Jacksonville Talks Medical Pot Laws

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Another Rogue Valley city is taking up the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries. This time, the Jacksonville city council will talk about whether to allow those facilities. The council talked about the issue for the first time at Tuesday’s council meeting. Jacksonville mayor Paul Becker said the city does not currently have … Continue reading »

MacLevin’s Closing After 15 Years

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Oregon’s economy is slowly starting to improve, but for one business in Southern Oregon it’s not recovering fast enough. After 15 years, a restaurant in Jacksonville is closing its doors. The owners of MacLevin’s Restaurant say they just can’t afford to run their business any longer. Owners Jeff and Penelope Levin say … Continue reading »

Plans for New Jacksonville Brewery

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The owners of a popular Southern Oregon venue now want to open a brewery on site, but first they are trying to make sure they meet the city’s requirements. The owners of Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville want to honor the town’s tradition with brewing by creating a new brewery, and they are … Continue reading »

Britt Festival Rock Camp Continues

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Festival Rock Camp continues this week; it is the third year in a row for this camp. Britt hopes to inspire artists, offering training and direction to get their creative minds flowing. This year a record number of people enrolled in the rock camp. It is led by the L.A. … Continue reading »

Locals Buying Tickets for Powerball

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — There was no winner of the Powerball jackpot drawing Wednesday evening, and now the prize for matching all of the winning numbers is projected to top $600 million. Rogue Valley residents were already buying tickets for Saturday’s drawing. Store officials at Ray’s Food Place in Jacksonville say their store in particular sees … Continue reading »

Britt 2013 Classical Festival

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Tickets are now on sale for the Britt Classical Festival. The three week schedule will begin August 2. What makes this year different is that the Classical Festival will serve as an audition for the three finalists for Britt’s next music director and conductor. In Britt’s 50-year history, there have been just … Continue reading »

Former Britt Music Directer Dies

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The former director of the Oregon Symphony and a music director for the Britt Festival has died. James DePriest passed away Friday at the age of 76. He led the Britt Music Festival from 1988 to 1992, and was one of the few black conductors to achieve international fame. He directed many … Continue reading »

Historical Society Financially Well

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Historical Society say they are in good financial shape for the first time since Jackson County pulled funding. The group says they lost that funding in 2007, but this year they will be able to expand. The city of Jacksonville helped out, by taking over four buildings that needed … Continue reading »

CATS Gets Shelter Repairs

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The Committed Alliance To Strays, or CATS, shelter will be closed while repairs are made to their building. Officials with the organization say they operate on a shoe string budget and many maintenance issues have piled up on their 190-year-old building and need to be fixed. The cats will continue to be … Continue reading »

Music Director Candidates For Britt Fest

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Britt Festival announced there are three finalists for the position of Music Director and Conductor of the Classical Festival. Each candidate will spend a week in residence with Britt next August, and conduct two concerts with the Britt Orchestra. The finalists are Mei-Ann Chen, Teddy Abrams and David Danzmayr. Mei-Ann Chen … Continue reading »

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