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Union County Treasurer Darren Bailey has launched a property tax inquiry website.  Bailey said in a news release that the site fits with his office's "mission for greater transparency for the citizens of Union County. It allows citizens faster and better access to their own property tax information...
A fatality was reported in the aftermath of a residential fire which occurred early Tuesday morning at 9960 Lick Creek Rd., Buncombe. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel reported in a news release that at approximately 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, a body was recovered from the aftermath of the fire with the...
Kids participated in an obstacle course to complete their superhero training on Thursday, July 28. Photo by Amber Skelton
The "Every Hero has a Story" summer reading program at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna concluded Thursday, July 28, with a big celebration. First through 8th grade kids and their parents formed a line that ended outside as they waited to receive Book Bucks the kids had earned throughout the...
The 79th edition of the Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6.  Most of the Peach Festival activities will be at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. Activities begin at 5 p.m. each day. The park is located along Locust Street in the Union County village. The Peach Festival...
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains.  The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the...
A pattern of hot and humid – and sometimes very hot and very humid – weather prevailed in Union County as July came to an end. Heat index values went well over 100 degrees on a number of days during the period from July 19 through Aug. 1 in Union County. The National Weather Service explains that...
The Illinois State Police and the Massac County Sheriff’s Department is asking the residents in the Brookport, Unionville, Mt. Sterling, and Hamletsburg areas of Massac County to be on the look out for an armed and dangerous suspect threatening individuals in the area.  He is describes as follows...
Mounds Township High School had its 18th school reunion Saturday, July 2, in Cape Girardeau. A total of 145 alumni and spouses gathered at Plaza Convention Center on Saturday afternoon. They came from 16 states, with the farthest being Charlie Bough from California. The class of 1965 had the most...
The 23rd annual American Cancer Society, ACS, gospel benefit is planned Friday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, which is located at 100 E. Fifth St. in Metropolis. Martha Bormann, the concert coordinator, said in a news release that this year’s benefit will feature a return...
Pulaski County State’s Attorney Jim Flummer reported that on July 18, Cyle A. Smith, 25, of Pulaski, was sentenced to three years incarceration in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of threatening a public official. The sentence was pursuant to a plea agreement, and arose out of...

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