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The remnants of a tropical storm were expected to impact parts of the region late last week. The National Weather Service was calling for the possibility of a “significant heavy rainfall event” from last Thursday through Friday evening in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky....
An annual Independence Day celebration is planned Tuesday, July 4, in Tamms. The event will be at the Tamms Community Park. The celebration is sponsored by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department. Activities are planned throughout the day and into the night. A car, truck and motorcycle show is...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, is reminding organizations and individuals sponsoring fireworks displays in the state to be sure their fireworks vendor has the required state licenses and certificates issued by the IDNR and the Office of the State Fire Marshal, OSFM, prior to...
Illinois State Police District 22 in Ullin released information, Monday, today, June 26, about a fatal rollover car crash that occured on Illinois Route 127 north of Trinity Road near Sandusky in Alexander County at 7:09 a.m. Monday.  Valencia Holloway, 19, of Tamms, was identified as the driver....
The second River to River Yard Sale is planned July 6-9 in Southernmost Illinois. The Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau notes that the idea for the River to River yard sale came after Julie Ames and her sister Sabra Smith visited the 100 Mile Yard Sale in a neighboring state.   After visiting...
Chris Kennedy Jr., near center, holding a small dog, and his sister, Kate, right, made a campaign stop on behalf of their father, Chris Kennedy, last week at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
The son and daughter of a Democratic Party candidate for governor of Illinois paid a campaign visit to Union County last week. Chris Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Kate, were welcomed by about 20 people during a stop at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. He is the son of Chris Kennedy,...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Friday, June 23, that Polly A. Quintana, 51, of Jonesboro, has been sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class 1 felony.  Quintana will also serve a...
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna.
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna. The Blue Dolphins hosted teams from Carbondale, Du Quoin, Herrin, Marion, Mt....
The Cobden American Legion baseball team won twice in recent action. Cobden 8, Carrier Mills 6: Trailing 6-0 going into the 6th inning, host Cobden erupted for six runs on its way to the win Friday, June 16. Bayden Ditterline was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden at the plate. Zane Nance and Josh Burgess were...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team won twice in recent action. Cobden 8, Carrier Mills 6: Trailing 6-0 going into the 6th inning, host Cobden erupted for six runs on its way to the win Friday, June 16. Bayden Ditterline was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden at the plate. Zane Nance and Josh Burgess were...

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