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Apples For Education helps local schools

Michele Longworth

As this school year winds down and comes to an end, the Apples For Education program has also ended for the year. But, thanks to those shoppers who put their receipts into the boxes for the various sc ... 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

Joppa’s spring seasons end

Press Release
 
This spring wasn’t particularly kind to Joppa’s baseball and softball teams. Rainouts, cancellations and more rainouts curtailed a lot of Joppa’s season and the ...

Patriots over Pope County 11-1

Massac County honored its seniors Tuesday and in the process whipped Pope County 11-1.  
Noah Farmer, Jordan Parmer and J.T. Weber represent the graduating class of 2017 on the baseball team, and ...

Opinion

Moving oh soooo slooooowly

I have never been a hyper person. Some people think I move very slowly, or just amble along. So where could I go to see something that moves considerably slower than I do. The answer is, Panama, and t ...

Massac Memo: Walking in the woods

Since my retirement several years ago, I have been trying to walk as much as possible.  It may not be the best possible exercise, and maybe I should be doing something more strenuous, but walking ...

Massac Memo: To weddings we go

Weddings in the Wills family have always been low-key affairs. That is, until the younger generation came along.
This past year, Carolyn and I had the pleasure of traveling around the eastern United S ...

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking

The months of 2017 are already flying by, and the community has not seen much forward movement with the courthouse renovation project.  Now, before anyone reads further, this will not be an edito ...

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