Jackson City Schools announce January, 2019 Calendar of Events

Jan. 1: Happy New Year! Jan. 7: School Resumes. Jan. 8: Board of Education Budget Hearing / Organizational Meeting / Regular Meeting at JHS, Room 110, 6:45 p.m. Jan. 11: End of First Semester. [[In-content Ad]] Jan. 14: JMS Success Starts; Also Northview PTO at 5 p.m. Jan. 18: Report Cards Sent Home. Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day […]

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Editor bestows his final Good Guys/Good Girls/Good Groups Awards for 2018

The Community Connection will start the New Year the same way it finished the Old Year — by saluting community good-deed doers and achievers with the editor’s annual Good Guys/Good Girls/Good Groups awards.

Commissioner Jerry Hall adjourns his last meeting

After serving for eight years, last Friday, Dec. 28 was Jackson County Commissioner Jerry Hall’s very last meeting in office. A good portion of those years serving the county were spent as the President of the Board of Commissioners. Retirement, however, is most likely still out of the question since Jerry’s Jamestown Market, which he owns and operates, is a […]

Patrolman Bobby Grimes named CAPS Officer of the Year

Community Assault Prevention Services (CAPS) would like to announce that this year’s Most Helpful Officer of the Year recipient award goes to Patrolman Bobby Grimes (pictured left). CAPS is a victim’s services program that focuses on providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The agency provides services such as a 24/7 crisis line, advocacy to court, hospitals, […]

Rotary youth group, Interact, carrying out service projects

The Jackson Rotary Club, which has been a part of civic life in Jackson since 1925, now has a youth-level arm and it’s going strong at Jackson High School (JHS).

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative partners with OSHP for drug-sniffing dog training

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that community members and local businesses can work together with law enforcement to fight the rising tide of drug abuse, here and across the state and country.

‘Tail-Waggin’ Tutors’ at library ready to read with you!

The Jackson City Library will be starting new programming for its young patrons starting on the first Saturday of January and following through into February. If a beginning reader or dog enthusiast would like to spend time reading to the library’s trained “Tail-Waggin’ Tutors,” please join in at the library from noon to 2 p.m. for a 15-minute time period. Erisa, Jazz, Honey, and Lewy will be taking turns on the Saturdays in January and February to visit with the children and hopefully find some special person who likes to read aloud to a happy little dog. 

Wellston Library announces upcoming youth programs

The Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library is gearing up to begin its Winter/Spring children and teen sessions.


Following is a list of events for the month of January 2019 at the Jackson City Library. All these events are free to the public. Jan. 3: The Harry Potter Book Club will meet with discussion on the first half of The Order of the Phoenix, beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 4: “Sustainable, Natural Beekeeping” with local, long-time beekeeper, Billy […]

2018: An eventful year in Vinton County

It was an exciting year in Vinton County as many local stories were covered on the pages of The Telegram this year. Some of the biggest headlines were: The coming of a new solar-power generation plant; the successful effort to restart the Project Boost Program; the retirement of a legendary fire chief; a local student winning an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy; tree stumpage pays off; and a widened section of U.S. Route 50 on the west end of McArthur. In the sports arena, one of the top stories of 2018 was Viking girls’ cross country runner Rylee Fee advancing to the State Meet for a second straight year.