Southern Illinois

The results are in and the wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail are adding a little more hardware to their trophy cases this year.  “Each of the 11 wineries along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail produce and sell award-winning wines for every palate and we are pleased to announce a great award...
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...
On Thursday, June 29, representatives of a number of emergency service organizations in Union County came together to devise a plan for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and providing their services to all of the visitors expected to appear for the event. Transport and housing of patients and...
Dr. Peggy Bradford
Dr. Peggy Bradford is returning to her roots in Southern Illinois as the new president of Shawnee Community College.  The search for a new president took place after the retirement announcement of former SCC president, Tim Bellamy. Bradford was raised in the small town of Pulaski and graduated from...
Inaugural Cross of Peace dinners are planned during July at two Southern Illinois venues. The dinners are planned Saturday, July 15, at Hedman Vineyards in Alto Pass and Saturday, July 29, at Walker’s Bluff in Carterville. The dinners are being held to help support the perpetual care and...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team had two players selected to the Southern Illinois Coaches Association All-South baseball team. The two selected off the Wildcats’ baseball team were Bryce Osman and Hunter Ralls.  Both were juniors and will return for the 2018 season.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Trenton Turner has been selected to the Southern Illinois Coaches Association All-South boys’ track team. Turner, a senior who competed in the shot put and discus events, finished his high school career with a 7th place finish at state in the discus with a...
Budget inaction and continued uncertainty were on the minds of area superintendents during a June 20 meeting convened by State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, to discuss area schools’ cash flow issues. “Our school superintendents are increasingly frustrated with the ongoing impasse, and that...
The remnants of a tropical storm were expected to impact parts of the region late last week. The National Weather Service was calling for the possibility of a “significant heavy rainfall event” from last Thursday through Friday evening in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky....
During the week of June 12, local county Farm Bureaus collaborated with Southern Illinois University, local farmers and agribusinesses to hold the Southern Illinois Summer Agriculture Institute.  The program offered participants an up-close look at one of the key driving economic forces for Union...

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