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Macoupin Votes 2014

Nilwood road tax proposition fails

Nilwood road tax proposition fails  November 4, 2014 –  A proposition to raise the maximum rate of […]

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Woodburn man killed by intruder; victim’s identity released

UPDATED: Woodburn man killed by intruder The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that led […]

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Regina Byots

Former MCHA chief operating officer charged with theft

A former employee with the Macoupin County Housing Authority (MCHA) is facing felony theft charges. Regina G. […]

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Deanna Demuzio, Carlinville Mayor

“My Christmas wish, of course, would be to have all my family home for Christmas and all families, throughout, are able to be with their loved ones and share this beautiful day of Christ’s Birth. Merry Christmas.

Christmas wishes from local officials

It’s the time of year for holiday cards and season’s greetings. While it’s traditional for people share […]



Blackburn men fall to Spalding

Blackburn College's men's basketball team lost 63-49 in a home contest Jan. 24. Spalding led Blackburn 27-23 at halftime. The contest was tied at 39 before an 11-0 run put the Golden Eagles in control, at 50-39.

Andre Strayhorn finished with 15 points to lead the Beavers. Chris A. Davis hit three of six shots and contributed seven points for Blackburn.

Greenville up next

The Beavers, now 3-14  and 2-8 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC), host Greenville College Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. Spalding improved to 10-1 in the SLIAC and 13-5 overall.

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