ODOT Project Hits Speed Bump

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Eric Gregory lives in White City and said sometimes, the traffic going into Medford can be brutal. “Bumper to bumper probably from Fred Meyer clear back to the Wal-Mart there, some days,” said Gregory. Eliminating that traffic is the goal of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s expressway project, but that project … Continue reading »

Citizen Stops Shoplifter

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Zachary Earll saved the day on Sunday, Dec. 15, when he stopped a burglary in progress at the Big R, located on Highway 62 in White City. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Big R at 1:45 p.m. for a shoplifting. A store employee was working at the counter when … Continue reading »

Newly Hired Principals Are Diverse

WHITE CITY, Ore. – A new study by the Department of Education shows students who learn English as second language are struggling when it comes to meeting educational objectives for their grade. School District 9 just hired two new principals each with diverse background in education. Education officials hope this will help improve the learning environment … Continue reading »

Local Firefighter Dies in Siskiyou Co.

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — White City Firefighter Oscar Montano-Garcia died Sunday afternoon while working on the Nabob Fire in Siskiyou County. Garcia was 55 years old and a contract firefighter for Pacific Coast Contracting.   He died from a heart attack on the fire lines. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was the first to respond … Continue reading »

Thieves Target Family’s Craigslist Ad

WHITE CITY, Ore. — As the final boxes were moved out of Oscar Millan’s home, he was still hard at work checking chores off a to-do list. “We’re moving into a smaller house, we’re moving in with my stepsister because my mom has cancer and it’s just me and her here so we’re all going … Continue reading »

Structure Fire Near White City

  WHITE CITY, Ore. — Investigators are looking into a structure fire reported this morning near White City. Fire officials say a car inside of the building caught fire.  The building did not have a name posted anywhere, but is believed to be an auto body repair shop. Firefighters said when the arrived on the … Continue reading »

Plane Crash Near White City

WHITE CITY, Ore —  A local pilot is reportedly uninjured after his small plane crashed in a White City field. Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies say the pilot was attempting to take off in his single engine plane when it lost power just after leaving the ground. The pilot apparently tried to glide the plane back … Continue reading »

Cause Unknown in White City Grass Fire

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Fire officials are investigating the cause of a 3.5-acre grassfire in White City. The fire began at just before noon Saturday. Fire District 3 and the Department of Forestry responded within five minutes of receiving the call. They say the quick response was fortunate given the speed at which the fire … Continue reading »

Suspects Escape High-Speed Chase

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Three suspects are on the loose after a car chase in White City. The nearly hour-long chase happened around 10:30 Friday night. Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies tried to stop a speeding white Cadillac on Route 62 near Avenue G. They say the car started to pull over and then sped off. … Continue reading »

Local Group Building Houses for Ducks

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Conservationists gathered on Saturday at the Denman Wildlife Area as part of an annual effort to preserve duck populations. The group, Delta Waterfowl Foundation, meets every year to build houses balanced on trees and atop poles for varying species of duck to breed and avoid predators. The Foundation claims that the … Continue reading »

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