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(Left to Right) Rev. Kevin Anthony, Minister Stephanie Fisher, and Richard Grigsby share a laugh at St. Raphael’s Hall Monday morning.  The annual rememberance breakfast held by the NAACP highlighted the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  King was a influencial figure in the civil rights movement, fighting for equality and justice.  
The crowd celebrated what would be King’s 85th birthday, keeping the spirit of his beliefs and struggles alive.
“We come to honor the dream because the struggle continues,” said Master of Ceremony  Bishop Derek Eurales during his welcome address. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered by NAACP

Members of the community gathered for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast Monday morning in Mounds.  The gathering, held at St. Raphael’s Hall, featured music, keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Anthony, and breakfa...


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Cairo Man Charged With Diasaster Relief Fraud

Cairo Police Cheif Bernard F. Brown was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of disaster relief fraud and making false statements. The charges were filed by the U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois Benton Of...



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

Hughes Trial Moves Forward

The legal proceedings in the case against Chauncey Hughes moved forward on Tuesday at the Alexander County courthouse. Hughes is accused of murdering his wife Heather Davis on the evening of November 1. Hughes was charged with ...


Tonya Diel, of Cairo, looks through a book during her shelving duties at Cairo’s historic public library located at 1609 Washington Avenue. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Cairo Library a Historical Gem

The Cairo Public Library is one of the city’s most prominent and interesting buildings, drawing in those traveling through the area and passing by. The library has stood since 1884, allowing those interested the opportunity t...



Volunteers in Brookport, Ill. sift through debris at the site where the H & H Feed Store stood for 27 years -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

The Week in Photos: November 21, 2013

The visual report for the week of November 21, 2013:                          


Former NFL player Tim Lester addresses students in Cairo about the importance of making smart decisions.  Lester played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers over the course of his career.  "You're not born a winner; you're not born a loser; you're born a chooser," said Lester. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Former NFL Player Tim Lester Speaks to Students

Tim Lester, former NFL fullback, spoke to students at Cairo High School Thursday warning of the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and poor decision making. “You’re not born a winner; you’re not born a loser; you’re born a choo...



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2012: The Year In Photos

This week we are taking a look at photographs that made the news in 2012. Feature and Human Interest News Sports  


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Breaking in banding supplies

Debbie Walter saw more customers the day before Thanksgiving than she had anticipated.



Rotary donates dictionaries to Cairo class

The Cairo Rotary Club provided student dictionaries to both third grade classes at Cairo Elementary school. Students and teachers were thrilled to receive the dictionaries from the club. Members of the club presented the dictio...