Jacksonville store offering rare spices and teas

By Ryne Turke on July 24 at 8:00am

A new store near Jacksonville’s Downtown Square will feature a new twist of food, spices and supernatural experiences. Troy Taylor, owner of The Taylor Mercantile Company, ran a similar store Read More

CROP Walk meeting scheduled for August

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 9:54am


A planning meeting for the Morgan County CROP Walk is coming up next month. Area churches and civic organizations are invited to Central Christian Church on August 19th at 5:30 Read More

Chapin Cylinder Head and Block suffers serious fire damage

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 9:53am


The Chapin Fire Department responded to a pair of serious blazes this week. On Tuesday morning at 3:30 a.m., fire crews responded to a residential fire at 413 French Street. Read More

Robert Gill trial date drawing close

By Ryne Turke on July 23 at 9:52am


Sixty-one-year-old Robert Gill of Jacksonville, who remains in the Morgan County Jail on three charges of first-degree murder, made a brief 15 minute appearance in Morgan County Court on Friday. Read More

19th-century Jacksonville Theatre Guild Office set for auction

By Ryne Turke on July 22 at 2:11pm


A 19th-century building which has served as a home for numerous Jacksonville businesses and organizations will go to the highest bidder on Saturday. The Queen Anne Style building at 210 Read More