Wood Stove Starts Fire In Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crews from Jackson County Fire district 3 respond to a fire at a Central Point area home Saturday morning. Fire crews believe it started in a wood stove. “The best advice for wood stoves is to make sure they are installed properly. Combustibles too near the flue, it’s just a matter … Continue reading »

Accidental Shooting Investigation

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A Central Point man is receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to the left hip. Police say the gun was fired accidentally at a business on Table Rock Road just north of Biddle Road. The shooter, 24-year-old James Record was apparently showing his friend his new 40-caliber handgun when it discharged and … Continue reading »

Weather Not Affecting Vineyard Harvest

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Foggy skies and ripe grapes greeted volunteers harvesting Sunday morning at the Caprice Vineyards in Central Point. Sheryl Dodd-Hansen drove up from Sacramento for the second year in a row to help her cousin harvest. “The harvest was a little later last year, it was the first weekend of November and … Continue reading »

Photographer Does Pictures For Soldiers

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A Central Point woman is volunteering her photography skills to help bring a smile to our troops overseas. Sarah Molloy is looking to photograph families with a loved one overseas or a family member about to be deployed. She will then develop and process the photos before sending them overseas. “They … Continue reading »

Central Point To Get Full School Year

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – As many kids head back to school next week, students in the Central Point School District will be going back for more often. The school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to reinstate days missing from the calendar because of budget cuts. The 1.2 million dollars in surplus will only apply to … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Mobile Homes

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Flames rip through a trio of mobile homes in Central Point. Crews say the intense heat and flames nearly spread to homes and brush nearby. Firefighters say they had to battle large flames in this area on Gregory Road, when a fire started in a shed, and spread to three mobile … Continue reading »

Sentences for Drive-By Shooting

By Steven Sandberg CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Two men will serve more than 10 years behind bars for their parts in a gang-related shooting last November. Prosecutors say it was difficult to unravel what happened here on Beall Lane last November when two people were shot. The suspects all have gang-ties, and wouldn’t cooperate. On … Continue reading »

Jackson County Expo Prepares for the Rodeo

By Danielle Craig CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Hundreds of cowboys and girls are headed to central point for the Jackson County Expo’s second largest event of the year. The Wild Rogue Pro-Rodeo kicks off Thursday night, but it’s been a year in the making. Before the arena fills with cowboys and girls, it’s a race … Continue reading »

New Partnership For Table Rocks

May 19, 2012 By Yessenia Anderson CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — After nearly 3 years of work, a ceremony on Saturday confirmed a long-awaited partnership. The Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, the Bureau of Land Management and the Nature Conservancy blocked off a special area at Touvelle State Park where they signed a memorandum of understanding. This … Continue reading »

Use Your Gift Foundation Fundraiser

By Kaylin Krashesky CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Kids are reaching the top of the charts when it comes to their musical dreams thanks to one Southern Oregon organization. Rebekah, and her sister Missy, are using their gift and creating the perfect harmonies for Becca’s original songs. The sisters have been working with Sandy Ficca. Ficca … Continue reading »

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