Cairo

Shawnee Community College is working to contribute to the revitalization of Cairo. The college has moved its Cairo extension center to Cairo High School.  Shawnee Community College has established an agreement with Cairo High School to offer classes and educational programs starting this fall.  “...
Community forums are planned in the area in late August and in September with Dr. Peggy Bradford, who is the new president of Shawnee Community College. The schedule for the community forums includes: •Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Shawnee Community College Anna extension center, 1150 E. Vienna St...
Harold S. Jones
Cairo resident and founder of the Cairo violin program, Harold S. Jones, was elected to serve on the board of directors of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra at the board’s annual meeting on July 27.  Jones is the first black person ever selected to the board. He said he has been an involved...
Dr. Ben Carson listened to questions from the media during an interview session between meetings in Cairo on Tuesday.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visited Cairo on Tuesday, Aug. 8, in response to a public housing crisis which has been unfolding in the community. Carson toured the Elmwood and McBride housing complexes, both of which have been deemed uninhabitable and are...
From left are Margaret Ann Grace; Jeanine Woods, a Cairo Women’s Shelter representative; and June Badgley. They are shown presenting and receiving the $200 grant.
June Badgley, the chairperson of the Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association for Home and Community Education, HCE, recently applied for a grant to benefit the Cairo Women’s Shelter.   As a result, Margaret Ann Grace, Pulaski-Alexander IAHCE international chairperson, received notice from Patricia...
A meet and greet event with Dr. Peggy Bradford is planned Friday evening, Aug. 18, in Cairo. Bradford is the new president of Shawnee Community College.  She is a native of Pulaski County. The meet and greet event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at The Jones Place at 2044 Martin Luther King Dr. ...
Shawnee Community College’s Adult Education Program is planning to offer GED classes this fall. The classes will be offered at various locations in the area and at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 22. The classes are offered at no cost to students. Main...
Construction of a new concessions/restroom building is underway as part of a major improvement project at the Anna City Park in Anna.
Construction of a new concessions/restroom building is underway as part of a major improvement project at the Anna City Park in Anna. Wissinger Construction of Cairo is the general contractor for the project; local subcontractors also have been working on the project. The building project is slated...
Dr. Peggy Bradford
Dr. Peggy Bradford is returning to her roots in Southern Illinois as the new president of Shawnee Community College.  The search for a new president took place after the retirement announcement of former SCC president, Tim Bellamy. Bradford was raised in the small town of Pulaski and graduated from...
Flood warnings continued last week for the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the region. The website for the National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on May 31 that a flood warning continued for the Ohio River at the Grand Chain dam and at Cairo. The warning for the Ohio River affected...

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