Britt Festival Construction for Summer

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Britt Festival administrators are taking advantage of the last few months before events start to make some big changes to the venue. The main project is the addition of a new Performance Garden that will replace the Table Rock Cafe Stage. Administrators say that the addition of the new smaller second stage … Continue reading »

McKenzie Re-Signs with Jacksonville

Courtesy: SOU Raiders Athletics JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With National Football League fall camps beginning this week across the country, former Southern Oregon wide receiver Cole McKenzie will represent the Raiders 3,000 miles away from Ashland as he tries to earn a spot on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2013 roster. After signing with the Jaguars as an undrafted free … Continue reading »

Morning Structure Fire in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Early Tuesday morning, crews responded to a structure fire in Jacksonville off of Applegate Street. The fire was fully engulfing a two story home when crews arrived just after 2:30. Nearby trees helped to spread the flames to the attic of a neighboring house. By 4:00, the fires were under control. No … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Woman Disappears July 4th

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — A woman hasn’t been seen since the 4th of July and the only clue investigators say they have is her truck. Investigators say they did not know Warner disappeared till her mother called them saying she hadn’t heard from Warner. Several Jackson County Sheriff Deputies and K-9′s searched the Jacksonville-Ruch area near … Continue reading »

Parents Encouraged to Teach Fire Danger

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford fire officials say fires started by juveniles are common in the summer. The boy who started a fire in Jacksonville Tuesday is not facing charges, but Medford fire says keeping your kids educated about fire danger is important. The fire in the Jacksonville skate park burned one-hundredth of an acre Tuesday. … Continue reading »

Britt Festivals Begin With Sold-Out Show

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The Britt Festivals begin today with the first concert of its summer series. The pavilion is filled to capacity for Saturday night’s Cyndi Lauper performance. Even in the morning, early risers stood waiting to get the good seats. “I enjoy doing it, I spend a lot of time with my grandkids before … Continue reading »

Web Extra: McKenzie Signs With Jaguars

Thirty minutes after the NFL draft, former SOU wide receiver Cole McKenzie was at his home in Red Bluff, CA. when he received a telephone call from the Jacksonville Jaguars. They asked him if he’d like to sign with the team as an undrafted free agent. We caught up with him on the phone shortly … Continue reading »

Applegate Fire Tests New Training Prop

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Applegate firefighters are putting some brand new training equipment to the test. Recruits went through live fire exercises on their new portable burn prop on Sunday. The exercises were part of a training academy that will put 14 new recruits on the field. This exercise was the first time the prop has … Continue reading »

Volunteers Get Flood Evacuation Training

PHOENIX, Ore. – The Bear Creek community is practicing how to save lives in flood situations with an emergency evacuation simulation. Community emergency response teams, or CERT volunteers, were sent out on a door-to-door exercise Saturday to see how quickly they could evacuate locals in the event of a flood. The training is called the … Continue reading »

Chinese New Year A Boon to Business

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Every year people flock and lanterns come out for Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year parade. “The parade was awesome today,” said spectator Julia Schauer. “The colors, the diversity, everything about it was great.” The event is an acknowledgment of the city’s history — steeped in Chinese culture from generations of laborers and miners. … Continue reading »

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