School improvements



With the start of the school year less than a week away, all is in readiness for students to return. Improvements include spiffed up tennis courts and new gym at the high school. All buildings will have some new teachers and new substitute staff also is being sought. – Photos by Rhonda Sanders

Police hiring update




FLINT TWP. — The police department is continuing its search to find a few good men (and women) to bring staffing up to full strength.. In a recent report to the township board, Police Chief George Sippert said the most recent recruiting effort, that ended in mid-June, may not produce enough people to fill seven open positions. “We are working […]

C-A board of education seeking write-in candidates




FLINT TWP. — Back in June, seven people applied for vacant seat on the Carman-Ainsworth school board but none of the unchosen candidates followed through to file for office by the July 26 deadline for the November 8 general election. After appointing Gary Cousins to the vacant seat in June, Board President Patrice Hatcher said the board had a tough […]

Police Blotter



Police seek restaurant thief FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department is investigating a series of fraudulent credit cards being used at Sagano Japanese Bistro, 2065 S. Linden Rd. in Flint Township. The individual pictured below, wearing an American flag hat and shirt with a star design, entered the store on May 31 and June 1. Using a fraudulent […]

2016 Michigan Apple crop expected to hit 31 million bushels Official apple crop estimate for 2016 announced



STATEWIDE – Michigan’s apple growers will harvest approximately 31 million bushels (1.302 billion pounds) of apples this year, according to the official crop estimate announced Aug. 26 at the USApple Outlook meeting in Chicago. This is an increase of 7 million bushels from last year, and would be a record-sized crop for Michigan. In 2015, Michigan growers harvested an about […]

Fire damages Elms Rd. house



FLINT TWP. — A small house fire last week in the 1000 block of S. Elms Road caused about $25,000 to $35,000 in damage, according to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. The fire was started accidentally by a weld torch in a bathroom being remodeled where they were welding copper pipes, the homeowner said. The fire was contained to the […]

Daycare fundraiser benefits band students




FLINT TWP. – Kids at the Little Rascals Childcare and Learning Center held fundraisers all last week to raise money for the Kyle Hart Fund, benefitting Carman-Ainsworth students who need band instruments but can’t afford them. The Kyle Eileen Hart music memorial fund was created to honor the memory of a 10-year-old, fifth-grader, in her first year of band at […]

Residents complain about weed overgrowth




FLINT TWP. — Don Brinkman has lived on Norris Drive in the Lindenwood Farms subdivision since 1982. In all those years, he said he has never seen weed growth in curbs like he’s seeing this year. He brought photos to the township board meeting to show and tell how the weed growth is noticeably bad on streets in his subdivision. […]

In brief



Support C-A robotics yard sale this weekend FLINT TWP. — It’s almost time to come out and support the annual Carman- Ainsworth Annual Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser to be held Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 from 9 am – 5 pm. Donations are also being accepted. All proceeds go to the robotics team. To make […]

Baker appoints Cleamon Moorer dean of college of business



FLINT — Baker College has announced the appointment of Cleamon Moorer Jr., DBA, of Grand Blanc, as dean of the College of Business. “Dr. Moorer is a uniquely gifted and energetic addition to Baker College,” said Bart Daig, Ph.D., Baker College System president and CEO. “He is a collaborator, a committed educator and mentor, and he understands firsthand the challenges […]


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