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South Haven Considering A Social District

The city of South Haven is looking at the possibility of establishing a social district. Legislation signed last year by Governor Gretchen Whitmer allows communities to set them up as common drinking areas. South Haven City Manager

Road Department Director On Leave

The director of the Berrien County Road Department is on leave, although county officials won’t provide many more details. Jason Latham was placed on leave late last week, with Berrien County Board of Commissioners Chair Mac Elliott

BH Mayor To Give State Of The City

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad is planning to give a State of the City address this month. Due to COVID-19, this year’s address will be done virtually. The city says the speech will be at 7 p.m.

State Issues Interim Guidance For Athletics

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released guidance for athletics. The department has released the following: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued Interim Guidance for Athletics following its epidemic

Attorney General Warns About Rent Assistance Scams

The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning the public not to fall for rental assistance scams. The AG’s office has released the following: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning Michigan residents to beware of a new scam aimed at those struggling to pay rent. While the Attorney

US Senator Peters Talks Terrorism

Michigan’s Gary Peters will be the chair of the US Senate Homeland Security Committee. The second-term Democrat will oversee legislation and government response to matters including domestic terrorism. “We’re going to make sure we have data that’s

GVSU Offering Free Tuition For Some

College just became more affordable for prospective students considering Grand Valley State University. The school has announced it’s “Grand Valley Pledge” program offering free tuition toward a full undergraduate degree. Vice president of enrollment B. Donte Truss

County Recycles Old Parks Passes

The Berrien County Parks Department has found a way to make some souvenirs of its parks while recycling plastic. Environmental Property Manager Jill Adams tells WSJM News outdated Berrien County Parks Annual Entrance Passes are being repurposed

LMC Auction Postponed

Lake Michigan College’s 2021 Winner’s Circle Benefit Auction has been postponed. The Lake Michigan College Foundation says because of the pandemic, the auction can’t be held safely and in person on its scheduled date, which was March