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About: Jackson, MI

Located forty miles from Ann Arbor Jackson was founded in 1829 and named after President Andrew Jackson. Jackson is one of the possible birth places for the Republican party and can claim being the location for the first meeting of a group to refer to themselves as Republicans in 1854. Today main employers in the city include CMS Energy and Michigan Automotive Compressor Inc. James Earl Jones, famous actor and voice of Darth Vader is from Jackson.

Population: 36316
Local Newspapers: The Jackson Citizen Patriot Courier
Local Sports Teams: N/A
Local Colleges: State UniversityBaker College, Spring Arbor University

Zip Codes associated with Jackson, MI: 49017, 49201, 49202, 49203,
Towns/Cities near Jackson, MI : Michigan Center, Spring Arbor, Grass Lake, Vandercook Lake, Leslie

Jackson News
Brad Flory column: Well, what do you know? The Cha-Ching Moment arrives in Jackson

Thirteen years ago, City Manager Renando tried to convince me it was smart to give a massive tax break to a gas-fired power plant built on the old Goodyear site off Chapin Street. "You idiot, look at the big picture," he said with uncharacteristic patience.

Michigan Avenue open to traffic and on-street parking, work on Francis, Blackstone streets up next

The block of Michigan Avenue between Francis and Mechanic streets is open to through traffic and on-street parking, city officials say. Next is work from Mechanic to Jackson streets, which has the longest timeframe because of the number of buildings connected to the Michigan Avenue pipe systems, according to the Dig Downtown website.

Lack Of Funding Leads To Failing Roads In Jackson

A nonprofit is planning a $1.3 million fundraising campaign as part of its efforts to promote the growth of youth hockey in t DETROIT - Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and city officials have announced a $10 JACKSON, MI - Sixty percent of streets in the city of Jackson are in either poor or failing condition. There are pot holes, cracks and divots that threaten tires and drivers.

Road tax on residents up for vote by Jackson officials, public election set for May if approved

A new tax that would cost the average Jackson homeowner about $80 per year to fix city streets is up for approval by the City Council. Proposed by councilman Derek Dobies , 6th Ward, the 3-mill, decade-long tax would raise an estimated $1.6 million in the first year.

Top 5 things to do in Jackson area include Extreme at FireKeepers, 38th annual Groundhog Gallop

The Boston-based self-proclaimed funky metal band Extreme is back on tour and set to perform 9.m. Saturday, at FireKeepers Casino near Battle Creek. Gary Cherone, Extreme's lead singer, pictured during his stint as lead singer for Van Halen after replacing Sammy Hagar in 1998.

Five things you didn't know about Lammers Heating and Air Conditioning

Lammers Heating and Air Conditioning will celebrate 50 years of serving the greater Jackson community this August. The company was founded by Leo Lammers and his son-in-law, Jim Desy, in 1965.

Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area

COMPERCHIO , Trisha C., and MYERS , David A., of Jackson, a daughter, Maci M. Myers, born January 10, 7 pounds, 2 ounces at Allegiance Health. Grandparents are Valerie and Kevin Myers of Jackson, and Robert Comperchio of Jackson.

Sprinkler malfunction at former One Five One restaurant damages...

A fire sprinkler malfunction at the former One Five One restaurant in downtown Jackson caused some minor damage to carpet and drywall, Howard Hanna Realtor Chris Spicer said. "I wouldn't say the building flooded," Spicer said.

Jackson College roundup: Free financial aid help, new veterans...

Jackson College and the Jackson YMCA are joining forces to offer free financial aid help to high school and college students on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 SUMMIT TWP., MI - Jackson College and the YMCA are joining forces to help students learn more about how to pay for college. The Fun & Informative Financial Aid Night from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Jackson YMCA, 127 W. Wesley St., is free to all Jackson-area high school and college students and their families.

Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band, Career Expo highlight top 5 things to do in Jackson area

WCMU TV's "Destination Michigan" will feature The Cell Block 7 Prison Museum, a joint venture of the Ella Sharp Museum and Michigan Department of Corrections, on 7:30 Monday, Jan. 26. The Cell Block 7 Prison Museum opened to the general public on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the State Prison of Southern Michigan in Jackson, Mich. (Brian Smith Known for decades as the world's largest walled prison, the Southern Michigan Prison has stories of mystery, riots and explosions buried in its walls, which intrigued the show's producers.

Several scholarship opportunities available to Jackson-area students

Fifteen scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be given to Michigan high school seniors through American 1 Credit Union's annual Community Involvement Scholarship Program. Each student who applies must submit an essay in 1,500 words or less on the benefits of altruism and how he or she has impacted the community through their involvement.

Daybook: Recent drunken driving sentencings in Jackson County area

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

Lynn Vermeulen, president of longstanding family-owned business,...

Last year was a busy, yet successful year for Vermeulen's Home Furnishings, and 2015 is already getting off to a good start for the company's president. Lynn Vermeulen was named the Small Business Person of the Year by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at its Thursday, Jan. 22 annual meeting.

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce honors award winners at 106th annual meeting

Some of Jackson's top business, community and political leaders came out to the Chamber of Commerce's 106th annual meeting to honor this year's award winners. The event was held Thursday, Jan. 22 at Jackson College's Potter Center, and included everything from humble acceptance speeches to multiple excerpts from the book "The Day the Crayons Quit."

Retired Jackson Public Schools teacher Donna Lake named Athena Award winner

By the time she was a high school freshman, arthritis had confined that parent to a wheelchair. And, without generous support and guidance from so many people in the Jackson community, Lake said she's not sure where she would have ended up.

a public hearing to consider the possible parole of David Rios, #127823 - Change in Venue

The public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 to consider the possible parole of David Rios, #127823 at 9:00 a.m. at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson, Michigan is now scheduled to be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at the Duane Waters Health Center in Jackson, Michigan. David Rios is serving a Life sentence for the crime of Murder 2nd Degree.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Authorities arrest subject for...

At 6:15 a.m. Deputy Bryant responded to Rives Eaton Road near Baseline Road in Tompkins Township in reference to a property damage crash. At 7:09 a.m. Deputy Watson responded to I-94 near Clear Lake Road in Grass Lake Township in reference to a property damage crash.

Mayor Jason Smith's remarks on reported tax windfall questioned by city officials

Multiple city officials are claiming remarks made Jan. 21 by Mayor Jason Smith about a reported windfall in tax dollars to the city of Jackson are irresponsible. With a portion of $5.2 million in local tax dollars flowing into City Hall from a Jackson power plant - part of a sunsetting tax break four years in the making - Smith said he hoped the city would reinstate leaf pickup, upgrade police and fire equipment and bolster the general fund , among other recommendations.

Admission fee is history: Ella Sharp Museum patrons can enter Jackson institution at no cost

Like some of the artwork and memorabilia hanging in galleries at the Ella Sharp Museum, admission costs to enter the institution are now a thing of the past. "Instituting a suggested donation rate for visitors who are not members of the museum allows access to the museum for everyone," said Amy Reimann, executive director at the museum.

Peek Through Time: Fierce looking, life-size stone lions graced Duffie's Bar, S. Brown Street home

For 58 years they caught the attention of just about anyone who traveled down S. Brown Street to the Cascades. The two fierce looking life-sized stone lions that weigh about a ton a piece were kind of hard to miss in Walter and Marie Michner's front yard.