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Events of Monday, July 1, 2019

Nixon Water Park is open for the season. The Water Park will be open every day, except Sundays, through August 17th.  Hours of operation and swim sessions are:  MONDAY THRU THURSDAY, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. ($2 only). FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. SUNDAYS:  CLOSED.  Admission for each session is $4.00, except the Monday thru Thursday evening session which is $2.00. Summer Zumba at Carnegie.  Join us on this adventure and burn calories while having fun!  Zumba is a Latin craze that works your core muscles. It's an upbeat class with moderate to high intensity moves, but everything can be modified to meet your personal needs. This is a great way to meet new people and burn off the stress that accumulates throughout the day!About the Instructor:  Gayle Hyde has been a Zumba Fitness instructor for 8 years, with credentials in Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Toning, Strong by Zumba and Zumba kids.  5:30 PM, Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library.

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Stuard Finishes in Top 5 at PGA Tour Event

In the final round of the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic, Brian Stuard sinks a 16-foot putt to make birdie at the par-4 1st hole.  Photo courtesy PGA Tour. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports Napoleon High School graduate Brian Stuard finished the Rocket Mortgage Classic Tournament on the PGA Tour with a 4-under par 68 on Sunday at Detroit Golf Club. Stuard moved up four spots from Saturday and moved up into the top 70 in FedEx Cup Series points with the finish. He is expected to earn approximately $238,000 with his tie for fifth-place in Detroit. Stuard played well again on the front nine with a 4-under par 32 on the first nine holes. He birdied holes 1, 6, 7, and 9 to pull up to second place at one point. Stuard had a bogey on 16 and finished his round with an 11-foot birdie on No. 18. The Jackson native earned his third top-10 finish and seventh top-25 finish of the season. Stuard has now earned more than $1.2 million for the 2018-2019 PGA Tour season. Third-round leader Nate Lashley earned a six-stroke victory with a 70 on Sunday. Interview notes following Sunday’s round: Q. Brian, just get some…

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UPDATED: Putter Gets Hot for Stuard on PGA’s “Moving Day”

Brian Stuard tees off during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic.  Photo:  Andy Hawley, JTV Sports   By Jeff Steers JTV Sports   The putter got hot for Jackson native Brian Stuard at the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic Tournament on Saturday. Generally known as moving day on the Tour, Stuard fired a 65 to move up more than 40 spots at the completion of his round. The leaders were just teeing off as Stuard posted his 65, moving to 13 under par for the week. Unlike Friday, the Napoleon High School graduate started hot with a 31 on the front side. Friday he was 3 over par on the first two holes, but on Saturday he birdied both of the starting holes. Stuard birdied the last three holes on the front nine making putts of 4, 36, and 36 feet respectively. He birdied No. 10 for his fourth consecutive birdie, advancing to 12 under par at the time. A bogey on No. 13 was his only blemish on the card today. Stuard made putts of 14 and 16 feet respectively on holes No. 17 and 18 to finish 13 under par for three days. Overnight leader Nate Lashley…

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2019 Cruise In 6-28-19 | Photo Gallery

2019 Cruise In, June 28, 2019. Photos by Brooke Morse, JTV. To order downloads and prints, click here. 2019 Cruise In, June 28, 2019. Photos by Brooke Morse, JTV. To order downloads and prints, click here.

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Saturday, June 28 – Sunday, June 29, 2019

This weekend on The Locker Room:  The Right Approach with Andy Hawley.  Andy's guest is Spring Arbor University Sports Information Director Chris Bauman. Ed Mitchell walks Andy through a club adjustment and highlights of Lumen Christi's Youth Football Camp.

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Tough Start Slows Stuard at PGA Event

Brian Stuard during ProAm event Wednesday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.  Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports An auspicious start Friday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic Tournament on the PGA Tour slowed Jackson-area golfer Brian Stuard. The 2001 Napoleon High School graduate was 3-over-par after two holes, but rebounded for an even par 72 on Friday at Detroit Golf Club. He finished his round in 43rd place, 6-under-par for the first two rounds. There were still golfers on the course with Stuard finishing at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. He easily made the cut which is projected at 4 under par. Stuard bogeyed the first hole and double-bogeyed the second after taking a penalty stoke following his drive on hole No. 2. He rebounded to birdie five of eight holes beginning at hole No. 4.  Stuard started the day in 11th place, but slipped due to his round of 72.  First-round leader Nate Lashley was at 14-under par and Cameron Champ finished the day in second place at 13-under.  Stuard is only three shots out of a top-10 finish. Play will continue Saturday with the final round scheduled for Sunday at Detroit Golf Club.  Brian Stuard…

