Jacksonville Abduction Suspect Search

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find the man who abducted a jogger near Johns Peak Road Thursday at 11:15 a.m. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s or 50’s with a thin build and “scruffy” facial hair. He was operating an older, “beat up” … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Holds 1st Health Fair

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville is bringing health care organizations together to help residents get all their healthy living needs in one place. Today more than two dozen different booths and vendors set up on the courthouse lawn for the first ever health fair. Those vendors included everything from free massages to food samples. The goal … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Biggest Town Fires

Ashland, OR–The fire that roared through Weed almost two weeks ago caught almost everyone off guard, even though conditions were ripe for a fire to spread once it started. Fortunately, although more than a hundred buildings were burned, no one was seriously hurt. It’s the worst fire in our region in many years. But its … Continue reading »

Summer Events Bring in Business

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Friday night, the duo Montgomery Gentry performed for thousands at Britt fest. Shops and bars in Jacksonville benefit when the Britt festival is booming. When the smoke blanketed Southern Oregon last year, the crowds and their cash stayed away. The Britt Fesstival in Jacksonville and Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, combined with the growing … Continue reading »

Several Small Fires Causing Smoke

[UPDATE: 9:13 P.M.] — The Oregon Department of Forestry confirmed there are several fires that began on Monday evening. The largest burning in the area is the Old Blue Fire that fire officials estimate is about 40 acres burning near Foots Creek Road. Air resources were used on the fire including helicopters and tankers until … Continue reading »

Britt Fest Patrons React To Improvements

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville’s Britt Festival has officially started after Monday night’s sold out concert. Patrons enjoyed a concert from Oh Honey, Barcelona, and The Fray, and got a first look at some of the improvements that have been made to the venue. Some of those improvements were improved handicap accessibility, new walkways, and new bathrooms. The … Continue reading »

Britt Unveils Its New Playbill for 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Festival is unveiling its Fine Arts poster of 2014 tonight at 5:30 p.m. on the Britt stage. This year’s artwork is a collage with acrylic paint by Jerry Simon of Ashland. The poster is the 30th in a series celebrating Britt through visual arts. The reception is open to select … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Rules Against Protestors

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled unanimously against a group of protestors at the center of a court case stemming from President George W. Bush’s visit to Jacksonville in 2004. The protestors said the Secret Service tried to remove anti-Bush protestors, thus violating their First Amendment right. That’s because … Continue reading »

Britt Festival Tickets On Sale Now

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Tickets are now on sale for the Britt Festival in Jacksonville. People stood in line around the Medford ticket office for hours early Friday morning. Ticket sales started at 9:00 a.m., but hopeful ticket holders of all ages woke up early to be the first in line. One man who was at … Continue reading »

Beekman Bank Opens for Tours

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — For the first time in years, visitors got a rare opportunity to look behind the counter at the second oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday. The tours of the Beekman Bank were part of Jacksonville’s “History Saturday.” More than $40 million in gold crossed the bank’s counters in the second … Continue reading »

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