JACKSON, MI The trial for a man accused of killing three Grass Lake men seven months ago has begun.
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The trial for a man charged in a tragic incident began Tuesday, exactly seven months after the three victims were discovered dead.
Zacharie Scott Borton, 43, is accused of killing and killing Delmar Eugene Fraley, 80, Edward John Kantzler, 70, and Michael George Pauli, 70. The three men were discovered dead from gunshot wounds on the morning of August 22, 2021 at Pauli’s home in rural Grass Lake Township.
Residents who want to start a food business or learn about the food industry may soon find a place in downtown Jackson for help.
At its Tuesday, March 22 meeting, the Jackson City Council approved for $2.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to assist in the formation of a community kitchen and job training facility at the city-owned Masonic Temple building at 145 W. Cortland St.
A Horton man and his dog were killed Saturday morning when they were hit by a car while on a walking trip in Blackman Township.
According to the Department of Public Safety in Blackman-Leoni Township, emergency crews were called at 7:10 a.m. March 19, to a reported crash involving a pedestrian on W. Parnall Road at the Grand River Bridge.
Some members of the Jackson School Board believe recent bullying and harassment directed at Superintendent Jeff Beal are part of a choreographed “character assassination” effort by a board member and former JPS employees.
According to board president Angela Mitchell, beal is attempting to avoid making an intentional effort to “obstruct the vast progress” Beal has made in Jackson Public Schools, alleging that recent statements were made in “collusion” between former disgruntled JPS employees and current board member Kesha Hamilton.
Police have confirmed that one Jackson County resident was killed Sunday afternoon in a house fire in Summit Township.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters were called at 3:15 p.m. March 20, to a residence on Helena Avenue near E. South Street in Summit Township.
Fire crews arrived to find the home completely burned in flames, according to authorities.
Prior to joining Jackson College’s discontinued automotive service technology program, items from alignment systems and workbenches are up for sale this week.
Thursday, March 24, at 2111 Emmons Road, Jackson College, a public auction, which will include equipment from its previous automotive shop and more. Attendance at the beginning of the auction is encouraged for an opportunity to bid on all available items.
A suspect in the theft was discovered hiding in a closet while looking into a break-in at a Jackson business, according to authorities.
Officers from the Jackson Police Department responded to an burglary alarm at a commercial in the 300 block of West Washington Avenue at around 6:08 a.m. Saturday, March 19, the group attended the events.
Police said at the scene, officers discovered a door of the business closed. The door of an adjacent office building had been also forced open.
Jackson County has a new health officer to run the county’s health division.
Kristin Pluta was approved to serve as the county’s deputy health officer on Tuesday, March 15th. Pluta’s salary was $105,560, according to county officials at the time.
After a new market has opened downtown, Albion residents have no longer have to look far for their groceries.
The second floor of Superior Street Mercantile, located on New Year’s Eve, is the first independent market in town in over three decades. It’s a project led by the nonprofit Albion Reinvestment Corporation’s “Big Albion Plan” to revitalize downtown with residential and commercial properties, according to officials.
Residents in Jackson County have 24-hour access to work out at the Jackson YMCA’s Summit Township branch.
According to Bonnie Gretzner, the 2151 Ferguson Road branch has been established since 2014, but it was strictly used for classes and programs. After several requests from community members, YMCA officials decided it was time to transform the facility to operate 24/7.
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