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West Frankfort High School principal charged with DUI  The Southern

The West Frankfort High School principal has been placed on administrative leave after being charged Sunday with driving under the influence.



Bert William 'Bill' Beatty III | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

BENTON — Bert William "Bill" Beatty III, 81, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. at his home.



Candy Cane Lane to be featured on 'Great Christmas Light Fight' in 2019  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — Candy Cane Lane is getting a lot more attention this year, thanks to “The Great Christmas Light Fight” show on ABC.



Crews battle house fire near 2 schools in West Frankfort  KFVS

Crews battled a fire at a West Frankfort home divided up into apartments Friday morning.



Decomposed body found at old mine near West Frankfort  The Southern

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones confirmed Monday a badly decomposed body was found Saturday near the entrance of the old No. 9 mine, east of West ...



Salukis release 2019 football recruiting class  KFVS

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University has released its complete list of 2019 athletes for signing day. The Salukis have recruited some local ...



Candy Cane Lane will compete in national Christmas light competition  WSIL TV

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- Another season of ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight ended Monday night, but one area display is already on the the schedule for ...



West Frankfort School District hosts screening of "Swim Team"  WSIL TV

WSIL - The office of Special Education for the West Frankfort School District is hosting a free screening of the film "Swim Team". The film is a documentary that ...



Betty L. McCarty  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — Betty L. McCarty, 83, passed away peacefully at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Integrity Rehabilitation Center in Marion.



State reps pitch in to up Southern Illinois school district participation in SIU recruitment day  The Southern

CARBONDALE — With just hours left to sign up Wednesday, local politicians lent a hand to help Southern Illinois University Carbondale boost attendance at its ...



Matt Donkin named Superintendent of West Frankfort Schools  WSIL TV

WEST FRANKFORT -- Regional School Superintendent Matt Donkin is set to become the new Superintendent of West Frankfort Schools.



Former West Frankfort woman dead in a murder-suicide  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — A former West Frankfort resident was the victim of an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday in Creve Coeur, Illinois. At approximately 3:55 ...



Prep Football Staff Picks - Week 2  The Southern

Les Winkeler`Bucky Dent`Tom English`Greg Keller`Shawn Anglin`Todd Hefferman`Geary Deniston`Jeff Wilson.



Saluki football adds 2 junior college quarterbacks on National Signing Day  The Southern

CARBONDALE — The starting quarterback race for the SIU football team just got more crowded.



Look back: High school band plays on in West Frankfort  The Southern

West Frankfort students are rallying to bring back the band. Here's a look back at the West Frankfort band before the program was cut.



West Frankfort board aims for new high school  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — A new high school could be in the future for West Frankfort.



Timothy Summers  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — Timothy Louis “Tim” Summers, 40, passed away suddenly at 11 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, in Heartland Regional Medical Center of ...



Identity of woman found in Franklin County released  Belleville News-Democrat

A woman has been identified in the investigation of a body found in Franklin County, IL. ATV riders found her in rural Zeigler on Saturday.



Candy Cane Lane back open for Christmas in West Frankfort, IL  KFVS

It's a Christmas display that's years in the making and the creator said the hard work is worth it.



Darien Hayes  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — Darian Ashe Hayes, 17, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at his grandmother's house in West Frankfort.



Gym dandies: 20 best high school basketball venues in Illinois  Chicago Tribune

Gym dandies: The Tribune preps staff picks its 20 favorite basketball venues in Illinois.



Southern Illinois well represented in bass fishing finals Benton, Crab Orchard, Nashville, Pinckneyville and West Frankfort  The Daily Republican

Benton, Crab Orchard, Nashville, Pinckneyville and West Frankfort high schools qualified for the state bass fishing tournament May 19-20 at Carlyle Lake, with ...



At least one dead in garbage truck versus vehicle accident in Washington County  Belleville News-Democrat

A Sparta, Illinois, woman was taken to the hospital following a Washington County crash involving the garbage truck she was driving and a truck driven by ...



Cahokia man admitted to deadly St. Louis stabbing in 911 call, faces a murder charge  Belleville News-Democrat

A Cahokia, Illinois, man is charged with one count of murder after police say he stabbed someone to death in the Bevo Mill neighborhood of St. Louis.



Saluki softball signs 5 players, including Herrin's Schullian, for 2020  The Southern

CARBONDALE — SIU softball coach Kerri Blaylock announced the addition of five student-athletes that signed national letters of intent to join the program in the ...



John A. Logan College graduates take different approaches to higher education  The Southern

CARTERVILLE — When Katie Sandusky, 19, of Benton, speaks Friday at the John A. Logan College commencement ceremony, she says she will do her best to ...



