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Peek Through Time: Towering white spires part of 175-year history of Jackson's First Baptist Church

It's hard not to notice the two white steeples - one of which towers 18 stories above the streets of downtown Jackson. Part of the First Baptist Church, these stunning spires have been landmarks nearly as long as there has been a Jackson.


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Tue Sep 16, 2014

U.S. 127 crash victim, Manchester resident remembered as a bright light in DHS

The Jackson County Department of Human Services office is noticeably different as employees mourn the loss of Manchester resident Kristine Wittlinger, who was killed in a car crash on U.S. 127 Sept. 9. Director of Jackson County DHS Zoe Lyons and supervisor Jaclyn Caroffino said they still cannot believe they won't see Wittlinger's smile lighting up the office anymore.


Related Topix: Manchester, MI, 9, Ann Arbor, MI

Jackson's weather forecast: Temperatures could dip below 40 degrees overnight

Temperatures flirted with the 70 degree mark in the Jackson area Tuesday, Sept. 16, but could drop into the high 30s overnight, according to the National Weather Service.


Related Topix: Weather, Jackson, MI

Judge declares city can't levy new tax on residents to repay more...

City of Jackson officials cannot levy a tax to repay stormwater fees collected from city property owners, a judge declared Tuesday, Sept. 16 . Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain entered the judgment before a courtroom of about 25 people.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Police: Former road director seeking hooker, drugs

Police: Former road director seeking hooker, drugs Gerald Peterson resigned Friday as investigation continues Check out this story on The former director of the road department for Calhoun and Jackson counties admitted he was looking for a prostitute but denied he wanted drugs, police said Monday. In a report, Albion Public Safety Officers said they stopped Gerald Peterson after he stopped at a suspected drug house early Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Drugs, Calhoun County, MI, Albion, MI

Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies respond to 80 calls for service, make eight arrests

Deputies responded to 80 calls for service, conduced 45 traffic stops and made eight arrests. Below are some highlights from the sheriff's office daily incident reports: 10:04 a.m., Saturday.


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Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area

ADAMS , Mary D. and Thomas D., of Jackson, a daughter, Tatum Avery Brynn, born September 11, 7 pounds, 11 ounces at Allegiance Health. Grandparents are Lois and Richard Saltzgaber of Jackson, Darcy and Patrick King of Michigan Center, and Connie and Jeffery Adams of Jackson.


Related Topix: Jackson, MI, World News, United Kingdom, Michigan Center, MI

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Woman who died in crash on U.S. 127 was ambitious, candid and an excellent cook, family says

Her green beans, home grown and cooked all day, were delicious - not that she'd ever give you the recipe. "If you left here hungry, it was your problem," Charles Bremiller, Andrea Hicks' cousin, said Saturday, Sept.


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Speaking with Spirits cemetery walking tour brings history to life in Concord

There's more than a month until Halloween, but the spirits were out early at the Ella Sharp Museum's "Speaking with Spirits" cemetery walking tour Saturday afternoon. History buffs got the chance to walk around Maple Grove Cemetery, 372 S. Main St., in Concord and hear first-hand stories from re-enactors about the people buried there.


Related Topix: Concord, MI, Jackson, MI, Napoleon, MI

Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies investigate domestic situations, break-ins

10:04 a.m., Deputy Sukovich responded to W. Palmer Avenue in Summit Township and assisted Summit Fire Department and Jackson Community Ambulance with an uncooperative intoxicated patient. 10:51 a.m., Deputy Sukovich conducted a traffic stop on Kimmel Road near S. Jackson Road in Summit Township.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Road department's managing director resignsRoad department's managing ...

Road department's managing director resigns Peterson's resignation comes after he was involved in a traffic stop earlier this week. Check out this story on Calhoun County Road Department Managing Director Jerry Peterson resigned Friday after he was involved in a traffic stop in Albion earlier this week.


Related Topix: Calhoun County, MI, Albion, MI

Columbia Township Supervisor accused of knowingly paying double for...

Columbia Township Supervisor Robert Elrod is under investigation for public malfeasance for allegedly knowingly making a double payment for electrical inspections in 2012. The investigation has been passed through a number of hands since former township supervisor Ray Kuzminski tipped off the state police of the possible misconduct in office.


U.S. 127 crash victims were Jackson DHS employees, loss leaves 'an obvious void' in the department

Jackson County Department of Human services employees are reeling after two co-workers from child protective services were killed in a crash Tuesday. "I can't describe it sufficiently," said Supervisor Jacyln Caroffino.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Police say 32-year-old man tried disarming officer during fight after attempted shoplifting at Meijer

A Jackson County man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 10, after police say he attempted to shoplift from Meijer and then fought with a police officer.


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Her mind is still sharp, but 107-year-old Jackson woman says age isn't something she thinks about

She was born the year Oklahoma became a state, the first ball was dropped in New York City's Times Square to celebrate a new year and the first music was played over a radio. But at 107 years old, Jackson's Marie Mitchell will tell you she doesn't feel old now and never has.


Related Topix: Jackson, MI, Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Political notebook: Congressional candidate files suit against...

David Swartout, an Independent candidate for the 7th Congressional District seat, has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. Swartout filed his complaint last month in federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan.


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

WKHM-AM Jackson

Victims Identified in Double Fatality Traffic Crash



Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies respond to double fatal crash, make warrant arrests

At 7:53 a.m. Deputies Cherry and Watson responded to Spring Arbor Road near Reynolds Road in Spring Arbor Township in reference to an injured Deer. At 8:31 a.m. Deputy Deering responded to I-94 near North Parma Road in Parma Township in reference to a Property Damage Crash.


Related Topix: Spring Arbor, MI, Jackson, MI

Victims in fatal U.S. 127 crash identified by police as Jackson, Manchester residents

Wittlinger and Hicks were traveling northbound on U.S. 127 at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in a Ford Focus waiting to turn left onto East Liberty Road when the crash occurred, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.


Related Topix: Manchester, MI, Jackson, MI

Jackson's weather forecast: Near-constant rainfall expected for much...

Widespread showers are expected in the Jackson area Wednesday, Sept. 10, but the chance of severe weather has dropped, according to the National Weather Service.


Related Topix: Weather, Jackson, MI, Branch County, MI