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Stephens waives right to speedy trial

Michele Longworth

Allan Stephens, 61, was in Massac County Circuit court Tuesday morning for a pre-trial hearing in front of presiding First Circuit Judge Joseph Leberman with his attorneys Jeff Alford and assistant Ab ... More

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City agrees to pay for courthouse roof repairs

The city of Metropolis is stepping up to the plate to assist the Massac County government with some of the much needed repairs of the county courthouse. The aldermen approved a motion at their Monday ...

Hayes named Unit One superintendent

Last Thursday Massac Unit One School Board held a brief meeting to make a decision regarding the next superintendent. After a short closed session, the board returned to open session to announce Jason ...

Partners in Art and Love

Thanks to a Star Wars drawing contest, two people from two very different worlds met and eventually became partners in the digital art industry. Later this year they are set to become partners in life ...

United Way receives over $13,000 donation

Press Release Harrah’s Metropolis and Fat Edd’s Roadhouse recently awarded Massac County United Way with a check for $13,434.92. Throughout 2016, collaborative efforts took place between ...

Public comments bring out various opinions at J-MG

Discussion on how the public comment session should be handled at the monthly Joppa-Maple Grove School Board meetings brought up a few heated comments at the Jan. 23 meeting. During the public comment ...

Unit One hears lockdown devices may be in jeopardy

Monday night, Massac County Unit One’s board members learned the grassroots fundraising campaign initiated last year by Metropolis Fire Captain Micah Tolbert to raise money for the installation ...

Stephens’ preliminary hearing continued

Alleged murder suspect, Allan Stephens, 61, of Metropolis, was wheeled into the Massac County courtroom in a wheelchair Jan. 13 by two sheriff’s deputies for what was supposed to have been his p ...

Brookport Police cars to receive uniform look

With all council members present, routine business was dispatched quickly approving payment of bills totaling $21,744 and tabling the consideration of approval of a volunteer fireman. Considerable tim ...

Brookport Police cars to receive uniform look

With all council members present, routine business was dispatched quickly approving payment of bills totaling $21,744 and tabling the consideration of approval of a volunteer fireman. Considerable tim ...

King birthday event set for Monday evening

Staff Report The youth department of First Missionary Baptist Church, located at 413 W. Seventh St. in Metropolis, will observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 6 p.m. on Monday Dr. Orla ...

Sports

Taylor brings home Disney soccer trophy

Staff Report

It was a soccer tournament to remember at the most magical place on earth for one Massac County boy. Nathan Taylor, son of Jess Taylor and Robyn Taylor, competed with the Southern Illino ...

Patriots end regular season on a roll

After a dismal middle of the season stretch, Massac County seems to have found something . . . and at just the right time.
Coming out of the Superman Classic, the Pats stumbled badly for a couple of ...

Cougars end Rangers’ year at Elizabethtown

Hardin County’s home standing Cougars shocked Joppa’s Rangers with a stunning reversal of form, coming back from a 24-12 halftime deficit to snatch a 48-31 regional tournament win from the ...

Opinion

When things get a little heated

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 2000 people lose their lives in residential fires every year in the U.S. A majority of fatal fires happen when families are asleep, so having ...

EDITORIAL: Have you looked at the budget?

Halfway into the second month of the New Year and there has been some progress by Massac County’s commissioners.  We think that is great.
In January Eric Weflan, the engineer from the firm ...

The Suicide Stigma

This is one of those editorials where it is hard to find words to even begin. Our hearts ache for so many people hurting in our community. Massac County clearly has a suicide problem that we can not s ...

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