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The annual Cache River Days are planned Sept. 10-11 in Ullin. The weekend event includes food, music, exhibits and a variety of family activities, including guided canoe tours through the Cache River Wetlands. The half-million acre Cache River Watershed, with its forested hills and ancient cypress...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake plan to host the Natural History Education Company of the Mid-south at the Rend Lake visitor center on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The program, “Animals of the Desert,” will feature creatures with abilities to thrive in harsh and hot...
The Illinois State Police reported in a news release that 44 year-old David Thomas, of Elizabethtown, sustained injuries from a car crash in Rosiclare on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3:11 p.m. Thomas was driving an ATV southbound on Walnut Street towards 5th Street when Rosiclare police officer Greg Robinson...
The Illinois State Police reported in a news release that 26 year-old Justin Oliver, of Metropolis, and 33 year-old Brittany Miller, of Brookport, died in a car crash that occurred in Massac County on Monday, Aug. 29 at 6:15 p.m. Miller was traveling southbound on Pell Road. Oliver was traveling...
Cairo Junior High Beta Club presents the newly-elected officers. From left are Queen Brown, president; LaTayvia Little, vice president; Alana Young, secretary; Isiah Brown, reporter; and Dorian Howard chaplain. Photo provided.
Cairo Junior High and Cairo High School have recently elected new officers for the 2016-2017 school year. The new officers have plans for fundraisers and service projects to help the Cairo community again this year. The officers are making plans for the 2017 Illinois Beta convention. The Junior...
Legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner is designed to make adjustments to the law to allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, to more efficiently do its job of protecting Illinois’ lands and wildlife. In addition, SB 2410 extends the youth licenses program to further invest in...
A 2017 event billed as The Great American Eclipse will be the focus of two upcoming informational planning workshops which are scheduled in Southern Illinois. The Great American Eclipse will occur on Aug. 21, 2017. The Southernmost Illinois area is predicted to have the longest duration of totality...
Community Relations Award: Tamms/ Elco plant manager Alan Joiner, left, was presented with an IAAP Community Relations Award by Jack Hennessey from IAAP member Southern Illinois Stone Company. Photo provided.
Unimin Specialty Minerals and its Tamms and Elco plants have been recognized for outstanding community involvement and support activities, as well as safety performance by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, IAAP. A Community Relations Award and Rock Solid Safety Awards were presented...
The Future Teachers Organization, FTO, at Shawnee Community College near Ullin conducted an annual school supply drive as a new academic year got underway. As part of the drive, the FTO issued a Pack-A-Backpack Challenge to all full-time faculty and staff at the college. A total of 43 backpacks...
A recent attack on prison guards at Pontiac Correctional Center serves to highlight the shortsighted decision to close a prison in Southern Illinois, an area legislator says. The Tamms Correctional Center, a “supermax” prison that housed Illinois’ most dangerous criminals, closed its doors in 2013...

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