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 »

Rabid Fox Found Near Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – A rabid fox has been found near a home in Jacksonville. Health officials said it’s the first they’ve found in the Jackson County since 1994. The fox was found dead near the home next to a house cat who showed bite mark wounds. That cat has been vaccinated for rabies and will … Continue reading »

Britt Festival Buys Property

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The Britt Festival has announced it will buy two new properties in Jacksonville. The festival has been hoping to buy the properties if they ever became available. Plans are to use the space to add parking for music-going patrons. Right now, the properties are zoned as residential. The Britt Fest will have … Continue reading »

Project Trio Visits School

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – An innovative trio is putting a new twist on chamber music. It’s where Beethoven meets beat-box. Greg Pattillo, Eric Stephenson and Peter Seymour are “Project Trio”. Three classically trained musicians who now play a high-energy mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop and rock. The group is here as part of the Britt … Continue reading »

Powdered Soap Delays Post Office

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Firefighters shut down the Jacksonville post office for a short time this morning to investigate a suspicious white powder. Firefighters say there was never any real threat, and the substance ended up being a powdered soap. They say a post office employee was handling a box around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday when … Continue reading »

Britt Festival Numbers Are In For 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Festival season is over, and organizers say their success has them looking forward to next year. Festival officials say this year’s concert series met their goals, including ticket sales. Average attendance for the shows was higher than the festival saw in 2011, even with 3 fewer shows this season. Organizers … Continue reading »

Britt Show Cancelled

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Wednesday night’s Britt concert has been cancelled and Jacksonville businesses say they might feel the pain. Diana Krall’s performance has been called off tonight due to the artist is suffering from a throat infection. Newswatch12 spoke with several disappointed fans from as far away as Salem and San Francisco who were in … Continue reading »

Park Revival At Applegate

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – A Jacksonville woman is hoping that a long-closed popular park and swimming hole on the Applegate River could be the focus of an economic revival in the Applegate Valley. For nearly seven years, one of the most popular swimming holes on the Applegate River has been off-limits to the general public. The … Continue reading »

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