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Volunteers from the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church were, from left, Bo Utley, Mark Laster, Ron Hubbs, John Hughey, Robert Lence, Gary Meyer and Larry Goldsmith. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna cooked and served breakfast for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team and cheerleading squad on Friday, Oct. 21. 
After a year’s absence from the postseason, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team returns in the Class 3A playoffs to take on host Fairfield Saturday. Game time is set for 1 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. Fairfield enters the contest at 8-1 overall and A-J is 7-...
The Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats scored a big win over host Benton last Friday night to close out 2016 regular season play. Photos by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat. A-J players Austin Dillow and Dylan Fox showed the Wildcats’ 2016 record of 7-2 following last Friday night’s victory. Also in the picture is Kris Potter.
Ahead by one touchdown at the half, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team exploded for four TDs in the third quarter on its way to a 63-33 win over host Benton Friday night, Oct. 21. “We  didn’t play as well as I would have liked in the first half,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “...
Century’s Sidney Gotway set up the ball for a spike during the pink-out volleyball game. Century defeated Egyptian. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Egyptian High School Lady Pharaohs and Century High School Lady Centurions faced each other during the pink-out volleyball game at Egyptian in Tamms on Thursday, Oct. 13. All proceeds from the game went towards breast cancer research.
Union County Counseling Service, UCCS, plans to host its second 5K run/walk tomorrow, Oct. 22.  UCCS is an organization dedicated to improving the mental health of children and adults throughout Union County.  The funds raised during the event will be used to support activities for UCCS clients of...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball team defeated Sparta to win the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division Thursday, Oct. 13. “It was our second year in a row,” A-J volleyball coach Amy Fitzgerald/Wilson said. “I’m really proud of them.” A-J 25-25, Sparta...
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The second annual Powderpuff Football Game for Breast Cancer was played Oct. 15 at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football field. The A-J junior and sophomore girls and a faculty team played in the special event. All proceeds will go to a local individual in the community who is fighting...
The Lick Creek School Lady Eagles cross country team traveled to Bryan Memorial Park in Salem for the 2016 Class S state cross country championship on Saturday, Oct. 15.  The Lady Eagles had high hopes of competing for the top spot after having an extremely successful regular season.  Lick Creek...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team closes out regular season play at Benton this Friday. “It’s senior night for them,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. “If they win, I don’t think they have enough points” to get in the playoffs. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will...
Members of the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team celebrated a win, and a trip to the postseason, last Friday night after the Wildcats scored a big win over visiting Sparta. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
After falling short of a playoff bid last season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team earned a bid this year in convincing fashion with a 51-6 win over visiting Sparta Friday, Oct. 14. “It was a good win for us to getting back in the playoffs,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “It...

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