Pamela Hearon of Anna has a new book coming out titled “Gaining Visibility” in October. This book is a different genre from her past novels. Instead of romance, her new book is considered women’s fiction and is published through Kensington Publishing Corporation.  “It’s a different and exciting...
This is a raw video of a firework explosion in Southern Illinois. It was reported no one was harmed. Even if you're cautious, accidents can happen, so please be safe this holiday season. 
The Village of Tamms held their annual 4th of July celebration this year. This is a short video of the firework display.
One of the many local firework shows that were displayed Monday evening for the 4th of July in Union County. Video by Amber Skelton with the Gazette-Democrat in Anna.
The Christian women of Union County plan to meet for a prayer luncheon on Thursday, July 7, in Anna. The luncheon will be at the Main Street Center, which is located on the corner of South Main and East Jefferson streets in Anna. The luncheon is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be...
A former Illinois Department of Human Services, IDHS, caseworker has pled guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing thousands of dollars in state assistance for needy families. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reported that Amy Mueller, 40, of Highland, pled guilty to...
A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois, UWI, shows Illinois’ year-long budget impasse continues to starve the nonprofit sector and cause harm to vulnerable citizens across the state. Results of the survey were announced June 22. As of that date, the State of Illinois still did not have a...
Jonathan Adams
Fort Massac Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the America Revolution, NSDAR, has presented the Good Citizen Award to Jonathan Adams, a senior at Joppa High School; Jay Trenton Benard, a senior at Massac County High School; and Nijabia Elizabeth Thomas, a senior at Meridian High...
Concerns about housing facilities for sex offenders were addressed by a local business person at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council which was held last week. The meeting was Tuesday evening, June 21, at Anna City Hall. The concerns about sex offenders were raised by Steve Landreth, who has...
Team San Diego of the 4K for Cancer organization. Photo provided.
On Tuesday, June 21, Team San Diego of the 4K for Cancer organization pulled into Harvest Church in Anna for the day. Team San Diego is a group of 22 college-aged bicyclists riding from Baltimore, Md., to San Diego, Calif.  They each have been touched by cancer and the experience has inspired them...


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