Archive for November, 2013

Fatal accident in Goreville

A fatal auto accident at the corner of State Route 37 and South Fly Ave. claimed the life of one and left the other in critical condition Friday morning with emergency personnel from the Goreville Fire Department and Johnson Co...


Goreville football players named All-Conference

By Mike McGinnis The awards program for the 2013 Vienna-Goreville High School football team was held last Thursday at Vienna High School.  Members of the cheer leading squad and football team were introduced and recognized for...


Creal Springs man indicted in death of Trevor Martin

The parents of Trevor Martin are not feeling any better about the recent arrest of the man authorities claim to have unintentionally killed their son. Danny L. Dunn, 37, of Creal Springs was indicted by a Williamson County gran...


Blackcats to kick season off with Goreville Invitational

Goreville Blackcats 2013-2014 Roster: The Goreville High School Blackcats are set to kick-off the season with their second annual Goreville Invitational starting Monday evening, Dec. 2 with the Blackcats taking on the Anna-Jon...



Lady Cats off to 2-1 start

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville High School girl’s basketball team lost at Eldorado last Thursday, by the score of 48-44.  Goreville trailed 36-18 at the half.  Eldorado was ahead 43-28 after the third quarter, but the Lady ...


Junior High boy’s Blackcats remain undefeated at 9-0

By Mike McGinnis After starting the season by winning the Egyptian Early Bird Tournament, the Goreville Junior High boy’s basketball team has continued its unbeaten streak. On Nov. 8, the Junior Blackcats notched a road win a...


Junior High girls defeat West Frankfort in overtime

By Mike McGinnis On Tuesday of last week, the Goreville Junior High girl’s basketball team picked up a 55-53 overtime win at West Frankfort.  Goreville trailed 38-30 after three quarters, but the Junior Lady Blackcats rallie...


SIU to host one of three additional IDNR fracking hearings

Residents in Johnson County will now have easier access to voice their opinion in person on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ proposed regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. Southern Illinois University...



Scouting for Food collection up over previous years

After initial fears that this year’s Scouting for Food program was in jeopardy of a serious setback, coordinators said the call for help turned up more volunteers and brought in a collection of goods up 800 pieces over last y...


Cleanup continues in Brookport after tornado claims three lives

The National Weather Service said the storm that left three people dead in Brookport was an EF-3 tornado that had a peak wind of 145 mph and an average width of 225 yards as it left a path of destruction nearly 12 miles long. I...