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  • Boil order issued

    A boil-water order has been issed by the Mt. Vernon Public Works Department.

    July 9, 2012

  • Boil order issued

    The public works department has issued a boil-water order.

    June 29, 2012

  • Barn destroyed in Sparrow Lane fire

    A Thursday afternoon blaze destroyed a storage barn  in the 11400 block of North Sparrow Lane.

    June 28, 2012

  • Fire reported on Sparrow Lane

    A horse barn located on Sparrow Lane has been reported fully engulfed with flames.

    June 28, 2012

  • Three people dead after Ill. Hwy. 37 collision

    Three people are dead as the result of a two-vehicle collision north of Dix.

    June 20, 2012

  • Wells pleads guilty to first degree murder for Ellis shooting

    Christopher Wells has pleaded guilty to first degree murder for his part in the shooting death of Charles Ellis.

    May 10, 2012

  • Boil orders issued

    Boil-water orders have been issued for all of Cort’s Mobile Home Park, the 2700 block of Jones Street, 1213 S. 29th St., the 1300 block of South 28th Street and the 1400 block of South 28th Street until further notice.

    March 27, 2012

  • Results from General Primary Election

    Results from the General Primary Election in Jefferson County will be updated regularly throughout the evening on our website. Check in often to recieve the latest vote totals from the Jefferson County Courthouse.

    March 20, 2012

  • Tornado warnings have expired

    All severe weather warnings have passed at this time. A tornado watch for Jefferson County remains in effect until 6 p.m.


    March 2, 2012

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