Commissioner Accused of Lewd Texts

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare is addressing accusations that he took a woman’s phone and used it to send lewd text messages to her 18-year-old daughter. The accusation were brought up by Doug Deakins, during a commissioners meeting on Wednesday morning. Deakins is father to the 18-year-old and uncle to the … Continue reading »

Commissioner Recall Effort Initiated

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A request to start an official petition to recall commissioner Cherryl Walker was filed Friday morning in Josephine County. Recall organizers said if approved, they’ll need about 6,000 signatures in order to get the recall on this November’s ballot. Organizers with the Cherryl Walker Recall Committee are behind the effort. The … Continue reading »

County Commissioner Returns to Work

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Josephine County Commissioner is back on the job after being hospitalized for blood clots, Commissioner Keith Heck returned to the office this week. He had felt chest pains last Thursday and was later admitted to the hospital. Doctors discovered a blood clot in his leg and in a lung. Heck … Continue reading »

Recount In Commissioner Race

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – There will be a recount in the race for Josephine County Commissioner. The final results are so tight in the race between Cheryll Walker and Bob Just, the votes will be tallied again next week. The Josephine County Elections Office certified the results for County Commissioner Position 3 earlier this week … Continue reading »