Hart Walks Into Dollar General, Man Who Helps Honeybees Thrive: Jackson Heads Aug 20-25

JACKSON, MI — A Jackson Dollar general this week had an interesting client saunter through his doors who clearly had no shirt or shoes on.

Here’s that headline and some more you may have missed this week.

Shoppers shocked by deer strolling the aisles at Jackson Dollar General Store

It seems that even Mother Nature can’t resist the low prices.

Shoppers were joined by an unexpected patron Friday when a female white-tailed deer walked into the Dollar General store in 1901 Martin Luther King Drive in Jackson.

“I was shopping and I heard a commotion coming from the front of the store,” said Connie MacGuinness, a customer at the store at the time. “I heard people shouting ‘Oh no'”

Beehive at the same time: farmer wants to make Jackson a place where bees can thrive

Beekeeping became a hobby for Justin Fairchild after he lost his job in 2020, but now it’s a lifestyle.

Fairchild, from Parma, is also known as the Kilted Farmer, and plants, food and the environment have always been his passion. So keeping honeybees just made sense to him, and now the bees and keeping their environment healthy want something that Fairchild wants to make a bigger part of his life.

‘We’re Back’: Students Go Back to School Across Jackson County

There were many smiles — and a few tears as students returned to class at most schools in Jackson County on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

At Western High School, the students walked into the school as the band played the fight song and the cheerleaders lined the entrance.

Suspect in fatal stabbing thought he had to catch them before they got him, according to testimonies

The stabbing of two people by Robert Wayne Annabel II at a group home in Jackson County in May is an unquestioned fact. However, the reasoning and justification for the stabbing is.

Annabel, 41, was due to face trial in the Jackson County Circuit Court Monday, Aug. 22, after a preliminary investigation by Jackson County District Judge Michael Klaeren found there was sufficient evidence to allow the case to proceed.

Historic Jackson Building to be repurposed with condominiums. retail space

Rich in history as a theater and business college, Jackson’s Bloomfield Building is now being revived as office and retail space and apartments.

The building at 100 W. Washington Ave. has been renovated in recent years, said associate broker Jenifer Scanlon. Work is still underway, but it is hoped that it will be completed in the near future, she said.

Police were called to Jackson’s home 82 times prior to the fatal stabbing, records show

Police were no stranger to the home where a man is accused of fatally stabbing a woman and seriously injuring a man last spring.

Police and emergency services have been called to the residence in the 2000 block of Carlton Boulevard a total of 82 times between 2018 and today, according to data from 911 calls obtained by MLive through Freedom of Information Act requests.

People recently released or on parole from prison live in the house, according to officials.

Cost Overruns Raise the Price of Major Jackson County Road Improvements Near New Technology Park

Higher material costs and more work raise the price of safety improvements needed on County Farm Road to accommodate a new technology park being built in Blackman Township.

At its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the allocation of approximately $1.1 million from the county’s general fund to address these cost overruns for road improvements needed for the Jackson Technology Park. north.

Lawsuit alleges wrongful death in Jackson-area prisoner stabbing

A lawsuit filed last week alleges Michigan Department of Corrections staff contributed to the wrongful death of a Kalamazoo man last summer.

The lawsuit, filed Aug. 18 in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan, accuses MDOC officials of violating the Eighth Amendment and acting with gross negligence in relation to the death of Deandre Jackson, 22, who died June 11. fatally stabbed. , 2021 after a fight broke out at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson County.

Chefs Wanted for Annual ‘Men Who Cook’ Fundraiser in Jackson

AWARE Inc. seeks “men who cook” to participate in an annual fundraiser.

The 11th annual Men Who Cook competition is scheduled for October as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Participating chefs must bring a dish that can be served in 3-ounce portions to the guests at the event and decorate their booths in Halloween decor. Chefs can win prizes and compete for the most donations raised for AWARE Inc.’s crisis services. for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

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