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 »

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 »

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