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Expanded Work Share Program Helps Employers Bring Back Workers from Unemployment and Restart Their Operations 

(May 26, 2020 5:25 PM) As Michigan businesses begin to reopen, employers are urged to…

Local Business Owners Launch National Burger Chain During Pandemic

Doll n’ Burgers new restaurant on East Chicago Blvd. in Tecumseh.  JTV Photo. (May 26,…

Cooking with Faye: Fried Tomatoes

Governor Whitmer’s 5-26-20 Press Briefing and PowerPoint

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-104, which expands the types of medical personnel…

Rise Above Plans Social Distancing Golf Outing Fundraiser

Jackson County Student Art Show Goes Virtual

School Counselor Marshall Hesslau’s Video Message to Students

JAMA President Bill Rayl on Manufacturers Response to COVID-19

JPS Superintendent Jeff Beal on Construction, Budget & Summer Plans

Michigan Reports 223 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 55,104

(May 26, 2020 3:23 PM) Michigan reported 223 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

New Online Dashboard Provides COVID-19 Risk and Trend Data, Helps Inform MI Safe Start Plan

(May 26, 2020 3:09 PM) A new, online dashboard launched today that visually illustrates COVID-19 risks and…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding COVID-19 Testing Sites

(May 26, 2020 3:06 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-104, which expands…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 438 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 26, 2020 11:58 AM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Additional Food Assistance Benefits in Response to COVID-19 Emergency Extended Through May

(May 26, 2020 11:06 AM) Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will continue to have access to…

Showroom Now Open at Art Moehn By Appointment

Dr. Pamela Hackert On How to Prepare to for Reopening

MDOC: 1,056 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 151 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 26, 2020 6:26 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 6:15…

Michigan Reports 202 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 54,881

(May 25, 2020 3:07 PM) Michigan reported 202 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with the…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 438 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 25, 2020 12:08 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Michigan Reports 314 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 54,679

(May 24, 2020 4:13 PM)  Michigan reported 314 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 436 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 24, 2020 2:27 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

MDOC: 1,056 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 150 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 24, 2020 9:48 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 4…

Michigan Announces Change in Reporting of COVID-19 Testing Data

(May 23, 2020 8:06 PM) The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today…

Michigan Reports 452 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 54,365

(May 23, 2020 3:59 PM)  Michigan reported 452 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 432 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 23, 2020 12:43 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Allowing Local Governments to Provide Notice of Tax Abatement Hearings Electronically and by Newspaper

(May 22, 2020 5:38 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-103, which allows…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order to Ensure Adequate Fuel Supplies as Part of COVID-19 Response Efforts

(May 22, 2020 5:32 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-102, which extends the temporary…

Governor Whitmer Extends Stay at Home Order and Theaters, Gyms and Casinos Closures Until June 12; Emergency Declaration Until June 19

(May 22, 2020 5:24 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-100 to extend Michigan’s…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Validity of Existing Watercraft Registration

(May 22, 2020 5:20 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-101, extending the…

MDOC Completes Testing of Every Prisoner in System

(May 22, 2020 5:17 PM) Following the completion Friday of testing prisoners at Michigan Reformatory…

Henry Ford Health System: Embracing the New Normal

(May 22, 2020 4:26 PM) Henry Ford Health System is moving to resume a full…

Jackson County Health Department Issues Tips for Safe Holiday Weekend

(May 22, 2020 3:39 PM) The Jackson County Health Department has issued guidance for safe…

This Week in Entertainment with Dave DeBaker

Chef Cole Thornton on Veritas and GRB Menus

Concord High Class of 2020 Graduate Isaac Couling

Joe DeBoe on Grass Lake Summer Events

Fr. Tim MacDonald: Queens Parish Begins Small Group Masses

Julie Alexander Updates State Response to Unemployment Claims Issues

Michigan Reports 403 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 53,913

(May 22, 2020 3:25 PM)  Michigan reported 403 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 430 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 22, 2020 3:15 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Governor Whitmer’s 5-21-20 Press Briefing

Governor Whitmer Directs Flags to Remain Lowered for Memorial Day

All flags are currently flying at half-staff due to the coronavirus pandemic and should remain…

Michigan National Guard Aids Residents Impacted by Midland Flooding While Continuing COVID-19 Response

(May 22, 2020 11:57 AM) On Wednesday, May 20, Michigan National Guard units from Bay…

City of Jackson Cancels Recreation Programs and Closes Nixon Pool and Skate Park for Summer 2020 Season

UPDATED to include cancelation of all recreation programs. (UPDATED May 22, 2020 12:05 PM) The…

Ric Walton with Memorial Day Plans

Dr. Donna O’Neill Stresses Safety Over Holiday Weekend

Michigan Farmers Eligible for Direct Assistance Through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

(May 21, 2020 4:54 PM) Effective May 26, 2020, Michigan’s nearly 48,000 farmers can start…

Girl Scouts Cancel BBQ, In Person Camping Replaced with Virtual Experiences

Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists Open New Leslie Location for Clinic and Performance Training

The Franke Center presents High School Students in “Clue” Online

Jackson YMCA Serving Basic Needs; Registration Open for Summer Camp

Grass Lake Superintendent Dr. Ryle Kiser on District’s Response to COVID-19

Michigan Reports 501 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 53,510

(May 21, 2020 3:14 PM)  Michigan reported 501 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

City of Jackson Proposes Using Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds to Prevent Foreclosures, Evictions, and Water Shutoffs

(May 21, 2020 12:28 PM) The City of Jackson today announced a proposal that will…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 425 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 21, 2020 12:15 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Chamber Connection with Mollie Bolton, Edward Jones

Ryan Cottingham on Spring Arbor Athletics Heading into Fall

Faster Horses Canceled

(May 21, 2020 10:34 AM) Live Nation announced today the 2020 Faster Horses Festival scheduled…

Governor Whitmer Reopens Auto Dealerships and Retail Businesses by Appointment, Authorizes Nonessential Medical, Dental and Veterinary Procedures

Governor’s order allows gatherings of ten people or less, with social distancing  (May 21, 2020…

Whitmer Administration Working with Michigan Counties to Provide COVID-19 Emergency Relief for Veterans

(May 21, 2020 8:43 AM) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Administration is giving Michigan counties the option…

MDOC: 1,051 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 147 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 21, 2020 6:48 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 10…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Enhancing, Expanding Protections for Residents and Employees of Long-Term Care Facilities

(May 20, 2020 9:46 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-95, which extends…

Thankful to Serve the Community

(May 20, 2020 8:10 PM) I have been reflecting on the tremendous community support we…

Civil War Muster Canceled for 2020

(May 20, 2020 4:51 PM) The Jackson Civil War Society has announced the cancelation of…

Michigan Reports 659 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 53,009

(May 20, 2020 3:50 PM)  Michigan reported 659 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

The Slapdash Cook Makes Peachy Pork Picante

Michigan Theatre Events on Hold Until at Least August

Matt Curfman, Richmond Brothers, with Actions to Take Now on Retirement Planning

Health Officer Rashmi Travis Provides Location Data on COVID-19 Positive Cases

Jackson County Health Department Releases COVID-19 Cases Map by City, Township

(May 20, 2020 3:22 PM) The Jackson County Health Department today released a graphical map…

Michigan’s Unemployment Rate Increases to Historic Level in April as a Result of COVID-19-Related Layoffs

(May 20, 2020 2:25 PM) Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose sharply in April to…

Upstream Levels Starting to Recede as Midland Sets New Flood Mark

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 421 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 20, 2020 12:16 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Phil & Pat Willis Foundation To Award Mini-Grants

Dr. Matthew Badtke, Science Chair at Jackson College on Public Health Concerns During Re-Open

Mackinac Bridge Authority Institutes New Procedures for Bridge Crossings

(May 20, 2020 10:16 AM) Last weekend, as weather improved and stay-at-home orders relaxed, the…

Update on Record Flooding in Midland Region

MDOC: 1,041 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 146 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 20, 2020 6:29 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 5…

MLCC Makes it Easier for Liquor Licensees to Move Business Outdoors; Launches New Reopening Resources Webpage

(May 20, 2020 6:18 AM) To help boost the safe reopening of bars and restaurants…

MDHHS Issues Emergency Order Reinforcing Executive Orders 2020-69, 2020-71, 2020-91 and 2020-92

(May 19, 2020 8:24 PM) Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Permitting Early Rx Refills, Relaxing Regulatory Limitations on Pharmacy Operation  

(May 19, 2020 4:38 PM)  Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-93 extending her previous…

Michigan Reports 435 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 52,350

(May 19, 2020 3:37 PM)  Michigan reported 435 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

The Ballooney Bin Open for Graduation, Birthdays and Celebrations

Senior Experience with Vandercook Lake Graduate Maesyn Hynes

Consumers Energy SVP Brian Rich on Google Nest Partnership

Vandercook Lake Superintendent Scott Leach on End of Year Activities

Jackson County Parks Making Adjustments Due to Pandemic

Consumers Energy Providing 100,000 Google Nest Thermostats to Michigan Households During Pandemic

(May 19, 2020 1:03 pm) Consumers Energy today announced a partnership with Google and Uplight…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 418 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 19, 2020 12:27 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

AG Nessel Requests Shared Sacrifice from Utilities for Costs Increases, Postponement of Projects Not Critical to Maintain Service, Safety 

(May 19, 2020 10:55 AM) As many Michiganders struggle financially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Attorney…

Joe Parker on Supply Chain Disruption

Graduation Week at Lumen Christi

Michigan Medicine Adding More Time sensitive Surgeries, Procedures, Clinic Appointments

(May 19, 2020 6:41 AM) Michigan Medicine is encouraging patients to seek health care that…

SAU Cancels June Sports Camps

(May 19, 2020 6:27 AM) Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and CDC guidelines, the…

MDOC: 1,040 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 145 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 19, 2020 6:15 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 7…

JAOA and Family Create Legacy Scholarship

Members of the Jackson Area Officials Association will wear this patch to honor Kerry Lehman…

Governor Whitmer’s 5-18-20 Press Briefing and PowerPoint

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions,…

Michigan Reports 773 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 51,915

(May 18, 2020 3:56 PM)  Michigan reported 773* coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Michigan Receives Additional $35.1 Million to Help Struggling Households Pay Energy Costs

(May 18, 2020 3:46 PM) The State of Michigan has been awarded more than $35…

SAU Engineering Student Noah Waldron Creates PPE for Health Care Workers

Bob Hoffman Announces 2020-21 Wharton Season Line-up

Jeff Knapp: Hot Air Jubilee to Return in 2021 with American 1 as Title Sponsor

Jackson District Library Remodels Youth Services Department During Shutdown

Sen. Shirkey Meets with Militia Leaders; Continues Appeal to Governor for Legislative Involvement in COVID-19 Decisions

