Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Thanksgiving morning accident

A Thanksgiving morning two-vehicle crash in Johnson County sent two people to the hospital with injuries. The accident happened at approximately 8:00 Thursday morning at the intersection of US 45 and Gilead Church Road. Amber R. Smith, 21, of Simpson was westbound of Gilead Church Road and US 45. Lenzie M. …

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1st Deer Season comes to close, Send us your photos!

  Illinois Firearm Deer First-Season Harvest Totals Over 72,000 Deer Increase of more than 5,000 over last year’s first weekend   SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today reported that hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 72,111 deer during the opening weekend of the …

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Tuesday morning crash injures one

Illinois State Police responded a two-vehicle crash that happened at approximately 7:55 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, at the intersection of Rt. 146 and Reevesville Road, in front of Shawnee Correctional Center, in eastern Johnson County. A passenger car traveling north on Reevesville Road, driven by Christian Covey, 18, failed …

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O’Neal, Cain to take office Dec. 1

With 100-percent of Johnson County precincts reporting before 9 p.m. Tuesday night, local general election unofficial results unseated States Attorney Tricia Shelton and pushed through Ryan O’Neal as Circuit Clerk. Turnout for Johnson County’s 17 precincts was a few points behind its last general elections with 70.35-percent of its 8,172 …

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I-Cash event held in Vienna

Johnson County residents are responsible for $277,738 in unclaimed property being held by the Illinois State Treasurer’s office and they want to give it back. Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford was in Vienna Tuesday morning promoting an I-Cash event in which residents of Johnson County could have the Treasurer’s records …

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Johnson County readies for general election Tuesday, Nov. 6

As Johnson County enters its last week before joining the nation in the 2012 general elections, local officials say they are prepared for the more than 75-percent of registered voters to cast their ballots come Nov. 6. More than 850 Johnson County voters took to the polls by Tuesday, Oct. …

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Fatal accident occurs on I-24 Monday afternoon

Illinois State Police continue to investigate a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened at approximately 2:19 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 on Interstate 24. A full size pickup truck, pulling a camper trailer, was traveling east at mile marker 22 when the truck ran off the left shoulder. The driver over corrected …

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Narrowband upgrades now complete

Johnson County 911 coordinator sent a text Friday evening announcing, “Narrowbanding is complete, normal radio operation has resumed. All Johnson Co frequencies are now narrowband.” And with that text more than a year of planning came to fruition as the municipal, police and emergency radios of Johnson County completed an …

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Cypress/Buncombe girls win NSH Round Robin

The 12th annual New Simpson Hill Girls Round Robin Tournament was held October 10th through the 13th. Five schools participated in the tournament that included, Cypress/Buncombe, Jefferson, New Simpson Hill, Pope County, and Vienna. The Cypress/Buncombe Lady Cats finished the tournament with a 4-0 record and won first place honors. …

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Police investigating Thursday morning crash on Rt. 146

The Illinois State Police  and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene of this crash that happened Thursday, Oct. 11 at around 7:25 a.m. The accident occurred on Illinois Route 146 approximately 2 mile east of the Johnson/Union County line near Pleasant Grove Church. Lindsey Goddard, 19, of Dongola …

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