TEOSA Celebrates Successful Winter Warming Season, Donation Only Garage Sale to be Held Saturday

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 8, 2021 at 6:00pm

The Jacksonville TEOSA wound down the winter season of providing shelter for the area needy at the end of March. Organizers are now looking to share some of that success back into the community. The Jacksonville Temporary Emergency Overnight Shelter Accommodations located in the former America Ambulance Company building on North Main Street closed down […]

Manker Holds onto Lead, Jacksonville Ward Three Now a Tie

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 8, 2021 at 3:25pm

The Morgan County consolidated election came down to the wire in one race, while the outcome of another is still unsettled. Write-in, absentee, and nursing home ballots were verified today at the Morgan County Courthouse. A group of three election judges verified the results. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggoner says all but one absentee, or […]

Arrest Made in Rash of Pike County Graffiti

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 8, 2021 at 10:15am

An arrest has been made following a recent rash of vandalism in Pike County. On March 25th, 2021, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Pleasant Hill Police Department, and Pittsfield Police Department responded to several reports of graffiti spray painted on businesses throughout Pleasant Hill and Pittsfield. According to an announcement from Pike County Sheriff David […]

Jacksonville Boil Order Lifted

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 8, 2021 at 9:56am

04/08/2021 9:00 am The City of Jacksonville Municipal Utility Department has announced the boil order for Findley from Lafayette Avenue to Elm Street, and Elm from Findley to to Webster has been lifted. Water Department personnel will also be hand delivering notices to residents in the effected area.

Boston Concerned about Vaccination Hesitancy

By Gary Scott on April 8, 2021 at 9:53am

Passavant Hospital’s CEO has concerns about vaccination hesitancy among some of the age groups.             Passavant continues to offer COVID vaccinations in clinics at the hospital.             Passavant CEO Dr. Scott Boston says the clinics worked well with the older set.              Boston says more than 70-percent of the Morgan County population over 65 have […]

Downtown Concert Series Back

By Gary Scott on April 8, 2021 at 6:00am

The downtown concert series is returning for Jacksonville.             Jacksonville Main Street Judy Tighe says the event coordinator, Melissa Zoerner was able to convince those secured for last year’s cancelled performances to come back this year.             Tighe says the concerts will use spacing and masks to keep everyone safe.             She says they will […]

Close Races in Jacksonville, South Jacksonville Could Have Different Outcome After Thursday Ballot Count

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 7, 2021 at 12:30pm

Close races in Morgan County could have different results come Thursday. Following the close of last night’s results, there remain over 100 mail-in and nursing home votes left to be counted in Morgan County. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says due to the unusually higher number of write-in candidates this year, her office will be […]

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for End of April

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 7, 2021 at 12:20pm

The Jacksonville Police Department along with Memorial Behavioral Health are again collaborating to help keep prescription drugs off of the streets. The spring Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 24th this year. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for people to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and […]

Limited Supply of J&J Vaccine Available in Morgan County Clinic Thursday

By Jeremy Coumbes on April 7, 2021 at 12:05pm

The Morgan County Health Department announced this morning, a limited supply of single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine is being made available. The J&J vaccine will be distributed at a clinic tomorrow, April 8th. Officials say it is a very limited supply and registration is required. To register online for a vaccination, go to the […]

Voter Turnouts Yesterday

By Gary Scott on April 7, 2021 at 10:23am

Morgan County had the most voters cast ballots yesterday, but the lowest turnout of the four counties in the broadcast coverage area.             The results from the clerk’s office show 3976 voters cast ballots yesterday. That’s a turnout of 17-point 6 percent. Add the 105 votes from nursing homes and absentee ballots, the total climbs […]