The Telegram News
June 16, 2019
  • Summer Picnic will benefit James A. Rhodes Birthplace
    The Coalton Historical Society (CHS) is organizing a new event called the James A. Rhodes Summer Picnic, which is set for Saturday, June 29, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the James A. Rhodes Community Building in Coalton.
  • Wellston students visit France, Italy
    Even though the 2018-2019 school year recently concluded in the Wellston City School District, a group of Wellston High School (WHS) students received the learning opportunity of a lifetime when they traveled to Europe last week and visited notable sights in both France and Italy. 
  • 2019 Jackson County Summer Manufacturing Camp in the books

    Tuesday, May 28, marked the first day of a “manufacturing camp” to help Jackson County students learn about manufacturing, teamwork, and local production facilities. The office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown helped organize the camp, while the Resource Room at the local Job and Family Services served as headquarters for the kids for the week.

  • Upstanders bring hope, good deeds
    The Hope Project comes from a vision of positive youth development and civic engagement at the Jackson Area YMCA. Currently, this program serves sixth- to tenth-grade students who come from all three school districts in Jackson County: Jackson, Oak Hill, and Wellston. These students have been granted a membership to the YMCA, along with mentorship, homework assistance, and positive youth development programming.
  • Oak Hill welcomes new business with old recipe
    Oak Hill has a new business in a familiar spot with that familiar hot dog sauce that Oak Hill residents will fondly recall. The Oak Hill Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Liza Jane’s Dairy Bar, which is in the same spot as the former T&J Dairy Bar. 
  • An artist exhibit for “Picture Perfect,” a Jackson and Vinton County Amateur Photography Contest, will open at the Markay Cultural Arts this Thursday, at 7 p.m. with an opening-night reception, which is open to the public. The Jackson County Banking Center of Vinton County National Bank is sponsoring the exhibit.

  • Laney meets Barbie the Porcupine
    The BARKer Farms Petting Zoo, located in nearby Pedro in Lawrence County, brought its interesting and exotic stable of animals to Jackson for a meet-and-greet session with the public last Saturday afternoon, June 8, in the side yard at the Lillian Jones Museum. 
  • Summer Reading Programs at the Jackson City Library will begin on Wednesday, June 12. Preschool Book and Playtime will be on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and are for the 3-to-5-year-olds.  Summer Reading for the school-aged patrons is on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. The Toddlers will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. for the 18-month-to-36-month-old patrons with parents or caregivers. 

  • Daylong Block Party livens downtown Jackson
    Jackson’s historic downtown sector came alive last Thursday, June 6, when the Jackson Downtown Association organized and conducted a day-long Block Party event, which featured free live entertainment, children’s activities and attractions, a bubble-eating contest, food and business vendors, a beer garden, artists, crafters and community-services booths. 
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