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Two Sentenced to Prison in Jackson County
Friday, May 24, 2013 6:23 PM
A Southern Illinois woman and a Chicago man have been sentenced to prison for crimes they committed last year. Micheal C. Carr, State’s Attorney for Jackson County, IL, announced the sentences. On Friday, a sentence of 3 years was given to 25-year-old Casey M. Parnell of DuQuoin for involuntary manslaughter of her newborn child. She is also required to serve one year supervised release ...
Festival Features Southern IL Wineries, Art, Music
Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:04 PM
The 6th Annual Riverside Art & Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday May 25 at Riverside Park in Murphysboro, IL. This event goes beyond the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail to invite the participation of other wineries throughout Illinois. Sponsored by the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce, it will take place Saturday, May 25 from noon to 8 pm. As many as ten wineries will set up booths, offer ...
Dueling Pianos to Benefit Oscar Cross Club
Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:00 AM
Leadership Paducah Class #26 of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will host a fundraising event to benefit Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club and the Leadership Paducah Foundation. Come spend an evening filled with laughter and dancing with comedian “Kier” and dueling pianos from the Big Bang Bar out of Nashville. The event’s Grand Sponsor is Lourdes Hospital and ...
Former IL Water Dept. Mgr. Pleads Guilty
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:38 AM
The former manager of the Marion, Illinois Water Dept. pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft and embezzlement charges in US District Court. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton says 59-year-old Linda Heyde of Marion was manager of the city water department from 1996-May 2012. Her guilty pleas stem from a three-year time period: May, 2009-April, 2012. Heyde was suspected of stealing funds ...
Former Prison Worker Gets 3 Months on Tax Charges
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:30 AM
A former federal prison officer in southern Illinois has been ordered to spend three months in prison and pay $22,000 restitution for tax crimes. Forty-three-year-old Attillah Ruffin pleaded guilty in January to charges she filed false tax returns. The former officer at the federal prison in Greenville admitted she falsified her personal income tax returns each tax year from 2005 through ...
CrossFit Fundraiser Aids Wounded Warrior Project
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:14 AM
Super City CrossFit of Metropolis will host a Memorial Day fundraiser to honor a fallen Navy Seal. Fitness venues all over the country are hosting the "Memorial Day Murph" event in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, who was a avid cross-fitter. Murphy used to do his workout while wearing a flak vest in preparation of deployment, and his routine will be done by ...
Relay for Life: County-by-County Schedule
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:23 AM
Individuals and Teams are gearing up all over western Kentucky and southern Illinois for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. It’s an all-night party with games, contests, food and fun, with all proceeds benefiting the fight against cancer. Bring your family to a Relay in your home county, or better yet, form a team and participate. All events begin on Friday night, and end ...
Golf Tourney June 14 Helps Southern IL Hospice
Saturday, May 11, 2013 3:23 PM
The 11th Annual Larry Hughes golf tournament to benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois will be hosted at The Links of Kokopelli in Marion on Friday June 14th. This four man scramble will host two flights; 7:30 am and 1:30 pm with a limit of 100 golfers per tee time. The cost is $125.00 per player/$500.00 per team. Lunch will be provided, and there will also be a silent auction. ...
Superman Classic Archery Tournament June 25-30
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 6:53 AM
The 10th Annual Superman Classic Archery Tournament and Matthews Solocam ASA IL Pro/Am Championships will be held June 25 to June 30 at Mermet Lake - State Fish & Wildlife Area, just 11 miles north of Metropolis. 2013 is the 10th year Anniversary for the Superman Classic shoot. In honor of this, there will be some extras this year: laser tag, archery tag, a climbing wall, and much more ...
Metropolis to Attempt World Superman Record
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:46 AM
Metropolis will attempt to bring a Guinness World Record back home this year. During the 35th Superman Celebration being held June 6th through the 9th in Metropolis Illinois, organizers will once again encourage Superman fans from all over to meet at the Superman Statue to break the record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman. The Guinness World Record was set by ...
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