UM-Flint host rights activist, top judge from South Africa

FLINT — Albie Sachs, an internationally recognized rights activist and co-author of South Africa’s Constitution, will speak on “Nelson Mandela as a Leader, Comrade, and Friend” at a June 4 public event in Flint. Sachs will speak at 6 p.m. in the Michigan Rooms of the Harding Mott University Center on the University of Michigan- Flint campus. Seating will open […]

C-A teachers ratify 3-year contract with huge concessions

FLINT TWP. — A pay cut and freeze and larger class sizes are among more than $2.5 million in concessions from the Carman-Ainsworth teachers union in a three-year-contract ratified last week. The tentative agreement was approved with relief and praise from the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Trustees at their May 21 meeting. “Honestly this is the epitome of putting oneself behind […]

Cavs’ boys take first at SVL meet, girls ninth

BAY CITY — The Carman-Ainsworth track program has plenty of awards and accolades from years past, however, the Cavaliers added to that legacy on Wednesday when the boys’ team won their first ever Saginaw Valley League championship with 130.5. The Lady Cavs came in ninth with 37.5. On the boys’ end, Cleandre Robinson won the discus, tossing it 134- feet, […]

C-A seeking bids for secretarial services

FLINT TWP. — Outsourcing secretarial staff is on the table this year in Carman-Ainsworth’s ongoing effort to cut costs. The district has issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) to fill 34 positions – six at the administration building, eight at the high school including the athletics department; three at the middle school and at each elementary school, three for special […]

Cavs face stiff competition in district semifinals

FLINT TWP. — Home field advantage could give Carman-Ainsworth an advantage as several of the unknowns in the district were eliminated in the openers on Tuesday. The Lady Cavs host the No. 15-1 district drawing the round-one bye. Davison, 9-2-1 overall, 5-0 league, which won its inaugural Saginaw Valley League-South title, took out Waterford Mott in the first round on […]

Details of C-A superintendent’s contract concessions disclosed

FLINT TWP. — Leading the way for hard budget cuts necessary for Carman-Ainsworth Schools to meet expenses next school term, Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff announced in April he would be taking voluntary concessions to his contract that would save 11 percent of his costs. He announced his intent to meet with a the superintendent contract committee to hash out the details. […]

Hardball teams poised for postseason

FLUSHING — While the Carman- Ainsworth varsity baseball team had the good fortune to draw a bye for the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association championship tournament on Tuesday, so has every other team assigned to Flushing district No. 3-1. That turned out to be a good thing as rain canceled most pre-district rounds across the area. […]

No charges to be filed in Dye Elem. gun incident

FLINT TWP. — No charges will be filed in the case of a first-grade student at Carman-Ainsworth’s Dye Elementary School who brought an unloaded weapon to school on March 25, according to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office. The incident took place on a Monday morning when students informed their teacher that one of their classmates had what appeared to be […]

Sports Shorts

Former Cavalier running for collegiate squad ALLENDALE — Carman-Ainsworth grad Brittney Banister competed for the women’s track and field team at Grand Valley State University at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Div. II Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this year. Results include a time of 7.63 in the Womens 60m dash prelims on March 7 and on March 8 […]

Crossroads Village hosts Senior Power Day, May 22

GENESEE COUNTY — Crossroads Village hosted Senior Power Day, May 22. The event was sponsored by the Valley Area Agency on Aging. About 2,000-3,000 seniors attended the event for a $3 admission. More than 40 vendors set up to assist senior citizens 60 and older. Vendors for assisted living and nursing homes were there to answer questions for seniors. A […]