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Pulley’s Mill United Pentecostal Church completes new building

The United Pentecostal Church in Pulley’s Mill is preparing to celebrate the opening of its new church Sunday, Feb. 16, after recently completing construction it began last July. Pastor John Snell said the church welcomes all...


Southern Seven to offer health insurance enrollment assistance

The village of Goreville and Southern Seven Health Department will be co-hosting a Marketplace Enrollment event on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the village hall. This event is to assist residents enrolling in the ...


Tradition of taffy continues as maker looks to pass it on

As warm, sweet, caramel scented bubbles rapidly rise up and let go, Goreville’s Mary Lou Craig stirs a sticky mix of sugar, syrup, vanilla and other ingredients with a sturdy wooden spoon handed down to her along with a recip...


Haley Darnell, Aaron Brenningmeyer crowned 2014 queen, king

The Goreville Blackcats celebrated homecoming Friday night with an 86-74 victory over the Christopher Bearcats and returned to the gym Saturday night for their coronation and dance. Haley Darnell and Aaron Brenningmeyer were cr...



Goreville Methodist Church to host blood drive January 23

The Goreville United Methodist Church is set to host a Red Cross Blood Drive from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. January 23. The Red Cross recently reported that it typically sees a decline in donations during the winter holiday seaso...


Goreville Schools out of “Snow Days”

School officials, teachers and students alike returned to school Friday after something of an extended Christmas break due to severe weather that shut down much of the region over the past weeks. With only five “Emergency Day...


Goreville Blackcats to celebrate homecoming Friday, Saturday

Goreville High School’s homecoming will be held Friday, Jan. 17 at the high school gymnasium with the Blackcats taking on Christopher. The king and queen coronation will take place Saturday, Jan. 18 at the high school beginni...


Letter to the Editor: Remembering Cleddis Haught

By Tommy Haught, Jr. As many of you probably know, long-time Goreville resident, Cleddis Haught, died on Christmas morning. I should probably say that we should not be sad.  We should not be sad because my grandfather lived a ...



Edward Jones officially opens in Goreville

Goreville’s most recent business addition, Edward Jones, officially opened last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at 405 South Broadway. Edward Jones financial advisor Kelly Venable joined Members of the ...


Teapot Cottage in Goreville to reduce operations

Teapot Cottage owner and operator Dixie Terry, a long-time columnist for the Goreville Gazette, said that after hosting several hundred tea parties over the past 12 years that it was time to slow down. Teapot Cottage on Sidney ...