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding Worker Protections as Michigan Reengages Sectors of the Economy

(May 18, 2020 2:23 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-91 to ensure…

Governor Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City Regions

(May 18, 2020 2:02 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 415 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 18, 2020 12:15 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Dr. Pamela Hackert, Jackson County Health Department

Phil Tripp on Car Travel Numbers in Michigan

Michigan Works! Southeast Currently has 630 Jobs Available

(May 18, 2020 10:46 AM) Michigan Works! Southeast currently has 630 jobs available right now in…

MDOC: 1,032 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 145 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 17, 2020 6:33 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 5…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 415 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 17, 2020 4:05 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Hill Looks to Marines or Football for Next Move

Onsted High School running back Travis Hill (5) makes a move during the Michigan High…

Michigan Reports 638 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 51,142

(May 17, 2020 3:13 PM)  Michigan reported 638 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Treasury: Business Taxpayers Can Make Sales, Use and Withholding Tax Payments in June

(May 17, 2020) In support of businesses navigating their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department…

MDOC: 1,029 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 141 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 17, 2020 9:07 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 3…

Michigan Reports 425 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 50,504

(May 16, 2020 3:34 PM)  Michigan reported 425 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 413 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 16, 2020 2:02 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Erin Beard Homecoming | Photo Gallery and Video

Jackson Nurse Practitioner Erin Beard returned home today after 44 days away.  Erin worked for…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Allowing Laboratory Research to Resume

(May 15, 2020 6:57 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-90, which allows…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Temporarily Enhancing Price Gouging Restrictions During COVID-19 Pandemic

(May 15, 2020 6:33 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-89, further extending…

Governor Whitmer’s 5-15-20 Press Briefing and Powerpoint

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the creation of the Return to Learning Advisory Council via…

Michigan Projects $2 Billion Decline in Tax Revenues

(May 15, 2020 3:51 PM) State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks, State Budget Director Chris Kolb, Senate…

Michigan Reports 497 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 50,079

(May 15, 2020 3:34 PM) Michigan reported 497 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with the…

This Week with Ric Walton

TV Series Suggestions from Dave DeBaker

Artist Robyn Ladwig, Coastal Custom Art, Showcases Latest Creations

Carolyn Bloodworth on Consumers Energy Foundation COVID-19 Response

Candidate for District Court Judge Jake Dickerson

Michigan’s COVID-19 Hotline Now Offers Free, Confidential Emotional Support Counseling

(May 15, 2020 3:09 PM) Confidential emotional support counseling is now available 24/7 at no…

Governor Whitmer Announces Process to Chart Path for the Safe and Equitable Reopening of Schools

(May 15, 2020 3:04 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the creation of the Return…

Jackson County Cumulative Report: 415 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 15, 2020 12:09 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Vaccines, Testing & More with Dr. Donna O’Neill, PIIC Center

Leagues Underway at The Grande Golf Club

MDOC: 1,000 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 133 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 15, 2020 6:33 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 9…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding Telehealth Options for Michiganders

(May 14, 2020 9:43 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-86, which expands…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Evictions

(May 14, 2020 9:39 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-85, which temporarily…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Providing Relief from Tax Appeals Deadlines

(May 14, 2020 9:36 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-87, which provides…

Queens, St. Mary’s to Resume Masses May 18

(May 14, 2020 6:35 PM) The Catholic Diocese of Lansing today published guidelines aimed at…

Michigan Nurses Association Files Legal Brief Supporting Governor’s Emergency Powers

(May 14, 2020 4:51 PM) The Michigan Nurses Association has announced its support of Governor…

Firekeepers Casino 400 June Race Weekend Postponed

Joey Logano won the rain-delayed FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Monday, June…

Alan Wade, Jackson Blazer News, on Mourning in Crisis

Ella Sharp Museum Creates Virtual Programs and Tours

Jackson Census 2020: Stand Up and Be Counted Video

Center for Family Health Sites Testing 50 to 80 People Daily

Jackson’s New Marriott Hotels Respond to COVID-19 Crisis

MDHHS Statement on Today’s COVID-19 Case Reporting

(May 14, 2020 3:14 PM) The COVID-19 case count being reported today is a significant…

Michigan Reports 1,191 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 49,582

(May 14, 2020 3:12 PM)  Michigan reported 1,191* coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Show Canceled

(May 14, 2020 12:24 PM) The Jackson County Parks Department has canceled the first of…

Jackson County Daily Report: 410 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 14, 2020 12:15 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Jackson Real Estate Sales Down 43% in April

(May 14, 2020 12:01 PM) The Jackson Area Association of Realtors released the monthly real…

Michigan Financial Institutions Urged to Protect Customers’ COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

(May 14, 2020 11:24 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and…

Director of Nursing, Kimberly Campbell on Process of Entering the Emergency Department

Dr. Brian Kim, HFAH Chief of Staff on Emergency Department Safety and Care

Community Action Agencies Expand Emergency Programs with Consumers Energy Foundation $450,000 Grant

(May 14, 2020 10:11 AM) Michigan families hit hard by the financial and health-related impacts…

American 1 Returns to Extended Drive Thru Evening Hours on May 18

(May 14, 2020 10:01 AM) On Monday, May 18, American 1 Credit Union will return…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Extending Capacity for Disaster Relief Child Care Services for Essential Workforce, Protecting Residents and Staff in Long-Term Care Facilities

(May 14, 2020 7:10 AM) Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-83 and 2020-84 last night, both of…

AG Nessel, MSP Col. Gasper Call for Safety in Advance of Planned Capitol Protests

(May 14, 2020 6:55 AM) Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan State Police Col. Joe…

MDOC: 996 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 132 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 14, 2020 6:09 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 8:15…

State Senate Approves $508 Million Appropriation in Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas, R-Midland, addresses the Senate today.  Photo:  Senate Majority Communications…

2020 Mackinac Bridge Walk Suspended

(May 13, 2020 5:55 PM) Echoing a focus on safety that led it to bar…

Governor Whitmer’s 5-13-20 Press Briefing and PowerPoint

  Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive…

Michigan Reports 370 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 48,391

(May 13, 2020 3:47 PM)  Michigan reported 370 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Chief Elmer Hitt: Activity Down, Domestic Violence Calls Remain High

Michigan Humanities Council Supports Nonprofits with Hope Grant Program

Julie Hand: Jackson College Spring and Summer Enrollment Underway

Chef Cole Thornton Expands Veritas Takeout Offerings with Complete Dinners

Kindergarten Teacher Jessica Burtka on Meeting Children’s Needs

MEDC Expands Two Community Development Programs, Launches New Website to Support Small Business and Downtown COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

(May 13, 2020 3:08 PM) As efforts begin to re-engage Michigan’s economy under Gov. Gretchen…

Jackson County Daily Report: 404 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 25 Deaths

(May 13, 2020 12:16 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Michigan Workers Provided $5.62 Billion in Unemployment Benefits

(May 13, 2020 10:58 AM) The Unemployment Insurance Agency provided an update on unemployment claims…

Salt Delivery and In-Home Services Going Strong at Tri-County Water

Dr. Matthew Badke on Contact Tracing

State of Michigan to Participate in Federal Work Share Program to Help Address Budget Deficit

(May 13, 2020 10:13 AM) Today the state of Michigan announced that it would participate…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Enhancing Hospital Capacity, Efficiency

(May 13, 2020 10:09 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-82, extending a…

MDOC: 984 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 130 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 13, 2020 6:58 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 7:55…

MCAN Launches Free Statewide College Advising Hotline

(May 12, 2020 5:36 PM) Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) and partners launched a college advising…

State Announces $1.5 Million Fund to Help Small Businesses in Response to COVID-19

(May 12, 2020 4:06 PM) The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) partnered with Michigan Women…

Dr. Alan Lazzara: HFAH Now Using LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots

JPS Superintendent Jeff Beal on Budget Implications of COVID-19

Mark Smith on Jackson Community Food Pantry’s Response to COVID-19

United Way Assists with Opening of New Homeless Shelter

Music Therapist Jaime Lawrence Presents Ocean Drum-making Project for Kids

Michigan Reports 469 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 48,021

(May 12, 2020 3:18 PM)  Michigan reported 469 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 400 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 26 Deaths

(May 12, 2020 12:29 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Hot Air Jubilee Postponed to 2021

(May 12, 2020 12:05 PM) The Jackson Hot Air Jubilee committee announced today the Hot…

$16 Billion in PPP Loans Provided to Michigan Small Businesses

(May 12, 2020 11:32 AM) More than 120 of Michigan’s state-chartered banks and credit unions…

Geoff Bontrager on Virtual Happenings at Northwest

Enterprise Group CEO Tim Rogers Spring Update

MDOC: 981 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 129 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 12, 2020 6:46 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 7:45…

Gov. Whitmer Extends Executive Order Temporarily Lifting Weight and Delivery Restrictions for Provision of COVID-19-related Supplies

(May 12, 2020 6:25 AM) Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-81 to replace her previous…

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday on The Morning Show, the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, plus Andy and…

Mackinac Bridge Authority Schedules Meeting on Labor Day Bridge Walk

(May 12, 2020 6:18 AM) The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will meet in an online…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Allowing Administrative Hearings by Phone, Video Conference

(May 12, 2020 6:08 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-80, which continues to allow…

Gov. Whitmer Executive Order Suspending Youth Work Permit Application Requirements

(May 12, 2020 6:02 AM) Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-79, which lifts certain requirements of the application…

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Now Offering Drive-Up Screening and Testing for COVID-19

(May 11, 2020 5:19 PM) St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea announced they are now offering a…

Governor Whitmer’s 5-11-20 Press Briefing and PowerPoint

To view the PowerPoint presentation the governor and Tricia Foster used, click the link below:…

County National Bank Funds $131 Million in PPP Loans for 900 Small Businesses

(May 11, 2020 3:48 PM) Jackson area businesses directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have…

Esham Family Farm Offering “Goat To Zoom” Meetings

Michigan Reports 414 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 47,552

(May 11, 2020 3:31 PM)  Michigan reported 414 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Kyle Liechty on Gus Macker Jackson Cancelation

Mt. Hope Community Church Expands Outreach During COVID-19

Michigan ACLU Hosting Jackson Town Meeting on Facebook

Jackson County Veterans Council Cancels Memorial Day Parade and Services

Prosecutor Jarzynka on COVID-19 Impacts on Courthouse Proceedings

Jackson County Daily Report: 399 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 25 Deaths

(May 11, 2020 12:09 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Michigan Works! Southeast Currently has 640 Jobs Available

(May 11, 2020 11:23 AM) Michigan Works! Southeast currently has 640 jobs available right now…

Dr. Pamela Hackert on Contact Tracing on Jackson County

AG Nessel Issues Formal Opinion Stating Guns can be Prohibited at State Capitol 

(May 11, 2020 10:09 AM) Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a formal opinion today concluding that the Michigan State…

