Urban Farming Michigan, the food and agriculture industry ranks among the state’s top industries

America has a long and storied history of agriculture. Here in Michigan, the food and agriculture industry ranks among the state’s top industries and contributes more than $100 billion to the economy every year, and more than one-fifth of all jobs in the state are connected to agriculture. Within that industry, the more than 52,000 farms covering …

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Let’s deliver real reform on auto insurance, and relief for Michigan families

For Michigan families, the cost of auto insurance in Michigan is simply out of control. Our broken, outdated no-fault insurance system has caused rates to skyrocket to the highest in the nation, and Lansing hasn’t made any real changes to the law since it was passed in the 1970’s. Unfortunately, making progress to achieve real …

Pictoral memento presented to Bezotte

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy presented former sheriff and current commissioner Bob Bezotte a framed photo of all the former county sheriffs still living. In addition to Murphy and Bezotte, the photo also depicts former sheriffs Don Homan, Dennis Deburton and Charlie Hards. “I am pleased to see that Sheriff Murphy is doing a great …

Livingston County Habitat for Humanity celebrating World Habitat Day

Livingston County Habitat for Humanity celebrated “World Habitat Day,” Monday, Oct. 2, at the ReStore, located at 7198 Grand River, Brighton. More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring the first Monday in October would …

Hit-and-run in Howell on Grand River

A hit-and-run accident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., Oct. 2, on Grand River Ave. in Howell. The two vehicles collided, and one of the vehicles fled the scene. The case is still under investigation Anyone with information should call the Livingston County Sheriff Department at (517) 546-2440.

Helping businesses navigate Michigan’s sales tax

A column by state Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville Nobody likes paying taxes. The process for paying taxes is often long, complicated and just an all-around unpleasant experience. This is especially true for those who own or operate small businesses and must deal with the state’s sales tax. Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting …

Suspicious Bus Stop Incident Oceola Township

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on Wednesday September 27, 2017, at approximately 2:55 p.m. The incident occurred in the Hidden Creek Subdivision in Oceola Township. A Howell student reported that she was exiting the bus when an unknown white Dodge minivan, occupied by an African-American female attempted to …

Attorney Briefs: David E. Prine Howell MI

Attorney name: David E. Prine Attorney address:  2130 W. Grand River, Howell 48843 Attorney phone: (517) 548-5310 Attorney website: www.halmprine.com, www.halmandprinepc.com Attorney email address: hcppc@sbcglobal.net Years as an attorney:  30 Types of law practiced:  Domestic, civil and criminal litigation Office days/hours: M – F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attorney community/civic activities: Member of the …

Today's Congregation Chat:  First Baptist Church of Howell

  First Baptist Church of Howell Christian Education Director, top right corner, including all her trained helpers and children who attended our Vacation Bible School, “Jesus a Bright, Sweet Journey.” Congregation Church name: First Baptist Church Church address: 210 Church St., Howell Church phone:  517-546-2830 Church website: fbchowell.com Church information email address:  fbchowell@sbcglobal.net Years in …

White House Drug Policy Office Awards $125,000 to Local Coalition to Prevent Youth Substance Use in Livingston County

Grants Support Administration Efforts to Emphasize Prevention Among Youth Washington D.C. – Today, Richard Baum, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced 719 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants totaling $89 million. This represents the largest-ever number of DFC grantees in a single year since the program’s founding. The grants will provide local …