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Guardian Family receives $8000 donation

Areia Hathcock

 • Wet basement will be repaired After five years of battling a wet and flooding basement and the headaches that come with it, the Guardian Family Services (GFS) shelter now has enough mon ... More

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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 ...

J-MG board adopts $1.9 million tax

 • Joppa-Maple Grove levy increases 4.95% Joppa-Maple Grove (J-MG) board members voted on Dec. 19, following a lengthy closed session, on its 2017 tax levy. Bill Biggerstaff, J-MG district a ...

Sports

Lady Pats softball team splits pair

The 2016-17 season is a 50-50 proposition so far for new MCHS softball coach Tyson Bormann’s squad.
After an impressive 10-0, four hit shutout over Murray in Massac’s opener, the girls pl ...

Baseball team off to good season start

New Massac County High school Patriot head baseball coach Pat Clark has to like what he’s seen so far with the 2016-17 version of Patriot baseball.
While the program is obviously undergoing som ...

Lady Patriots win Centralia Soccer Tournament

Sports are all about distances. A football field is 100 yards long. It’s 60’6” to the pitcher’s mound on a baseball field. Golf courses are measured in thousands of yards. The ...

March Madness — 2017

March Madness is in full bloom this week as the smaller two classes have whittled things down to their final four.
At Carbondale, in elite eight action, Effingham St. Anthony overcame a 13-point half ...

Opinion

Editorial: Let’s just hope it stays that way

After two recent special meetings called by the Massac Unit One School District, it’s like a tale of two boards.
The first meeting convened on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. and wasn’t over until cl ...

The Way I See It: Fake news. Really?

These last few months national politics have been a roller coaster ride. President Barack Obama is out. President Donald Trump is in. The beginning of the new administration and its relationship with ...

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 ...

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