On April 5, the Edwards County Board of Commissioners will be voting on two new county-wide ordinances for Edwards County - the first new ordinances seen in the county in at least 15 years, according to brief research.

The passing of a long-time member of the Albion City Council in mid-February led to confusion during a vote on the sale of hard liquor in within the city’s gas stations during the council’s March regular session Monday night.

The Edwards County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the county’s COVID-19 numbers during their March regular session Monday afternoon.

It was shared with the Browns Village Board on Monday night that the ongoing search for a replacement attorney - due to Paul Bishop’s current inactive status - might potentially be at an end.

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A public hearing preceded the regular scheduled Grayville City Council meeting on Monday, where resident Terry Haywood spoke against an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance (No. 908) addressing a zoning permit request for 225 West Sycamore Street.

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A Grayville man was seriously injured last Friday night after being stabbed repeatedly during an altercation in front of a residence on East Spring Street in Grayville.

Last Wednesday, the Grayville Community Unit School District #1 Board of Education met at the Junior/Senior High for their monthly meeting and approved the separation of The Herd into two separate entities, a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and a Sports Booster.

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Members of the Edwards County School Board expressed support for allowing students to have a Homecoming Dance and Prom this year during their February regular meeting Monday night.

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A winter storm crisis in Texas could have catastrophic effects throughout the entire American Midwest, and may boost the cost of heating homes throughout the country’s heartland, including southern Illinois.

The Edwards County Emergency Medical Services received a sizable boost in handling its payroll, thanks to the COVID-19 relief plan passed by Congress and signed into law in late December.

Tuesday evening, the Grayville City Council discussed a letter the City recently received from Dylan DiMaggio referencing the updated Golf Cart ordinance (no. 892) the council approved over the summer. The council ultimately decided to form a committee headed by Street Commissioner Chris Jam…

Following the announcement from the Illinois High School Association that basketball season has started, area schools are cementing the details through which fans will be able to cheer on their favorite schools from the bleachers.

A Chicago area man and his two children had to be rescued from the Bonpas Creek bottoms east of West Salem Sunday night after being stranded in the frigid backwaters for more than 24 hours.

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Monday evening saw Sheldon Alexander, operating manager and owner of Dean Coyler Construction, LLC in attendance at the February Browns Village Board meeting, as requested by trustees at their meeting last month.

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The White County Board was on the receiving end of a number of complaints about the White County Housing Authority during their monthly meeting. Housing Authority Board member Skip Land and Terry Daubs addressed the board, leveling complaints about Executive Director Leigh Short. 

The Browns Village Board of Trustees met for their first meeting of 2021 Monday evening, with most of the discussion focusing on the road work being done in Browns by Dean Coyler Construction, LLC, operated by Sheldon Alexander since last year.

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At the December regular meeting, the Grayville Community Unit School District #1 Board of Education unanimously approved the 2020-2021 Tax Levy, as presented by using the one percent tax to pay for the bond.

At Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Grayville City Council, Mayor Travis Thompson addressed the Request for Developer’s Agreement TIF #2 agenda item, stating that it referred to a request for the City and unnamed persons. “What they’re looking for,” he said, “is for us to come to an a…

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While petitions for the April 6, 2021 local elections can’t be returned until the week of Dec. 14, it already looks as though a potential rematch from the 2017 election may be on the ballot for residents of Browns.

An Olney man has been sentenced to prison in an Edwards County domestic battery case. Jammie D. Crumpton, 40, was sentenced last Tuesday in Edwards County Circuit Court on convictions of domestic battery with a prior conviction and domestic battery causing bodily harm.

The Edwards County Board of Commissioners gave the go-ahead for a non-profit organization to build a health office large enough to house a health department, but stopped short of committing to creating one during their December meeting Monday afternoon.

At the Browns Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday evening, it was decided that Santa would most assuredly make an appearance at the Browns Fire Department on Saturday, Dec. 19 starting at 1 p.m. 

Ellen Schanzle, a member of the New Harmony Bridge Authority recently met with Illinois Department of Transportation officials about how best to proceed in seeking funds to get the Wabash River span reopened to traffic.

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Three armed suspects robbed the Super-8 Motel in Grayville and Jumpin' Jimmy's in Mount Carmel early Friday morning making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.