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>Albion City Council to take another crack at passing 2011 budget at meeting Monday

> Albion City Council will attempt to pass an amended 2011 budget Monday after two special meetings in the past week resulted in revisions. To save money in the city’s undesignated fund balance, $21,000 in miscellaneous line items would be removed, the overtime allowance for city employees would be reduced by $10,000 and public safety … Continue reading

>Michigan Center Schools to bring on education consultant for Jackson County Intermediate School District to serve as interim superintendent

> Michigan Center Schools plans to begin negotiations with Scott Koziol as early as Wednesday to take over as interim superintendent for the remainder of the school year. The board voted unanimously Monday to give the 38-year-old Koziol the opportunity to take over the job vacated by David Tebo, who accepted the position of the … Continue reading

>Tennessee-based rock band Sore Eyes finds home away from home in Jackson

>Jackson has become home sweet home for members of the national touring rock band Sore Eyes, even if where they live is nearly 700 miles away. Drawing on the success it garnered opening for Saving Abel at Michigan International Speedway this summer, the up-tempo alternative group from Memphis, Tenn., is back in town headlining a … Continue reading

>Hanover-Horton boys basketball holds off pesky Concord

>It was hard to distinguish the winner from the loser by simply listening to the coaches Thursday after the Hanover-Horton High School boys basketball team held off Concord 67-59. Sam Spink and Dylan Schuette scored 18 points apiece to lead Hanover-Horton to a victory that left coach Chad Mortimer irritated with his team’s lack of … Continue reading

>Ron Gant honored after more than three decades of serving on Albion City Council

>Ron Gant was always a powerful presence on the Albion City Council, never afraid to speak his mind. But on Monday, he could hardly speak at all. The meeting marked the 76-year-old’s final time representing the first precinct after 32 years. He exited with a ceremony that was fitting of his lasting influence. He was … Continue reading