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E. Coli Bacteria results for monitored county lakes GENESEE COUNTY — All monitored points in Genesee County are currently in compliance with State guidelines for bacterial concentrations at bathing beaches. Water testing is available for all Genesee County public beach operators; please contact us for more information. Exposure to any recreational water can be a potential health risk. Gastrointestinal and […]

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 […]


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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 […]

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 […]