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Vienna City Council shoots down July 4th fireworks

Mayor Simmons cast a cautious tie-breaking vote By Jordan McBride The annual July 4 fireworks display at the Vienna City Park has been a topic on the city council agenda ever since the body began convening again in May, after skipping a few sessions at the height of the COVID-19 …

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Williamson County Sheriff warns of recent vehicle thefts

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick wants residents to be aware of recent thefts within Williamson County, and would like to remind residents of simple steps they can take to help deter thefts. In the past few weeks the Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in the number of theft reports.  …

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Vienna High School receives national Beta award

National Beta has recognized Vienna High School as a 2020 Hall of Fame Service Award recipient. The Hall of Fame award was designed to celebrate those National Beta clubs who develop service projects that go above and beyond to benefit their school, community, and state. Only one Senior Beta club …

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Gov. Pritzker announces all regions have met health metrics to move to Phase 4 on June 26

State Expands Testing with New Mobile Testing Teams, Launches County Level Risk Assessment Tool Ahead of Phase 4  Gov. Encourages Illinoisans to Continue Wearing Face Coverings in Public Today, Governor JB Pritzker announced that every region of the state meets the health benchmarks to advance into Phase 4 of the …

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Goreville Merchants had memorable run 40 years ago

By Mike Buhler The Goreville Blackcats and Lady Blackcats have had quite a run in sports over the last 12 months — with the softball team winning a state title last spring, the girls basketball team winning two regional titles and the baseball and volleyball teams winning regional titles as …

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Vienna High School Class of 2020 Graduation Plan

Vienna High School graduation will take place on May 15. The celebration will begin at 5:15 p.m. with the singing of the national anthem, graduation speeches, and the presentation of diplomas, all being broadcast on the school website at http://www.viennahighschool.com/media/livebroadcast. Graduates and their families will line up in their cars, …

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Windhorst wants governor to implement Regional approach to reopening economy

On Thursday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced a 30-day extension of a disaster declaration beginning May 1 that includes a continuation of most stay-at-home orders. However, the governor also indicated changes are coming to the new order that will allow some Southern Illinois businesses shuttered by the current ‘non-essential’ business …

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Legence Bank employee is charged with additional count of theft, makes bail

Laura Nicole Logsdon, who was charged last week with financial exploitation of an elderly person, has had additional charges filed this week. Logsdon was charged with another count of theft in excess of $500, a Class 3 felony that carries with a it a potential sentence of 2-5 years in …

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Southern Seven reports two more recovered and six new cases in region

Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) confirms two more individuals have recovered from COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region: One is from Pulaski County. The other is from Union County. This brings the total number of recovered individuals, to date, with COVID-19 to 11. Southern Seven confirms six new cases of …

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Goreville Schools adjust to remote learning

By Jordan McBride With Governor Pritzker ordering all schools to convert to remote learning at the end of March, Johnson County school districts have had to adjust to this unprecedented request. Despite facing logistical challenges and complications on a large scale, faculty, staff and administrators are making sure students have …

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