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Drug Court offers an alternative to prison
Since the creation of the very first drug court in Dade County, Fla. in 1989, drug courts have been popping up nationally for the past 24 years in the American legal system. As of June 2012, there ...
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Simon will not seek re-election
Press Release Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has announced that she will explore other opportunities to serve the people of Illinois and not run for re-election to the office of lieutenant governor. “Servin...
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Commissioners updated on taxing cycle, hear about GIS fee
Tuesday morning, Massac County commissioners received an update on the county’s taxing cycle from Supervisor of Assessments Gary Hamm, who told the board his office will be receiving mapping change...
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What is a first responder?
While First Responder training varies from state to state, typically, they are the first people to arrive on the scene. According to Daniel McHaney, who explains in the emergency medical field ther...
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Joppa’s first responders are ready to assist with medicals
When an individual suffers a major medical emergency precious minutes are at stake and having trained first responders on the scene could help saves lives. Chances are anyone who has a police scann...
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Committee business dominates city’s council meeting
The majority of Monday’s Metropolis City Council meeting was spent voting on items coming from committee reports. The council: • Approved the purchase of two desktop computers as quoted from Kemper...
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Inmates will soon get fed physically, spiritually
Massac County Sheriff Ted Holder told commissioners in their Monday morning meeting with 25 percent overcrowding in the detention center, a person would expect there would be a lot of problems, but...
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Hope Light Project continues to shine
With just $25,000 more needed toward its $40,000 construction cost, Rudy Bess is determined to have a lighthouse standing in Dorothy Miller Park by year’s end. Six of the eight Metropolis City Coun...
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Southern Seven presents statistics to county
Following the meeting with the Massac County Fire Protection District board, the commissioners heard from Nancy Holt, executive director for Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) and Cheryl Manes...
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Franklin makes Illinois Honor Roll
Staff Report The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) recently announced 624 schools made the Illinois Honor Roll for their continued academic progress or...
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