SW Michigan

7:35 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Snyder signs bills paving the way for closing two school districts

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Governor says future of Buena Vista and Inskter Schools will be decided in "days, not months"
LANSING - The Buena Vista and Inkster school districts are preparing for the worst - closing before the school year even begins. The districts' demises have been years in the making as the number of students and finances in the two cities have been on a steady decline.
7:29 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Battle Creek tearing down Ashley Dairy Building

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City exploring options for site with Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center
After years of serving as storage space for the city, the Ashley Dairy building in Battle Creek is being torn down.
7:24 am
Wed July 3, 2013

South Haven beaches will soon have flag system

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System to warn swimmers part of settlement with family of 2009 drowning victim
SOUTH HAVEN - A flag system to warn beach-goers about hazardous Lake Michigan water conditions is being installed at South Haven's seven beaches.
6:14 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Battle Creek Public Schools approves Marshall running Challenge Academy

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Battle Creek school officials did not bid on running the academy because of budgetary concerns
Battle Creek Public Schools' drawn-out breakup with the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy on Tuesday continued to carry all the hallmarks of any other long-term relationship coming to a close. In a brief special meeting, the BCPS Board of Education voted 6-0, with board Secretary Todd Stagner absent, to approve a resolution granting Marshall Public Schools permission to run the Challenge Academy within BCPS's boundaries.
6:07 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Enbridge halts work at Morrow Lake

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Comstock Township trustees heard Monday night from residents and business owners concerned over potential pollution
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. has halted work on a dredge pad near Morrow Lake after Comstock Township requested the project be put on hold until a site application is submitted.