Pope County

The Long Knives Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the 2017 Outstanding Citizenship Awards to 18 recipients during April and May.   The award is given to high school seniors who exemplify a sincere academic attitude and good citizenship, and who display the qualities of...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team will host a Class 2A regional tournament May 15-20. The tournament schedule follows: Chester plays Vienna on Monday, May 15, and the winner advances to play Pinckneyville at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. On Wednesday, May 17, A-J takes on Red Bud...
The Cobden High School baseball team was 1-1 in recent action. Cobden 13, Agape Christian (Energy) 1: John Russell was 2-for-2 with a double, stolen base and 4 RBIs to lead visiting Cobden to the non-conference win Tuesday, April 25. Trevor Middleton was 1-for-1 with an RBI. Bayden Ditterline was 1...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is seeking to purchase land from willing sellers for wetland mitigation in Hamilton, White, Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Johnson and Massac counties, as well as the eastern portion of Jefferson, Williamson and Union counties. IDOT noted that...
The Illinois State Police, ISP, District 22 wants to alert the public of the increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic on the rural roads of several southern Illinois counties this coming weekend.  On April 22, rural roads and some state highways in the counties of Union, Johnson, and Pope...
Tourism was a lengthy topic of discussion at a recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 24, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Representatives of the Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau were on hand to share an annual report...
Surveys of calling frogs and toads will be the focus of an upcoming meeting which is planned in the area. Volunteers are needed to assist with the surveys. Those who may be interested in volunteering are invited to attend an orientation session which is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the...
Illinois State Police District 22 interim commander Lt. Michael Alvey has announced activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2016.   Troopers in District 22, which includes Union, Pulaski, Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin counties in Southern Illinois, recorded 16,624 incidents...
During November, Illinois State Police District 22 personnel worked to promote public safety as a way to improve the quality of life in the state. The officers in District 22 patrol and handle calls for service in the Southern Illinois counties of Union, Johnson, Pope, Massac, Hardin, Pulaski and...
During November, Illinois State Police District 22 personnel worked to promote public safety as a way to improve the quality of life in the state. The officers in District 22 patrol and handle calls for service in the Southern Illinois counties of Union, Johnson, Pope, Massac, Hardin, Pulaski and...

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