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Michigan regulators have approved a nearly $66 million electric rate increase for Consumers Energy Co. that took effect Sunday, April 1. This is about 38 percent of what the Jackson-based utility originally sought.

Locally, from now until June, there will be baby chickens, turkeys and ducks for sale, which can be used for eggs, poultry, or breeding. These birds are at Family Farm and Home on Silver Parkway in Fenton. They can also be purchased at Great Lakes Ace Hardware, formerly McKay’s Do-It Center …

 Fenton Twp. — Harvey Dent, the approximately 9-month-old blind puppy whose previous owner burned, tortured and abandoned him, found his “furever” home and his compelling story now has a happy ending.

 Do you remember what you were doing at 5:34 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007? To refresh your memory, think about the tornado that plowed its way through the tri-county area, causing a path of destruction in its wake.

 Part of Thompson Road, from U.S. 23 to Torrey Road, will be closed starting Monday, July 24 as the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRR) begins construction.

 The Detroit Race Riot in Detroit on July 23, 1967 was one of the most violent urban revolts in 100 years.  It came in response to police brutality and discriminating conditions that included segregated housing and schools, and rising black unemployment.

‘Arts Are the Heart’ series continues on Friday, July 21 and Friday, Aug. 18

This event will take place on Saturday, June 3 on the campus of Holly Academy, 820 Academy Rd. in Holly. Registration for this event begins at 7 a.m. The Fun Run begins at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K at 9 a.m.  The event will conclude with an awards ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Registration for the event …

 In the jury trial of the 70-year-old man who’s been charged in the death of Michigan State Police (MSP) Trooper Chad Wolf, the prosecution has rested its case.

If you appear nice and “healthy” people don’t think you’re sick, even if you have arthritis, joint pain, severe headaches, and chronic fatigue, like Vicki Gould, a former Fenton resident.

Fenton’s Department of Public Works (DPW) facility on Alloy Drive will soon bear its permanent new name — the Leslie P. Bland Public Works Facility.

Janet Leslie, senior manager for Relay for Life, has announced that this year’s event, scheduled for June 3 at Silver Lake Park in Fenton has been cancelled.

The Fenton United Methodist Church would like to thank the following businesses and individual parties for supporting our Cuba for Christ mission, by purchasing a table for our Murder Mystery fundraiser. Our thanks go to the Law Office of Mark Willmarth of Flint, Sharp Funeral Home of Linden…

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On Saturday, December 3, the Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy Middle School Robotics team, the Miners, competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge Howell Qualifying Event at Parker Middle School. During qualification rounds, the team had a perfect record of 5 wins and 0 losses. Due to their str…

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The Vacant Chair:  Remembering Our Heroes,” a free concert honoring military veterans to be held at West Highland Baptist Church, will feature moving, war-era songs performed by local musicians including Milford Music students and staff..  Open to the public.  Light refreshments will be avai…

When it comes to art, you either love a piece or . . . not so much. But the point is, it gets you talking and looking at the world in a different perspective.

Memorial Day on Monday, May 30 observes the sacrifices made by men and women in all the wars fought by American forces. This national observance is recognized in the tri-county area with many parades and ceremonies.

For the seventh year, the Fenton Masons donated 12 bicycles to all three Fenton elementary schools in conjunction with the reading program called Books for Bikes. The names of students who read books are entered into a drawing. Fenton Masons (from left) Paul Gent, Phil Smit, Bill Austin, Car…

The Friends of Holly is a group of volunteers who love to camp and want to help improve the camping and outdoor activities for all who use the Holly Recreation Area State Park. We are currently planning a volunteer event in which we will be working to clean the roads, the beach, the campgrou…

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