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>Job at Best Buy provides new opportunities for autistic student Phil Woodard

> Jackson High student Phil Woodard is every retail store manager’s dream. He is a reliable and witty 18-year-old who is blessed with a keen sense of humor. On Saturday mornings, he engrosses himself in up to a dozen computers at a time as part of a work-study program, making sure Best Buy customers have … Continue reading

>Group of pastors is working to improve Albion schools

> The Albion Ministerial Association is preaching encouragement and community involvement through a new plan to help Albion Public Schools. Pastors from more than a dozen local churches are part of the association, including the Rev. Donald Phillips of ALBION-WMS Lewis Chapel AME. Phillips, who also serves as a school board member, said the group … Continue reading

>Free for all: Everything at new store in Concord is free to take

> The looks on customers’ faces tell the story of the new Open Door Free Store in Concord more appropriately than any words can. When customers find out the new and like-new clothes, toys, furniture and appliances are free — with no maximum or requirements — there is plenty of shock. That is precisely what … Continue reading

>Albion Public safety considering drafting proposal to provide police services for Parma Township

> Albion Public Safety is considering putting together a proposal to provide police services for Parma Township after the township clerk contacted chief Eric Miller Monday. Miller brought the issue to the city council, stating he believed it was a good opportunity to look at the possibilities of crossing the county line to provide services … Continue reading

>Wrap up the shipping: Today is final day to have U.S.-bound First Class Mail delivered by Christmas

> Last-minute shopping is hitting the home stretch at area retailers, but last-minute holiday shipping is crossing the finish line for those who want to get packages across the country by Christmas. Today is the final day to have U.S.-bound First Class Mail packages delivered by the U.S. Postal Service by Dec. 25, and Tuesday … Continue reading