MDOC: 981 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 129 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 11, 2020 6:16 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 8:00…

Jackson County Daily Report: 392 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 25 Deaths

(May 10, 2020 12:42 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Michigan Reports 430 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 46,756

(May 9, 2020 3:22 PM)  Michigan reported 430 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

EMS Calls Down 30%, ER Visits Drop by Half During Pandemic

(May 9, 2020 3:08 PM) Michigan residents should not risk their lives in a health…

Jackson County Daily Report: 388 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 25 Deaths

(May 9, 2020 12:47 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

State Issues Contracts for Managing Contact Tracing Volunteers and Technology Integration in Support of COVID-19 Response

(May 9, 2020 10:13 AM) The State of Michigan has approved contracts to rapidly expand…

MDOC: 952 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 128 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 9, 2020 8:36 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 11:30…

Napoleon Senior has ‘Reason’ to Believe

Napoleon High School senior Kenzie Reason, left, attempts to block out an Addison opponent during…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Temporarily Extending Expiration of Driver’s Licenses, State ID Cards Vehicle Registrations

(May 8, 2020 6:21 PM) Governor Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-78, to temporarily extend the expiration of state identification…

Michigan Reports 680 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 46,326

(May 8, 2020 3:23 PM)  Michigan reported 680 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

This Week with Ric Walton

Ashari Cain, JHS Class of 2020, on Senior Experience

Jenifer Scanlon on Real Estate Reopening with Restrictions

Girl Scouts CEO Jan Barker: Hopeful for Summer Camp Experiences

Highfields CEO Brian Philson Updates on Highfields’ Response to COVID-19

@Home Jackson Episode 8 Right Size Your Life Episode 2 w/Jenna Chmielewski

Jackson County Daily Report: 381 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 24 Deaths

(May 8, 2020 12:19 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Gus Macker Postpones to 2021

(May 8, 2020 12:11 PM) Organizers of the Gus Macker Jackson Basketball Tournament have announced…

FEMA Grant to United Way Makes $137,000 Available for Food, Shelter Needs

(May 8, 2020 11:37 AM) United Way of Jackson County has been awarded $137,170 in…

Walberg Announces Grants for Local Health Centers to Expand Coronavirus Testing

(May 8, 2020 11:01 AM) Congressman Tim Walberg today announced that two community health centers…

Dr. Donna O’Neill on Testing and Return to Work Procedures

MDOC: 947 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 126 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 8, 2020 6:53 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 9:30…

Sova Stars for MCHS On, off the Field

Michigan Center High School athlete Kole Sova (33) attempts to drive past a Hanover-Horton High…

Governor Whitmer’s 5-7-20 Press Briefing and PowerPoint

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77 to extend Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe…

Michigan Food and Agriculture Companies Can Now Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

(May 7, 2020 4:06 PM) The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the…

Aaron Dimick Debuts as The Slapdash Cook

Travel Agent Sonia Walton on Travel During COVID-19 Pandemic

Sean Palmer, Jackson Young Professionals President, Unveils New Networking Format; No Decision Yet on Bright Walls

Mayor Dobies: City Budget Impacts of COVID-19

Family Service & Children’s Aid Response to COVID-19

Michigan Reports 592 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 45,646

(May 7, 2020 3:27 PM)  Michigan reported 592 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Governor Whitmer Details Six Phases of Her MI Safe Start Plan

(May 7, 2020 3:17 PM) Today, after announcing that Michigan’s manufacturing workers will return to…

Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Reopens Manufacturing as Part of her MI Safe Start Plan 

(May 7, 2020 3:06 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77 to extend…

Jackson County Daily Report: 380 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 25 Deaths

(May 7, 2020 12:23 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

New COVID-19 Health Care Jobs Portal Launched as Increased Need for COVID-19 Care Continues

(May 7, 2020 11:47 AM) The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and…

City Golf Championship in June, Revised 2020 Schedule Released

Steve Maddalena on his way to winning the 2019 City Championship.  Photo by Jeff Steers,…

Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Reinstate Time-Sensitive Procedures and Surgeries

(May 7, 2020 10:20 AM) As the positive impact of social distancing begins to flatten…

Northwest Teacher Sarah Soper Named MED Regional Teacher of the Year

Construction Officially Back Open in Michigan

More Than 2,700 Businesses Around State Awarded Total of $10 Million in Michigan Small Business Relief Program Grants

(May 7, 2020 8:33 AM) More than 2,700 small businesses around Michigan have been awarded…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expediting Unemployment Benefits for Tens of Thousands of Michiganders

(May 6, 2020 8:49 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-76, extending and…

Road Trip Brings Results for JHS Pitcher, Coach

Jackson High School senior Camille Wertzbar signed a letter of intent to play softball for…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Allowing Public Bodies to Meet Remotely

(May 6, 2020 8:02 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-75, which extends…

Pandemic Ends Sports Careers for Four JCHS Seniors

Photos by Teague Gerweck, JTV Sports   By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (May 6, 2020…

State Provides Best Practice Guidelines to Help Protect Workers as Construction Industry Reopens

(May 6, 2020 4:23 PM) As the construction industry reopens tomorrow, May 7, the Dept.…

Fay Odeh and Steve’s Ranch Celebrate 40th Anniversary

UM 2020 Grad Grace Toll on Senior Experience

City Road Construction Projects on Greenwood and MLK Begin

Jackson High Principal Monica Pierce on End of Year Activities

Jackson Antique Mall Launches Online Store for Curbside Delivery

Michigan Reports 657 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 45,054

(May 6, 2020 3:17 PM)  Michigan reported 657 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 371 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 25 Deaths

(May 6, 2020 12:28 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Republican Legislative Leaders File Lawsuit Against Governor Whitmer

(May 6, 2020 11:47 AM) Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey today…

MDHHS receives $25 million from CARES Act

(May 6, 2020 10:55 AM) Michigan will help its aging adults stay healthy and live…

Consumers Energy Foundation Makes $200,000 Grant for Jackson Small Businesses

2020 Jackson County Law Enforcement Memorial

Consumers Energy Foundation Granting $200,000 to Jackson Small Business, and Minority and Women Owned Enterprises

(May 6, 2020 7:16 AM) The Consumers Energy Foundation is giving $200,000 to The Jackson…

MDOC: 938 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 126 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 6, 2020 6:28 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 9:00…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Orders Enabling Remote Transactions, Easing Fuel Tax Requirements for Transporting Essential Personnel and Supplies

(May 5, 2020 10:06 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Orders 2020-73 and 2020-74, which…

MDARD Advises Businesses, Consumers on the Sale and Use of Disinfectants

(May 5, 2020 6:20 PM) The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is…

Harmony Garden’s Jaime Lawrence & Kids Make Castanets

Gilbert Chocolates Offering Mother’s Day Specialties

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from A Frame Above & 180 Chic Boutique

Cascades Humane Society Encourages Donations on Giving Tuesday

Jackson Magazine’s 2020 Teacher of the Year Marnie Hade

Jonathan Greene with Latest on City of Jackson’s Response to COVID-19

Michigan Reports 447 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 44,397

(May 5, 2020 8:17 PM)  Michigan reported 447 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

AG Nessel Confirms Executive Orders Enforceable

UPDATE:  An earlier version of story quoted a press release that inaccurately described actions taken…

Jackson County Daily Report: 368 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 24 Deaths

(May 5, 2020 11:56 AM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

MDHHS and LEO Partner to Help Low-Income College Students Enrolled in Career and Technical Education Programs to Receive Food Assistance

(May 5, 2020 10:34 AM) Close to 90,000 low-income college students in Michigan who are…

Michigan Medicine Announces Layoffs in Economic Recovery Plan

(May 5, 2020 10:23 AM) Faced with projected financial losses of up to $230 million…

Tom Jurasek on SBA Loans & Stimulus Checks

CNB Funds over 80 Million in PPP Loans in Jackson

Governor Whitmer Statement on Pfizer’s Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Vaccine

(May 5, 2020 7:42 AM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after Pfizer…

MDOC: 934 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 125 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 5, 2020 6:28 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 8:30…

Michigan Reports 196 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 43,950

(May 4, 2020 8:17 PM)  Michigan reported 196* coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson YMCA Offering Free Virtual Workouts

By Shawna Tello Jackson YMCA (May 4, 2020 7:02 PM) Building a healthy Spirit, Mind…

Guidelines on Non-essential Procedures Include Not Delaying Important Medical Care

(May 4, 2020 5:43 PM) Current restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures were put…

Governor Whitmer’s 5-4-20 Press Briefing

Governor Whitmer Announces $3.3 Million in Financial Relief Going to 657 Bar and Restaurant Owners

(May 4, 2020 4:04 PM) More than $3.3 million in financial relief is going to 657 bar…

Blue Julep’s Laura Davenport Offering Mother’s Day Cakes

Purple Rose Theatre’s Guy Sanville on Jeff Daniels Unplugged Series Fundraiser

Kirk Mercer on Construction Industry Getting Back to Work

Pamela Campbell with Columbia Schools Response to COVID-19

I-94 Project Update with MDOT’s Sam Sorensen

Al Glick Youth Football Camp Canceled for 2020

(May 4, 2020 3:36 PM) Due to health and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Spring Arbor University Cancels May Commencement Events

(May 4, 2020 3:29 PM) Officials at Spring Arbor University (SAU) announced they made the…

MDHHS Issues Emergency Order Related to Handling of Bodies

(May 4, 2020 3:23 PM) Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert…

Governor Whitmer Creates the Michigan COVID-19 Office of Accountability

(May 4, 2020 3:18 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2020-5, creating the…

System Malfunction Results in Delayed COVID-19 Daily Report

(May 4, 2020 3:14 PM) Due to a software issue, COVID-19 case and death counts…

Farm Bureau Insurance Check Presentations to VERITAS and Grand River Brewery

Jackson County Daily Report: 366 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 22 Deaths

(May 4, 2020 12:00 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Michigan Works! Southeast Currently Has 639 Job Openings Available

(May 4, 2020 11:10 AM) Michigan Works! Southeast currently has 639 jobs available right now in Jackson county…

Reopening Precautions with Dr. Pamela Hackert

MDOC: 915 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 119 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 4, 2020 6:52 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 10:45…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Protecting Vulnerable Residents in Congregate Care Settings

(May 3, 2020 9:21 PM) Today, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-72, which extends until…

Michigan Reports 547 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 43,754

(May 3, 2020 3:03 PM)  Michigan reported 547 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Abbey Goes ‘All in’ for Golf Scholarship

Onsted High School senior Noah Abbey on signing day at Onsted High School, October 2019. …

Jackson County Daily Report: 360 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 22 Deaths

