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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-...


The Congregation at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cairo gathered last week to begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Ash Wednesday Ushers in Lent

The beginning of Lent was marked by Ash Wednesday this week.  People throughout the country attended extra church services and received blessings as well as the ceremonious application of ashes to the forehead. The ashes serve...



Cairo City Hall Closure: March 7, 2014

Cairo City Hall will be closed on Friday, March 7 in rememberance of city council member Miss Linda Jackson. Jackson was a council member for 14 years and also served the Alexander-Cairo Port District for 3 years. George Lambol...


Cairo Booster Society Aims to Make Changes in Town

The newly established Cairo Booster Society is making the positive change they want to see in the area.  Through recent beautification projects around Cairo and organization of meetings and events, the group aims to make Cairo...



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      


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...



Senior Center Bryce Gardner triumphantly holds the net from the 1A Boys Regional Championship game held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday.  The Pilots battled the Meridian Bobcats for the title  and were victorious with a score of 68 - 65. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Cairo Pilots Take 1A Boys Regional Championship

The regional basketball tournament held at Century High School last week pitted area teams against eachother for a chance to extend their seasons. Cairo met the Meridian High School Bocats in the 1A Regional Championship game o...


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...



Cairo City Council Meeting: February 25, 2014

The Cairo City Council met at City Hall on Tuesday evening. Council members Linda Jackson and Bo Purchase were absent. During mayor’s remarks Tyrone Coleman informed those present that an employee from the Illinois Department...


Mary Jewel Smith

Mary Jewel Smith, 90, of Cairo, Illinois died Wednesday, February 19, 2014.  She was known for her smile and positive attitude, and she always had a kind word for everyone. Mary Jewel was born in Miller City, Illinois on Septe...