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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      

(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...

Circuit Clerk Paul Jones helps unload furniture for the Alexander County Circuit Clerk's office in Cairo on Wednesday October 9.  The office is back in working order after suffering storm damage on May 21, 2013. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

The Week in Photos: October 17, 2013

The visual report for the week of October 17, 2013                

Owna Butler, 94, of Grand Chain, recalls her past while enjoying the warm weather in Grand Chain on Saturday, September 28.  Butler has lived in Southern Illinois for her entire life, attending many of the area schools which are no longer in existence.  "Most of the people and places I know are gone," said Butler.  Butler enjoyed the festivities of Grand Chain Day, electing to tour the town on a horse-drawn carriage.  "I think some people have an understanding with the master upstair," said Butler, referring to her health and life's longevity. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

The Week in Photos: October 3, 2013

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Karen Mangan of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leads a tour through the Cache River Wetlands Saturday.  The tours were part of Cache River Days in Ullin.  The area has been deemed a Wetland of International Importance and features a wide variety of animal and plant life.  One of the highlights of the tour was the opportunity to behold the state champioin Bald Cypress tree which is over one thousand years old. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

The Week in Photos: September 12, 2013

The visual report for the week of September 12, 2013                


Her Turn

  Vera Calhoun-Russell sleeps soundly just ten feet from where she was born more than 100 years ago in a house her father built on a hill in Villa Ridge. Despite losing her husband to World War II before having children of...

Preliminary trials begin in Feb.’s Meridian brawl cases

Court proceedings have begun for many arrested in the Feb. 20 brawl during the regional tournament at Meridian High School. Preliminary hearings began July 10 at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Mound City. Pulaski County state...