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Headlines for Friday, June 5th

Protestors have gathered in Flora over the past few nights to show their support for Black Lives Matter. City officials reportedly said the largest protest, which drew up to 150 people, was very peaceful. Facebook […]

Headlines for Thursday, June 4th

The Fairfield PaintOut Committee has altered its regular format in response to COVID-19 restrictions. Artists will paint from a selection of images submitted by the community. Photos should be emailed to by July 15th, […]

Headlines for Wednesday, June 3rd

The Village of Wayne City has announced it will hold a village-wide clean-up day this Tuesday (June 9th) for those still interested. A list of items that may be set out can be obtained at […]

Headlines for Tuesday, June 2nd

University of Illinois Extension has announced in-person events through July 31st will be postponed or hosted online. 4-H general projects, livestock shows, and exhibitions scheduled through July 31st will be conducted online using the FairEntry […]

Headlines for Monday, June 1st

Wayne County Resident Circuit Judge Michael Molt has announced the Temporary Operational Plan for Wayne County Circuit Court. The plan will be effective June 8th; all jury trials will be continued until further order of […]

Headlines for Sunday, May 31st

The Illinois Department of Public Health Saturday reported another 1462 cases of the coronavirus in the state, along with 61 deaths.  The IDPH is reporting a total of 118,917 cases, including 5330 deaths, in 101 […]

Headlines for Saturday, May 30th

Two people died in an apparent shooting Friday in Carmi.  Police Chief Jason L. Carter says police were dispatched to 1604 Hillcrest Avenue in Carmi around 11:10 a.m. on a report of a male and […]


Roberta “Bertie” Brantley

Roberta “Bertie” Saunders Johnston Brantley passed away peacefully on June 3, 2020 at 1:01 p.m. at Village East in Pell City, AL. She was 101 years old! Roberta was born in Carmi, Illinois on December […]

Kevin Ray Smith – Albion

Kevin Ray Smith, 62, of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next at his residence on June 1, 2020. He was born October 6, 1957 in Olney, IL, the son of Margaret (Hughes) […]

Opal E. Dale – McLeansboro

101-year-old Opal E. Dale of McLeansboro, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at Hamilton Memorial Rehab & Nursing Center in McLeansboro. She was a homemaker, and was a member of the First Baptist Church […]

Roland F. Akin – Buckner

Roland F. Akin, 66, a resident of Buckner, Illinois, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. He was born June 10, 1953 in Houston, TX to Rowland […]

Brenda Sue Pedigo – McLeansboro

53-year-old Brenda Sue Pedigo of McLeansboro, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at her residence. She was born on February 13, 1967 in Herrin to Thomas Caliper and Terri Hobbs. Brenda married John Pedigo […]