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Centreville principal resigns

Centreville Public Schools is looking for a new junior high/high school principal, as Dennis Kirby announced his resignation to take a job outside the district. The 46-year-old Kirby, a Centreville High School alumnus, accepted the job of assistant middle school principal in Vicksburg. Centreville superintendent Rob Kuhlman said a committee of district staff and administrators will assemble to secure a …

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Roads Committee has been formed

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Chairman Allen Balog has assembled a six-person panel, called the Roads Committee, whose members will strive to improve roads throughout the county, according to a memo Balog distributed during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. A summary Balog provided states that the purpose of the Roads Committee is “to establish mutually acceptable responsibility and cooperation between …

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Security upgrades at Centreville courthouse

Security at St. Joseph County’s historic courthouse and its courts building is in store for a significant enhancement following action this week by the county board of commissioners. The boost will cost more than $500,000 in personnel alone. Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite told commissioners Tuesday quotes regarding several other precautions – including external and internal security cameras, replacing glass and doors, …

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Michigan unemployment rate dips to 4.6 percent in June

Michigan’s jobless rate dipped to 4.6 percent in June, a slight drop from May but the lowest in 15 years. The state says it was the second consecutive monthly decline and the fourth so far this year. Jason Palmer, director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, attributed the June decline to fewer people active in the …

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Ex-postal worker sentenced for opening mail from route

A former western Michigan postal employee has been sentenced to two months in prison for opening mail belonging to other people. WZZM-TV reports 24-year-old Samantha Rose Gentz learned her punishment on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. She pleaded guilty in March to a charge of unlawfully opening mail from the route she worked in Muskegon County. She …

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Man accused of trying to illegally return 10,000 cans

A Michigan man who authorities say was trying to illegally return more than 10,000 cans for 10 cents apiece is heading to trial. The Livingston Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports  a judge ruled Wednesday there’s enough evidence against Brian Edward Everidge of Columbiaville for the case to move forward. State police Motor Carrier Officer Clifford Lyden testified he …

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