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The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Medicine will use a $1.13 million federal grant to study the opioid epidemic affecting the state’s 16 southernmost counties.  The joint effort will initially focus on learning how and why people use opioids such as...
Those who keep the Anna-Jonesboro Water Commission plant in Union County operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, include, from left, Eric Thornton, operator; Dana McKinney, operator/maintenance; David Gregge, operator; Ed Earnhart, superintendent; and Casey Johnson, assistant superintendent. Operator Martin Bunch could not be present for the picture.
The work done to provide water 24 hours a day, seven days a week to thousands of Union County residents has received special recognition.  The Illinois Potable Water Supply Operators Association, IPWSOA, has recognized eight outstanding professionals in their individual categories of service.   ...
The annual Fort Massac Encampment is planned Oct. 21-22.  The encampment, one of the most popular fall events in Illinois, will be at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. The encampment provides visitors with a chance to experience what life was like at Fort Massac during the 18th and early 19th...
The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education recently won a trophy for having the greatest percentage of membership in attendance at the 10th annual Family, Consumer Science Conference at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Nine different lessons, with subjects...
A regional high school band performed Thursday evening, Oct. 5, at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College presented its annual high school regional band performance on Thursday evening, Oct. 5. The regional band performed at the college's main campus near Ullin. Shawnee Community College band students, along with high school students from Vienna High School, Massac County High...
Two Southern Illinois legislators are highlighting the importance of honoring the sacrifices made by local veterans. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, are providing opportunities for their constituents to say "thank you for your service" to veterans....
Incumbent Union County Treasurer Darren Bailey said this week that he will not seek reelection in 2018. Bailey is serving in his second term as county treasurer. Bailey issued the following statement on Tuesday, Oct. 10, about his decision: “Today it is with great pride in the work done and great...
Shawnee Community College recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Former presidents, and the current president, were among those present for the celebration. From left are Dr. Jack Hill, Dr. Larry D. Choate, Dr. Barry Gowin, Dr. Loren E. Klaus (founding president), Dr. Peggy Bradford (current president) and Dr. Larry E. Peterson. Dr. Tim H. Bellamey and Dr. Terry Ludwig were not present. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
Dr. Peggy Bradford, president at Shawnee Community College, has been transitioning into her new role. In her new role, Bradford joined in the recent commemoration of Shawnee Community College’s 50th anniversary. Bradford will be formally inaugurated as the college’s eighth president during...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on Oct. 4 announced the sentencing of seven persons to the Illinois Department of Corrections on a variety of charges. Tiffany B. Townley, 27, of Buncombe, has pleaded guilty for her role in an April home invasion and robbery in Dongola.   Townley has...
Coronation of a homecoming queen and king was one of the highlights of the recent 2017 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School homecoming celebration. Jasmine Foster was crowned as homecoming queen. She is the daughter of Hollie Harrell. Arieh Hart was crowned as homecoming king. He is the son of...

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