School board member’s involvement with Stifel the focus of new sales tax attack

By Jim McCabe on October 25 at 8:29am


A Jacksonville education advocate says the day job of the District 117 school board vice president presents an ethical quandary regarding the potential passage of a one-cent sales tax in Read More

Jax woman recognized at ceremony for seniors

By Jim McCabe on October 25 at 8:28am


A Jacksonville woman was recognized at a statewide event for seniors on Wednesday. Liliana Kalanik Costa was a regional winner of the Unique Achievement designation at the Senior Hall of Read More

4th Annual Pumpkin Festival starting today

By Richard Holton on October 25 at 8:28am

Jacksonville Main Street will be hosting the 4th Annual Pumpkin Festival downtown this afternoon. Beginning with the MacMurray Homecoming Parade at 10:00 a-m, the Pumpkin Festival is planned to go Read More

Greene County superintendents talk sales tax

By Ryne Turke on October 24 at 1:32pm


Superintendents Kevin Bowman of Greenfield, Les Stevens of North Greene and Kerry Cox of Carrolton appeared this morning on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” program to talk about the impact Read More

SECOND UPDATE: Jax PD investigating homicide near downtown

By Jim McCabe on October 24 at 1:15pm


Jacksonville Police officers are continuing a homicide investigation this afternoon as investigators search for a suspect in a city man’s death. Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair says 24-year-old Marcus Jackson Read More

8 Points Charter welcomes community to open house

By Ryne Turke on October 24 at 8:30am


The middle school contains approximately 115 fifth through eighth grade students with the focus of pushing the students into becoming young leaders. They’re in their first year at the new Read More

“Not guilty” in Lamb case

By Jim McCabe on October 23 at 2:39pm


Greene County Sheriff candidate Luke Lamb was found not guilty of unlawful communication with a juror in Greene County Court this afternoon. On the final day of a two-day trial, Read More

MacMurray homecoming activities ongoing

By Jim McCabe on October 23 at 1:37pm

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Homecoming festivities at MacMurray College continue today and last through Sunday. “Highlander Country”, the 2014 theme, kicked off on Monday with laser tag for students. Activities this week have also Read More

Closing arguments made in Luke Lamb case this morning

By Jim McCabe on October 23 at 12:53pm

Ryne Turke has this update from the Greene County Courthouse in Carrollton:

UPDATE: Woman killed in Murrayville accident

By Jim McCabe on October 23 at 11:37am


A Murrayville woman was killed in an automobile accident this morning in Murrayville. It happened on Prospect Road at around 7 a.m., according to reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Read More