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 »

Jacksonville Fire Keeps 24 Hour Schedule

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Jacksonville Fire Department will continue to offer full 24 hour protection to Jacksonville residents. The city council approved the hire of a new employee that saved the department from having to cut their hours by as much as half. If the new staff would not have been approved, the department would be … Continue reading »

Britt Parking Construction Appeal

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The Jacksonville City Council will hear an appeal tonight about the construction happening at the Britt Gardens. The Historical and Architectural Review Commission has approved physical improvements to the existing Britt parking lot, but with conditions. That decision is being appealed on the grounds that officials are failing to comply with approved criteria. … Continue reading »

Jacksonville to Finalize Pot Moratorium

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Today, the Jacksonville City Council will finalize it’s plan to declare a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. Council members approved a ban earlier this month, joining every major city in Southern Oregon, including Jackson, Josephine, Lake, and Klamath Counties. Moratoriums on dispensaries in Oregon are allowed for one year, but cities … Continue reading »

Man in Serious Condition After Crash

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — A Jacksonville man is in serious condition at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland after he was injured in a head-on crash Tuesday morning.  According to Oregon State Police, at about 4:45 a.m., a 2002 Volkswagen bug driven by Paul Sage, 47, of Jacksonville, was heading west on Highway 238 … Continue reading »

2014 Britt Festival Lineup Announced

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The lineup for the 2014 Britt Festival has been announced. Organizers say about 60,000 people attend the summer festival to hear all genres of music. Artists at the festival range from classical, country, jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass and folk genres. The launch party wrapped up this evening for the 52nd season for the … Continue reading »

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