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14 hrs ago | MLive.com

Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area

BANNICK , Kimberly L., and WILLIAMS , Valice R., of Litchfield, a daughter, BrookeLynn Rose, born July 16, 7 pounds, 6 ounces at Allegiance Health.

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Related Topix: 13, Jackson, MI, Litchfield, MI, Concord, MI

18 hrs ago | MLive.com

Three Democrats and one Republican hope to fill county seat held by longest serving board member

Jackson County's District 7 Board of Commissioners seat has been one of the only democratic seats on the board - and it's open for the first time in 20 years.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Spring Arbor, MI

22 hrs ago | MLive.com

Three Republican candidates vying for District 4 Jackson County Commission seat

With no Democratic challengers on the ballot, voters in Jackson County's fourth district will pick their winning Jackson County Board of Commissioners representative during the Aug. 5 primary election.

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Related Topix: Norvell, MI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Commissioner: Byrd didn't violate probation in response to letter from Jackson County sheriff

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/2013Former Jackson County sheriff Mike Byrd looks back towards the courtroom during a status hearing on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the Jackson County Courthouse.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

MLive.com

Daybook: Recent criminal sentencings in Jackson County

Anthony Kevin Baynes, 28, 330 days in jail, credit for 25 days served, $798 costs and fines, for possession of marijuana, VDL 2nd or Subs.

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Related Topix: Prison

MLive.com

The Jackson Five: Tax-free donations could help Cascades, Jackson...

Welcome to the Jackson Five, your weekly peek at five Jackson-area government and school stories you may have missed, and a look ahead at what to expect next.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson

Thu Jul 17, 2014

MLive.com

United Way of Jackson County to study 'true poverty' rate in Jackson County

"We know the federal poverty statistics are completely inadequate, we know it takes a lot more money to provide food, transportation, health care and childcarea they need to make a lot more than minimum wage," said Ken Toll, the president and CEO of the United Way of Jackson County.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Patch.com

Endangered Peregrine Falcon Numbers On the Increase

The Department of Natural Resources has banded 15 peregrine falcon chicks in the Southeast Region this spring so scientists can track their movements in a program designed to assist in the endangered raptors' recovery.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Port Huron, MI

MLive.com

Judge postpones sentencing for Tarik Scott, convicted of attempted...

The mother of an 18-year-old man convicted of attempted murder and a firearms offense by a jury was shaking with emotion after a judge postponed his sentencing date pending further investigation.

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Related Topix: McBain, MI, Jackson, MI

MLive.com

Deal with county could add additional sheriff's deputy to security detail at Jackson College

Jackson College hopes to add a Jackson County sheriff's deputy to its security ranks as a result of more students residing in its dorms.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

MLive.com

Business Notebook: The Salon Academy in Jackson offers accredited...

Aspiring cosmetologists in the Jackson area no longer have to travel to Ann Arbor or Lansing to get education in the beauty field.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, Lansing, MI, Coldwater, MI

MLive.com

Political notebook: Meet the candidates, Pam Byrnes challenges Tim...

The Aug. 5 primary elections are less than a month away and candidates are busy trying to garner enough votes to push them through to the November general election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Representative Tim Walberg

MLive.com

Trial date set for man accused of beating former girlfriend's 73-year-old mother with a baseball bat

A man accused of beating a 73-year-old Napoleon woman with a baseball bat is scheduled to stand trial in October.

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Related Topix: Napoleon, MI

Mon Jul 14, 2014

MLive.com

Blackman Township looking to settle lawsuit alleging state law violations, staying quiet on details

Clerk Dave Sercombe and Supervisor Peter Jancek listen during a special board meeting on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Blackman Township Hall.

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MLive.com

Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area

BRAUN, Nicole C. and Jason S., of Jackson, a daughter, Brenna Marie, born July 12, 7 pounds, 4 ounces at Allegiance Health.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Jerome, MI, Parma, MI, Brooklyn, MI

MLive.com

Daybook: Recent drunken driving sentencings in Jackson County area

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

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI

MLive.com

Area readers invited to send in pictures of fish to be published by MLive Jackson

Jackson resident Melvin Gittens spends a morning fishing off a bridge on M-50 in Jackson.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Winn, MI

MLive.com

Fresh Food Initiative gives produce to those in need, will distribute on Mondays through Sept. 29

A line formed quickly outside the garage at the Salvation Army on Monday morning, July 14, as about 30 volunteers worked to get fresh produce ready for distribution.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

MLive.com

Jackson County teachers spruce up classrooms with funds from Stowe, Meemic insurance companies

Jackson's Stowe Insurance Agency and the Meemic Insurance Company rewarded eight Jackson County teachers with extra money to spend on their classrooms this spring.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Horton, MI

Sat Jul 12, 2014

MLive.com

Wheels of Thunder brings festival back to downtown Jackson, 'where it belongs' says resident

Wheels of Thunder made its return to the streets of downtown Jackson as people and their bikes lined W. Michigan Avenue to enjoy a weekend of food, drinks, stunt shows and music.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI

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