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Becky Johnson
· December 11, 2017
i love my home town anna illinois i been away from there long time i misss it but it for ever be my heart i love this news paper may be smalll news paper but its a paper you can read god bless anna ...illinois god blesss the gazzttte democrat love always becky crowelll johnson See More
Fire drill in Anna. Firefighters from several fire departments are training on how to put out a fire involving a propane tank.
Severe weather in Union County
Snow was coming down pretty hard at the Union County Sports Complex in Anna around 10:45 this morning. Stay safe on the roads and send us photos where you live.
Women's leadership event planned at Touch of Nature Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:29pm admin Southern Illinois University Carbondale plans to host two days of leadership enrichment and personal development for female students. The event, “Lifting as We Climb: Empowering Women through Community and Leadershi...

BREAKING | Officials confirm that Lee Kennedy is now in custody.
Taylorville police searching for Lee Kennedy who's accused of shooting three people, including a 13-year-old.


Reminder: Election Day is tomorrow! Make sure you know where to go to vote!

Polling places set for primary election Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:43am admin Polling places have been set for the Tuesday, March 20, primary election in Union County. Polls are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The polling places, by precinct, follow: Anna 1 and 2: Main Street Center...
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Johnson County Clerk/Recorder
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Last Day to Early Vote, Last Day to mail your Ballot back!!! What are your waiting on?

Everybody talks about the weather, now you can do something about it!

Volunteer observers needed to record weather conditions Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:11am admin Do you enjoy recording weather conditions in your own backyard? Do you like to keep track of how much rain or snow fell at your location? If so, consider joining the CoCoRaHS network. Every morning, CoCoRaHS obse...
‘The Blues Brothers’ top movie in voting for Illinois Top 200 project Fri, 03/16/2018 - 5:19pm admin Illinoisans have chosen “The Blues Brothers” as the top movie in state history, embracing a film that celebrates car crashes, classic songs, Chicago landmarks and two shady characters trying ...
Illinois commemorates Pulaski Day Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:39pm admin Casimir Pulaski Day was celebrated March 5 in Illinois. Gov. Bruce Rauner observed the day by attending commemorative events at the Polish Museum of America in Chicago to honor the Revolutionary War hero known as the “Father of the ...
February weather in Illinois featured record precipitation Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:30pm admin The statewide average precipitation (rain and water content of snow) was 5.0 inches in February, which was 2.9 inches above normal and the wettest February on record, according to Illinois state climatologist....

Hope Springs Eternal, And That's A Good Thing...

Please read this. . . by Geof Skinner

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Saluki Sports Update Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:01pm admin By: Fred HuffIt just isn’t as much fun as it used to be. And, of course we’re referring to “March Madness,” a catchy term the NCAA borrowed from the Illinois High School Association, which was popularly used in referring to this state’s...
Cobden players honored Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:57am admin By: Cobden, All-conferenceThe South Egyptian Conference has announced 2017-2018 postseason all conference basketball honors. Cobden’s John Russell was a first team all-conference pick for the boys. Teammate Noah Franklin was a second team sel...

Anna Council salutes state champion from A-J

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Arts council to host competition, exhibition Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:11am admin The Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center is planning to host a judged art competition and exhibition April 2-29. A reception for the exhibition is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 22. Admission will be free...

Cobden Elementary School Honors Students Achieving Reading Goals

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Shawnee baseball coach looks to pitching as key Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:16am admin Shawnee High School baseball coach T.C. Schaefer is looking to pitching as the key to having a good season. “If our pitching holds up, we’ll be okay,” Schaefer said. “We should be competitive.” Schaefer is look...