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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School opened practice for the 2017 football season on Monday. The A-J varsity football team is scheduled to open the season Friday night, Aug. 25, at Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort. A-J opens its 2017 home season Friday night, Sept. 1, against...
A-JCHS football parking/tailgating spaces map.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Athletic Department will once again be offering reserved parking/tailgating spaces for all home varsity games.   The procedure will be the same as has been followed in previous years. Fans will be able to submit sealed bids, with payment included, for the 56...
Routine mosquito testing has identified the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Jackson County in 2017.  The Jackson County Health Department reported that the mosquitoes were collected on July 12 near Murphysboro. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito...
An annual Senior Fair is planned Thursday, July 20, in Carbondale.  The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center. The civic center is located at 200 S. Illinois Ave. Senior Fair is being hosted by State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, State Rep. Terri Bryant, R-...
During the week of June 12, local county Farm Bureaus collaborated with Southern Illinois University, local farmers and agribusinesses to hold the Southern Illinois Summer Agriculture Institute.  The program offered participants an up-close look at one of the key driving economic forces for Union...
The Long Knives Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the 2017 Outstanding Citizenship Awards to 18 recipients during April and May.   The award is given to high school seniors who exemplify a sincere academic attitude and good citizenship, and who display the qualities of...
Flood warnings continued this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. Union County is bordered by both of the rivers. The National Weather Service office at Paducah reported early this week on its website that a flood warning for the Mississippi...
Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...
Area residents once again face the impact of major flooding. Rivers rose to flood levels after very heavy rain fell in the region. Flood warnings were in effect late last week for rivers throughout the region. Heavy rain was falling in Union County Thursday morning, when this issue of Monday’s Pub...
A State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC, in Springfield was activated May 1 to ensure that state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state. “Several inches of rain...

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