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Alligator Found in Jackson County

In as many days, a second alligator has been discovered in Michigan. This time the gator was discovered in Jackson County, Michigan by a resident of Hanover Township. JTV News | June 28th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Deputy Bahnsen of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Roundtree Road in Hanover Township, where allegedly an alligator had been located in the yard of the residence. The home owner advised that the alligator came from a pond and swamp area onto his property and was walking across the yard. When the Sherrif's Deputy arrived, he found the resident holding the alligator with a fishing net, waiting until the Deputy Bahnson could assist him. Following its discovery and capture, the alligator was transported to the Jackson County Animal Shelter. A man near Lansing found an alligator on the side of the road yesterday as well. The first alligator was found dead on the side of Mt. Hope Highway in Lansing on Thursday. For more local news and information, you can connect with JTV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This article was written by JTV’s Gabriel Schray. He is in his fifth year covering Jackson Area sports and news for JTV. Media and information in this…

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Events of June 28, 29, and 30, 2019

June 28 Cruise In and Concert.  6 PM to 9 PM.  Downtown Jackson.  Join us for our family oriented event featuring classic cars on display throughout the Downtown Streets of Jackson. There will be a variety of vendors at this event including food trucks. Free concert by Dragondeer, CP Federal City Square, Horace Blackman Park.  Bring your family and friends to Downtown Jackson to enjoy summer evenings checking out classic cruisers!  Arts in the Park Series.  7 PM.  Located in Swain Memorial Park, Brooklyn.  All concerts are free and family friendly!  Tonight:  Steve Berkemeier.  Presented by Irish Hills Community Legacy and community sponsors, including Brooklyn Exponent,  JTV, Village of Brooklyn, West Bay Exploration, Absopure, Big Boy and ITC. Albion Summerfest.  9 AM to 8 PM.  Downtown Albion.  Car show, kids movies, entertainment, sidewalk sale,  5K History Hustle, food and drink specials.  Friday and Saturday. Gigantic Sale for Missions.  Your one-stop shop for EVERYTHING! All proceeds benefit missions projects globally and local agencies that support those in need. Clothing, books, bedding, household, jewelry, antiques, tools, electronics, furniture, sporting goods, toys, crafts. BOGO free on many items Friday. All items inside FREE Saturday.  Where: 120 Spring Arbor Rd, Spring Arbor.  Begins at 9 AM.…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday on The Bart Hawley Show, guests include:  Toby Berry, CEO, Community Action Agency & Wendy Clow, Habitat for Humanity;  Amy Rogers, Principal, Lyle Torrant Center with Sara Graham, Event Coordinator and Teacher Assistant & Amy Fracker, Jackson School of the Arts;  Nancy Doyal, The Bohm Theatre & Cliff Harris, Albion’s ‘Walk the Beat’;  Amy Thomson, McDonalds;  Amanda Fierro and Stacy Murray  from Sandhill Crane Vineyards. .  Today at 1, 5, 8 and 11 PM; 2 and 5 AM Saturday.

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Ambs Call Center Wins ATSI 2019 Award of Excellence

Members of the Ambs Call Center team pose with award.  Courtesy photo. Ambs Call Center has been awarded the ATSI 2019 Award of Excellence for Best Answering Service.  This annual award is presented by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI) an industry trade association for telephone answering service providers. Now a 16-time winner, Ambs Call Center earned the Sapphire Award at ATSI’s 2019 Annual Convention held at the OMNI Dallas Hotel, in Dallas, TX. Call centers from across North America and the United Kingdom take part in the Award of Excellence program. Wherein, independent judges make random test calls to participating call centers. These 'secret shopper' calls occur over six-months and each call is scored on several criteria, including: Courteousness of call center agent Speed of calls answered Information accuracy Knowledge of account Overall impression of call “The ATSI Award of Excellence is a great way for our members and their employees to evaluate how they are providing service to their customers. It enables them to identify the things that make them great and also the areas that they can work on to get better. We have members that have been involved in the program for decades and are very…

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