2020-03-19 E-Edition

Carman-Ainsworth schools offering “grab and go” meals

FLINT TWP. — With the announcement last week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that all K-12 schools in Michigan will be closed through April 5, Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools are providing free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals for all students during the state-ordered shutdown. Beginning March 17, look for Carman- Ainsworth School Buses parked in the following locations, Monday through […]

C-A student exposed to COVID-19 prior to state shutdown

FLINT TWP. — The day Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered Michigan K-12 school to close for two weeks, Carman-Ainsworth schools were closely monitoring a situation in which a middle school student may have been exposed to the virus. Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools reported March 12 they had been approached by a Carman- Ainsworth parent who brought forward information that on March 7, […]

Genesee County officials give update on operations during crisis

GENESEE COUNTY — While many county offices are closed and personnel have been sent home, some offices remain open for business amid COVID-19 virus crisis. Officials from various Genesee County offices gave an update Monday about whether or not their departments were open for business and how they were serving the public during the pandemic shutdown. Genesee County Prosecutor David […]

Man shot to death in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — An early morning shooting March 14 left one-man dead in Flint Township. According to reports, Flint Township Police officers responded to the 3400 blocks of Southgate around 12:30 a.m. Saturday for reports of a shooting. Inside the house, police officers found a 33-year-old man shot. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Reports […]

Hospitals implement visitor restrictions during pandemic

GENESEE COUNTY — Officials from the Genesee County Health Department, Ascension Genesys, Hurley Medical Center and McLarenFlint are in regular contact with each other, as well as with state and federal agencies, to coordinate preparedness efforts for COVID-19 in Genesee County. All three health systems continue to implement visitor restrictions and encourage community members to stay home when they are […]

To slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, following are some of the mitigation strategies that are being recommended.

• Learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. • STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK, and Individuals at risk of severe illness should consider staying at home to avoid others who are sick. • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones and light switches. • Communicate […]

Getting it right

Applications were due March 13 for an appointment to fill Judge Mark Latchana’s vacant seat on the 67th District Court. Because the governor will not make an appointment until after the April 23 deadline to file for the November elections, the appointee will serve out the remainder of Latchana’s term, which expires in 2022. Whoever receives the appointment can then […]

In brief

Yard waste pickup begins April 2 FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said yard waste compost pickup on Thursdays will begin April 2. — G.G. Easter Egg hunt postponed FLINT TWP. — The 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Flint Township Economic Development Authority, originally scheduled for March 28 at 10 a.m., has been postponed due […]

The latest coronavirus news from around Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY — With federal, state and county officials all declaring a state of emergency last week in response to the COVID-19 viral outbreak, a lot has happened in Genesee County. Here is a listing of some of the closing, changes and developments in the past several days: • All K-12 schools in Genesee County and throughout the state are […]