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 […]

Summer dead period is nearly upon us

GENESEE COUNTY — The summer dead period is a period of seven full consecutive calendar days after school is out in June and after a school’s participation in MHSAA tournaments is completed where coaches and players can have no contact related to their particular sport. Each high school in the state determines its seven day dead period (most all schools […]

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 […]

Female, younger athletes struggle to overcome concussions

EAST LANSING— Gender and age are now being taken into account when it comes to athlete concussions after new research from Michigan State University determined that it takes a longer period of time for female athletes and younger athletes to recover from concussions. The study was conducted by Tracey Covassin, who works in Michigan State’s Department of Kinesiology. The study […]

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 […]

Sports participation slips as enrollment drops

EAST LANSING — For the first time in eight years, participation in high school sports in which post-season tournaments are sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association dropped below the 300,000 mark during the 2011-12 school year, but the decrease was still slower than the drop in the general student population at member schools. A total of 297,317 participants […]

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. […]

Sports Shorts

Registrations still being accepted FLINT — The Michigan Warriors of the Christian Football League of Michigan are still accepting registrations for its varsity team for the 2012 season. Practices take place at First Flint Wesleyan Church, 3825 Davison Rd. and athletes are expected to exhibit a Christian attitude both on and off the field, as well as high academic standards. […]

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 […]

Tee Time

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Christian Men’s Golf Fellowship on behalf of Love, INC is holding a golf outing, helping those in need. The event takes place at WASHAKIE GOLF COURSE. Call Love INC at 810-245-2414 for further information. MONDAY, JULY 16 Kiwanis Club of Lapeer 11th Annual Golf Classic at Metamora Golf and Country Club. $85 per person. This is a […]