Archive for March 6th, 2013

Johnson County firefighters respond to fire on Vienna Square

Vienna city fire chief Aaron Goldenstein said the last time the city experienced a fire the size of Monday’s was more than 60 years ago; he would be happy if it was another 60 or more before the next. Fire departments from Vi...


Goreville native retires after 34 years with SIPC

Goreville native Frederick Suits, currently of Tunnel Hill, recently retired from Southern Illinois Power Cooperative after a career spanning 34 years, which he began in 1979 as the power plant was in its infancy. Suits, an avi...


Blackcats fall to Meridian at Sectional semi-finals

The season ended for the Goreville High School boys’ basketball team on Tuesday of last week as the Blackcats lost to Meridian, 77-65, in the semi-finals of the Hardin County sectional.  Goreville finished a fine season with...


Scholar Bowl Blackcats prepare for end of season

The Goreville High School Scholar Bowl team competed Monday night in a regional tournament held at Carterville High School where the Blackcats made it to the semi-finals by defeating Anna-Jonesboro 100-80 before falling to Cart...



Tamms future still up for debate

By Isaac Smith | Special to the Gazette The saga of Tamms prison did not end when it was shuttered two months ago. The effects of Tamms’ closure have been felt not only in Southern Illinois, but also elsewhere throughout the ...