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Alexander County Treasurer Jerry Smith posts election results outside County Clerk's office in the Alexander County Courthouse Tuesday evening. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Votes Trickle in for 2014 Illinois Primary Election

Primary elections were held across the state of Illinois on Tuesday, March 18.  The election gave voters the chance to influence who will represent them at the state and local levels. Early  and absentee voting began in late-...


Alicia Rames and Erica McDowell enjoy playing in the snow in Cairo on Thursday. Severe weather in the area has prompted districts to apply for pardons from the state of Illinois. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Area Districts Cope With Missed School Days

Harsh winter conditions have forced schools in Alexander and Pulaski Counties to close for multiple days this year.  While snow days are generally allotted to each school, persistent extreme weather has caused many districts t...



Players fight for possession of the ball during game 4 of the Century Boys Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday in Ullin.  Cairo lost to Century with a score of 55 - 47. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

The Week in Photos: March 6, 2014

The Visual Report for the week of March 6, 2014: Bryce Gardener makes a play at the 1A Regional Championship held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen      


Deb Oldham, with Election Management Associates, conducts accuracy testing on Alexander County ballot tabulating systems. The public test was held at Alexander County  Clerk’s office on Thursday afternoon. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

County Clerk Kicks Off Alexander Co. Primary

On February 27th County Clerk Frances Lee held the public testing of automatic tabulating equipment in her office at Alexander County Courthouse. The testing of equipment was run by Deb Oldham of Election Management Associates ...



Linda K. Jackson

Linda K. (Clarke) Jackson, age 52, of Cairo, died at 7:54am Sunday, Mar. 2, 2014 at her parent’s home near Olive Branch. She was born Mar. 28, 1961 in Cairo, the daughter of Peter J. and Sarah Jane (Travers) Clarke, grew up i...


Severe Weather Strikes Alexander County

On March 2 National Severe Weather Week kicked off throughout the country. The last week brought heavy precipitation to the lower half of Illinois which coincides with America’s acknowledgement of the forces of nature. The we...



Alexander County Sheriff and Cairo resident Tim Brown debates the issue of animal control with Mayor Tyrone Coleman at a community breakfast held at Cairo High School in October 2013 -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Cairo Looks to Humane Society for Help With Strays

Members of the community met on Thursday at City Hall in Cairo to discuss possible avenues of dealing with the prevalent stray dog problem in the city.  The issue has been a source of debate for several months on exactly how t...


Alexander County Board Meeting: February 25, 2014

The Alexander County Board of commisioners met at the Alexander County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon fo a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board approved the minutes from the February 11 meeting. County Clerk Frances Lee remi...



Member’s of the Pyramid Chess Club pose for a photo with Mayor of Cairo Tyrone Coleman.  The club offers members the opportunity to progress their chess skills while playing with peers who share interest in the game. -- Photo Provided | The Cairo Citizen

Pyramid Chess Club Teaches Members New Moves

The Pyramid Chess Club, a gathering of students interested in the game of chess, has become a positive resource for all who are involved. The club allows students who are involved the chance to progress their chess-playing abil...


Defendant Chauncey Hughes is shown in a recent mugshot.   Hughes trial has been moved to April 29 with the pretrial taking place on April 1. -- Photo Provided | The Cairo Citizen

Chauncey Hughes Appears in Alexander County Court

Chauncey Hughes appeared before a judge in the Alexander County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 18.  Hughes, who has been in custody at the Tri-County Detention Center in Ullin since turning himself in State Police, faced mult...