(May 3, 2020 12:19 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

MDOC: 911 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 119 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 3, 2020 9:47 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 10:20…

Pedal & Whine, Most State Bike Tours Canceled

(May 3, 2020 9:32 AM) The Cascades Cycling Club has announced the cancelation of the…

Data Firm Says Jackson County Might Be a Potential Future COVID-19 Hotspot

(May 2, 2020 4:49 PM) A study using artificial intelligence suggests Jackson County may be…

Jackson County Daily Report: 360 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 22 Deaths

(May 2, 2020 3:53 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Michigan Reports 851 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 43,207

(May 2, 2020 3:48 PM)  Michigan reported 851 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Safety Measures Protecting Consumers, Employees

(May 2, 2020 3:36 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-71, which extends…

Sports Provides ‘Tool Box for Life’ – Concord Baseball Coach Says

Concord High School varsity baseball Coach Max Clark, right, congratulates a player after a win…

Michiganders Can Now Text “RESTORE” to Crisis Text Line to Get Mental Health Support

(May 2, 2020 12:52 PM) Getting crisis mental health support is now as simple as…

MDOC: 637 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 118 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 2, 2020 11:23 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 11:30…

Michigan Pork and Beef Producers Adjusting for COVID-19 to Ensure Supply

(May 2, 2020 11:15 AM) Michigan’s animal agriculture leaders today responded to state and national…

Jackson County Health Department Issues Statement on County Response to COVID 19

(May 1, 2020 9:02 PM ) The Jackson County Health Department tonight issued the following…

Tumas Making the Best of Extended Time Off

Columbia Central High School soccer player Jensen Tumas has played four years of varsity soccer…

UPDATED Jackson County Daily Report: 360 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 22 Deaths

(May 1, 2020 7:12 PM)  The Jackson County Health Department encountered computer glitches today and…

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Announces FEMA Approval for Temporary Shelter to Homeless Michiganders Impacted by COVID-19

(May 1, 2020 5:29 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced Michigan has received approval from…

City of Jackson and Jackson District Library Collaborate on Mayor’s Book of the Year

(May 1, 2020 4:30 PM) The City of Jackson and Jackson District Library are joining…

Governor Whitmer’s 5-1-20 Press Briefing

To view the PowerPoint presentation the governor used, click the link below:  5.1.20 PPT.pdf

Dave DeBaker on Michigan Theatre’s 90th Birthday

National Day of Prayer for Jackson County on Facebook May 7

The Hub Teen Center Founder Ben Redmond on New Location, New Services

School Counselor Marshall Hesslau Serving Students in Creative Ways

Michigan Reports 977 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 42,356

(May 1, 2020 3:22 PM)  Michigan reported 977 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order to Re Open Construction & Real Estate Safely

(May 1, 2020 3:05 PM) Today, at a press conference with leaders in health care, business,…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Celebrates Discharge of 100 COVID-19 Patients

(May 1, 2020 2:33 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health reached a major milestone last night.…

Senate Majority Leader Shirkey on Legislative Showdown

Willis Hopes ‘Jugs’ Practice Leads to Turnovers

Khari Willis speaking at 2020 Jackson College MLK Celebration, January 18.  Photo by Brooke Morse,…

Dr. Donna O’Neill End of Week Coronavirus Update

Michigan Receives Approval for Nearly $390 Million in Federal Education Funding

(May 1, 2020 10:16 AM) Michigan has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education…

MDOC: 563 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 116 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(May 1, 2020 7:41 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 11:30…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Limiting Places of Public Accommodation Through May 28

(April 30, 2020 10:03 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-69 which extends her…

Senator Shirkey Issues Statement on Senate’s Plan to File Suit

(April 30, 2020 8:59 PM) Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, today issued the following…

Governor Whitmer Signs New Executive Orders to Extend Emergency and Disaster Declarations Through May 28

(April 30, 2020 8:36 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed three new executive orders in…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding Provisions for K-12 Learning and Early Childhood Programs for Remainder of School Year

(April 30, 2020 7:44 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-65 to extend and clarify Executive…

SAU Student Uses 3D Printer to Help Fight Coronavirus

(April 30, 2020 5:01 PM) Spring Arbor University freshman electrical engineering student Noah Waldron is…

Justin Dalenberg Prepares to Reopen Grand River Brewery & New Restaurant in Tecumseh

Carrie Stadelman’s Sun Print Art Project

Roberta Dalenberg and Kids Make Brigadeiros

ROBERTA DALENBERG RECIPE:  BRIGADEIROS   1 can of sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons of salted butter…

AARP Michigan State Director Paula Cunningham on Programs and Services

Family Service & Children’s Aid Adjusts Service Delivery During Pandemic

Michigan Reports 980 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 41,379

(April 30, 2020 3:15 PM) Michigan reported 980 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 360 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 21 Deaths

(April 30, 2020 12:00 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

State Urges Michiganders Struggling Financially to be Proactive, Seek Help with Utility Bills as State, Energy Providers Offer Assistance

(April 30, 2020 11:56 AM) State officials today urged Michiganders to be proactive if they’re…

Free Problem Gambling Help Available by Phone or Virtually

(April 30, 2020 11:18 AM) While Michigan residents work collectively to flatten the curve in…

The IRA Tax Break Retirees Need to Know About Now

By Matthew J. Curfman, CFP® President & Co-Owner, Richmond Brothers, Inc. (April 30, 2020 11:03…

Center for Family Health to Open a Third COVID-19 Testing Site at Northwest Community Health Center

(April 30, 2020 10:19 AM) COVID-19 testing services in Jackson County will expand again Monday,…

Dr. Austin Brown on Pharmacy Procedures, Future Covid Testing

JPS Superintendent Jeff Beal on Continuing Education and Meal Services

MDOC: 371 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 114 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 30, 2020 6:41 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 9:30…

Local Company Joins Fight Against COVID-19

By Jeff Steers JTV News (April 29, 2020 5:54 PM) Another Jackson-area company has joined…

Hosmer ‘Discouraged’ Over Loss of Senior Season

Columbia Central High School senior Anna Hosmer, right, attempts to drive past an opponent during…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Ensuring Equitable Access to Health Care Resources During Pandemic

(April 29, 2020 5:33 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-64, which reaffirms…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-29-20 Press Briefing

MDHHS Develops Resource Guide to Support Family Well-being During COVID-19 Emergency

(April 29, 2020 4:38 PM) The Children’s Services Agency within the Michigan Department of Health…

State Activates Michigan Mortuary Response Team for First Time

(April 29, 2020 4:19 PM) Michigan has activated the Michigan Mortuary Response Team (MI-MORT) to…

NWHS Seniors Meg Moffitt & Chelsea DeVolder Create Virtual Prom

Beads to Live By Hosting Online Trunk Show and Classes

Ric Walton on Veritas Reopening

New Peer Warmline Offering Support for Mental Health

Better Business Bureau Warns of Pandemic Scams

Michigan Reports 1,137 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 40,399

(April 29, 2020 3:20 PM)  Michigan reported 1137 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Governor Whitmer Takes Significant Step to Make Child Care Affordable and Accessible for Families

(April 29, 2020 3:12 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced a $130 million investment to…

Governor Whitmer Announces “Futures for Frontliners,” a G.I. Bill Program for Essential Workers

(April 29, 2020 3:07 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced a series of initiatives to…

Jackson County Daily Report: 347 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 19 Deaths

(April 29, 2020 12:01 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Partnership Addresses Massive Need for Emergency Food During COVID-19

(April 29, 2020 11:19 AM) A partnership between state government, Meijer and the Food Bank…

Dr. Matthew Badtke with Vaccine and Antibody Updates

Autoweek: No June 7 Race at MIS

(April 29, 2020 8:05 AM) NASCAR has released a modified schedule to race teams that…

MDOC: 366 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 111 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 28, 2020 7:33 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 10:00…

Henry Ford Health System Doctor Nearly Dies from COVID-19

Photo of Dr. Kaatz recovering from COVID-19 courtesy Henry Ford Health System (April 28, 2020…

Pure Michigan Encourages Statewide Strength and Unity with “Two Peninsulas, One Pure Michigan” Message

(April 28, 2020 4:58 PM) Pure Michigan is sharing a new effort around “Two Peninsulas,…

Wendy Wight Organizing Prayer Walk, National Day of Prayer and The Big Seed

St. John Elementary School’s 3rd Grade Wax Museum

Jeff Todd, Craft Agency, Preparing for New Insurance Law

Update from the ER with Dr. Alan Lazzara

Michigan Reports 1,052 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 39,262

(April 28, 2020 3:21 PM)  Michigan reported 1,052 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 338 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 18 Deaths

(April 28, 2020 12:03 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Dr. Tom Fluent on Emotional Effects of Pandemic

State Treasury Providing Student Loan Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic

(April 28, 2020 10:09 AM) The Michigan Department of Treasury today announced Michiganders who have…

MDOC: 336 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 110 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 27, 2020 9:10 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 8:30…

Michigan Works! Southeast Currently Has 650 Job Openings Available

(April 27, 2020 5:25 PM) Michigan Works! Southeast currently has 650 jobs available right now in Jackson county…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-27-20 Press Briefing

To view the PowerPoint presentation the governor, Gerry Anderson, and Wright Lassiter used, click the…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Non-profit Organizations

By Philip J. Curtis Managing Principal of the law firm of Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski,…

Todd Kennedy on New Rules for Supermarkets and Customers

League of Women Voters Assisting with Census 2020

Regina Pinney: How Nonprofit Network is Supporting Area Organizations

East Jackson Superintendent Steve Doerr on District’s Response to COVID-19

Jonathan Jean-Pierre Joins Specialty Eye Institute as New CEO; Virtual Eye Exams and Emergency Services Offered

Michigan Reports 432 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 38,210

(April 27, 2020 3:13 PM)  Michigan reported 432 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 337 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 18 Deaths

(April 27, 2020 12:06 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Jeff Daniels to Perform Free Online Benefit Concert for The Purple Rose Theatre

(April 27, 2020 11:55 AM)  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Purple Rose Theatre…

Realtors Working with Governor on Reopening Industry

(April 27, 2020 11:45 AM) Michigan Realtors® CEO Rob Campau announced to members this morning…

Farms, Agriculture Businesses Now Eligible for PPP and EIDL Loans

(April 27, 2020 11:01 AM) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resumed accepting Paycheck Protection…

Over 1 Million Michigan Workers Affected by COVID-19 Now Receiving Unemployment Benefits

(April 27, 2020 10:44 AM) The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has announced they have…

Dr. Pamela Hackert On New Symptoms of Coronavirus, Protocols for Businesses Reopening

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Validity of Personal Protection Orders During COVID-19 Pandemic

(April 27, 2020 10:09 AM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-63, which extends…

