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Jackson church gets national historic designation

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Jackson County to appeal decision on meeting prayers

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Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers among Heisman finalists

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Heisman Trophy 2016: 5 finalists invited to New York

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Jackson County wins court challenge over Christian prayers
Christian prayers publicly offered by elected officials in a Michigan county don't run afoul of the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday, rejecting a challenge by a local man who contends the practice violates the rights of people with different beliefs. Jackson County commissioners just happen to be Christian and aren't illegally promoting one faith over another, the 6th U   Read More ...
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Appeals court allows prayer at Michigan county’s public meetings
A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday said the elected public board of commissioners in Jackson County, Michigan did not violate the U.S. Constitution by opening monthly meetings with Christian prayers and asking audience members to join. By a 9-6 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected claims by the plaintiff Peter Bormuth that the prayers violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause because the commissioners, all Christian, offered them   Read More ...
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Appeals court allows prayer at Michigan county's public meetings
(Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday said the elected public board of commissioners in Jackson County, Michigan did not violate the U.S. Constitution by opening monthly meetings with Christian prayers and asking audience members to join. By a 9-6 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected claims by the plaintiff Peter Bormuth that the prayers violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause because the commissioners, all Christian, offered them   Read More ...
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Michigan county wins court challenge over Christian prayers
DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court is backing a Michigan county in a dispute over Christian prayers at public meetings. The court says the practice of Jackson County commissioners offering Christian-only prayers doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution. The court says commissioners just happen to be Christian and aren't promoting one faith over others. The case was heard by the entire 6th U   Read More ...
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Michigan county wins court challenge over Christian prayers - | WBTV Charlotte
By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT (AP) - A federal appeals court is backing a Michigan county in a dispute over Christian prayers at public meetings. The court says the practice of Jackson County commissioners offering Christian-only prayers doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution. The court says commissioners just happen to be Christian and aren't promoting one faith over others. The case was heard by the entire 6th U   Read More ...
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Jackson church gets national historic designation
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that the First Congregational Church in Jackson was awarded a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in July. The Romanesque Revival style brick church was dedicated in October 1860 and is still used by the congregation today. It was designated as a Jackson County historic site in 1975 and was placed on the State Register of Historic Places in 1987   Read More ...
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Jackson County to appeal decision on meeting prayers
JACKSON — Jackson County says it will ask a full appeals court to consider a decision that halted a tradition of Christian-only prayers at public meetings. Jackson County commissioners voted unanimously Friday to try to overturn the Feb. 15 decision by a three-judge panel at the appeals court. The county hopes the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will take the case, which would be a rare step. The   Read More ...
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2 killed in Kentucky crash on New Year's Day
MCKEE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say two men have died in a New Year's Day accident in Jackson County. State Trooper Robert Purdy says in a news release that 51-year-old Randall L. Sparks and 58-year-old Lloyd W. Sparks, both of Berea, were passengers in a car that collided with a pickup truck on U.S. 421 on Sunday. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The statement didn't indicate   Read More ...
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Timber company wants sand plant in western Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — A timber company subsidiary is looking to build a pair of sand processing facilities in western Wisconsin that would eliminate more than 16 acres of wetlands. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2iAhvVe ) Meteor Timber wants to build sand drying plant along Interstate 94 in Monroe County and a sand mine 14 miles away in neighboring Jackson County. Together the facilities would be valued at $65 million   Read More ...
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Timber company wants sand plant in western Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A timber company subsidiary is looking to build a sand processing facility in western Wisconsin that would eliminate more than 16 acres of wetlands. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2iAhvVe ) Meteor Timber wants to build sand drying plant along Interstate 94 in Monroe County and a sand mine in neighboring Jackson County. The project would eliminate 16.6 acres of wetlands, much of which includes land   Read More ...
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Timber company wants sand plant in western Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A timber company subsidiary is looking to build a sand processing facility in western Wisconsin that would eliminate more than 16 acres of wetlands. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2iAhvVe ) Meteor Timber wants to build sand drying plant along Interstate 94 in Monroe County and a sand mine in neighboring Jackson County. The project would eliminate 16.6 acres of wetlands, much of which includes land   Read More ...
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Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners
NEW YORK – Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award will be presented Saturday in New York. Watson finished third in last year's voting, won by Alabama running back Derrick Henry. Just like last year, he   Read More ...
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Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers among Heisman finalists
Clemson quarterback is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award will be presented Saturday in New York. Watson finished third in last year's voting, won by Alabama running back Derrick Henry. Just like last year, he heads to New York not   Read More ...
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Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners
NEW YORK (AP) — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award will be presented Saturday in New York. Watson finished third in last year's voting, won by Alabama running back Derrick Henry. Just like last year,   Read More ...
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Louisville's Jackson, Clemson's Watson among five Heisman Trophy finalists
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award will be presented Saturday in New York. Watson finished third in last year's voting, won by Alabama running back Derrick Henry. Just like last year, he heads to New   Read More ...
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Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award will be presented Saturday in New York. Watson finished third in last year's voting, won by Alabama   Read More ...
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Heisman Trophy 2016: 5 finalists invited to New York
The five finalists for the 2016 Heisman Trophy were announced Monday night ahead of this weekend's trophy presentation in New York City. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. Watson was named a finalist for the second year in a row. He finished second behind   Read More ...
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Heisman Trophy: Jackson, Watson, Peppers and two Sooners named finalists
Clemson quarterback is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. The finalists were announced Monday on ESPN and the award will be presented Saturday in New York. Watson finished third in last year's voting, won by Alabama running back Derrick Henry. Just like last year, he heads to New York not   Read More ...
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Tornado kills 3, destroys daycare center in Alabama
A line of storms and possible tornadoes struck northern Alabama on Tuesday night. Local officials say three people died and some people were injured in Rosalie, in northeast Alabama. Damage was reported in a number of other places. (Nov. 30) A tornado in Alabama killed three people in a mobile home early Wednesday and critically injured four children at a daycare center, according to media reports. The Jackson County coroner's   Read More ...
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Michigan couple plead guilty after child found in shallow grave
JACKSON, Mich. — A man and woman who authorities say buried the man's infant son in a shallow grave in southern Michigan have pleaded guilty in the case. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports 25-year-old Timothy Young and 22-year-old Brittani Hill pleaded guilty to concealing the death by burying the child at a Jackson County home they were living in and then digging him up and reburying him at another area   Read More ...
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Michigan girl goes before Supreme Court for OK to take dog to school
WASHINGTON — A 12-year-old girl with cerebral palsy sat quietly inside the Supreme Court on Monday as the justices clashed over whether her family can sue for damages against a Jackson County school district for denying access to her service dog, a Goldendoodle named Wonder. Wonder stayed outside. But the two were reunited after an hour's debate — at which time Ehlena Fry pronounced the proceedings "cool" and offered a   Read More ...
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Michigan girl and her service dog head to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON - Ehlena Fry has Cerebral Palsy and when she was 5-years-old, her doctors prescribed her service dog, Wonder to help her at school. But the Jackson County school district would not allow her to bring Wonder to class. The Frys sued the Napoleon Community Schools and the Jackson County Intermediate School District for violations of federal disability laws, but have lost their battle in lower courts. However, they're getting   Read More ...
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