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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...
The Anna Police Department responded to more than 250 calls during July. The statistic was shared in Anna Police Chief Mike Hunter’s monthly report for July. Here’s a look at the July statistics: Activities Number of calls requiring response, 256. Number of walk in requests, 95. Number of traffic...
First Christian Church prayed in a hallway at A-JCHS on Aug. 16. Photo by Amber Skelton.
First Christian Church of Anna led a prayer walk through the halls of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Prayers focused on student and teacher safety and the completion of various projects at A-JCHS. The Union County Alliance of Churches sponsored the event, along with...
He has served as an educator, coach, mentor and state lawmaker.   Now, David Luechtefeld will add grand marshal of the Du Quoin State Fair twilight parade to his list of accomplishments.  Luechtefeld announced last year that he would retire from the Illinois Senate at the end of his term.  ...

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