Clothing drive to help victims of abuse, homeless

Back when I attended high school, you just had to have enough credits to graduate. There were no tests, no projects, no community service required to get your diploma. Today things are different. Students have to work harder to graduate. There are several hours of community service required, and there’s what they call a senior exit project. My daughter, Lucy, […]

Prosecutor aims to padlock nuisance hotel

FLINT TWP. — Police records show at least 40 incidents have occurred since January 1, 2013, at the Hometown Inn, 3277 Miller Road but last month’s January 23  shooting of a police officer was the “straw that broke the camel’s back,’’ said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton.At a press conference Thursday, Leyton announced that his office aims to padlock the […]

Rockin’ Reading coming to mall

If you’re like most everyone across this state, you’re battling cabin fever. Parents who want to peel their kids away from those blasted video games can bring their gremlins to the Genesee Valley Mall Center Court on Saturday, March 7 from noon-2 p.m. for the GDL’s Rockin’ Reading Rally. This free event kicks off March is Reading Month, a time […]

C-A sells 2015 refunding bonds to save money

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Education of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools announced the successful sale of its 2015 Refunding Bonds in the amount of $9,650,000, according to a press release. The Bonds will be used to refinance a portion of the school district’s outstanding 2005 Refunding Bonds and to pay the costs of issuing the Bonds. The 2015 Refunding Bonds […]

“Walk for Warmth” helps pay heating bills

FLINT TWP. — The 22nd annual Walk for Warmth will be held indoors at the Genesee Valley Center on Saturday morning Feb. 28 in the JCPenney court. Hosted locally by the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD), The Walk for Warmth is a statewide effort to promote public awareness about people experiencing home heating related emergencies. This program allows […]

Michigan youth embracing OK2SAY student safety initiative

FLINT TWP. — Any Carman- Ainsworth student who is aware of a threatening or unsafe situation can find help close at hand. Links directing students and others to the new statewide OK2SAY trouble-reporting program are prominently posted on both the C-A district and the Flint Township Fire Department web sites. OK2SAY began operating in Michigan schools on September 2, 2014. […]

In brief

MCC Fine Arts Gallery to Feature Karri Dieken FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of work by South Dakota artist Karri Dieken titled Nothings. Her work will be in the gallery from Feb. 23 through March 10. In addition, Dieken will give a public presentation […]