Wednesday Mar 12
United Way of Jackson County raises more than $2 million, exceeding goal
For the first time in three years, the United Way of Jackson County not only met, but exceeded its $2 million fundraising goal by 5 percent.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Consumers Energy ups its West Michigan spending with local companies by $125 million in two years
Consumers Energy has always been a major business in West Michigan since it began moving electricity from dams on the Muskegon River to Grand Rapids 125 years ago.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Squirrel Causes Jackson Power Outage
A squirrel is responsible for a power outage that affects as many as 3,500 Consumers Energy customers in Jackson, the utility confirmed Saturday.
Nearly 3,500 people without power in Jackson, officials estimate...
According to the Consumers Energy outage map , 3,447 customers have been without electricity since 8 a.m. Saturday, March 8. Officials estimate the power will be back by 4 p.m. this afternoon.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Consumers Energy Helps Girl Scouts Become Energy Experts
"It's our hope too that the girls will see a potential career path at Consumers Energy after learning about science and energy."
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Police Release Details of Fatal Train Accident
Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help to find two people wanted for felonies and information on a robbery.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Myrtle Beach Online
CMS Energy sends 65 people to aid Kentucky utility
CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy union says about 65 of its workers were leaving its Jackson service center around 8 a.m. Sunday heading for Louisville, Ky.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Electric Energy Online
Consumers Energy Provides $3 Million to Nonprofit Groups to Help...
Consumers Energy is helping Michigan residents stay warm this winter - and developing tools that should let many manage their energy bills more effectively in the future - with $3 million in recent grants to three statewide nonprofit organizations.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Arbitrator upholds firings of Consumers Energy workers for fatal Royal Oak gas explosion
An arbitrator has upheld Consumers Energy's firing of four union employees following a natural gas explosion in Royal Oak last year that killed a local resident, destroyed his home and damaged numerous homes in the neighborhood, the utility announced Wednesday.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Business Notebook: Consumers Energy grants $100,000 for free tax preparation
Michelle Moore, owner of Not So Shabby, Oh! So Chic in Summit Township, was named this year's Nike Award winner at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce's Economic Club Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 24. Given by the chamber and the Jackson Business and Professional Women group, the award is named after the Greek goddess of victory.
Best Buy Evacuated Due To Gas Leak
The Best Buy store at the Jackson Crossing mall has been evacuated due to a fuel line leak on the roof.
Home Heating Credit Provides Heating Bill Help For Qualifying Michigan Residents
The Home Heating Credit can be used for all types of primary heating fuel, including natural gas, propane and purchased firewood.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Section of Blackstone Street in downtown Jackson slated for March construction project
Despite the freezing temperatures and snow drifts, spring thaw and construction season in Jackson is closer than some might expect.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Walk for Warmth brings almost double the participants than last year
Facing a fierce wind and a bitter cold, several hundred participants walked the streets of Jackson for Walk for Warmth.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Consumers Energy: Prepare for stormy weather
A strong winter storm beginning Thursday morning with rain and freezing rain, followed by high winds overnight and into Friday has Consumers Energy preparing for power outages and reminding customers of preparation tips before, during and after storms strike.
Brad Flory column: Guess which giant bank runs a power plant in Jackson
In the storied history of fighting City Hall, few cases are more breathtakingly audacious than one just witnessed in Jackson.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Business Notebook: Consumers Energy awards more than $8 million to...
Nonprofits across Michigan received more than $8 million from Consumers Energy and its employees, retirees, foundation and parent company CMS Energy in 2013.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
The News Tribune
Utility gives new home to ospreys at Mich. school
The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports Consumers Energy on Friday installed a platform for the birds at Montabella High School's football field.
Caring for Michigan's Communities: Consumers Energy Contributes...
"In this extremely cold winter and all year, we work to fulfill our Promise to care for the communities we serve," said "Helping Michigan residents in need today creates opportunities for our state's future and supports the strategic work being done by many nonprofit organizations."
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Lansing State Journal
High heating costs strain budgets of families, social service agencies
Mid-Michigan residents are feeling the financial pinch of a colder-than-normal winter, and some social services agencies are scrambling to keep the most vulnerable families from falling off the grid.