Henry Ford Health System Participates in COVID-19 Plasma Program

(April 27, 2020 7:10 AM) Henry Ford Health System was one of the first Michigan…

MDOC: 335 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 106 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 27, 2020 6:37 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of Sunday…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Protecting Jail, Juvenile Detention Center Populations

(April 26, 2020 8:39 PM) Today, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-62 which extends protections for…

SBA to Resume Accepting PPP Loan Applications Monday at 10:30 AM

(April 26, 2020 4:39 PM) The Small Business Administration will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program ( PPP)…

AG Nessel Issues Statement Addressing Order for Employers to Provide Employees with Face Coverings

(April 26, 2020 4:20 PM) Although the latest Executive Order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (2020-59)…

Michigan Reports 575 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 37,778

(April 26, 2020 3:27 PM)  Michigan reported 575 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Suspending Scope of Practice Laws, Allowing Qualified Health Care Workers to Help Treat COVID-19 Patients

(April 26, 2020 3:15 PM) Today, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-61, to extend and expand Executive Order 2020-30, which relaxes…

Jackson County Daily Report: 323 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 16 Deaths

(April 26, 2020 12:00 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Governor Whitmer Imposes Safety Measures to Protect Consumers During the COVID-19 Crisis

(April 26, 2020 11:48 AM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-60 to establish strategies to reduce…

Realtor Creates Facebook Page for Open Businesses

Local Realtor Pam Mackinder created the Facebook page Small Businesses in Jackson, Michigan still open…

Michigan Reports 562 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 37,203

(April 25, 2020 4:42 PM)  Michigan reported 562 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

State Expands Testing; CDC Adds 6 New COVID-19 Symptoms

(April 25, 2020 1:27 PM) Beginning this week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human…

Jackson County Daily Report: 319 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 16 Deaths

(April 25, 2020 12:01 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

MDOC: 323 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 104 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff; 642 Cases at Lakeland

(April 25, 2020 11:47 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 9:30…

Consumers Energy Develops COVID-19 Survival Toolkit for Small Business

(April 25, 2020 9:39 AM) Consumers Energy has developed a COVID-19 Survival Toolkit for small…

Most Jackson Area Golf Courses Now Open

(April 25, 2020 9:04 AM) Following Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order yesterday, most Jackson area golf…

Napoleon’s Owen ‘Getting Through Life’ Thanks to Sports

Napoleon High School senior Tyler Owen takes a look at a pitch during a non-conference…

Suburban Collection Showplace Regional Care Center to begin accepting COVID-19 patients 

(April 24, 2020 7:01 PM) Michigan’s second alternate care facility at Suburban Collection Showplace (SCS)…

What the New Executive Order Allows

(April 24, 2020 5:38 PM)  Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new Executive Order today, extending…

Michigan Party Leaders Issue Statements Following Governor’s Executive Order

(April 24, 2020 5:14 PM)  This afternoon, Michigan Republican and Democratic party leaders issued statements…

Jackson County Daily Report: 308 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 15 Deaths

Updated to include today's HFAH report. (UPDATED April 24, 2020 3:53 PM) The Jackson County Health…

Chef Cole Thornton Preparing for Tuesday’s Reopening of Veritas

CHEF COLE THORNTON, Corporate Chef, VERITAS Bolognese Sauce Ingredients: 1lb ground beef- 80/20  ½ lb…

Dave DeBaker with TV Suggestions

Guest Column: Prioritize Your Finances Now

By Dan Machnik, CFP®, Principal Willis & Machnik Financial Services (April 24, 2020 3:43 PM)…

Eric Beda on Farm Bureau’s Give Back Program

Rep. Julie Alexander Reacts to Governor’s Latest Executive Order

JC President Dan Phelan: Online Learning for Summer and Fall Classes

Michigan Reports 1,350 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 36,641

(April 24, 2020 3:13 PM)  Michigan reported 1,350 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-24-20 Press Briefing

Northwest Schools LightUp4Seniors

JTV Drone video produced by Teague Gerweck, JTV. (April 24, 2020 4:36 PM)  Northwest High…

AG Nessel Asks Municipal Utilities to Follow MPSC’s Order on Moratoriums and Data Reporting

(April 24, 2020 11:57 AM) In response to issues surrounding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Michigan…

Dr. Donna O’Neill on Jackson’s Response to COVID-19, Precautions for Reopening Businesses

Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Directs Michiganders to Wear Homemade Masks in Enclosed Public Spaces

Governor’s Executive Order Lifts Restrictions on Activities like Lawn Care, Golfing, Boating (April 24, 2020…

CFH to Open Second COVID-19 Testing Site in Jackson

(April 24, 2020 10:16 AM) The Center for Family Health is partnering with the City…

MDOC: 313 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 98 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff; 185 New Cases at Lakeland

(April 23, 2020 9:57 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 7:30…

Governor Whitmer Announces Temporary Pay Increase for Direct Care Workers

(April 23, 2020 8:53 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced a temporary, $2-per-hour pay raise…

Walberg Votes Yes as House Passes New Paycheck Protection Program

(April 23, 2020 7:04 PM) The U.S. House tonight passed the Paycheck Protection Program and…

State Seeks Funds for School Emergency Relief

(April 23, 2020 5:51 PM) The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will be applying for…

Jackson County Daily Report: 295 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 14 Deaths

Updated to include today's HFAH report. (UPDATED April 23, 2020 4:21 PM) The Jackson County Health…

Carrie Stadelman’s Fairy House Building Project

Lumen Christi’s Cade Gregory on Missing Senior Season of Baseball, Preparing for Aquinas

Art Moehn GM Chris Kudner Explains Online Car Buying Experience, Dealership Response to COVID-19

Kevin Lamarre, Charles Schwab, on Current Market and Risk Strategies

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Cancels 2020 Season

(April 23, 2020  3:50 PM) The Michigan Shakespeare Festival has canceled its 2020 season.  Janice…

Blackman-Leoni PSO Paul Long on First Responders Salute to Health Care Workers

SAU President Brent Ellis: “Evening at the Arbor” to Raise Funds for Student Emergency Fund

Michigan Reports 1,325 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 35,291

(April 23, 2020 3:24 PM)  Michigan reported 1,325 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

12th District Court Goes Virtual

(April 23, 2020 10:52 AM) The 12th District Court is working to support the Michigan…

24% of Michigan Workforce Have Filed for Unemployment; $1.37 Billion in Benefits Sent to 820,000 Unemployed Michigan Workers

(April 23, 2020 10:31 AM) Today, the U.S. Dept. of Labor released numbers showing that…

Christy Cottingham, Career & Student Services Coordinator, Western School District

Spring Arbor AD, Ryan Cottingham on College Athletics, Plan for Fall Return

Governor Whitmer and Michigan’s Financial Institutions Agree to Partnership for Providing Borrowers 90 day Mortgage-Payment Forbearance

(April 23, 2020 10:13 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and…

565 Businesses Using Spirits Buy Back Program; Two Days Remain

(April 23, 2020 6:48 AM) Bar and restaurant owners have two remaining days before Friday’s…

Governor Whitmer Extends Temporary Expansions in Unemployment Eligibility and Cost-Sharing

(April 22, 2020 9:59 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued Executive Order 2020-57, extending and building upon her…

MDOC: 299 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 93 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 22, 2020 9:32 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 5:30…

Henry Ford Health System to Furlough 2,800 Employees Due to Financial Impact of Pandemic

(April 22, 2020 8:09 PM) Due to the devastating impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry…

Governor Recognizes Michigan’s Food and Agriculture Businesses for Food Donations

(April 22, 2020 7:58 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer has recognized several Michigan food and agriculture…

AG Nessel and AG Coalition Ask Congress to Fix Prices on Medical Equipment and Supplies

(April 22, 2020 5:44 PM)  Attorney General Dana Nessel is among coalition of attorneys general from across…

Governor Announces Layoffs; Short Term Extension of Stay-at-Home Order Likely

(April 22, 2020 5:12 PM) Today temporary layoff notices were issued to more than 2,900…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-22-20 Press Briefing

308 Brass Rail Helping to Feed Front Line Workers

Queens Staff Connects with Students with Music Video

Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s Matt Aubin on “Random Acts of Music”

Immanuel Food Pantry Adjusts Procedures During Pandemic

Senate Majority Leader Shirkey Discusses Next Steps

Jackson YMCA’s Shawna Tello on YMCA’s Community Assistance

Michigan Reports 999 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 33,966

(April 22, 2020 3:16 PM)  Michigan reported 999 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 284 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 12 Deaths

(April 22, 2020 12:02 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Dr. Matthew Badtke Answers Viewer Questions on COVID-19

Henry Ford: How Essential Workers Can Protect Themselves from COVID-19

(April 22, 2020 7:16 AM) To reduce the spread of COVID-19, everyone who does not have…

MDOC: 284 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 90 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 22, 2020 6:48 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 11:30…

Jackson 2020 Census “Be Counted” Town Hall Planned for Thursday

(April 21, 2020 9:19 PM) The Jackson 2020 Census “Be Counted” Town Hall will be…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Enhancing Operations for Pharmacists and Increasing Access to Prescriptions

(April 21, 2020 8:48 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-56 extending her previous…

Concord Track Disappointed by Season Cancelation

Concord High School athlete Vincent Giuliano won the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4…

Michigan Works! Southeast Currently Has 781 Job Openings Available

(April 21, 2020 4:09 PM) Michigan Works! Southeast currently has 781 jobs available right now…

Western High’s Abi Wilcoxson Prepares for WMU

Paragon Principal Ben Kriesch on Transition for Students

65th District State Rep Sarah Lightner on State’s COVID-19 Response

A1CU CEO Martha Fuerstenau: Beware of Scams as Stimulus Payments Start Arriving

Michigan Reports 967 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 32,967

(April 21, 2020 3:39 PM)  Michigan reported 967 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 272 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 12 Deaths

(April 21, 2020 12:08 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Geoff Bontrager on Continuing Education Plan at Northwest Schools

Mark Bernstein On Legal Developments and University of Michigan Response

Guest Column: Jackson YMCA is Here for You

By Shawna Tello Jackson YMCA (April 21, 2020 7:00 AM) Since 1896, the Jackson YMCA…

MDOC: 270 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 84 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 21, 2020 6:45 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 8:25…

MDHHS Implementing Strategies in Long-term Care Facilities to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 and Protect Residents and Staff

(April 20, 2020 9:05 PM) To implement and support the goals of Executive Order 2020-50,…

MDHHS Launches Large-scale, Volunteer Contact Tracing Effort; Expands Testing Criteria to Include Any Worker Still Reporting in Person 

(April 20, 2020 5:28 PM) As part of efforts to continue expanding COVID-19 testing and…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-20-20 Press Briefing

