At Superintendent and Principal of Grayville Junior and Senior High, Sarah Emery’s last Grayville Community Unit School #1 Board of Education meeting last week, agenda items were discussed and approved smoothly, paving the path for Dr. Julie Harrelson to begin the official takeover next Wednesday.

The Edwards County Emergency-911 Board met for it’s overdue quarterly meeting Monday evening. On the agenda, they covered general 911 business, to include a copious amount of discussion pertaining to the reappointment of board members.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday.

Frontier Community College (FCC) has scheduled free GED Test Prep classes for the second half of the summer semester. Classes begin July 6t and will meet for six weeks. Evening classes are available. The classes will be observed as Hybrid (a blend of face-2-face and distance learning formats…

State Fairs in Springfield and Du Quoin will be canceled this year by executive order of the governor due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors has approved Return to Play Guidelines developed within the current structure of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan that provide the first step in IHSA student-athletes returning to participation.

A high speed crash in a residential section of Carm claimed the lives of two young White County men Monday night.  The victims have been identified as James Irvin Grant, 29 of Carmi and Brandon Lee Rhodes, 21, a Grayville native.

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Wabash County.  Officials with the Wabash County Health Department announced Friday, June 5 that the patients were tested as outpatients and are now self quarantined.

In an odd turn of events at Monday night’s Grayville City Council meeting, Finance Commissioner Jordan questioned the approval of the Consent Agenda within the first 30 seconds of the meeting’s start.

Several new agenda items were on this week’s regularly scheduled Grayville City Council meeting, to include what to do about racing/demolition derby vehicles within Grayville. 

The City of Albion’s policy on sidewalk repair and replacement, that the city itself would pay for any such renovation not caused by residents themselves, was reaffirmed by the city’s aldermen Monday night.

For the past 12 years, Hamilton County Communications, now owned by BSpeedy Wireless Inc., has used the Edwards County Courthouse rent-free to deliver internet service to some Albion residents.

***UPDATED as of 5/26 at 4 p.m.***Our next update will be Monday, June 1*Based on the RESTORE Illinois Public Health approach to safely reopen our state, the counties that S&R Media have been tracking has been modified to align with the Marion (5) and Edwardsville (4) Emergency Medical S…

***UPDATED as of 5/26 at 4 p.m.***Our next update will be Monday, June 1*Based on the RESTORE Illinois Public Health approach to safely reopen our state, the counties that S&R Media have been tracking has been modified to align with the Marion (5) and Edwardsville (4) Emergency Medical S…

After holding out hope that the summer might bring an opportunity to open late, the Edwards County High School Music Department announced that the 2020 iteration of ECHS Dinner Theater was officially cancelled on Monday.

Grayville City Council met again on Monday, offering public viewing via Facebook Live. Less than five minutes after calling the meeting to order, the Council broke out for an Executive Session to discuss the setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body at the I-6…

Knowing that effective, skilled, and diverse early childhood educators are a lynchpin to classroom quality, Governor JB Pritzker has awarded the Illinois Board of Higher Education $1.3 million in grants to strengthen the early childhood workforce. The funding comes from a $13.4 million grant…

A two story home occupied by Tim and Sue Rymer at 313 Walnut Street in Gravyille burned today (Wednesday). No one was at home at the time of the fire. A neighbor reported the fire to the Little Wabash Fire Department about 10:30 a.m. The home is a total loss.

For those of us who know Kelli Leavens it is no surprise she has become the face of a rebellion. Leavens is now the flag bearer for a group fired up about the way J.B Pritzker is handling the the response to the Covid 19 virus in the state of Illinois. Please take note that Kelli believes th…

White County Sheriff  Doug Maier is echoing the advice of the county's state's attorney as it applies to the governor's stay at home Executive Order. “State's Attorney Denton Aud spoke for law enforcement in the county,” Sheriff Maier said. “I feel he made it clear that we will not enforce t…

No new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in White, Edwards or Wabash Counties. The latest statistics show zero cases in Edwards County with 69 residents tested and three tests pending.  In White County, 165 individuals have been tested with two positive cases.  Health…

On March 16, Tammy Downs expected to finally open Grayville’s newest pizza restaurant, Down’s Pizza & More on East North Street. After so much anticipation, she was ready. Then, Governor JB Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-07 in response to to COVID-19, beginning March 16. The EO sta…

Governor J.B. Pritzker has extended his executive Stay at Home Order for another 30 days.  In turn, many residents have started asking local law enforcement officials about the governor's authority to extend his executive order.  In response, White County State's Attorney Denton Aud addresse…

Thursday evening, the Grayville City Council held a Public Hearing for the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant “to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed Downstate Small Business Stabilization application funded by Community Development Bloc…

While amending it a bit, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced an extension of his executive order for Illinois residents throughout the state to shelter in place until May 30 this afternoon.

During the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on Monday, the Edwards County Community Unit School District # 1 motioned to approve the 2020-2021 school year Consolidated District Plan, referred to as the IL ePlan.

Savannah Earl is now out of the hospital and is recovering from injuries sustained in a brutal stabbing attack last month in Grayville. The knife attack has left her with only one eye.   “A few days ago, doctors had to remove the eye that was really badly  damaged,” said Grayville Police Chi…

In response to many calls and emails from constituents about their frustrations with the Department of Employment Security (IDES), Rep. Bailey has organized a telephone town hall for Monday, April 20 from 6-7 p.m.

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, one of the nation's largest dairy co-ops is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for direct financial relief to farmers who have had to dump their milk because of a massive collapse of the food service market. In addition to direct financial rel…

As COVID-19 continues to spread across Illinois, not all businesses have been impacted equally by the pandemic. It all depends if your business is considered an “essential business or operation” as defined by the Governor's order 20-10.  The list of “essential” businesses is fairly long.