Jackie Smith, thetimesherald

Jackie Smith


Port Huron, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Jackie:

83 toy-sized dogs removed from wire cages in St. Clair Twp.

Mostly poodle, Pomeranian, Yorkie and Maltese dogs will be available for adoption through St. Clair County Animal Control → Read More

4 still vying for 3 council seats in Marysville. Here's what you should know.

Jean Cramer withdrew from the race, but her name's still on the Marysville ballot Tuesday. Remaining candidates are keeping their focus on positive city momentum. → Read More

City suspends order to demo blighted Lincoln Ave. house

Fleet said the business partners run two construction-related companies together — in addition to their own ventures — and Freed called them “incredibly capable.” → Read More

Not everyone has an election Nov. 5, but those who do have a lot of options to cast a ballot

In St. Clair County, there elections slated to be held for voters in Fort Gratiot, Marysville, Memphis, Richmond, St. Clair and Yale, as well as those in Richmond Community and Anchor Bay schools. There are no elections on tap in Sanilac County. → Read More

Port Huron teacher, Sanilac Co. drain commissioner running for state rep.

After state Rep. Shane Hernandez's bid for Congress, local officials are throwing their hats in for the 83rd District. → Read More

Officials: Mind those crosswalks as downtown St. Clair gets busier

“With the crosswalks identified, I see questions on there about whether there’s an ordinance in St. Clair to enforce jaywalking or not.” → Read More

St. Clair voters to decide in 20-year pension tax renewal

“We’ve been looking at all kinds of options. It generates about 200,000 (dollars) a year." → Read More

Port Huron announces new position to track diversity in programs

Freed: 'This isn’t just a political talking point. We’ll actually be able to measure results.' → Read More

Marysville dog park to cost more than expected

City officials OK’d the lower of two construction bids, which was 47 percent higher than the original $45,000 budget. → Read More

Developer behind 'Blue Horseshoe Island' project hopes Oct. 23 hearing is his last

The hearing for the site — which would include a restaurant, tent event space, areas for boaters to park, and more — is slated to resume Wednesday, Oct. 23. → Read More

'They make me feel at home': BWARM opens new women's homeless shelter

“We do what we call a PSP, a personal success plan,” Arnie Koontz said. “What does each individual need in order to get them back to where they need to be in the community? It’s not one size fits all.” → Read More

Whitmer's budget veto cuts could mean losing a sheriff’s deputy — and much more

Lauwers: 'I hope the governor’s office hears those affected by the budget cuts loud and clear' → Read More

How do you prevent a pension crisis? Borrow funds and refinance the debt, city says.

After years of grappling with paying down debt to retiree benefits, city submits plans to issue bonds and refinance its unfunded liabilities → Read More

'Like family': St. Clair man meets English woman he saved with bone marrow transplant

English couple travels to Michigan to thank resident Darin Zohr in person, visits area for over a week → Read More

Post-St. Clair Inn, long list of projects await developer's renewed focus

Up in Leelanau County, official says they're 'cautiously optimistic' in Jeff Katofsky breathing new life back into long-closed Sugar Loaf Resort. → Read More

Port Huron police looking for more on 'suspicious' person reported early Thursday

Juvenile told police the individual followed them around the 2300 block of Ninth Street. → Read More

What do visitors think of St. Clair? Forum to unveil tourism assessment results

There’s a lot of hype going around about St. Clair. Now, residents and other local stakeholders will get a chance to find out what some of those visitors think. → Read More

More high water problems in 2020? Residents may have to wait and see

Thursday’s meeting brought a packed house of local residents and officials → Read More

Port Huron making room for new business at industrial park — thanks to a state grant

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced $3.3 million in site-readiness grants last week, and the city’s local industrial park will receive a $100,000 award. → Read More

Question about attracting foreign-born talent remains after Jean Cramer controversy

The diversity-related subject garnered an abrupt racist remark at an Aug. 22 Marysville forum but no clear answers, so what now? → Read More