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Township finances will get worse before they get better

FLINT TWP. — The shrinking revenue picture for Flint Township shows little sign of bottoming out for at least another two years but officials have made adjustments to curb costs. Taxable value of township property decreased about $450,000 — 7.4 percent — in 2012, according to Chrystal Simpson, a CPA at Plante Moran in an audit presentation to the board […]

Flint Jr. Golf swings into new season

BURTON — Kids all over Genesee County will be teeing up another season of Flint Junior Golf Association play next Monday. Competition will begin in three divisions: a 5- hole division for ages 8-11, a 9-hole division for boys up to 14 and girls up to 15, and an 18-hole division for ages up to 18. The divisions are split […]

C-A presents 2013-14 budget

FLINT TWP. — Assuming that all employee unions agree to a 10 percent salary cut and enrollment declines by no more than 100 students, Carman- Ainsworth’s budget picture for next school year is poised to meet its looming financial challenges. The school board held a public hearing last week to present the $43,889,348 proposed budget for 2013- 14, which is […]

Local sprinter continues progressing at GVSU

ALLENDALE — Having just finished her sophomore season with the women’s track and field team at Grand Valley State University, Carman-Ainsworth grad Brittney Banister proved to be a key cog for a team that placed third at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Div. II outdoor championship May 23-25 in Pueblo, Colorado. “Brittney is a fierce competitor. She understands that being […]

CAHS Class of 2013 Top 10 graduates

FLINT TWP. — Allia Victoria Monet Howard and Nusayba Tabbah graduated at the top of Carman-Ainsworth class with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. Howard is the senior class president and was consistently active in student government, swimming, lacrosse and the National Honor Society. She played saxophone in the Blue Brigade Marching Band for three years and served as the student […]

Swartz Creek Academy student becoming racing prodigy

LONG POND, PA — Auto racing is a difficult and complex sport to master. However, it takes longer for some than it does for others. For 17-year old Erik Jones, a Byron native and current student at Swartz Creek Academy, the skills have come quite naturally to him since he first sat in a race car at age seven. Jones […]

In brief

C-A community link delivers deals for dads FLINT TWP. — Just in time for Father’s Day shopping, the CommunityLink online group discount program is offering links to deals on neck ties and miniature golf. The tie offer is $50 worth of merchandise for $25 from Jack Franklin Ties, an online leader in silk tie sales. The golf deal from King […]

Sports Shorts

Ice rink to host Mixed Martial Arts LAPEER — The Polar Palace, 3301 Davison Rd., welcomes Kombat Promotions VII on Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m., fights start at 8 p.m. and card includes 11 amateur MMA bouts. Headlining this card is Almont’s Sean Cooper vs. Flint’s Eddie Evans for the promotions 145 lb. (Featherweight) championship. Flint’s Jerome Otler will […]

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