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1 hr ago | MLive.com

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.

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5 hrs ago | MLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Opinion

9 hrs ago | MLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Grass Lake, MI

Sun Jul 27, 2014

MLive.com

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.

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

Sat Jul 26, 2014

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: Brooklyn, MI, Pleasant Lake, MI

Fri Jul 25, 2014

MLive.com

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.

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MLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI

MLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: Leonidas, MI

MLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: US News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

MLive.com

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Stockbridge, MI, Pinckney, MI

MLive.com

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.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI

The Detroit News

Small Michigan town with 100 police reserves under investigation

The Attorney General's Office and the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards want to know if Oakley is violating any rules governing the licensing of police officers, said a commission official.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

MLive.com

Brad Flory column: Examining the legend of an incredibly stupid mistake

One disadvantage of being around Jackson long enough to remember stuff is the risk of being confused by descriptions of recent history.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Opinion

MLive.com

Two-vehicle head-on collision in Grass Lake Township sends 1 to Allegiance Health

A two-vehicle head-on collision near the intersection of Norvell and Curtis roads in Grass Lake Township sent one driver to Allegiance Health with minor injuries.

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Related Topix: Grass Lake, MI

MLive.com

Columbia School District resident files to run for all open school board seats in November election

A Columbia Township resident has filed to run for every open Columbia School Board seat in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

MLive.com

$1,000 worth of heroin, marijuana found in home on West Avenue in Jackson

Police officers executing a search warrant of a home on West Avenue late Tuesday, July 22, discovered heroin and marijuana.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MI

Mon Jul 21, 2014

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

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

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

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