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 »

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 »

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