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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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

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Photo submissions now being accepted for Precious Baby Contest

Jackson Right to Life is sponsoring the 9th Annual Precious Baby Contest at the Jackson County Fair during fair week, August 3-9.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI

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Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies respond to reports of stolen gas, home invasion

At 7:51 a.m. Thursday Deputies Hiller and Barnett responded to I-94 near Concord Rd. for a traffic crash.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Lansing, MI

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley visits Jackson to discuss improving Michigan's business climate

Getting ahold of the state's powers-that-be for upcoming construction projects is less of a headache nowadays for Jackson businessman Kirk Mercer.

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Related Topix: Michigan, US Governors, Rick Snyder

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The Jackson Five: Township raises, downtown street repairs, state merit exam results

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

Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Top 5 things to do in Jackson: Wheels of Thunder, Great American Crab ...

Bikers from all across the country gathered in Grass Lake on Friday and Saturday to celebrate veterans and service members during the 8th annual Wheels of Thunder.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Grass Lake, MI, Entertainment

Wed Jul 09, 2014

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nErDcampMI 'unconference' lets teachers learn from each...

At a time when some might think they're kicking back and relaxing on summer vacation, teachers have converged in the Western School District to be, well, nerds.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

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Free Learning Fair features fun, hands-on educational opportunites for Jackson County kids

The 21st annual Learning Fair, which encourages kids of all ages to discover technology, industry and the arts, runs from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday July 11, at the Jackson Area Career Center, 6800 Browns Lake Road.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Jackson, MI, Science / Technology, Robots

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Man charged with second-degree murder for fatal Concord crash in late June, undergoing forensic exam

A man who police say is responsible for a crash in late June that killed 65-year-old Michael McMutrey has been charged with second-degree murder, Jackson County Prosecutor Jerry Jarzynka said.

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Related Topix: Concord, MI

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Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies respond criminal sexual...

At 10:49 a.m. Tuesday Dep. Long was dispatched to area of Maple Grove near Cooper for a tree down across roadway.

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Related Topix: Vandercook Lake, MI, Parma, MI

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Jackson County, city officials hope to lure developers to former site ...

The site of the former Acme Building sits on the corner of North Mechanic Street and West Ganson Street.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, State Prisons, Prison

Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Injuries from two-vehicle crash on Spring Arbor Road not considered life-threatening for 3 occupants

Three people were transported to Allegiance Health with injuries that were not life-threatening following a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Spring Arbor Road and 17th and Morrell streets, Jackson County Undersheriff Christopher Kuhl said in a statement.

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Business Notebook: County National Bank announces promotions, chamber to host speed networking

Kreger, of Jackson, has been promoted to second vice president - commercial loans from his current level of assistant vice president - commercial loan officer.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Grass Lake, MI

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See how Jackson County students performed on the 2014 Michigan Merit, ACT exams

Like their counterparts statewide, Jackson County students overall saw improvement in Michigan Merit Exam proficiency scores from a year ago.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Michigan, Education Etc., Springport, MI

Mon Jul 07, 2014

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Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area

BROWN , Rayanne M., and PORTER , Paul C., of Jackson, a daughter, Ishani Porter, born June 29, 8 pounds, 8 ounces at Allegiance Health.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Marshall, MI, Albion, MI

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Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies make domestic assault arrest, possession of cocaine

At 8:05 p.m. Sunday Deputy Rybicki was dispatched to Hickory Court for a suicidal subject.

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Related Topix: Grass Lake, MI, Springport, MI

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Violet Mcelroy, 51, identified as victim in Reed Manor Apartment homicide in Jackson

Mcelroy's death has been ruled a homicide, and Jackson Police Deputy Chief John Holda said a suspect, a 34-year-old Jackson man, has been arrested in relation to the woman's death.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

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Meeting to discuss South Lime Lake County Park fen restoration

Those looking to preserve the fens, or wetlands, at South Lime Lake County Park are invited to a meeting held by the Jackson County Parks Department.

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Brad Flory column: The warning everyone ignored about Jackson County's sewer mess

After two years of befuddlement, I finally figured out that sewer dispute which features backbiting, lawsuits, a payment default and a black eye for civilization in Jackson County.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Thu Jul 03, 2014

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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, Brooklyn, MI, Springport, MI

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