Chinese New Year Parade in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Friday’s storms did little to put a damper on Saturday’s Chinese New Year Parade in Jacksonville. Families lined the streets of downtown to see the dragons, drums, and fantastic costumes of the parade. The event was created to celebrate the rich Chinese heritage of early Jacksonville, but it wasn’t just limited to … Continue reading »

Victorian Christmas Celebration

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — This is also the last weekend to enjoy the Jacksonville Victorian Christmas celebration. Residents came down for horse-drawn wagon rides, pictures with Father Christmas, carolers in vintage costumes, and hot apple cider. The event, which is supported by donations from the public, is doing better than ever, according to organizers. “We actually … Continue reading »

Mayors United Fights Hunger

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Mayors representing cities and towns throughout the county are getting together to help fight hunger. On Saturday, Jackson County Mayors United teamed up with ACCESS for a fundraising event at the Bigham Knoll Event Center. The event featured food and beer, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Ticket sales went directly to … Continue reading »

Police Locate Missing Woman

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville Police have located the missing Jacksonville woman who went missing on Friday. Police came out to the home off 66-year old Jani Bennett on the 500 block of Applegate Road at 8 p.m Friday. According to Bennett’s husband, she had been experiencing mental health issues. She apparently had left her home … Continue reading »

Yard Sale Wrapping Up

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The entire town of Jacksonville is just now simmering down after a three-day yard sale. The event started Friday and ends Sunday evening, at times making the downtown area nearly impossible to traverse by car. It as opportunity, not just for bargain hunters, but for vendors in support of a cause. One … Continue reading »

Jacksonville City-Wide Yard Sale

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — This weekend, downtown Jacksonville is turning into one big yard sale. The annual city-wide yard sale kicked off Friday, but residents were back on their lawns, set up and ready to go again Saturday. People on the prowl could find anything from old lamps and antiques, to baby toys and furniture. Kelly … Continue reading »

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 »

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