Massac County

Government
12:42 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Brookport to Receive $1.8M in Recovery Aid

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The city of Brookport, Illinois and Massac County will receive a little more than $1.8 million in state funding to aid in recovery from last November’s deadly tornadoes. 

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Business
11:58 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Massac County Receives $3.5M Property Donation

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A Metropolis, Ill. bank is donating its current building and some residential property to Massac County to house some government functions currently located at the Massac County Courthouse. The estimated $3.5 million worth of property comes from Banterra Bank. 

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Society
2:10 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Southern IL

Health officials in southern Illinois are on alert after a strain of the West Nile virus was detected in a mosquito trap sample in Massac County.

Southern Seven Environmental Health Director Brad Rendelman conducted the positive test earlier this month. 

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Government
3:44 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Two Drown in Massac County

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Rescue squads recovered the bodies of two Joppa Illinois men who drowned in the Ohio River last night. Officials say 26-year-old Brian Burkhead drowned while swimming and his 50-year-old uncle, Vince Snell also drowned while attempting to rescue Burkhead. The two men were swimming in the Hillerman area of Massac county.