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Walker's Bluff to close its General Store

The Walker’s Bluff General Store will be closing as part of a reorganization in operations, according to a news release from Walker’s Bluff… Read more

Hefferman: Salukis' Beane wins league title in Bulgaria

Todd Hefferman

Former Saluki basketball player Anthony Beane may have found his place in Europe, in between trying out for the NBA. Read more

Sports: Nature's enormity on display


Last Monday was a reality check. Read more

Voice of the Reader: Thank you for a successful food drive

To the Editor: Read more

4 people injured in a 3-car crash in Massac County

A three-car traffic crash Sunday resulted in four people going to the hospital, according to Illinois State Police. Read more

Carbondale police seek suspects who stole from liquor store

The Carbondale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two retail theft suspects. Read more

Carbondale police seek public's help in identifying forgery suspect

The Carbondale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a forgery suspect. Read more

Illinois governor signs gun order of protection, waiting period laws

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing courts to take weapons away from people who pose a threat of violence to themselves or others. Read more

Now hiring in Southern Illinois. Recently posted employment opportunities for job seekers

Looking for a new job? Browse through the newest job postings on and find your next career. Read more


Security solutions to keep your Southern Illinois family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.


In-home care options for Southern Illinois people

Look at local, professional care & support options for a parent, spouse or family member who needs some extra help.

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Social Seen: Reopening of the University Museum

After closing temporarily in June of last year due to budget cuts, the official reception to celebrate the reopening of the University Muse… Read more

Social Seen: Prairie STAT Heart Roundtable

There was a full house at the Prairie STAT Heart Roundtable on February 22 at Walker’s Bluff. The annual event brought together physicians,… Read more