Fitness Trainer Michelle Woods Takes Zumba to the Sidewalks

Chamber President Craig Hatch on Member Services During Shutdown

211 Call Center Answering Needs for Assistance

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities

(April 20, 2020 3:24 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order No. 2020-55 creating…

Teen Author Adapts to New School Schedule

John Burtka to Reopen for Takeout; Discusses State of the Restaurant Industry

Michigan Reports 576 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 32,000

(April 20, 2020 3:15 PM)  Michigan reported 633 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 255 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 11 Deaths

(April 20, 2020 12:08 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

First Responder Parade

AG Nessel Urges Michiganders to Watch for Exploitation Attempts as Stimulus Payments are Dispersed

(April 20, 2020 11:03 AM) As stimulus payments continue to roll in for the Michiganders who qualify, Michigan Attorney…

Doug Warren, Ductz of Mid-Michigan on Business and Residential Procedures

Dr. Pamela Hackert, Occupational & Preventive Health Specialist, Jackson Co. Health Dept. & HFAH

Parnall Correctional Facility Infection Rate Among Highest in Country

By Bart Hawley JTV News (April 19, 2020 9:46 PM) What was once known as…

MDOC: 269 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 84 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 19, 2020 9:22 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 9…

Michigan Reports 633 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 31,424

(April 19, 2020 3:18 PM)  Michigan reported 633 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

First Responders Salute Health Care Workers

(April 19, 2020 2:25 PM)  A parade of fire, police, public safety and first responder…

Jackson County Daily Report: 244 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 10 Deaths

(April 19, 2020 12:12 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

Saint Joseph Mercy Treats First COVID-19 Patient with Convalescent Plasma

(April 19, 2020 11:13 AM) Saint Joseph Mercy Health System has treated its first hospitalized…

MDOC: 254 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 79 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 18, 2020 10:04 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 11…

Michigan Reports 768 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 30,791

(April 18, 2020 3:14 PM)  Michigan reported 768 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Pizza Truck and Hot Dog Cart Take to the Streets

Savannah Durocher and Max Durocher prepare to make pizzas at their food truck set up…

Jackson County Daily Report: 232 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 9 Deaths

(April 18, 2020 12:00 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers for…

UGQ Outdoors, LLC Delivers First Shipment of Isolation Gowns to Henry Ford Allegiance Health

UGQ Outdoors, LLC co-owner Missy McWalters models one of the new isolation gowns the company…

Time-sensitive Surgeries, Procedures Resume

(April 18, 2020 8:56 AM) Time-sensitive surgeries and procedures for non-COVID patients will resume at…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Orders Temporarily Suspending Evictions & Imposing Restrictions on Price Gouging 

(April 17, 2020 6:31 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-54 and 2020-53 to extend her previous orders…

Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents “Random Acts of Music” Tonight

(April 17, 2020 6:07 PM) The Jackson Symphony Orchestra is launching “Random Acts of Music”,…

Michigan’s Spirits Buy Back Program Application Deadline Extended to Friday, April 24

(April 17, 2020 4:55 PM) Bar and restaurant owners now have an additional week to…

Governor’s 4-17 Briefing and PowerPoint

(April 17, 2020 4:46 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update to the state’s…

Jackson County Daily Report: 224 COVID-19 Positive Cases and 9 Deaths

Updated to include today's HFAH report (UPDATED April 17, 2020 4:35 PM) The Jackson County…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-17-20 Press Briefing

Kelly Trudell Bracey Writes Song in Support of Front Line Workers

Realtor Jenna Chmielewski on State of the Market

Craft Agency’s Caleb Allen on Michigan’s New Auto Insurance Law: What You Need to Know

To view a summary of these changes visit: https://www.craftagency.com/auto2020

Governor Whitmer and Headspace Launch ‘Stay Home, Stay MIndful’ website to Offer Free Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

(April 17, 2020 3:44 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Stay Home, Stay MIndful website in partnership…

JCISD Assisting Districts in Transition to Alternate Learning Methods

Michigan Reports 760 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 30,023

(April 17, 2020 3:25 PM)  Michigan reported 760 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Emergency Relief Funds Now Available to Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations through Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

(April 17, 2020 3:14 PM) The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has…

UIA Provides Resources to Help Workers 
Certifying Unemployment Claims

(April 17, 2020 1:56 PM) The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has developed new resources to…

MDHHS: Families Owed Child Support Will Receive Funds Intercepted from Stimulus Payments

(April 17, 2020 10:38 AM) As a result of a federal requirement, stimulus payments to…

Dr. Donna O’Neill, on Covid-19 Social Distancing Data and Potential Results

Dr. Vivek Kak on Coronavirus Patient Treatment and Care

COVID-19 Response Efforts Making Impact in Jackson

(April 17, 2020 10:28 AM) As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to affect the community, …

Well Wishes Campaign Receives 8,000 Messages

Occupational therapists Tupper Bigelow and Zack Thompson are part of the “proning” team at Henry…

MDOC: 229 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 72 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 17, 2020 6:32 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 10:30 PM…

Enterprise Group Announces New Small Business Grant Opportunity

(April 16, 2020 6:40 PM) The Enterprise Group of Jackson has announced a new funding…

Shirkey Announces Senate Republican Proposal to “Open Michigan Safely”

(April 16, 2020 6:01 PM) Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, on Thursday unveiled a…

SAU Exec VP Doug Wilcoxson: Evening at the Arbor Becomes Virtual Event

Onsted Graduate’s Facebook Page Explodes in Wake of Quarantine

Onsted High School graduate Garrett Soldano makes a point during an interview posted on his…

Laura Schlecte with Jackson City Council Update

JPS Food Service Adding Supper

Andy’s Angels Founder Mike Hirst on Recovery During Pandemic

Ted Ludlow, Lumen Christi Dean of Men, on End of School Year Events

Magician Daniel Martin Presenting Live Online Show for JTV Viewers

MDHHS Issues Statement About COVID-19 Death Data

(April 16, 2020 3:46 PM) The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released…

Michigan Reports 1,204 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 29,263

(April 16, 2020 3:22 PM)  Michigan reported 1,204 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Midwest Governors Announce Partnership to Reopen Regional Economy

(April 16, 2020 3:11 PM) Today, Governors Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Update for April 16: New COVID-19 Testing Criteria

(April 16, 2020 12:48 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health announces updates to COVID-19 testing criteria,…

Jackson County Daily Report: 207 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths

(April 16, 2020 12:00 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

Tech Startup Stabilization Fund Offers Support for Early-stage Tech Companies During COVID-19 Outbreak

(April 16, 2020 11:51 AM) The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today the creation of…

March Jobless Rate Reflects Early Impact of COVID-19

(April 16, 2020 11:38 AM) Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased by half a percentage…

HFAH Medical Director, Hospital Medicine Dr. Sairia Dass: What the Hospital Looks Like Now

HFAH Emergency Physician Dr. Alan Lazzarra: New Treatments and Prevention Actions

IRS Launches Website to Track Stimulus Payments

(April 16, 2020 7:05 AM) The IRS announced the launch of its “Get My Payment” website,…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Capacity for Disaster Relief Child Care Services for Essential Workforce

(April 15, 2020 9:51 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-51, which extends…

Governor Whitmer Leads Coalition of Governors to Call on the Trump Administration to Support Additional Resources for States, Localities

(April 15, 2020 9:45 PM) Today, Governors Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Tony Evers (WI), and Tom…

MDOC: 221 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 71 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 15, 2020 7:57 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 7:30 PM…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-15-20 Press Briefing

Do Not Use Ivermectin Intended for Animals as Treatment for COVID-19 in Humans, State and Federal Agencies Warn

(April 15,2020 4:36 PM) The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan…

Jackson County Daily Report: 192 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths

Updated to include today's Henry Ford Allegiance Health report (UPDATED April 15, 2020 4:30 PM)…

Treasury: Taxpayers Reminded About July 15 State Income Tax Deadline

(April 15, 2020 4:09 PM) Michigan taxpayers are reminded that they should file their state…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order to Protect Residents and Employees in Michigan’s Long-Term Care Facilities

(April 15, 2020 4:04 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-50, to establish procedures…

Tiki Sam’s Pizza Launches Curbside Takeout

Region 2 AAA’s Angela Shepherd with Census 2020 Update

Carolyn Bloodworth on Consumers Energy’s Grants and Donations

City Spokesman Aaron Dimick on 5th Ward Council Seat Vacancy and Jackson’s COVID-19 Updates

County Board Chair Steve Shotwell on County’s Pandemic Emergency Plan

Michigan Reports 1,366 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 28,059

(April 15, 2020 3:29 PM)  Michigan reported 1,058 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

MPSC Outlines Steps to Ensure Utility Protections, Assistance for Vulnerable Households Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

(April 15, 2020 3:20 PM) The Michigan Public Service Commission today called on energy providers…

Coronavirus Rolling Blog

This post will be continually updated 24/7. Items no longer relevant have been deleted.  Brief…

Jackson Chamber Launches “Jackson Smart reSTART” Program

(April 15, 2020 10:49 AM) The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, in response to COVID-19…

MDHHS, Local Health Departments Contacting COVID-19 Positive Cases and Their Contacts

(April 15, 2020 10:39 AM) During the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan, local health departments and…

Dr. Matthew Badtke on Importance of Contact Tracing to Prevent Community Tranmission

Help Seniors Staying Home During COVID-19 Pandemic by Donating to Virtual Food Drive 

(April 15, 2020 10:12 AM) A virtual food drive organized by the Michigan Department of…

Jackson YMCA Expands COVID-19 Community Outreach

A Jackson YMCA vehicle loaded with meal packages at Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County.  Jackson…

Consumers Energy Foundation Contributes Over $1 Million in COVID-19 Battle

(April 15, 2020 7:01 AM) The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting Michigan communities and an…

“Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Walking on Sunshine” Send Off Recovered Patients at Henry Ford Health System Hospitals

(April 15, 2020 6:35 AM) Multiple times a day at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit,…

MDOC: 215 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 71 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 14, 2020 11:09 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 8 PM…

MWSE: 769 Jobs Available Right Now in Jackson County

(April 14, 2020 10:51 PM) Michigan Works! Southeast reports there are 769 jobs available right…

Michigan to receive $89 million in federal funding to Help K-12 Schools, Colleges Hit Hardest by Pandemic

(April 14, 2020 9:29 PM) Below is a statement from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Orders Enhancing Hospital Capacity, Allowing Public Meetings to be Held Electronically

(April 14, 2020 9:21 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Orders 2020-48 and 2020-49,…

Michigan Expands COVID-19 Testing Criteria to Anyone with Symptoms and Launches Testing Site Locator

(April 14, 2020 4:22 PM) The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has…

Assistance for Communities, Small Businesses, Early-Stage Tech Companies Impacted by COVID-19 Approved by Michigan Strategic Fund

