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The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden high school co-op boys’ soccer team will enter the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division race for the first time this season. “The boys are looking forward to it,” A-J head coach Mark Boomer said.  There are seven seniors, seven juniors, three...
The Illinois Department of Employment Security, IDES, reports that the state’s unemployment rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 7.7 percent in January. Nonfarm payrolls were up 9,700 jobs in January, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and released by...
The 2021 Illinois spring trout fishing season is scheduled to open Saturday, April 3, at 57 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state. The Illinois catchable trout program is funded by those who use the program through the sale of inland trout stamps.  Among the locations in Southern Illinois...
Southern Seven Health Department has announced that beginning on Monday, March 22, walk-ins will be accepted at COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the region. The walk-in vaccinations will be limited to the first 100 people in priority groups 1A, 1B, or 1B+ based on available vaccine supplies for...
Southern Seven Health Department notes that it is illegal in Illinois to throw a specific set of electronic devices into the trash. Electronics contain hazardous materials that can contaminate land and water resources, and must be disposed of properly, the department advises. Southern Seven Health...
A Southern Illinois state legislator is teaming up with local organizations to facilitate a dress distribution program. More than 600 youth-sized girl dresses will be made available to families in need throughout Southern Illinois. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said the dresses were...
As cases of colorectal cancer continue to rise in Southern Illinois, Southern Seven Health Department reminds everyone that early detection is key to survival, and can be done easily with a FIT kit. A FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) kit is available at no charge from S7HD to those 45 and older who...
Updates on spring sports guidelines were shared following a regularly scheduled meeting of the Illinois High School Association, IHSA, Board of Directors on Monday, March 8. The updates came as the state continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Conditions have been...
From left are Anna city administrator Dori Bigler, Anna City Council member Martha Ann Webb, Anna Mayor Steve Hartline and city council members Bryan Miller and Kathy Bryan. City council member Michael Bigler could not be present for the picture. The mayor is holding a document from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The City of Anna has been recognized for the support it showed during the 2020 nationwide federal census. The recognition was noted at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council which was held Tuesday evening, March 2. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. The city was recognized by U.S. Census Bureau...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel, left, presented a plaque to Asa Busby during last Friday’s ceremony.
Nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the community were saluted last Friday at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Asa Busby was honored for his service with the Union County Sheriff’s Office. He retired at the end of last year. Busby’s official last day with the sheriff’s office was Dec....

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