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1 hr ago | The Detroit News

Jackson County candidate did 33 years for murder, says he has changed

His own mother wouldn't vote for him. More understandably, neither would the children of the man he killed.


Related Topix: Prison, Jackson, MI, Howell, MI

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Top 5 things to do in Jackson includes How Bazaar festival, Run or Dye, Raft-O-Rama

A scene for a recent Run or Dye event in Flint. The Jackson event is set for Saturday, Aug. 2. The splendid harmonies of Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen, better known as Alabama, are returning to the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson St. The country music icons, with an arsenal of full of No.


Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Flint, MI, Alabama, Country, Entertainment

WLNS-TV Lansing

"Sticker Shock" For Alcohol Buyers In Jackson County

One person was killed and two others were critically injured after a car crashed into a tree in the 5400 block of Harper Road in Delhi Township.


Related Topix: Drugs, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Vacant Jackson County home demolished after overnight blaze

Fire crews worked for over eight hours to contain a fire that broke out in a vacant Blackman Township home and then to demolish the building early Wednesday.


Related Topix: Jackson, MI

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Crowd of 200 turns out to see, tour new Jackson Prep charter school

But not until this year has her mother, Victoria Enriquez, ever seen Alekhya this excited for summer vacation to end.


Related Topix: Vandercook Lake, MI

'I did not kill that man,' murder suspect in 39-year-old cold case shouts during trial

"I did not kill that man! George Alexander shouted during the second day of his murder trial in Jackson County Circuit Court.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies respond to malicious...

At 7:13 a.m. Deputy Bryant responded to Sears Road near Reynolds Road in Spring Arbor Township for a car versus deer report.


Related Topix: Spring Arbor, MI, Grass Lake, MI

Alabama enjoying semiretirement, has upcoming date at Jackson County Fair

Alabama did not tour from 2005 through 2012 before its brief "Back to the Bowery" tour in 2013.


Related Topix: Entertainment

Mon Jul 28, 2014

American Red Cross on brink of blood shortage, asking for 'urgent' donations now

The American Red Cross is on the brink of a national blood shortage and is in need of urgent donations in the coming weeks.


Brad Flory column: 'Relay Wars' fought to make Jackson number one in nation

When Relay for Life begins Friday at Cascades Falls Park, honoring cancer survivors and raising money for research are not the only goals.


Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Opinion

Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area

BAKER , Audrinna K., and SCOTT , Joshua Y., of Jackson, a son, Josiah Scott, born July 18, 6 pounds, 7 ounces at Allegiance Health.


Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Grass Lake, MI

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Jackson's Energizing Education program gets grant, plans expansion to Bennett Elementary School

The funds are especially welcome as the early childhood literacy program prepares to expand to Jackson Public Schools' Bennett Elementary School in the fall, said Kriss Giannetti, Energizing Education coordinator.


Related Topix: Michigan Center, MI, Grass Lake, MI

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Daybook: Recent drunken driving sentencings in Jackson County area

The following are drinking and driving sentences from Jackson County District Court.


Related Topix: Brooklyn, MI, Pleasant Lake, MI

Fri Jul 25, 2014

2014 senior citizen volunteer of the year award recipients to be honored at Jackson County Fair

Two senior citizen volunteers will be honored at the Jackson County Fair as recipients of the 2014 Senior Volunteer of the Year award.


Daybook: Recent criminal sentencings in Jackson County

Dustin Michael King, 26, 30 days in jail, credit for three days served, 24 months probation, $975 costs and fines, for domestic violence, second offense.


Related Topix: Jackson, MI

Report: Jackson County down 1,300 jobs compared to year before

Jackson County saw major job cuts in June, leading to the area having 1,300 fewer jobs than the year before, according to a new state report.


Related Topix: Leonidas, MI

Six Republicans vie for 65th House seat in primary race, second round for some

After Republican state Rep. Mike Shirkey announced his run for the upper house, more than a few Republican candidates stepped forward, eager to take the 65th District House seat.


Related Topix: US News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Jackson area business leaders applaud proposal that eliminates 'disincentive to invest'

Technique, Inc., has invested $14 million in a new facility and equipment in Blackman Township, but the manufacturer took a strong look at other states that were more "tax-friendly" before making its final decision.


Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Spring Arbor, MI

Daily Press & Argus

Police praise teens who turned in found gun, which leads to break-in suspect, 15

That found 9 mm handgun led to the Wednesday arrest of a 15-year-old Jackson County runaway suspected of stealing the handgun from a truck in Stockbridge and of multiple break-ins along the Lakeland Trail, Pinckney Police Sgt.


Related Topix: Stockbridge, MI, Pinckney, MI

Jackson voters to decide fate of city's stormwater fee on Aug. 5, could bring back leaf pickup

Jackson leaders say if residents want clean streets, clean rivers and their leaves picked up this fall, they'll have to pay for it.


Related Topix: Jackson, MI