(April 14, 2020 4:12 PM) New economic assistance for small businesses, early stage tech companies…

Rev. Dallas Flippin Brings Pastors Together for Easter Video

United Way’s Ken Toll on Response Fund and Action Network

JPS Superintendent on New Education Model for Rest of School Year

Center for Family Health Still Seeing Patients; CFH Added as COVID-19 Testing Site

Director Donofrio Gives Update on Unemployment System and Implementation of Federal CARES Act

(April 14, 2020 4:02 PM) Michigan Labor and Economic Opportunity Director Jeff Donofrio and Unemployment…

Essential Services Offered by Christoff & Sons Include Electrostatic Cleaning

Treasury: Business Taxpayers Can Pay Monthly, Quarterly Sales, Use and Withholding Tax in May

(April 14, 2020 3:25 PM) Certain businesses that have experienced disrupted operations due to the…

Michigan Reports 1,366 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 27,001

(April 14, 2020 3:20 PM)  Michigan reported 1,366 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health COVID-19 Update for April 14, 2020

(April 14, 2020 12:36 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health cautions that despite early signs of…

Jackson County Daily Report: 180 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases, 7 Deaths

(April 14, 2020 12:05 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

New Website Answers Michiganders’ Questions about Federal Stimulus Checks

(April 14, 2020 11:16 AM) A new website aims to make sure Michiganders receive their…

Advance Turning Printing 3D Components for COVID-19 PPE

Jackson County Health Officer Rashmi Travis Explains Testing and Results Process

Nessel and Coalition of Attorneys General Call On CFPB To Protect Consumers’ Credit During COVID-19 Pandemic

(April 14, 2020 8:39 AM) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and 21 other attorneys general urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to enforce the Coronavirus…

Henry Ford Health System: Don’t Delay Seeking Care for Your Medical Emergency

(April 14, 2020 6:48 AM) Since the beginning of Michigan’s COVID-19 outbreak in mid-March, Henry…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Extending Expiration of Driver’s Licenses, State ID Cards, Vehicle Registrations

(April 13, 2020 10:03 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-47, temporarily extending…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Offering Financial Relief for Bars and Restaurants With On- Premises Liquor Licenses

(April 13, 2020 10:01 PM) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-46, tasking the…

Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Orders on Places of Public Accommodation, Weight Restrictions on Roads, and Administrative Hearings by Video Conference

(April 13, 2020 9:54 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Orders 2020-43, 2020-44 and…

MDOC: 197 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 70 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 13, 2020 9:51 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 9:15 PM…

Covid-19 Response Fund Tops $240,000 with $25,000 Grant

(April 13, 2020 9:33 PM) The Jackson Community Foundation has announced an additional grant of…

Governor Whitmer Lists Factors She Will Consider in Deciding When to Reopen the Economy

(April 13, 2020 5:47 PM)  Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press briefing today and outlined…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health COVID-19 Update for Monday, April 13

(April 13, 2020 5:22 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health is reporting two additional patient deaths…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Debuts “We Will Rise” Video to Uplift Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

(April 13, 2020 5:15 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health debuted a new video on their…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-13-20 Press Briefing

AG Nessel Urges Federal Government to Exempt Emergency Stimulus Payments from Garnishment

(April 13, 2020 3:54 PM) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel as part of a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general today…

MDHHS Announces Peer-run Warmline to Aid Persons with Mental Health Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

(April 13, 2020 3:47 PM) Starting today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services…

Center Lake Fitness Offering Online Workouts

Jackson County Department on Aging Expands Senior Meal Delivery

Michigan Reports 997 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 25,635

(April 13, 2020 3:25 PM)  Michigan reported 997 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 169 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases, 6 Deaths

(April 13, 2020 12:29 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

Governor Whitmer Calls Federal Government to Increase Access to Affordable Health Care by Opening a Special Enrollment Period

(April 13, 2020 12:05 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with a coalition of governors…

Dr. Pamela Hackert: Evidence Social Distancing is Working, Death Estimates Lowered

Drive Thru Testing Begins Today at Center for Family Health

(April 13, 2020 8:38 AM) The Center for Family Health will expand COVID-19 testing resources…

Governor Whitmer to Hold COVID-19 Briefing Today at 3 PM

(April 13, 2020 7:48 AM) Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human…

MDOC: 196 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 67 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 13, 2020 6:47 AM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 7:15…

MDHHS Issues Statement About April 12 Reported COVID-19 Case and Death Counts

Update: MDHHS corrects daily case count on April 11 to 1,210 (UPDATED April 12, 2020…

Michigan Reports 645 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 26,638; 433 Recovered

(April 12, 2020 3:55 PM)  Michigan reported 645* coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 169 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases

(April 12, 2020 12:05 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

Jackson Area Pastors Celebrate Easter | Video

(April 12, 2020 7:00 AM) Following Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order suspending public gatherings, First Baptist…

MDOC: 193 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 66 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 11, 2020 11:14 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 10:15 PM…

Michigan Reports 1,210 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 23,993; Jackson County Total is 150

(April 11, 2020 3:16 PM)  Michigan reported 1,210 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Partners with Local Business to Produce Isolation Gowns

(April 11, 2020 1:30 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health is facing the challenge of ensuring…

Gov. Whitmer Announces COVID-19 Testing Advances with New Lab and 13 New Drive-Thru Testing Sites; Center for Family Health Added as Jackson Site


(April 11, 2020 12:34 PM) Thirteen new or expanded COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites – including…

Michigan Retailers Association Asks Governor to Consider Revisions to Executive Order

(April 11, 2020 11:12 AM) The Michigan Retailers Association is asking Governor Whitmer to consider…

Jackson County Businesses Sharing in $142,000 from Michigan Small Business Relief Program

(April 11, 2020 10:24 AM) The Michigan Strategic Fund authorized the funding of the Michigan…

Jackson County Daily Report: 150 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases

Updated to include new information from Henry Ford Allegiance Health (UPDATED April 11, 2020 2:10…

MDOC: 173 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 65 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 10, 2020 10:27 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 7:15 PM…

Walberg Announces Coronavirus Relief Funding for Local Area Colleges and Students

(April 10, 2020 5:37 PM) U.S. Representative Tim Walberg, 7th District, today announced that local…

Henry Ford Health System: What You Need To Know About New Face Mask Guidelines

(April 10, 2020 5:24 PM) Experts are learning more about COVID-19 every day, and because of this,…

Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Lives Lost Due to Coronavirus Pandemic 

As of this order, the coronavirus has infected 22,783 and killed 1,281 people in Michigan…

Self-Employed, Other Newly Eligible Workers Can Apply for Unemployment on Monday; $600 Federal Payments Also Begin

(April 10, 2020 3:43 PM) Michigan’s self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low-wage workers…

Michigan Reports 1,279 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 22,783; Jackson County Total is 139

(April 10, 2020 3:21 PM)  Michigan reported 1,279 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, with…

Michigan Launches History Collecting Initiative to Capture COVID-19 Experiences for Future Generations

(April 10, 2020 1:46 PM) The Michigan History Center today announced a new collecting initiative…

Michigan’s First COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility to Begin Accepting Patients | Photo Gallery

(April 10, 2020 12:30 PM) The TCF Regional Care Center – Michigan’s first alternate care…

Jackson County Daily Report: 139 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases

(April 10, 2020 12:02 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health COVID-19 Update for Friday, April 10

(April 10, 2020 11:30 AM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health has extended the cancellation of all…

New Resources to Help Unemployed Workers Resolve Technical Issues with Their Accounts

(UPDATED April 10, 2020 10:43 AM) To better serve Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) claimants experiencing…

Michigan’s Health Insurers Agree to Provide Coronavirus Treatment at No Cost to Patients 

(April 10, 2020 10:03 AM) The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) announced…

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program Opens for Independent Contractors, Self-Employed Workers Friday

(April 10, 2020 9:18 AM) Beginning today, Friday, April 10, independent contractors and sole proprietors…

MDOC: 159 Confirmed Positive Cases at Jackson Facilities, 60 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

338 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases and 5 Deaths Statewide (April 10, 2020 8:53 AM) The Michigan…

Michigan is First State to Provide Food to Families Affected by School Closings Caused by COVID-19

(April 9, 2020 8:13 PM) Michigan has received federal approval of a program that will…

Anderson Presents Webinar on Importance of Sleep

Napoleon High School graduate Todd Anderson talks on the importance of sleep for high-performing athletes…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-9-20 Press Briefing

City of Jackson Reacts to Governor’s Extension of “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order

(April 9, 2020 4:14 PM)  City of Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies and City administration are…

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey Urges Governor to Loosen Restrictions

(April 9, 2020 3:47 PM) Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, today issued the following…

Governor Whitmer Creates the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities

(April 9, 2020 3:37 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer created the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force…

Michigan Reports 1,158 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 21,504; Jackson County Total is 124

(April 9, 2020 3:27 PM)  Michigan reported 1,158 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health COVID-19 Update for Thursday, April 9

(April 9, 2020 3:10 PM) The Michigan State Senate and House voted on Tuesday to…

Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order Through End of April

(April 9, 2020 3:03 PM) Today, Governor Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior…

Dr. Alan Lazzara Demonstrates COVID-19 Diagnosis, HFAH Procedures

Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Donna O’Neill on Local Testing, Other Developments

Henry Ford Health System Joins Partnership at TCF Regional Care Center as First 25 Patients Arrive Today

(April 9, 2020 10:38 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced a partnership of health care…

Henry Ford Health System: 8 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Work-Life Balance While Working At Home

(April 9, 2020 10:31 AM) In the time of COVID-19, anyone with non-essential jobs must work…

MDHHS Providing Improved Data on Recovered Patients, COVID-19 Testing, Hospital Information

(April 9, 2020 7:15 AM)  In an effort to provide more information about the Coronavirus…

Jackson County Daily Report: 131 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases

Updated to include today's HFAH report. (UPDATED April 9, 2020 5:40 PM) The Jackson County…

MDOC: 305 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases Statewide; 143 at Jackson Facilities, 58 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 8, 2020 9:57 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 8:45 PM…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Removing Barriers to Remote Transactions and Estate Planning  

(April 8, 2020 9:46 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-41, which will protect the…

Sen. Peters Urges Trump Administration to Ensure Transit Workers Receive Essential Protective Equipment, Updated Safety Guidelines

(April 8, 2020 6:40 PM) Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters announced he is urging the…

Michigan Works! Southeast: 781 Jobs Available Now in Jackson County

(April 8, 2020 5:39 PM) Michigan Works! Southeast (MWSE) is reporting there are currently 781…

Retiree Finds Reason to Pipe Up in Jackson County

John Downing plays the bagpipes under the name of Angus Folk Singer.  Photo by Jeff…

