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CHAMBER OFFICE MOVING

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is moving it’s office farther uptown. Chamber Executive Director Paige Harvey made the announcement to the Chamber Board of Directors Wednesday in

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LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD

The Lawrence County Board met in regular session Wednesday at the courthouse in Lawrenceville and passed intergovernmental agreements with each county township for tax assessment work in the future

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LCHD MAKING MAJOR MOVE

The Lawrence County Health Department is planning a major move in the future. Administrator Amy Marley reported to the Lawrence County Board Wednesday that they are currently working to purchase

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 26,491 new cases of coronavirus across the state Wednesday with 160 new deaths. The Lawrence County Health Department reported 66 positives

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DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS

The National Weather Service is warning residents of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana that extreme cold temperatures have arrived. Temperatures are not expected to rise much during

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KNOX COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Progress continues on the Knox County Indiana jail expansion project. The county commissioners Tuesday heard reports on a projected timeline to bid the project from Garmong Construction and design

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 20,483 new cases of coronavirus across the state Tuesday with 36 new deaths. There were 105 positive cases reported Tuesday in Lawrence County and

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LAWRENCEVILLE ACCIDENT

Lawrenceville Police have completed investigation into a single vehicle accident early Tuesday. Reports indicate that at around 2 a.m., a 2014 Ford being driven by Tyler Rubsam of Olney was

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LOCAL ARRESTS

Lawrenceville Police Wednesday arrested 25 Tristan Keortge of West Salem Illinois for Violation of an Order of Protection. He was being held pending bond in the Lawrence County Jail. Also arrested

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