Archive for June 27th, 2012

Robert L. Williams

Robert L. Williams, 81, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Robert was born in Detroit, Mich., on Oct. 24, 1930. He spent 10 proud years in the Navy as a machinist mate first clas...


Sandra Lynne Francis Smith

Sandra Lynne Francis Smith, 58, of Goreville, left to be with the Lord, her savior, on Friday, June 22, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at the Goreville Pentec...


Earl E. Marshall

Earl E. Marshall, 89, of Goreville, died in Herrin Hospital at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012, with his family by his side. Funeral services for Earl will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Blue Funeral Home in Go...


Family Dollar opening in Goreville anticipated

Family Dollar delivers building material to its anticipated building site at the former Walker Home Supply location at 101 Broadway, Wednesday, June 20.  The Village of Goreville and Family Dollar anxiously anticipate an openi...



Basketball Camp provides skills, drills

Goreville Basketball camp wrapped up its three-day session recently having provided skills, drills and competitive challenges for more than 40 campers at the Goreville High School gymnasium.  Competitive challenges were held t...


Transportation Bill determines dollars to Johnson County

As the countdown draws nearer to the current Transportation Bill’s expiration date of June 30, Johnson County’s stone quarries wait on the edge of their seats while members of the House debate its future and inevita...


Future Blackcats undefeated in season

Goreville’s pitcher Summar Albright chases down opposing Vienna player who decided to return to third after heading home on a ball drop by Gorville’s catcher Montanna Albright in Pony League play Monday night at the...


Goreville Freedom Fest provides full day of features, fun

With just a week to go before Goreville kicks off its annual Fourth of July celebration, now in its third year as an all-day event called Freedom Fest, committee members responsible for its production are encouraged by the favo...



Buncombe quarry recognized for community outreach

When Delta Companies’ Southern Illinois Stone Company quarry opened its gates to groups of 5th graders from Lincoln Elementary School in Marion recently, the Buncombe miners did not have a community relations award on their m...


Gazette delivery delayed as nation observes 4th July

The Goreville Gazette will be delayed by one day next week due to the Fourth of July holiday falling on Wednesday. The production deadline will be on normal schedule. The deadline for all advertising and submissions will remain...