Michigan’s U.S. Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce $1 Million COVID-19 Funding for Center for Family Health

(April 8, 2020 3:44 PM) Michigan U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced…

Dentistry by Design’s Dr. A.J. Balaze on Emergency Dental Procedures

Michigan Reports 1,376 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 20,346; Jackson County Total is 124

(April 8, 2020 3:23 PM)  Michigan reported 1,376 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

Wednesday’s Henry Ford Allegiance Health COVID-19 Update

(April 8, 2020 3:07 PM) To help ensure the health, safety and well-being of patients,…

Jackson County Daily Report: 124 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases, Race and Ethnicity Tables Added Today

(April 8, 2020 12:15 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Ensuring Continued Flow of Emergency Medical, Sanitary Supplies Into Michigan

(April 8, 2020 11:41 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-40, which waives…

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

(April 8, 2020 10:54 AM) The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

Jackson College Science Chair and Virologist Dr. Matthew Badtke Explains the Virus; What to Expect Next

Henry Ford Allegiance and Jackson County Health Department Collaborate to Expand Access to Testing

Unemployment Insurance Agency Expands Call Center Hours, Adds Staff

(April 8, 2020 10:15 AM) The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is adding staff and…

Michigan Medicine: 8 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Social Distancing Blues

(April 8, 2020 7:29 AM) As the school year abruptly comes to a halt for…

Peters Announces Coronavirus “Heroes Fund” Proposal, Calls for $25,000 Pay Increase for Essential Workers on Frontlines of Pandemic Response

(April 7, 2020 6:56 PM) Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters today announced a proposal for…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporary Suspending Requirements Regarding Licensing and Regulations of Emergency Medical Services

(April 7, 2020 6:37 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-39, temporarily suspending…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Implements Universal Mask Precautions for all Employees and Visitors

(April 7, 2020 6:24 PM) Effective immediately, Henry Ford Allegiance Health is adopting a universal…

Henry Ford Health System: Recovery Tips for Staying Sober During COVID-19

(April 7, 2020 5:23 PM) For those who are newly sober, or have been in…

MDOC: 262 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases Statewide; 130 at Jackson Facilities, 43 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 7, 2020 4:14 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 1:30 PM…

Corrections Spokesman Chris Gautz Addresses Parnall COVID-19 Situation

Michigan Reports 1,749 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 18,970; Jackson County Total is 117

(April 7, 2020 3:23 PM)  Michigan reported 1,749 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

MDOC: 238 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases Statewide; 112 at Jackson Facilities, 54 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(April 7, 2020 12:02 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of 10:30 PM…

Healthcare Coverage Available to Michiganders who Lose Job or Experience a Drop in Income

(April 7, 2020 11:26 AM) Michiganders who lose a job, resulting in a loss of…

MACI Donates $50,000 to Jackson County COVID-19 Response Fund

(April 7, 2020 6:45 AM) Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. (MACI) announced yesterday the company is…

Jackson County Daily Report: 117 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases

Update to include HFAH daily report. (UPDATED April 7, 2020 3: 27 PM) The Jackson…

Michigan Selects Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi as 2nd Alternate COVID-19 Care Facility

(April 6, 2020 7:48 PM) The State of Michigan has selected the Suburban Collection Showplace…

MDOC: 238 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases Statewide; 112 at Jackson Facilities, 44 Confirmed Positive Jackson Staff

(UPDATED April 6, 2020 11:44 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of…

Governor Whitmer’s 4-6-20 Press Briefing

Secretary of State Appeals for Election Workers, Primary May 5

(April 6, 2020 3:50 PM) Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is seeking election workers to…

Michigan Reports 1,503 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 17,221; Jackson County Total is 103

(April 6, 2020 3:34PM)  Michigan reported 1,503 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with the…

Local Entrepreneur Kim Gamez Organizing “Masks for Michigan”

Jackson County Daily Report: 103 Positive COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths

Updated to include today's HFAH report. (UPDATED April 6, 2020 3:08 PM) The Jackson County…

Dr. Pamela Hackert with COVID-19 Update for Jackson: PPE, Prison, Seniors, Next Steps

Governor Whitmer Encourages Michiganders to Wear Face Masks

(April 6, 2020 11:33 AM) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr.…

Henry Ford Health System: Smoking, Vaping & COVID-19

(April 6, 2020 10:33 AM) By now, most people have heard about the standard actions…

Packages, Groceries, Takeout & More: Henry Ford Physician on Precautions To Take

(April 6, 2020 6:35 AM) Social Distancing is the new norm. Restaurants, bars, non-essential stores…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Protecting Workers Who Handle FOIA Requests

(April 5, 2020 10:27 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-38, which relaxes…

Jackson County Daily Report: 91 Positive COVID-19 Cases

Updated to include Sunday's HFAH numbers. (UPDATED April 5, 2020 10:02 PM) The Jackson County…

Governor Whitmer Reissues Executive Order Restricting Entry into Care Facilities, Juvenile Justice Facilities

(April 5, 2020 6:26 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-37, which renews…

MDOC: 227 Confirmed Positive Cases Statewide, 98 at Jackson Prison Facilities

(April 5, 2020 5:42 PM) The Michigan Department of Corrections is reporting as of today,…

Michigan Reports 1,493 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 15,718; Jackson County Total is 91

(April 5, 2020 3:12PM)  Michigan reported 1,493 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with the…

HFAH: Show Support with White Ribbons

(April 5, 2020 12:45 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health is inviting the community to show…

Peters, Stabenow Call on Administration to Ensure Veterans, SSI Beneficiaries Receive Stimulus Checks Automatically

(April 5, 2020 9:17 AM) Michigan’s U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow are calling…

Parnall Correctional Facility Prisoner is MDOC’s First COVID-19 Death

(April 4, 2020 9:51 PM) The MDOC has had its first death of a prisoner…

Emergency Order Requires Funeral Homes, Doctors to Report COVID-19 Deaths More Quickly

(April 4, 2020 8:37 PM) COVID-19 deaths will be reported by physicians and funeral homes…

Local Musicians Provide Entertainment During COVID-19 Pandemic

Local artist Steve Berkemeier performs in his living room over Facebook Live on April 4…

Target Begins Monitoring and Limiting Number of Customers; Equips Employees with Masks and Gloves

(April 4, 2020 6:53 PM) Target announced additional social distancing and safety measures go into…

Jackson County Daily Report: 81 Positive COVID-19 Cases

Updated to include today's HFAH report. (Updated April 4, 2020 3:35 PM) The Jackson County…

Meijer to Manage Number of Customers in Store; Begins Temperature Checks of Team Members

(April 4, 2020 3:24 PM) Meijer announced today additional steps it is taking to make…

Michigan Reports 1,481 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 14,225; Jackson County Total is 81

(April 4, 2020 3:12PM)  Michigan reported 1,841 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with the…

Catholic Diocese Extends Suspension of Public Services

(April 4, 2020 12:58 PM) The Catholic Diocese of Lansing has extended the suspension of…

Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford and Detroit’s Pro Coaches Join Governor Whitmer in Call for Medical Volunteers

(April 4, 2020 12:48 PM) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today teamed up with the Detroit Lions,…

Michigan Medicine: 14 Things to Do If Someone You Live With Has COVID-19

(April 4, 2020 11:47 AM) Someone you live with is sick and you think it’s…

Stabenow, Peters Announce Legislation to Make Older Children and Adult Dependents Eligible for COVID-19 Relief Payments

(April 4, 2020 9:22 AM) Michigan’s U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced legislation that would make dependents…

State Parks Open to Local Visitors Only, Social Distancing Violations Could Result in Fines and Park Closures

(April 4, 2020 9:11 AM) To help slow the spread of the coronavirus and in…

Jackson County Health Department Issues Reminder on Easter Gatherings; Offers Ideas for Safe Celebrations

(April 3, 2020 5:33 PM) The Jackson County Health Department would like to remind everyone…

ER’s Dr. Alan Lazzara: Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s Plans for COVID-19 Surge

Seniors Can Get Meals Safely in Michigan During Covid-19 Outbreak

(April 3, 2020 4:09 PM )Michigan has received additional federal dollars to help provide meals…

City of Jackson Receiving $756,020 From Federal Government for COVID-19 Response

(April 3, 2020 3:49 PM) Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced today the…

Michigan Reports 1,953 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 12,744; Jackson County Total is 70

(April 3, 2020 3:39 PM)  Michigan reported 1,953 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

MHSAA Cancels Remainder of 2019-20 Winter & Spring Seasons

(April 3, 2020 2:25 PM) The Michigan High School Athletic Association has canceled the remainder…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health COVID-19 Update for Friday, April 3

(April 3, 2020 2:12 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health officials are providing reassurance to the…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Protecting Workers Who Stay Home, Stay Safe When They or Their Close Contacts Are Sick

Governor’s order also declares the state’s policy that those who test positive for or show…

MILogin Unavailable Friday Evening for Maintenance and Upgrades, Will be Back Up Saturday Morning

(April 3, 2020 11:14 AM) The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget will temporarily…

Michigan Businesses Can Now Apply for Paycheck Protection Program

(April 3, 2020 10:47 AM) The Whitmer Administration announced today that businesses across Michigan are…

Jackson Unites to Meet Community Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

(April 3, 2020 10:29 AM) The Jackson community is coming together to respond to the…

With COVID-19 Restriction Limiting Gatherings, Hampton Funeral Homes Is Giving Families a Way to Be at Funerals Virtually

What Jackson’s COVID-19 Numbers Mean and Impact of Social Distancing with Dr. Donna O’Neill

Jackson County Daily Report: 70 Positive COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

(UPDATED April 3, 2020 1:12 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive…

MDHHS Issues Emergency Order Requiring Compliance with Executive Orders Under Penalty of Civil Fines up to $1,000 and Referral to Licensing Agencies for Enforcement 

(April 2, 2020 8:52 PM) As of Tuesday, April 2, Michigan has recorded more than…

Jackson Public Schools Closes All K-12 Buildings in Response to Governor’s Order

(April 2, 2020 5:21 PM) Jackson Public Schools in accordance with Executive Order 2020-35 from…

Michigan Reports 1,457 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 10,719; Jackson County Total is 67

(April 2, 2020 3:15 PM)  Michigan reported 1,457 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 67 Positive COVID-19 Cases

(April 2, 2020 12:10 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

Governor Gretchen Whitmer 4-2-20 Press Briefing

Governor Whitmer Suspends School for the Rest of School Year

(April 2, 2020 10:19 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders…

Michigan Restaurant Industry Loses $491 Million in Sales, 72,000 Jobs

Veritas in Downtown Jackson opened last fall.  The restaurant decided to remain closed during the…

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Accepting Homemade Masks, Other Supplies

(April 2, 2020 6:48 AM) St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and the Saint Joseph Mercy Health…