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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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County accepts agreement with Hospital District

The Massac County Courthouse renovation project will soon have $250,000 additional dollars after action taken by Massac County Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting, approving an intergovernmental ...

Dean Cain will return to Superman Celebration

Press Release Due to a cancellation from Erica Durance for next month’s 39th annual Superman Celebration, who else would Metropolis call to save the day but it’s favorite son, Superman. R ...

City establishes human resource director position

According to the Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel, the past five or six years have been a challenge in the area of human resources for the city government. “We have really struggled for the past ...

One year later — Crackdown on Cleanup

Clean it up or get ticketed.   That was the announcement that was made by Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel at the March 28, 2016 City Council meeting. “I shouldn’t have to live next to ...

Public comments lead to discussion of limits

“When is enough, enough?” asked Ben Schmidt, a Massac County resident who resides in the Joppa-Maple Grove School District, at the monthly school board meeting held on April 24. Schmidt pr ...

Goins appointed CEO of Massac Memorial

 • Hospital awarded national patient experience award The Massac Memorial Hospital (MMH) board has appointed Rick Goins to the full time chief executive officer position at MMH. Goins has se ...

Ohio River will crest on Saturday

Staff Report Out of the ordinary spring rainfall totals have caused many flash floods and muddy fields over the past two weeks. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Paducah forecasts the Ohio River ...

Unit One board reorganizes

Massac Unit One’s board members approved the minutes, bills, treasurer’s report and school board election results before the previous board adjourned and before a power outage left most of ...

National Day of Prayer will be held on May 4

Staff Report The 66th annual National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 4 in Massac County. Individuals will be gathering from 12:20-12:40 on the courthouse lawn in Metropolis, at Brookpor ...

Courtroom construction coming

• Renovation project discussed Massac County’s commissioners discussed more changes that could be coming to the courthouse annex.  Commission Chair Jerel Childers and Commissioner Jays ...

Stephens, Englehart plead guilty

Press Release Within the past weeks two individuals have pleaded guilty to charges in Massac Circuit Court — Monty W. Englehart on March 28 and Allan R. Stephens on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday ...

McDaniel retains seat as Metropolis mayor

The polls have closed and the votes have been counted and Metropolis will keep its mayor and Brookport will have a new mayor, according to the unofficial results read Tuesday night at Massac County Co ...

J-MG board hears plea to consider lowering taxes

What some might consider one last plea to consider the taxpayers of the Joppa-Maple Grove School District prior to the April 4 election, Robert Fick and Denise Meyer spoke to board members at Monday n ...

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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