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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School plans to have registration for the 2016-2017 school year Aug. 1-4, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.  Students who signed up for classes in the spring are advised that they should receive information packets in the mail. Senior registration is planned for...
Chris Egleston, the “Reading Magician,” is scheduled to present his “Readers Are Winners Show” at the Jonesboro Public Library on July 26 at 2 p.m. Egleston uses magic, comedy and audience participation to teach about the fun and importance of reading. He encourages his audience to read – both to...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported the sentencing of six persons to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Alex E. Pulliam, 21, of Tunnel Hill has been sentenced to three years after pleading guilty to aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony.   Pulliam struck a Union County...
The Du Quoin State Fair is partnering with the Southern Illinois Miners this weekend. Saturday, July 23 is Du Quoin State Fair Night at the Miners game in Marion. State Fair staffers will be on hand to show baseball fans some of the new exhibits and features of the Du Quoin State Fair. Fans will...
Staff members at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna were using their smartphones one day last week to play Pokemon GO.
The nationwide phenomenon, Pokemon GO, has been downloaded on millions of mobile devices, including many in Union County. Pokemon GO is a free game that is downloadable on iPhone and Android devices. The app uses gps tracking and Google Maps to help the user hunt pokemon, get items and battle other...
Union County Sheriff's Office deputies are now equipped with body worn cameras. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel said that deputies who are assigned to the department's patrol division have been issued and equipped with the body worn cameras since July 1. Harvel said in a news release that sheriff...
Water used during the training was pumped out of the pond at the Anna City Park. The water then was sprayed back into the pond.
Firefighters from throughout Union County gathered last week for a training exercise in Anna. The training event was held Thursday evening, July 14, at the Anna City Park. Anna Fire Department Chief Gary Rider organized the event. Nearly 30 firefighters from the Anna, Alto Pass, Cobden, Dongola and...
The Jackson and Union County Farm Bureaus plan to host the first Southern Illinois Farm-to-Fork Expo Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass. The event is made possible through funding from Illinois Farm Families. The expo will feature local farmers with displays of...
The 2016 Massac County Youth Fair was scheduled to start Friday, July 15, at the Youth Fairgrounds just west of Massac County High School at 4476 Korte Rd. in Metropolis. Kids from throughout the southern 13 counties of Illinois will choose their best livestock and projects to bring to the fair to...
"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" is scheduled to be shown Friday, July 22, at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. The movie is scheduled to be shown at dusk (approximately 8:40 p.m.). Admission is free. Concessions will be available to purchase.

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