R.S. Back to the Bricks Tune-up […]

Kan Rock becomes Del-Nat Stockholder

FLINT — Tim Roche, president of Kan Rock Tire, has become a stockholder in Del-Nat Tire, a leading independent tire distributor that operates as a cooperative. Founded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1989, Del- Nat Tire has a network of 78 tire dealers and distributors who are stockholders in the company. Kan Rock Tire serves the Flint area as a chain […]

Kids vying for chance to run mall business

FLINT TWP.. — As far back as the late 1800s, business-minded children have set up summer lemonade stands as a way to earn money and learn customer service skills. Now they have an opportunity to spread their budding wings further by participating in Merchants of the Future, a Kid’s Inc. program hosted by Genesee Valley Center. In an effort to […]