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  1. Five families become 'complete' during Adoption Day in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | MLive.com

    Piper and Zane's adoptions were two of six to take place in the Jackson County Courthouse on Nov. 21 as part of Michigan Adoption day, sponsored by the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Department of Human Resources.

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  2. Retiring attorney knew his chargeRead the original story

    Friday | Jackson County Pilot

    Bob O'Connor has a tattered strip of paper, yellowed with age, taped to the bottom of his computer screen in his office at the Jackson County Courthouse. On it are 12 words that have guided him day in and day out over his past 13 years as Jackson County attorney: "The primary responsibility of prosecution is to see that justice is accomplished."

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  3. Mayetta teen to be sentenced in January in sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Capital-Journal

    A Mayetta teen charged with sexual offenses tied to a 3-year-old girl entered a no contest plea Thursday morning in Jackson County District Court and will be sentenced in January. Weston L. Hasty, 16, was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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  4. Farms ask court to end S. Ore. county's GM crop banRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Two southern Oregon farms are asking a court to end Jackson County's voter-approved ban on genetically modified crops or force the county to pay the farms $4.2 million. The farmers say that's the value of the Roundup Ready alfalfa crop they'll have to destroy if the ban stands.

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  5. Jackson girl, 14, charged as an adult for arson in fire that injured fatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | MLive.com

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka said his office 'direct filed' a charge of first-degree arson against 14-year-old Alexis Penn in Jackson County District Court on Nov. 17.

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  6. Murphysboro man sentenced to prison for stealing toolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | KFVS12

    According to Jackson County state's attorney Michael Carr, Dennis R. Doty, 46, of Murphysboro was convicted on Nov. 12 in Jackson County Circuit Court.

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  7. Carbondale pair sentenced to prison for harassing witnessRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 13 | KFVS12

    According to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr, Deana Luckett, 44, and Elic L. Payne, 26, both of Carbondale, Illinois was convicted in Jackson County Circuit Court on Nov. 13.

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  8. Daybook: Recent drunken driving sentencings in Jackson County areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | MLive.com

    Metro Creative Graphics photoJ. Scott Park | jpark4@mlive.com The following are drinking and driving sentences from Jackson County District Court.

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  9. Accurso wins $10.8M asbestos settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Business Journal

    The Accurso Law Firm reached a $10.8 million settlement on behalf of the family of a former mechanic who died of mesothelioma after asbestos exposure. The man, a former Jackson County resident and mechanic, worked for two years for a company where he was exposed to dust from friction products, such as brake pads, that contained asbestos.

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  10. Jackson County now issuing same-sex marriage licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | The Pitch

    Missouri's 2004 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage continues to crumble on a historic day for gay rights in the Show-Me State. Just hours after a federal judge in Kansas City declared that Missouri's law against same-sex marriage was unconstitutional , Jackson County announced that it would start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Friday afternoon.

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  11. Suella JonesRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 6 | Palladium-Item

    She was born January 11, 1942 in Eglon, Jackson County, Kentucky to Manford and Ollie Mae Carpenter Jones and lived here since 1977.

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  12. Logan unemployment drops lowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | News Democrat

    ... Fayette, Madison, Oldham, Owen, Scott, Shelby, Simpson, Spencer and Woodford counties, 4.9 percent each. Jackson County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate - 13.2 percent. It was followed by Magoffin County, 12.6 percent; Harlan and ...

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  13. Soldier man charged with rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a childRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    A Soldier man charged with rape and aggravated criminal sodomy of a child will appear in Jackson County District Court next week. Anthony W. Bowers in March was charged with rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated criminal sodomy.

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  14. THOMAS, Beulah HigniteRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | Dayton Daily News

    News Death Notice THOMAS, Beulah Hignite age 86. Born October 28, 1927 in Jackson County, Kentucky. Daughter of Jasper and Susie Lakes Hignite.

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  15. Commissioners schedule hearings on tax increaseRead the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | MainStreetNews.com

    The Jackson County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings on its proposed 2015 budget and property tax increase at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, and at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Jackson County Courthouse in the Jury Assembly Room, 5000 Jackson Parkway, Jefferson. The commissioners propose increasing property taxes in the county by 10 percent this year .

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  16. Daybook: Recent drunken driving sentencings in Jackson County areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | MLive.com

    The following are drinking and driving sentences from Jackson County District Court. Defendants' home towns were at the time of sentencing.

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  17. Missouri judge rules in favor of same-sex couplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

    A Missouri judge has ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages that were legally performed in other states. Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs on Friday issued a ruling that said Missouri's constitution and state laws banning same-sex marriage are invalid for those legally performed elsewhere.

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  18. County eyes 10-percent hike in property taxesRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2014 | MainStreetNews.com

    The Jackson County Board of Commissioners is poised to hike property taxes in the county by 10 percent this year. In a called meeting last week, the BOC discussed hiking the unincorporated millage rate from 8.86 mills to 9.76 mills, a 10-percent increase.

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  19. Jackson County breaks out the red AND blue in celebration of the Chiefs and RoyalsRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2014 | Lee's Summit Tribune

    September 29, 2014 The Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City represents a tale of two teams, with both Royals and Chiefs flags flying on the front lawn. The Chiefs flags are in honor of tonight's Monday Night Football game against the Patriots at Arrowhead, where fans will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the loudest outdoor stadium.

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  20. Residents voice concerns over old tree facing removal on Jackson County Courthouse squareRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2014 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The Jackson County Commission is hearing from experts on whether to cut down a nearly century-old tree in the courthouse yard, but residents are voicing their concerns in opposition of the move. Caution tape blocks off a good portion of the Jackson County Courthouse lawn, causing visitors to walk out of their way to go around it.

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