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Construction on pace at newest southern IL casino, resort

Construction on southern Illinois' latest casino is making steady progress at Walker's Bluff between Herrin and Carbondale. Ground was broken last December for the casino, 116-room hotel, restaurants and events center. This week, crews began nearing completion on the framing for the new hotel, began work on the parking lot and hope to complete construction on the new water tower.
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Scooter’s Coffee Continues Growing in Illinois with Nine More Locations in the Southern Part of the State

August 10, 2022 // // OMAHA, Neb. - Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise that is experiencing record-breaking growth, is continuing its effort to grow its presence throughout the United States by bringing its world-class drive-thru coffee locations to Benton, Mount Carmel, Salem, Mount Vernon, West Frankfort, Harrisburg, Olney, Vandalia, and Centralia, Illinois.
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Marion Police Officer receives award for his heroic action

MARION, Ill. (KFVS) - “911, what is your emergency? I need an ambulance. Ok, where at? I need an ambulance can you help me please!”. You can hear the panic in a local mother’s voice as she calls 911 when her daughter stops breathing. The police officer credited...

Charles Marion Griswold of Broughton, formerly of McLeansboro

Charles Marion Griswold, 89, of Broughton, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at his residence. Charles was born on July 30, 1933 in McLeansboro, Illinois. He was the son of Jewel and Mary (Cantrell) Griswold. Charles married Esther Marie Essary on Dec. 31, 1952 in Bluford, Illinois. He...

Two Monday Arrests for the Carmi Police Department

A New Haven woman is scheduled to appear in court on theft charges. On Monday, August 8th, 21 year old Shayla Grove of 1051 Vine Street in New Haven was arrested in the lobby of the Carmi Police Department on a White County warrant for Theft under $300. Grove was booked in the White County Jail where bond was set at $250. She paid bond and was released. A court date for Grove has been set for September 6th at 9:00 AM.

Jackie Dean Stephens, formerly of Marion

Jackie Dean Stephens, 71, of Ward, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. He was born in Marion, Illinois on Aug. 1, 1951 to the late Jack Eugene Stephens and Jennie Mae Craig. Jackie is preceded in death by his parents Jack Eugene and Jennie...
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Marion wins Colt World Series for second straight year

For the second year in a row, the host team of the Colt World Series has claimed the title. The Marion team beat the team from Covina, California 3-2 in the Aug. 2 championship game, played at Rent One Park. Marion's offense started the championship game hot, scoring all three...
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Prettiest pups were on display at annual AKC show in Marion

For more than 60 years, the Crab Orchard Kennel Club has been holding an American Kennel Club-sanctioned dog show in southern Illinois, attracting owners, trainers, groomers, show judges and spectators to the two-day event. This past weekend actually marked their 64th such show, according to Cheri White, Crab Orchard Kennel...

Country Financial donates to Carrier Mills outdoor classroom

Country Financial representative Ron Brachear presented a donation of $1,500 to Carrier Mills-Stonefort Superintendent Bryce Jerrell on Aug. 4, to support the Outdoor Classroom Project at Carrier Mills-Stonefort Grade School. "We are so pleased to be able to help take care of those who help care for us and enrich...