Prep Baseball Player of the Year | Goreville's Brodie Lenon  The Southern

Brodie Lenon describes the last pitch of his high school career as one of the most proud moments of his life.



Sesser-Valier Tournament Preview | Thompsonville brings unbeaten record to S-V  The Southern

What do you give a 12-0 team with the No. 3 seed in the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament and the No. 8 ranking in the Class 1A poll?



Outdoors: IDNR host Bridges answers the call at Horseshoe Lake campground  The Southern

HORSESHOE LAKE — It's difficult to imagine a more serene setting than Horseshoe Lake on a late summer afternoon.



Video: Watch Nick Hill's weekly presser here | Salukimania  The Southern

SIU football coach Nick Hill meets the media at his weekly press conference on Monday inside Saluki Stadium. The Salukis (1-1) host Southeast Missouri State ...



Kenneth J. Gray, Illinois Congressman Known as 'Prince of Pork,' Dies at 89  New York Times

Kenneth J. Gray, who represented Southern Illinois in Congress for many years and became known as the “Prince of Pork” for bringing $7 billion in projects to ...



Two teens in custody after Lincoln-Way East shooting threat  The Herald-News

FRANKFORT – Two students were taken into police custody Wednesday after threats to attack Lincoln-Way East High School were posted online.



Video: SIU coach Cindy Stein previews the season  The Southern

SIU women's basketball coach Cindy Stein previews the upcoming season at Saluki Media Day. The Salukis return four starters off last season's 17-14 squad ...



Keith Jones named county treasurer  Benton Evening News

Keith R. Jones, son of Sheriff Donald Jones, has been appointed Franklin County treasurer.



Former Sesser mayor arrested on meth charges after search of his home  The Southern

SESSER — Ned Mitchell, the former longtime mayor of Sesser, and another individual were arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of unlawful possession of ...



CNN Money Before the Bell  The Southern

CNN's Christine Romans has the day's top business headlines before the opening bell on Wall Street on Tuesday, January 15.



2014 Holiday Charity List  The Southern

Each Thanksgiving Day, The Southern Illinoisan continues its tradition of publishing this list of holiday charities, agencies and groups that provide a helping ...



SIU Women's Basketball | Salukis fall to Saint Louis, 62-58  The Southern

ST. LOUIS — Ciaja Harbison scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Saint Louis Billikens to a 62-58 win over the Southern Illinois Salukis on Thursday night ...



Boys Basketball | Thompsonville downs Goreville to stay unbeaten  The Southern

GOREVILLE — Thompsonville got off to a terrible start trailing Goreville after the first quarter, but rebounded in the middle periods to beat the Blackcats, 61-44, ...



Christmas characters stolen from Candy Cane Lane  KFVS

They light up the night throughout the holidays on Candy Cane Lane in West Frankfort, but police are now on the search for more than a dozen characters stolen ...



Cowan's coffee habit grows into the Cold Blooded Brewing Co.  The Southern

CARTERVILLE — On a chilly Thursday morning, T.J. Cowan of Carterville is up before dawn driving and making deliveries.



On The Cover: Southern Illinois Made Expo | Southern Business Journal | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Southern Illinoisans have the opportunity to discover products made in the region at the inaugural Southern Illinois Made Expo, set for Saturday, July 28 and ...



The Band is back at Carbondale's Varsity Center for one 'Last Waltz'  The Southern

Over 40 years ago, The Band played its final show on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.



Outdoors: Cowbirds reviled, but interesting  The Southern

The brown-headed cowbird is one of the most reviled bird species in North America. It is also arguably one of the most interesting bird species on the planet.



SIU Women's Basketball | Salukis roll to win over Westminster College  The Southern

CARBONDALE — The score was irrelevant. There was no drama in the game after the first six minutes. But, Southern Illinois University women's coach Cindy ...



SIU's Jen Sewell honored with Newberry 'Perseverance' Award  The Southern

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced this week that Southern Illinois University associate head coach Jen Sewell is the ...



Prep Football: Lazenby dominates as Pinckneyville routs Benton  The Southern

PINCKNEYVILLE -- Caulden Lazenby scored three touchdowns and the Pinckneyville defense stopped Benton twice inside the 15 to give the Panthers a 28-0 ...



SIU Football | Grading The Salukis | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

The Salukis were perfect in the first half. They proved to be human the second half. SIU piled up 629 yards against an SEC defense. Sam Straub threw for 382 ...



Fox News gets 'SNL' treatment before midterms  The Southern

For its last show before the midterm elections, "Saturday Night Live" took on a familiar target: Fox News.



