White City VA Holds ‘Stand Down’ Event

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Wednesday morning veterans from all over Southern Oregon will be “standing down” at the veterans facility in White City. The event is designed to provide help for veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life, but this year’s event will be different from years past. Cutbacks at the VA mean the agency will … Continue reading »

Boy Scout Makes Archery Range Targets

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Ten new targets now line the Jackson County Sports Park’s archery range. A local boy scout is behind the project range officials said was much needed. Collin Neilson said he’s lost count on the number of hours he’s spent during the last two summers planning, fund raising, and building the targets. … Continue reading »

Oregon Veteran Suicide On The Rise

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority recently released a study that said suicide is the number one cause of death for Oregon veterans under 45 who likely served in Iraq or Afghanistan. On average, from 2008 to 2012, veteran suicide increased from about 40 suicides per 100,000 people to nearly 50. The study … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Inspect Fireworks Tents

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire District 3 was out inspecting firework vendors tents on the first day fireworks can be legally sold in Oregon. The first day of sales may be Monday, but manager Jim Ford said opening takes days of perpetration. “The larger tents take a long time to set up and get all … Continue reading »

Upper Table Rock Fire Being Contained

WHITE CITY, Ore. –  Fire crews worked through the night as they continue to fight the last hot spots of the fire on the Upper Table Rock. The fire broke out after a Straus Ranches worker was mowing a hay field and hit a rock. That sparked the quick-moving flame that would eventually take out 35 … Continue reading »

White City Controlled Burns Postponed

WHITE CITY, Ore. –  Grayback Forestry burned 15 acres near Table Rock Road on Thursday morning in a controlled burn to prepare for another burn that would have been almost 10 times larger. The 143 acre burn was suppose to happen Friday morning, but was cancelled Thursday evening due to less-than-ideal conditions in the area. Oregon … Continue reading »

Names Released of Chase Suspects

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Police released the names of the suspects who they said stole a car and then led them on a pursuit late Tuesday night. The Jackson County Sheriff said a deputy spotted a car that matched the description of a stolen vehicle in White City. The deputy said the car took off, … Continue reading »

Another Person Suspects Home Was Shot

  WHITE CITY, Ore. — Another person in the neighborhood of Saturday night’s drive by shooting believes her house fell victim to the violence as well. Griselda Marney returned from a weekend away yesterday and noticed what she believes to be two bullet holes in her house. This comes after a suspected drive by shooting … Continue reading »

Man Finds Bullet After Drive By Shooting

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A father was shocked to find what he believes to be a bullet from this weekend’s drive by shooting in White City. Monday night, an officer showed up to collect the evidence that hit closer to home than the family could have imagined. Tucker Campagne was home on Saturday night and … Continue reading »

White City Hears Presentation On Gangs

WHITE CITY, Ore. — White City residents now have a better grasp on the gang problem in their area after a presentation Thursday night. Two years worth of information put together by the Jackson County Gang Task force was shared. This revealed that people have seen increases in vandalism, drug crimes, and violent crimes in … Continue reading »

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