Board postponed vote on paying bigger share of health care premium

FLINT TWP. — The third time proved not to be charmed for a proposal from Trustee Frank Kasle to require that full-time board trustees pay 20 percent of their health care premiums, effective in November. In a 5-2 vote, the board opted to postpone a decision until the new board is seated after the Nov. election. Kasle and Trustee George […]

C-A Board adopts lean 2012-13 budget

FLINT TWP. — The Carman Ainsworth school board approved a $49.33 million general fund budget contingent on about $1.2 million savings from employee concessions or contract labor. At a public budget hearing held two weeks ago, the board reviewed a proposed general fund budget of about $46.18 million in which expenses exceeded revenues by about $3.5 million. Using up an […]

Police investigating early Monday morning homicide

FLINT TWP. — Police have identified Marcus L. Payne,, 41, of Flint Township, as the victim of a shooting in a parking lot on Ballenger Highway early Monday morning, according to a police press release. At about 2 a.m., Flint Township Police were called to an area near the McDonald’s restaurant at 1232 N. Ballenger Hwy., in response to a […]

C-A Bus drivers in talks to keep jobs

FLINT TWP. — The fate of the jobs of Carman-Ainsworth bus drivers and custodians still is undecided, pending the outcome of contract negotiations. At its meeting last week, the school board passed a resolution authorizing negotiation of contracts for noninstructional support services. With a goal to obtain “high quality noninstructional support services at sustainable rates,’’ the resolution cited the Michigan […]

Charges issued in connection to burglary ring

GENESEE COUNTY — Five people connected to a string of burglaries over the past three months have been charged by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton on multiple counts. At least 22 homes were broken into between April 12-June 14 throughout Genesee County, according to police reports from eight separate police agencies, A variety of items and money were stolen in […]

In brief

Church celebration being planned FLINT TWP. — Glad Tidings Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 4475 S. Linden Road, is planning a celebration to burn its mortgage and install a new pastor at 11 a.m. July 15. Pastor Brian Oswald, who came to the church from Missouri in April, will be formerly installed. The Bishop of Michigan will attend the service to conduct […]

Snyder continues to seek financial aid for flood victims

GENESEE COUNTY — On June 27 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The request is an attempt by the Governor to get financial assistance from the SBA in the form of low interest loans for Genesee County residents and businesses affected by the flooding that hit the area in early May. […]

Rotary hold installation picnic

SWARTZ CREEK — The Genesee Valley Rotary Club held its annual installation picnic on June 26 at Elms Road Park in Swartz Creek. During the program, the Rotary Club awarded its Paul Harris Fellow Award, which recognizes an area community member who exemplifies outstanding community service. This year the award went to Kali Weber, a Flushing resident, who founded the […]

Expansion sets stage for a new home for the Flint Community Players

FLINT TWP. — When the curtain rises Sept. 13 on opening night of the musical “Cabaret,” it will signal not only a new season but a new existence for the esteemed Flint Community Players theater company. With the completion of an addition to its headquarters at 2462 S. Ballenger, FCP is ending a 40-year run at Bower Theater in the […]