21 great high school mascots in the country  Sioux City Journal

Forget the lions and tigers and bears, these high schools went above and beyond on their mascot selection.



The Top 100 Girls All-Time Great Southwest Athletes  MileSplit

We used our database to find the top 100 athletes all-time in each of the events at the Great Southwest Outdoor Track and Field Classic.



Legence Bank to receive Diamond Award from Caritas Family Solutions  The Southern

Legence Bank will be recognized by Caritas Family Solutions with the Diamond Award to be presented at the Second Annual Denim & Diamonds Dinner on Oct.



Prep shooting guard commits to SIU men's basketball  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Another Beane is headed to Carbondale this season.



HGTV Will Take a Closer Look at the White House's Buzzed-About Christmas Decorations  The Southern

Every December, the White House is decorated for the holidays and, yet again, HGTV has an exclusive visitor's pass. The special, White House Christmas 2018, ...



B & B Golf Carts decks out carts for street use  The Southern

When Jill Misner had her husband put a box on the back of a golf cart for use around their property, she really didn't think much of it. That is,



Boys Basketball | Pinckneyville looks for success in the postseason  The Southern

The Pinckneyville Panthers are enjoying an excellent season on the basketball court and hope to make a deep postseason run.



Prep Baseball | Cole Sizemore stepping up for Carterville  The Southern

When hard work meets intelligence and talent, coaches can end up with a player like Cole Sizemore.



Scenes from Stan Lee's long cameo career | Entertainment  The Southern

Revolutionary comic book creator Stan Lee, who died Monday, frequently made cameos in movies featuring his creations.



Darci Lynne & Courtney Hadwin React to Shocking 'AGT: The Champions' Eliminations  The Southern

On Monday's America's Got Talent: The Champions, beloved returning contestants Darci Lynne Farmer and Courtney Hadwin were unsuccessful in moving ...



News of Record for the Week of 1-17-18 | Vitals  Kokomo Perspective

William Mendoza, 28, Battery, Domestic Battery. Kevin Kaminski, 23, Rape, Battery, Strangulation, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury. Ryan Bammerlin, 34 ...



Boys Basketball | Centralia survives late rally to advance to regional final  The Southern

MOUNT VERNON — The Centralia Orphans put their seven-game winning streak up against the five-game streak of the home town Mount Vernon Rams, and ...



Exceedingly rare Mickey Mantle card goes on display  The Southern

DENVER — The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado ...



Jamie Nash-Mayberry: Raising awareness and educating with real life  The Southern

Jamie Nash-Mayberry has always endeared herself to her students. One of the most popular educators at Shawnee High School in rural Union County, the ...



Girls Track Athlete of the Year: Keith runs down state title  The Southern

Winning the Class 1A state championship in the 400 meters was a process for Pinckneyville's Sophie Keith.



Bangert: More, not fewer, Lafayette monuments, Round 2  Journal & Courier

Brian Lamb from his 'Dance Date' days, the inventor of Twister and a champ named 'Superfoot.' Your suggestions for more monuments, not fewer, to tell Greater ...



Carterville wins state softball championship  The Southern

EAST PEORIA — It was already a tremendous season for the Carterville softball team, but it turned into a truly special one Saturday night.



Baseball player of the year: Goreville's Brodie Lenon  The Southern

It may not have been the way they drew it up, but Brodie Lenon and his teammates on the Goreville baseball team capped off an incredible season with a Class.



What is a total solar eclipse?  The Southern

What is a total solar eclipse? A total solar eclipse is when the moon is directly between the Sun and Earth creating an umbra shadow on our planet. This will be ...



Seven studios open to the public on Southern Illinois Pottery Trail  The Southern

The second annual Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, and will showcase the work of.



DHL Express Helps Students Participate in World's Largest New Year's Day Parade  Business Wire

DHL Express is shipping U.S. high school music student's instruments to London so they can participate in the World's Largest New Year's Day Parade.



Wildcats extend their home winning streak to 17 with win over Carbondale  The Southern

ANNA — Anna-Jonesboro-Cobden beat Carbondale 3-0 to extend its home winning streak to 17 games and its season winning streak to five in a ...



Beauty is 'A Prairie State of Mind'  The Southern

At first glance, the photos aren't breathtaking. Pastoral is a more apt description.



Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Yearack  The Southern

Brenda Kay Roth of Murphysboro, and Christopher Sean Yearack of Carbondale, were married Nov. 28, 2015, in Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City, ...



News of Record for the week of 11/4 | KP  Kokomo Perspective

The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. October 22. Daniel G.



Nation's Top 100 Indoor Track & Field Returnees - Girls Field Events  milesplit.com

Check out the nation\'s top 100 indoor track & field returnees in the girls field events.



