Registration open for Underground Railroad Bus Tour

By Ryne Turke on April 25 at 6:30am


Available seats are running out for the Jacksonville Underground Railroad Committee’s history filled Spring Bus Tour event on Sunday. Guests will join tour guides, dressed in 19th century period attire, Read More

Follow-up: things get heated at village meeting; filer of ethics complaint wants more action

By Jim McCabe on April 24 at 1:54pm


The fireworks began before Thursday night’s South Jacksonville special board meeting even started. The meeting that ultimately resulted in the retirement announcement of Village President Gordon Jumper and resignation of Read More

UPDATE: Bomb Squad responds to “pipe bomb” scare in Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on April 24 at 11:11am


Jacksonville Police received a scare this morning after the discovery of a possible explosive device in the city. Jacksonville Police received a citizen complaint about a piece of metal on Read More

Franklin man arrested for the fourth time this year on meth charges

By Jim McCabe on April 24 at 7:12am

James Fanning

A Morgan County resident has been arrested on methamphetamine charges for the fourth time this year. Forty-three-year-old James Fanning of Franklin was arrested at his residence at around 11 p-m Read More

Jumper retires, Douglass resigns during South Jax meeting

By Ryne Turke on April 24 at 5:36am


South Jacksonville Village President Gordon Jumper and village treasurer and office manager Linda Douglass are stepping down from their positions. Jumper’s retirement and the resignation of Douglass follow in the Read More