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Unit One board reorganizes

Michele Longworth

Massac Unit One’s board members approved the minutes, bills, treasurer’s report and school board election results before the previous board adjourned and before a power outage left most of ... More

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National Day of Prayer will be held on May 4

Staff Report The 66th annual National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 4 in Massac County. Individuals will be gathering from 12:20-12:40 on the courthouse lawn in Metropolis, at Brookpor ...

Courtroom construction coming

• Renovation project discussed Massac County’s commissioners discussed more changes that could be coming to the courthouse annex.  Commission Chair Jerel Childers and Commissioner Jays ...

Stephens, Englehart plead guilty

Press Release Within the past weeks two individuals have pleaded guilty to charges in Massac Circuit Court — Monty W. Englehart on March 28 and Allan R. Stephens on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday ...

McDaniel retains seat as Metropolis mayor

The polls have closed and the votes have been counted and Metropolis will keep its mayor and Brookport will have a new mayor, according to the unofficial results read Tuesday night at Massac County Co ...

J-MG board hears plea to consider lowering taxes

What some might consider one last plea to consider the taxpayers of the Joppa-Maple Grove School District prior to the April 4 election, Robert Fick and Denise Meyer spoke to board members at Monday n ...

Unit One approves anticipation warrants

At Monday night’s regular Massac Unit school One board meeting, the board heard one presentation on how to save money and took action putting into place anticipation warrants to allow the distri ...

Guardian Family receives $8000 donation

 • Wet basement will be repaired After five years of battling a wet and flooding basement and the headaches that come with it, the Guardian Family Services (GFS) shelter now has enough mon ...

Positive outlook forecasted for Brookport

“Things are beginning to look up for Brookport,” stated Brookport Mayor John Klaffer during the March 14 city council meeting. Klaffer had just received a letter from Leeann Denny of ...

Area experiences ‘unusal’ weather

Only 16 days into the month of March and the region has seen back-to-back weather events including severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and snow. This is what local Meteorologist Beau Dodson refers to as & ...

Almost 25,000 pounds of electronics collected

The City of Metropolis hosted a electronic recycling event for city residents on March 4 resulting in 24,465 pounds of electronic waste being recycled rather than disposed of in landfills. Clean Earth ...

Sports

Otter Basketball Camp coming to Massac in June

Attention all hard core basketballers, ages fourth through through 12th grade.  Seriously, only the diehard ballers need apply. Jason Otter, a noted trainer who has worked with some top NBA playe ...

Prep diamond wrap-up

Two days into a new week and the weather has been great so far . . . Massac County has played both days as has Century, and Joppa had a scheduling snafu Tuesday or they would have seen action as well. ...

Kendall signs with SCC to play basketball

Joppa High School’s all-time leading scorer Hailey Kendall signed Monday to play basketball at Shawnee Community College.
Kendall was a four-year starter for the Lady Rangers and a four-year st ...

Opinion

Massac Memo: To weddings we go

Weddings in the Wills family have always been low-key affairs. That is, until the younger generation came along.
This past year, Carolyn and I had the pleasure of traveling around the eastern United S ...

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking

The months of 2017 are already flying by, and the community has not seen much forward movement with the courthouse renovation project.  Now, before anyone reads further, this will not be an edito ...

Maintaining law and order

Imagine you are home alone and awakened from your sleep by a noise outside your window. It doesn’t sound like a “ghost” so you rule out calling Ghostbusters.
So instead you dial 911. ...

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