Tamms

Pulaski-Alexander Soil and Water Conservation District chairman Dale Shumaker has been honored for his service. Shumaker was recognized for his 20 years of service as a soil and water conservation district director at the recent 69th annual meeting of the Association of the Illinois Soil and Water...
The Egyptian Early Learning Center Head Start Program is planning to host a community resource fair on Aug. 4.  The event is set from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the community building in Tamms. The staff will be completing intake applications for the 2017-2018 school year for Egyptian Early Learning...
The Independence Day celebration was presented by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department and concluded with a fireworks display. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A car show was held as part of the Tamms Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4. A wide range of classic vehicles were on display. The Independence Day celebration was presented by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department and concluded with a fireworks display.
Girl Scouts Adrianna Smothers, Lillian Belmont and troop leader Emily Taylor spent the day promoting the new Little Free Library and passing out Girl Scout cookies. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Girl Scout Troop 8542 announced the location of a Little Free Library during the Tamms Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4. The Little Free Library is located in front of the Tamms Community Building. Community members are encouraged to take a book, return it to any Little Library and to...
The cover of “Supermax Prison: Controlling the Most Dangerous Criminals.”
Four years have passed since the Tamms Correctional Center shut down, but its story isn’t over.  That is according to Larry Franklin, co-author of “Supermax Prison: Controlling the Most Dangerous Criminals,” which tells the story of the Tamms supermax and its legacy. The top-level security prison...
As the paper prepared to go to press on Tuesday, it appeared that a fireworks display will be taking place on July 4th at the Anna City Park in Anna. Independence Day events also are planned in other area communities. Here’s a look at some of the events on the calendar for the holiday: Vienna The...
An annual Independence Day celebration is planned Tuesday, July 4, in Tamms. The event will be at the Tamms Community Park. The celebration is sponsored by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department. Activities are planned throughout the day and into the night. A car, truck and motorcycle show is...
Illinois State Police District 22 in Ullin released information, Monday, today, June 26, about a fatal rollover car crash that occured on Illinois Route 127 north of Trinity Road near Sandusky in Alexander County at 7:09 a.m. Monday.  Valencia Holloway, 19, of Tamms, was identified as the driver....
Athletes from Union County high schools earned postseason South Egyptian Conference honors. The student athletes have been named to first teams and second teams in volleyball, baseball, softball and basketball. First Team All-Conference Volleyball Meredith Flamm, Cobden. Alaina Hartline, Cobden....
A Memorial Day weekend celebration is planned at the Thebes Historical Courthouse on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28.  Activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Thebes landmark. A community worship service is planned at the courthouse at 10 a.m. on Sunday.  The Rev. Brent Gordon...

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