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Larry L. Franklin and Dr. Rakesh Chandra have unveiled their new book, “Supermax Prison: Controlling the most dangerous criminals.” Photo provided.
Larry L. Franklin and Dr. Rakesh Chandra on Sept. 9 unveiled their new book, “Supermax Prison: Controlling the most dangerous criminals,” to a crowd of some 100 people at Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek in Makanda.  The supermax at Tamms, Illinois, is their case in point.  Covering its rise and...
The Southern Seven Health Department plans to host the third annual Tour de Seven 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 28. This year, the run/walk is scheduld to take place in Johnson County at Ferne Clyffe State Park, which is located one mile south of Goreville on Route 37. Early registration is $25 and...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Sept. 19 that Derek S. Goolsby, 34, of rural Dongola, has been sentenced to concurrent three-year terms in the Illinois Department of Corrections for two methamphetamine offenses.   Goolsby pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine,...
From left are the Hon. D.D. Bigler, Ursula Rakes, John Bigler, Arryn Carson, Lynne Chambers and Adam Loos.
The Hon. D.D. Bigler (retired) and Mr. A. John Bigler are pleased to announce the expansion of the Bigler Law Office with the opening of a second office in Springfield, Missouri, and welcome the addition of two new associate attorneys, Ms. Arryn Carson and Mr. Adam Loos, joining the Anna office....
Jonesboro School Fall Festival queen and king candidates, along with emcees, are featured in the accompanying picture. Seated are queen candidates Natalee Brown, Kaya Coleman, Chloe McFarland and Maya Simovski. In the second row are mistress of ceremonies Marlee Smith; king candidates Ethan Carver, Mason Watkins, Nathan Hileman and Jacob Acklin; and mistress of ceremonies Kaelyn George. Photo provided.
Big events are planned at Jonesboro School’s 2017 Fall Festival, which is scheduled Oct. 5. Fall Festival is the Jonesboro School PTO’s biggest fund-raiser of the year.   The community is invited to enjoy the festivities at Jonesboro School on Thursday, Oct. 5.   Games are scheduled from 5:30 p.m....
Five students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have enlisted in the military. From left are Taylor Hoekstra, Aspen Earnhart, Mitchell Tellor, Nate Frankell and Jacob Tellor.
By Lindsey Rae Vaughn Five students from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have enlisted to serve in the United States armed forces. All of the students are seniors at the Union County school. Taylor Hoekstra enlisted in the U.S. Army in the spring of this year. She is part of the future soldier...
Dave Fombelle has been honored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Photo provided.
Dave Fombelle, co-proprietor of the Blue Boar Restaurant and Great Boars of Fire Catering, recently received the Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, ESGR. ESGR was established in 1972 and is a U.S. Department of Defense office. The basic purpose of ESGR is to...
The 2017 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School homecoming queen and king candidates are, from left, Jasmin Foster, Arieh Hart, Lexi Smith, Jake Parr, Clare Boget, Jaryt Tripp, Payton Alsip, Sheldon McGrath, Audrey Harr and Hunter Ralls. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A parade, a football game and coronation of homecoming royalty are planned at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The Union County school’s homecoming celebration is underway this week. The homecoming celebration has been planned by the A-JCHS Student Council. This year’s theme is “Luau.” ...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced on Sept. 19 that Daniel Jacob Bible, 34, of Anna, has been sentenced to 42 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.  Bible will also serve a two year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (...
The Thebes Historical Society is planning to host its annual Living History Day event on Saturday, Oct. 14. The event, which is scheduled to start at 2 p.m., will be at the 1848 Thebes Courthouse on 5th and Oak streets in Thebes.   An historical reenactment, “Court Cases of the 1800s,” will include...

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