14 Famous People Who Attended SIU | Photo Galleries  The Southern

Believe it or not, some pretty big names attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Here are 14 SIU attendees you may have not known about.



Vitals for the Week of 11-30 | Vitals  Kokomo Perspective

The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. November 16. Jordan M.



Dancing with deer  The Southern

SESSER -- If Paul Summers had any regrets about his decision to pass up the Sesser-Valier High School homecoming dance, they've vanished.



Goreville rallies to win Class 1A state title with 14-run fifth inning  The Southern

PEORIA — Down four runs in the third inning Saturday in the Class 1A state championship game, Goreville coach Shawn Tripp looked over at assistant coach ...



Bol created his own offense at Indiana State  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Thik Bol had to beat two defenders in the first half of SIU's 74-68 win at Indiana State Sunday.



Closing up shop; Gillenberg's closing its doors after 61 years  The Southern

Shirley Summers remembers working at Gillenberg's Furniture in high school, when her dad owned the Murphysboro store, but after 61 years of business, the ...



Best Girls Performances All-Time At Reggie Lewis Center In Boston  milesplit.com

Not too many girls have broken 40 seconds in the 300 at the Reggie Lewis Center, but Precious Holmes of Hillhouse (CT) was thinking about breaking 38 ...



Nation's Top 100 Senior Girls Recruits Returning For Outdoor Track & Field  milesplit.com

Check out the nation's top 100 senior girls recruits by event returning for the outdoor track season. California state champ sprinter Lauren Rain Williams still ...



Diane Hood  The Southern

Diane Hood of Carbondale loves the iconic film “It's a Wonderful Life.” The holiday film tells the story of George Bailey, who spent his entire life giving and ...



Photos: Softball Class 1A Super-Sectional Wayne City vs Trico  The Southern

Wayne City beat Trico 3-2 to win the high school softball Class 1A Super-Sectional at Du Quoin Tuesday.



Vital Records for the Week of 3-15-17 | Vitals  Kokomo Perspective

The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 1. Tamara M. Beatty ...



AMC wants to sell alcohol at Carbondale theater  The Southern

CARBONDALE – Movie goers may be able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage soon in the theater in Carbondale.



Popular home and garden expo re-launching this weekend at SIU Arena  The Southern

Do-it-yourselfers and weekend warriors rejoice. The Southern Illinois Home and Garden Exposition is back.



Shelton's Towing and Recovery opens in Carbondale | Local Business | thesouthern.com  The Southern

A new towing business has started in Carbondale. Shelton's Towing and Recovery, LLC, located at 325 W. Industrial Park Road, is owned by Matt Shelton.



US Top 50 Senior Girls Indoor Returnees By Event  milesplit.com

Check out the nation\'s top 50 girls returnees among the class of 2017 (seniors) for the upcoming indoor season.



Hunting brings in big money for region  The Southern

Southern Illinois is whitetail deer country. Advertisements, apparel, gun and bow shops cover the region. This is a premiere place for hunting in the country, ...



Fletcher stood tall in freshman MVC finale  The Southern

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — For most of the final 10 minutes of SIU's 66-60 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament loss to Northern Iowa, the Salukis battled to erase ...



Jon Henninger Band  The Southern

Situated with a field of nationally renowned performers and musical legends, a Southern Illinois-based Christian music group will get a chance to shine on the ...



US Top 50 Junior Boys Indoor Returnees By Event  milesplit.com

Check out the nation\'s top 50 boys returnees among the class of 2018 (juniors) for the upcoming indoor season.



Nation's Top 100 Senior Girls Recruits Returning For Indoor Track & Field  milesplit.com

Check out the nation\'s top 100 senior girls recruits by event returning for the upcoming indoor track & field.



Pippen aims for three-peat, NCAA Tournament ending  The Southern

CARBONDALE -- Taylor Pippen is aiming for a historic three-peat and an NCAA Tournament ending to her Southern Illinois University volleyball career.



Nation's Top 50 Boys Outdoor Returnees By Event: Spring Season Is Already Here (For Some)!  MileSplit

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Trico grabs title  The Southern

CAMPBELL HILL — On a night when tournament MVP George Kuhlman didn't have a great game, teammates Blaine LePere and Klayton Bunselmeyer picked ...



Freeman rewriting the record book at SIU  The Southern

Josh Freeman made SIU track and field history on Jan. 25 -- at the expense of his coach.



Drop off your letter to Santa  The Southern

What: Santa letter official delivery station. Drop off your Letter to Santa at any First Southern Bank Location and The Southern Illinoisan office by Friday, Dec.



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